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View Poll Results: How long does the battery last for you
5 hrs 1 1.27%
10 hrs 5 6.33%
15 hrs 2 2.53%
20 hrs 7 8.86%
20+ hrs 64 81.01%
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Old 09-30-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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Poll: Real-life battery lifetime experience

Those of you who have the Reader already, could you comment on battery lifetime?
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Old 09-30-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
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A Li-ion has to go the first couple of times through a complete charge decharge cycle before it will obtain his full capacity. Typically it's like 3 to 4 cycles. I think it's good if the people that have their Reader to not vote after the first cycle because otherwise we get a wrong image.
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Old 09-30-2006, 07:34 PM   #3
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we could be waiting months for the result.
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Old 09-30-2006, 07:42 PM   #4
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Maybe not, all we have to do is have folks make it to the 20+ mark, and then they can cast an honest, informed vote.

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Old 10-02-2006, 02:54 PM   #5
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Maybe not, all we have to do is have folks make it to the 20+ mark, and then they can cast an honest, informed vote.

Another "problem", the reader is also charged by plugging it into the USB port on a computer. I've been plugging it in, downloading various books I've converted to RTF, adjusting fonts, etc. So... unless someone downloads all the books they want to read for a month and never connects their reader to their computer in that time, we may never know!

Reminds me of the tootsie pop commercials. How many licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop. The world may never know...
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Same point here, I'll prob be plugging it in at least once a week for an update so I don't see it ever really running down.
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:51 PM   #7
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Same point here, I'll prob be plugging it in at least once a week for an update so I don't see it ever really running down.
And wouldn't that be just awful to live with?

It's not supposed to charge very fast from the USB (6 hrs compared to 4 on the wall) so I don't know how much charging it'd get from just managing content. Maybe we'll never know how many licks it takes, but I think I could live with that.
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Okay you lot who've had your readers a few days -- Hasn't anyone passed the 20 hour use mark yet?

Of course, the fact that no-one's voted yet may mean it's lasting more 8 hours or so ....

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Not yet, with all the possible file formats to try, I keep connecting via USB, and Reader keeps recharging

If anything is going to break, it probably will be USB port
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Okay you lot who've had your readers a few days -- Hasn't anyone passed the 20 hour use mark yet?
Well I got it Sun morning so I passed that mark sometime early Monday.
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Well I got it Sun morning so I passed that mark sometime early Monday.
... and how's the battery doing?
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You gonna vote then?
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