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rotorhead
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10 days of reading on a charge?

 

Before I ordered my Nook I read in the early reviews that we should expect 10 days of reading on a single charge. I have had mine for almost 2 months now and get nowhere near this. For the past month I leave my Nook in Airplane Mode except for downloads and seem to only get 3-4 days before the pop up warning to recharge.

 

What is everyone else getting? Is my battery bad?

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icebike
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Re: 10 days of reading on a charge?

Many threads on this.  No need to start a new one.

 

It depends entirely on your reading style, how much time you spend with the touch screen on, and whether or not you have run the battery down to zero to condition the charge measuring circuit.

 

Nobody is yet getting 10 days.

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rotorhead
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Re: 10 days of reading on a charge?

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I never use the touch screen while reading a book, I always use the buttons. I have run mine down until it shut off twice since I got it.

 

What is everyone getting? What should I expect?

 

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ajrosen
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Re: 10 days of reading on a charge?


rotorhead wrote:

 

What is everyone getting? What should I expect?

 


Everyone is getting annoyed with people not using the search feature.
You should expect to get flamed for not searching the forums first.
http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?q=battery+life#message-list


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Wrennie
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Registered: ‎12-12-2009
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Re: 10 days of reading on a charge?

It's really all relative...the day thing. Someone could get only 3 days since they are reading for 7 hours a day. Another person might get 8 days at only an hour or two a day. It's really unfair to use days as the measurement for battery life. 

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pidgeon92
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Registered: ‎10-23-2009
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Re: 10 days of reading on a charge?

With wi-fi off, and airplane mode on, I am getting about 4 days on a charge. I rarely use the touchscreen either.

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Ed57
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎12-11-2009

Re: 10 days of reading on a charge?


ajrosen wrote:

rotorhead wrote:

 

What is everyone getting? What should I expect?

 


Everyone is getting annoyed with people not using the search feature.
You should expect to get flamed for not searching the forums first.
http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?q=battery+life#message-list



 

Factually incorrect.  I am part of everyone and I'm not annoyed at all.....

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magictaco
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Re: 10 days of reading on a charge?

I have no idea how long of a charge I'm getting.  I've never been far enough away from an outlet for it to matter.

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madmak
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Re: 10 days of reading on a charge?

E-ink devices typically measure battery performance in page turns rather than days (since usage pattern varies so much in the target audience). Typical e-ink device last 10,000 page turns on single charge. that's assuming entire battery is just used for page turning (no lcd, no wifi, no 3g, etc). On average, expect a device like Nook to last 6k page turns with wifi off and airplane on.

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icebike
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Re: 10 days of reading on a charge?

 


madmak wrote:

E-ink devices typically measure battery performance in page turns rather than days (since usage pattern varies so much in the target audience). Typical e-ink device last 10,000 page turns on single charge. that's assuming entire battery is just used for page turning (no lcd, no wifi, no 3g, etc). On average, expect a device like Nook to last 6k page turns with wifi off and airplane on.


 

 

Wait a minute...

 

How can you make assertions about how many page turns an eInk device gets with no reference to the size of the battery, no reference (or even knowledge of) the underlying CPU processor, the storage system, or any other component.

 

You blindly state that "e-ink device last 10,000 page turns on single charge".  

 

Really?  Charge of WHAT?  Every e-ink unit out there has a different battery size, different CPUs driving them.  The eInk doesn't fetch up its own data.  It needs a computer driving it.  Batteries are sized based on a cost benefit ratio, not some magical page turn count. 

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