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spector1
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Nook battery "discharging" notice

On my New Nook ST's battery page in settings, the page says that the battery is "discharging". Does this simply mean that the battery is being used because I dont recall seeing that notice there under the battery indicator before. Its kind of odd because for all of yesterday, the battery dropped only 1% and today it has dropped 7% already. Im not sure if this has anything to do with the discharging?
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Raptor9458
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Re: Nook battery "discharging" notice

The "discharging" status means that it's running off of the internal battery, nothing more.  If you plug in, it will change to "charging"

 

Keep in mind that with the WiFi radio switched on, the battery will discharge faster.  Even if you're not actively using the connection, it's still constantly looking for a connection.  Mine will actually try to connect to the in-store network, if I simply drive past a B&N.

I love my N2E!
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rare_book_chick
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Re: Nook battery "discharging" notice

I'm not sure that 'discharging' means that it is running off the battery.  This morning my battery was at 93%. I didn't use my Nook all day but once I did start reading I got a notification that the battery was at 20%.  In the 2 minutes it took me to to plug it in, it had gone down to 18%.  How is it possible that the battery went down that much while it was asleep and with the WiFi turned off?

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Re: Nook battery "discharging" notice


rare_book_chick wrote:

I'm not sure that 'discharging' means that it is running off the battery.  This morning my battery was at 93%. I didn't use my Nook all day but once I did start reading I got a notification that the battery was at 20%.  In the 2 minutes it took me to to plug it in, it had gone down to 18%.  How is it possible that the battery went down that much while it was asleep and with the WiFi turned off?


I do not know where you were, but if you were at the "edge" of reachability of a WiFi site, more power will be used in trying to converse/connect with that site than if you were next to the WiFi device.  WiFi devices manage their radio power levels in order to reduce interference and power draw.  And if you were completely out of range, a good deal more power would be used as it tried to connect to something...anything...

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