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Old 10-15-2010, 12:53 AM   #1
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Sleep Mode Question

This is probably a stupid question but does the Pocket Pro need to be in lock mode for it to enter sleep mode?

I always turn my reader off and the battery last about a month for me.
So I'm trying to see if leaving it on is better then all turning off and turning on.

Also does a book open or not make much difference in battery life?

I only use Cool Reader 3 to read my books. I remember something about battery drain issues.

I'm using Lbook 6/22 firmware.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:08 AM   #2
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A month is good battery life. The unit actually sleeps between keypresses. The lock mode just prevents key presses from causing pages to turn or other activity. It depends on how long you leave it off whether turning it off is better than sleep mode. It takes power to boot up and reload a book so if you power off for short periods you actually use more power than you save.

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Old 10-15-2010, 07:35 PM   #3
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Thanks Dale! I admit I'm guilty of turning the reader on and off alot... Old School thinking I guess.

I find html files seem to drain faster then epub.
I'm switching to FB2 now and yet to see if that changes the battery life.
All in all I'm happy with my reader and it's battery life.
I have learned the battery gauge really isn't a good way to tell if it needs a charge.
It can be on two bars and then it get cranky but it last about a month since I last charge it before it does.

When not in use it sits on it's own shelf in its case, up far away from my cats and any dangers. it also has it own shelf by my bed for when I do read at night with my Mighty Bright Travel flex light. (Cats are not allowed in there) so I see no reason to lock it if I don't have to.
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Thanks Dale! I admit I'm guilty of turning the reader on and off alot... Old School thinking I guess.

I find html files seem to drain faster then epub.
I'm switching to FB2 now and yet to see if that changes the battery life.
Probably because they are "harder" on the processor, therefore use more energy/page. When I read PDFs on my reader I can almost feel the battery draining

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I see no reason to lock it if I don't have to.
Lucky you! I always manage to touch some button, even with the cover closed. Especially with the cover closed.

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Probably because they are "harder" on the processor, therefore use more energy/page. When I read PDFs on my reader I can almost feel the battery draining

Lucky you! I always manage to touch some button, even with the cover closed. Especially with the cover closed.
I always put my PP in lock mode when not using it. I get two weeks before one bar on the battery indicator goes down...from 4 to three.... Then I recharge it for a few hours....till it is fully charged and a wee bit more for no reason.....

Never turn it off unless I change the firmware.... or switch to my other reader for a while.
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