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SanDisk User
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎08-31-2008

Battery life has gone down the drains

For some reason my Fuze v.1 battery life has gone down the drains and I am lucky if I can get 10 hours playback out of a fully charged device, playing MP3s at 256kbps.

Any ideas anyone?

 

Also, does listening to radio draw less or more power than listening to MP3?

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Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: Battery life has gone down the drains

I haven't compared the  power consumption of the FM chip against playing digital, but there definitely will be a difference, just as the codec / bitrate will affect battery life. Now, you've piqued my curiosity.

 

Bob  Smiley Surprised

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Posts: 70
Registered: ‎08-31-2008

Re: Battery life has gone down the drains

The reason I asked is that my Fuze usage is prett much like this - 1 hour listening to the radio on the way to work, about 5 hours listening to Mp3s at work, then an hour at the gym... and by mid next day the battery is drained. So that amounts to about 10 hours of playback of which 2 hours are radio.