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dmdcissp
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Question about my Nook

First off, let me just say that I love my Nook. I seem to be reading much more than I ever have without it. And that may be the reason for my question....

 

It seems that I have to recharge the battery after only a couple days of usage. Even with the wireless off, I do not even come close to the 10 days advertised.

 

I am using it 3 - 6 hours a day. Is this normal for battery usage or am I experiencing a problem with it.

 

How many hours of contant usage should I expect from the battery?

 

Thanks

 

Dave D.

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amillio
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Re: Question about my Nook

I have never got mine to last more than 4 days without being charged. I have notice the more I use it the longer the battery seems to last, but still nowhere close to ten days. It helps if you use it with airplane mode on. 

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orb9220
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Re: Question about my Nook

If I had to guess from what I have read here and other forums.

For continuous reading would put the reading time at 12hrs. +/- 1hr.

 

I read between 2-3hrs per day and find every 5 or 6 days for a charge.

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dmdcissp
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Re: Question about my Nook

 

Thanks guys!

 

At least now I know that I am in the ball park.........

 

 

Dave D.

 

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Michael-V
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Re: Question about my Nook

@dmdcissp,

Thank you for posting.  We're striving to improve the reading experience and your input is valuable. 

 

With regards to setting "high and low battery levels"; our developers have provided these charging recommendations to maximize battery life.  *Partially discharge the battery rather than fully discharging it. For example, charge your NOOK when you see the low charge alert, rather than continuing to use it until it turns off itself. 

* Avoid high temperatures if possible for use and storage
*charge the battery half way before storing your NOOK for a week or 
more. 
*Turn your NOOK off for storage. If you are going to store your NOOK for
more that a week, turn it off. 

 

The NOOK's battery is designed to restrict power once fully charged; this feature allows the user to leave the device charging unsupervised. The orange light indicator (located at the bottom of the device) will turn off when the NOOK is fully charged; also restricting the power source. 

 

You can leave the device plugged in, and it won’t ruin the battery. Allowing the battery to discharge and then fully charge from time to time will extend the overall length of the battery.  However, this won’t be noticed until after several charges.

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