[WikiReader] Battery Life

Glenn glenn.mh.dk at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 07:51:03 CET 2009

At 20:36 +0100 13/12/09, Glenn wrote:
>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:

Here you have an older version with a list of battery names:



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