15 Replies Latest reply on Jun 11, 2013 8:11 AM by randyw41a

    Nook Color Battery

    Kaylene_Burns

      Any ideas to extend the life of my NOOK Color battery life? Even if I keep the Wi-Fi turned off, I only get about 8-9 hours of reading life. Is that about right for the rest of you?

       

      This is my only  real complaint. Otherwise, I have really enjoyed my NC.

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          Sorry that your NC is only living up to it's advertised battery life! B&N states that the NC will give you up to 8 hours of reading (your mileage may differ). You have nothing to complain about.

           

          When will people start doing research BEFORE they make a purchase?

           

          Happy NC reading!

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              Kaylene_Burns

              I researched, which is why I bout the NC instead of Kindle. However, I did miss the part about the battery life. Thanks.

               

              And, PS: just because someone has a question doesn't always mean they didn't research before the purchase. It is becoming irritating that so many of you "helpful" ones out there use that in such a derogatory and often manner. Sometimes it is just an honest question.

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                  Kaylene,

                   

                  Sorry if my frustration, for people complaining about the NC features that should have been known before they made a purchase, was aimed at you.  It wasn't personal.

                   

                  People complain about weight, size, cost of books, won't do this or that, battery life, etc. and all of these were evident on the website or in store. Researching any new product is something I always do as part of the decision making progess for a purchase. 

                   

                  If battery life is your only issue, then you should be most satisfied like the rest of us.  Have you considered an external battery (look for other posts on Duracell)?  The external battery will give you about an extra 4 hours of reading time.

                   

                  Glad you're happy with the NC!

                   

                   

                   

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                      Yes, 8 hours of reading is about right for me too. I get that with wifi on if I turn my brightness setting down. I just charge my NC every night and I am always good to go. (It's hard for me to ever squeeze in more than 8 hours of reading in a day anyway :smileyhappy:)

                       

                      I bought a simple usb car charger adapter to take on long trips so I can charge in the car, especially if I am playing games, watching movies, etc in addition to reading.

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                      Amen! I admit that some of us are newbies, but it's impossible to read all past posts and we could do without the know-it-all sarcasm.

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                    mariel9898

                    If you are rooted you can use an app like SetCPU (there are others). I went from charging every day to day-and-a-half or so to charging every 4 days or so. These apps let you control the CPU speed so that when the NC is asleep for example it uses very little battery power.

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                        mariel9898 wrote:

                        If you are rooted you can use an app like SetCPU (there are others). I went from charging every day to day-and-a-half or so to charging every 4 days or so. These apps let you control the CPU speed so that when the NC is asleep for example it uses very little battery power.


                        Don't make the mistake I did, though. I bought SetCPU to work with battery life on my SD-carded CM7 NC. It didn't seem to make any difference and I continued to have substantial battery drain when asleep. As I Googled around, I see that SetCPU does not work with the current stable version of CM7 (and most likely, CM7 7.1 will have long battery life when sleeping without the need for SetCPU).

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                        Duracell Powerhouse Portable USB Charger $14.99

                        http://www.shnoop.com/

                         

                        for the next 11 hours approximately 

                         

                        Whyy

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                          From what I've been reading on this website, and from my own personal experience, I'd say thats about right. I'm only getting around six hours. and that's on a good day.