[WikiReader] Battery Life

Alex Teiche xelapond at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 04:38:34 CET 2009

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 4:08 PM, Jeff <jcolbert at netins.net> wrote:

> I just burned through the 2nd set of batteries with my wikireader in a
> month and a half. I know I have averaged less than 15 minutes a day of
> on time, so I am getting no where near the 90 hours of battery life
> advertised. Don't know if I have a bad one, or if the code needs tweaking.
> Anyone else notice the battery life has not been so good?
> Jeff

I don't have a WikiReader, but are you using Alkaline or Lithium batteries?
The voltage of Alkali based batteries will decrease over time, so that often
they will not be able to power an electronic device even though they are not
fully discharged.  Lithium batteries are best for things like the WikiReader
because the voltage stays constant for the most part.
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