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Old 04-13-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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PRS 505 Battery Meter

I noticed that, at least with my unit, the Battery Meter only functions correctly when using Sleep Mode. When using Shutdown Mode, it does not reflect the actual battery charge.

I like to do a full charge via the wall outlet when the Battery Meter drops from 4 bars to 1 bar. I ran 4 cycles so far. The first 2 cycles were done using Sleep Mode and lasted 16 days for the first cycle and 18 days for the second cycle.

On the third cycle I used only Shutdown Mode and the battery lasted 46 days and then required a Reset to revive it. The Battery Meter stayed at 4 bars throughout the cycle right down to where the Reset was required.

On the fourth cycle I used Shutdown Mode for 30 days and then used Sleep Mode for the last 11 days. At the end of the 30 days the Battery Meter stayed at 4 bars. During the last 11 days it dropped gradually to one bar at which time I applied a 2 hour charge using the wall outlet.

Thus, it appears the best way to maximize the battery life without being forced to use a Reset at the end is to use Shutdown Mode for 30 days and then switch to Sleep Mode for the remaining battery life.

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Old 04-13-2008, 07:57 PM   #2
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Hi sirmaru, do you have a memory stick in your unit as well? I did and noticed I wasn't getting the 16 to 18 days you are but, once I took it out, I started getting longer times between charges.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:29 PM   #3
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I don't think the meter is very accurate
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:44 PM   #4
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I've come to the conclusion that I too don't feel it's too accurate.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:06 PM   #5
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I've come to the conclusion that I too don't feel it's too accurate.
It hasn't been a problem for me. I usually read until the point where I am done and there is one bar left. At that point I plug it into the charger for the night and it is good to go for another few weeks.

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It hasn't been a problem for me. I usually read until the point where I am done and there is one bar left. At that point I plug it into the charger for the night and it is good to go for another few weeks.

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Just out of curiosity, do you use an SD or memory card?
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Just out of curiosity, do you use an SD or memory card?
Nope. I generally only keep 6 or so books on the device so internal memory has been adequate.

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Old 04-17-2008, 09:09 PM   #8
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No memory sticks.

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Hi sirmaru, do you have a memory stick in your unit as well? I did and noticed I wasn't getting the 16 to 18 days you are but, once I took it out, I started getting longer times between charges.
I don't use memory sticks. My internal memory is sufficient for the books I read.
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Thus, it appears the best way to maximize the battery life without being forced to use a Reset at the end is to use Shutdown Mode for 30 days and then switch to Sleep Mode for the remaining battery life.
Personally, I find it much easier and simpler to just plug it in once every week or two for a few hours to recharge. Why do you insist on running the battery all the way down? It's a lithium battery--no reason to do that.
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