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ignos
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Battery Problem

Hi,    

little warning. my English is not the best.

I have the following problem: When the clipzip is after 8 -10 hours listening at 44%, the battery is empty less than an hour. not matter what firmware. Is this normal?

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Marvin_Martian
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Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Battery Problem


ignos wrote:

Hi,    

little warning. my English is not the best.

I have the following problem: When the clipzip is after 8 -10 hours listening at 44%, the battery is empty less than an hour. not matter what firmware. Is this normal?



Yes, it is normal...the battery meter simply isn't very linear, unfortunately. Best bet is to plan to recharge once you get near the 50% mark, just to be safe.

Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB <--All Rockboxed. Clip Sport 8GB, Cowon D2+ 20GB
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Tapeworm
Posts: 14,712
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Battery Problem

The battery indicator will go red and the player will shut off at (I believe) around 20% to prevent any damage to the battery by letting it get too low.

 

So if you are getting 9-11 total hours playing time, I'd say that's about normal.

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ignos
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Re: Battery Problem

Ok thanks.

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Miikerman
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Re: Battery Problem

In some cases with some devices, it can help to reset the gauge by letting all the power discharge.  Unknown, however, if this would help with the Clip Zip, as the issue--the battery gauge issue--seems to be a systemic issue with the player.