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Old 06-13-2011, 10:44 PM   #16
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The alarms that I set will not go off unless my PE is actually on.
I think you're assuming that some part of the eDGe is somehow on all the time, waiting for an event -- in the same way that a Palm PDA "sleeps" when you turn it off.
As far as I can tell (and I've done limited testing) when the eDGe is off, it's off; and when it's hibernating (suspend mode) it's also off -- unlike my Palm T|X which never really turns off until the battery runs down.

So I don't think there's a solution for this problem.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:14 AM   #17
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I appreciate what I've GOT because I remember what I HAD! But I only use about 10% eInk, so my usage profile is quite different. I can see where 5% isn't enough to offset the disadvantage. Maybe a separate Kindle-type device is in order?
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:47 PM   #18
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Question charging the pocket eDGe

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The battery on my PE seems to last pretty much all day with normal use, and it isn't a huge imposition to carry around the small original charger now that I've cobbled-together several others that stay plugged in (sorry eco-nuts!).
Would you share what types of chargers you "cobbled-together" to achieve this end? I'd like to have a charger at work, as well as at home. Maybe in the car, too?http://cdn0.4dots.com/i/smilies/confused.gif

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Old 06-14-2011, 05:45 PM   #19
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Power widget? What power widget?

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The other option is to add the power widget to the home screen(you can add widgets by tapping and holding on the home screen), the widget has an option to turn off the screen.
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I have the Power widget on my homescreen and use it all the time.
What is this power widget of which you speak? I've looked everywhere on my PE. What am I missing?
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:49 PM   #20
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What is this power widget of which you speak? I've looked everywhere on my PE. What am I missing?
when you are on the home screen press and hold somewhere with no icon, then tap widgets then tap Power Control(you may need to scroll down a bit).
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:05 PM   #21
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Thanks, emusan -- found it and it works. Lots of other new toys to try out, too.

Looks like I have a lot to learn: apps spawn widgets, it seems.
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...apps spawn widgets, it seems.
Not all of them.
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Not all of them.
and not all widgets come from apps...
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:36 PM   #24
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Would you share what types of chargers you "cobbled-together" to achieve this end?
12 volt DC adapters are possibly the MOST common and I easily found several in my collection that worked while the devices they used to power are long gone. Then I went to the thrift store and got phone power supplies that had the tip that fits the eDGe (took my edge with me), for $1 each.

I didn't care if THAT power supply worked, only the cord and tip!

Then connected the cut-off cord and tip to the good 12 volt power supply, and I get a nice long cord on an "eDGe power supply". Obviously this takes a solder station, solder, shrink tubing and a volt meter to ensure you're not joining the cables backwards.

Sorry if you thought "cobble together" meant I had a part # for a new one. Others have part numbers they've purchased, but those invariably involve those multi-connect tips, so that one power supply can "fit all products" using a slider or selector for the voltage. Those tend to come loose, and the supplies cost from $15 to $29 and tend to be quite large because they have transformers -- they're not "switching" power supplies.

My solution cost me about $1 each, and I found several that were easy to carry because they were designed to provide one voltage and are switching.

It seems the trick to finding the exact one-voltage supply for an eDGe is that the connector is VERY small for 12 volts at 1 amp. Entourage no doubt used that connector because they didn't need that much current, and the body of the receptacle inside the unit is much larger than what you see outside and using a larger receptacle was a space issue.
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