[WikiReader] Battery Life

Glenn glenn.mh.dk at gmail.com
Sun Dec 13 20:36:08 CET 2009

At 17:50 +0000 13/12/09, Al Johnson wrote:
>On Saturday 12 December 2009, David Garabana Barro wrote:
>>  O Sábado, 12 de Decembro de 2009, Jeff escribiu:
>>  > Alkaline, the original energizer batteries that came with the device. I
>>  > may have some NiMH batteries lying around somewhere, but I don't have
>>  > any AAA lithium polymer nor a suitable charger.
>>  NiMH will be even worse.
>>  They autodischarge 5-10% on first day, and 1% every next day...
>That depends on the NiMH. Several manufacturers are now making them with very
>low self discharge (~5%/month). They work very well in applications where I
>previously stuck to alkalines, such as my Psion 5 which probably has a lot in
>common with the wikireader.
>I would also suggest trying a different brand of alkalines. The discharge
>voltage characteristic varies significantly between brands, and some devices
>stop working with the battery at a relatively high voltage. The Psion often
>works well with alkalines that other devices claim are dead. Even when the
>Psion has finished with them, they can be recharged with a suitable charger.


It is these batteries:


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