50 Replies Latest reply on Feb 28, 2012 6:22 AM by LarryOnLI

    Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

      Bought my nook one week ago. I have charged it maybe 5 times since. Charged fully two nights ago, wireless off. Hopped a plane, read on and off for maybe 2 hours total. Turned on WiFi for maybe 30 minutes to sync newspaper subscriptions. Battery is currently at 42% charge. What's up with this?

        • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy
          flyingtoastr

          Sounds like you have a defective battery.

           

          Call 1-800-THE-BOOK. You're the only person I've seen so far who isn't getting amazing battery life out of the thing.

          • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

            Definitely a bad battery

            • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

              Sounds like a bad battery. I've had my N2E for about a week now. I've read for maybe an hour a day since I've gotten the device, plus allowed several people to play with the device (which means many rapid page turns). My N1E would be dead by now, but the N2E is still above 70% charged. So I won't be getting anywhere near the 2 months advertised (but no one expects to), however it's a lot better than the N1E, and a lot better than you're describing here.

              • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy
                yarnmama

                I agree with the others. You need to get another since your battery must be defective. I have only charged mine once in the 10 days I have had it. I have used it at least two hours every day with Wi-Fi on 24/7 and it's still at 43%.

                • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                  I just got the NST on Friday and only charged it until the light turned green...used it for maybe an hour on Saturday and an hour on Sunday, and about 1.5-2 hours yesterday.  When I went to bed last night it said I had about 50% charge left, read for about 30-45 minutes this morning; and now it said the battery was to low to go out of sleep mode.  :smileysad:

                   

                  Hopfully this happened only because I didn't let it charge for the full 3 hours.

                  • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                    Ok, since I charged my device on Tuesday; I've read for 5 hours and it's down to 86%  Does that sound normal?

                    • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                      My first charge lasted a week with HEAVY usage (I just couldn't stop playing with it). I charged it yesterday morning and since then have seen a 30% decrease with minimal usage. Seems weird, but I'm hoping it's just for the initial charge cycles.

                      • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                        My 1st charge was lousy.  I purchased on a Monday afternoon, fully charged it, and it was somewhere in the 40% range by Wednesday evening. I re-charged it, and it is in the upper 70% range over a week later. I read quite a bit- several hours per day most days. 

                        • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy
                          krabbeni

                          I agree that you have a defective battery.  My new Nook lasts about 2 to 3 days depending on how much time I actually spend reading.

                           

                          B&N advertises "2 months" which is completely ridiculous, but I do find that it has better battery life than the 1st Edition.

                            • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                              Tomorrow will be fourteen days since I charged my replacement Nook 2 to 100% and I still have 54% remaining.  I have been reading about two hours most days and a of couple days two to four hours. Super happy. :smileyhappy:

                              Anne

                              • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy
                                keriflur

                                krabbeni wrote:

                                I agree that you have a defective battery.  My new Nook lasts about 2 to 3 days depending on how much time I actually spend reading.

                                 

                                B&N advertises "2 months" which is completely ridiculous, but I do find that it has better battery life than the 1st Edition.


                                This is not normal either.  I've still got 26% battery life in mine and I haven't charged it since I got it on June 3.  I'm not an extremely heavy reader but I do read quite a bit more than 30 minutes a day (the amount that the 2 month stat was based on).

                                 

                                Unless you're reading a total of 30 hours over 2-3 days, your battery should be lasting a lot longer than that.

                                  • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                    Add me as one with a defective battery (I think).  First - this reader is great.  I have a Kindle 2 and and Ipad 1, and I love the way this reader just disappears when I am reading.  But, after being totally startled by a 'low charge' warning and then into sleep mode after only a couple of days of owning it, and with about 1 hour/day reading, last night I fully charged it to a 100% and this evening it is at 71% with no usage, and no wifi on, etc.   I am on hold right now waiting for a customer rep.  I expect that after I exchange it I will be good to go.  But I do wonder if they had a bad batch.  MIne arrived mid last week via online order. 

                                     

                                  • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy
                                    suzatm07

                                    I was one of the June 3rd receivers of the new Nook 2.  I read about 45 minutes every morning, maybe 5 or 10 minutes here and there during the work day and then about two hours at night. I keep wifi turned off unless I download new books. I have had to charge my ebook reader every morning.  I have not let it get down to the 60% level and there are days when I let it charge for 3 hours.  So I don't think the battery life is much better than the Nook 1.  Having said that - I truly love the Nook 2.  Plugging it in in the morning next to my cell phone is no big deal and I know to always carry my charging cord with me at all times.  It would be wonderful to read a lot and have the charge last two months - but I don't think any of the readers are able to do that. I had a Sony Pocket Reader before the Nooks and its battery was the same way - you had to charge it every day to keep it above 50%.  I am so amazed at the number of people who have had their Nooks since June 3 and have only just started charging them!  I probably am one of the ones with the defective battery, but everything else is working very well and I really don't want the chance of gaining more problems by asking for a replacement Nook.

                                      • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy
                                        keriflur

                                        suzatm07 wrote:

                                        I was one of the June 3rd receivers of the new Nook 2.  I read about 45 minutes every morning, maybe 5 or 10 minutes here and there during the work day and then about two hours at night. I keep wifi turned off unless I download new books. I have had to charge my ebook reader every morning.  I have not let it get down to the 60% level and there are days when I let it charge for 3 hours.  So I don't think the battery life is much better than the Nook 1.  Having said that - I truly love the Nook 2.  Plugging it in in the morning next to my cell phone is no big deal and I know to always carry my charging cord with me at all times.  It would be wonderful to read a lot and have the charge last two months - but I don't think any of the readers are able to do that. I had a Sony Pocket Reader before the Nooks and its battery was the same way - you had to charge it every day to keep it above 50%.  I am so amazed at the number of people who have had their Nooks since June 3 and have only just started charging them!  I probably am one of the ones with the defective battery, but everything else is working very well and I really don't want the chance of gaining more problems by asking for a replacement Nook.


                                        Why are you so committed to keeping it above 50%?

                                         

                                        If you don't give the battery a few cycles of draining all the way down, you're not allowing the battery to properly calibrate itself.  Consequently the battery will appear to be draining a lot faster than it actually is.

                                         

                                        So, you might not actually have a defective battery, you might just not be doing the proper care and feeding of it.  :smileyhappy:  Let it run down all the way for a few cycles and then see how it does.

                                         

                                        FWIW - I got my N2E on June 3 and just charged it for the first time (since it's original charge) last night.  In that time span I had to recharge my N1E four times, and I haven't even read on it, I've just downloaded books to it.  I've done all my reading on the N2E and still got four times the battery life as the N1E.

                                          • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy
                                            suzatm07

                                            Thank you.  I'll take your advice and give it a try. 

                                            • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy
                                              suzatm07

                                              I had a Sony pocket reader that when it got close to 50 percent or less battery charge it would freeze up and you would have to do a hard reset to get it to come back - so I got into the habit of never letting the battery get that low and just charged it up every morning with my cell phone.  I'm trying - I'm down to 48% right now and the last time charged was on Monday morning.  I've had wifi off and I've read all day yesterday/last night and for an hour this morning.  I checked the charge level when I stopped reading last night to go to sleep and then checked it this morning when I got up and it only decreased by 1%.  Thank you for your explanation of the battery and what the proper care is for it!

                                        • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                          I'm on my 2nd Nook 2.  Battery life is awful.  The first one would drain completely within 4 days (just in sleep mode, not even using the device and yes wifi off).  After 4 calls to customer service and some ridiculous troubleshooting steps, I asked for a new device and BN express shipped a replacement.  So far it's not looking promising.  I charged it for 4 hours (without any use).  It's been off the charger for 2 hours (the only use was registering my nook; then the wifi was shut off) and the battery is down to 98% (which is equivalent to the nook 2 I returned; battery draining 1% per hour). The battery life is no better than the first generation Nook.  I love the features of the Nook, but the battery life makes it nearly useless (especially when traveling).  The claim of a 2 month battery life is a joke and the 2 month battery life was the primary reason I "upgraded" from the first generation Nook.  My next step is to try to get a refund and just continue to use my 1st gen Nook.

                                            • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                              The folks who say that their Nook drained the battery when it was NOT being used do not have Wi-Fi turned off.  You must manually go into the menus to turn off Wi-Fi.  You can verify that Wi-Fi is turned off by turning it ON and waiting for a list of available networks to appear.  After the network list is complete, turn the Wi-Fi OFF.  The network list will disappear, verifying that the Wi-Fi is off.

                                               

                                              All batteries lose some power when a device is stored.  That "storage drain" should not be more than about 5% to 10% per week, so after a month of the Nook being stored and not used, the battery gauge should read at least 50%.

                                               

                                              Remember that the battery gauge is only an estimate and it could be off by a considerable amount.  If you use the Nook until the battery is totally drained and powers down, and then charge it back to 100%, that will increase the accuracy of the battery gauge.

                                               

                                              Normally, you should not drain the battery to zero (just once or twice a year to calibrate the battery gauge).  Doing so on a regular basis might shorten the life of the battery.  It would be better to do your routine recharging when the battery gauge is between 20% and 50%.  I'm guessing that for MOST people, that sort of charging schedule would enable the battery to provide good service for three to five years...by which time you probably will be ready for the Nook 10, which will weigh 2 oz., and hold 8 zillion books.

                                                • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                  Alan_Houston:

                                                   

                                                  Thanks for the good posts on battery life.  I'm getting about the same results that you are.

                                                   

                                                  I would like to add a couple of things.

                                                   

                                                  1.  The easiest way to turn of Wi-Fi is to go to any main menu page, then press and hold the time display at the top right.  That will bring up a Quick Settings window that lets you turn off Wi-Fi, or turn it back on.

                                                   

                                                  2.  The little battery icon indicators on the main menu pages and in the book pages may not match each other, and may not be accurate.  The only accurate indicator is in the actual percent shown in the Settings/Device Info screen.

                                                   

                                                  Oddly enough, my icon indicators are more accurate with second charge than with the first one, so there may be some learning software in there.  My book page battery indicator shows a higher level than it did yesterday without a recharge.  The level shown today is more accurate.  Interesting.:smileysurprised:

                                              • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                My estimate is that a FULLY charged Simple Touch will last 20 hours per charge with the WI-Fi turned ON, and from 40 hours to 50 hours with the WI-FI turned OFF.  Many folks assume that if they are not using WI-FI that it is turned off.  That is not the case.  You must go into the Device menu and turn off the Wi-Fi manually.

                                                 

                                                The percentage of power remaining is a rough estimate.  That estimate will become more accurate if you use the Simple Touch until the battery is totally dead, and the Nook powers off completely.  After you recharge the Nook back to 100% (which takes 3 to 4 hours), that "power remaining" gauge will be calibrated more accurately.

                                                 

                                                It takes a battery four or five discharge/recharge cycles before it will accept a full charge.  Or, about ten recharge cycles if you recharge when the percentage remaining is at around 50%.

                                                 

                                                After ten recharge cycles, you should be getting at least 40 hours of reading with Wi-Fi OFF for the battery to drop from 100% to "power down".  If you are getting a lot less than 40 hours, you should contact customer service.

                                                • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                  Hey all, sorry I didn't follow up before. I went in to exchange for a new N2E, hassle free and I even avoided the big line by having the guy at the nook kiosk handle it. The difference is like night and day, that was over a week ago and I have charged only once, battery is at about 84%. Consider me pleased.

                                                   

                                                  So if your battery life isn't scratching your itch, don't be shy about exchanging it. It really does rock, dramatically outpacing my 1st gen Kindle!

                                                  • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                    Those that are having significant battery issues, I recommend calling BN and getting it replaced.  I previously posted about my experience with poor battery life on my Nook2 (1% per hour; sitting idle; no wifi).  BN replaced my unit and I initially suspected the battery (on the replacement) would not perform any better (dropped 2% within the first two hours after initial charge).  However,  I must say the replacement is excellent.  I've had it for 6 days (one charge; reading at least 1 hr a night) and it's at 83%.  So much better.  I love my Nook and I'm glad it was just a bad battery issue.

                                                     

                                                    Once again, those of you with battery issues call BN for assistance.

                                                     

                                                    Happy Reading!

                                                      • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                        AustinWriteGuy wrote:

                                                        Those that are having significant battery issues, I recommend calling BN and getting it replaced.  I previously posted about my experience with poor battery life on my Nook2 (1% per hour; sitting idle; no wifi).  BN replaced my unit and I initially suspected the battery (on the replacement) would not perform any better (dropped 2% within the first two hours after initial charge).  However,  I must say the replacement is excellent.  I've had it for 6 days (one charge; reading at least 1 hr a night) and it's at 83%.  So much better.  I love my Nook and I'm glad it was just a bad battery issue.

                                                         

                                                        Once again, those of you with battery issues call BN for assistance.

                                                         

                                                        Happy Reading!


                                                        What he said.....same experience. :smileyhappy:

                                                      • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                        I got around 40-45 hours of battery life on my first charge, now it seems that I'm only getting 15-20 hours.  I had charged the battery when it was only around 30-40% a couple times already.  Have I already "misconditioned" my battery?  Or would it be worth while to do the suggested cycling still?  Drain to below 10%, charge 3+ hours...

                                                        If I do cycle, would it make any difference if I leave the WiFi on to cycle quicker?  Or would that not matter? 

                                                        • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                          I am on my second N2E. The first one they did replace no problem. I could not go 2 days without having to charge my battery. I got the new one charged it up and it lasted about a month which was cool. Now I am back to a few days and I have done everything I could do. I let it charge 3+ hours, but still am losing battery power like crazy. I dont know if I should take it back and get a new one or just ride it out till they have a firmware updae. I did get the latest update and still having power issues

                                                            • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                              For those of you having battery issues...Try charging your Nook in sleep mode (for 3-4 hours).  After charging, completely shut down the nook, then power it back up.  This is the only thing that's worked for me.  I initially returned my first Ne2 because the battery died after 2-3 days (even sitting idle).  BN replaced it and on the initial charge of the replacement I got well over 4 weeks of use out of one charge.  However, when I recharged it for the first time,  I barely got 4 days out of it.  Through trial and error I discovered if I powered the unit down after charging I could maintain a significantly extended battery life.  A tech friend of mine thinks it's a software issue.  If that's the case a software update would be nice.  Best of luck to those of you having battery issues.  I feel your pain.

                                                                • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                                  AustinWriteGuy wrote:

                                                                  For those of you having battery issues...Try charging your Nook in sleep mode (for 3-4 hours).  After charging, completely shut down the nook, then power it back up.  This is the only thing that's worked for me.  I initially returned my first Ne2 because the battery died after 2-3 days (even sitting idle).  BN replaced it and on the initial charge of the replacement I got well over 4 weeks of use out of one charge.  However, when I recharged it for the first time,  I barely got 4 days out of it.  Through trial and error I discovered if I powered the unit down after charging I could maintain a significantly extended battery life.  A tech friend of mine thinks it's a software issue.  If that's the case a software update would be nice.  Best of luck to those of you having battery issues.  I feel your pain.


                                                                  This is what happened to me, too.  I recharged my Nook for the first time last week, and read for 3 days before I noticed that the battery was discharging significantly faster than the initial charge even though I was actually reading less.  I recharged, powered it off, and the battery is lasting a lot longer. 

                                                                    • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                                      After receiving my replacement STR on 23 July, I didn't recharge it again until this last Saturday when the indicator said the battery held approximately 18% power in reserve. Today, a scant 4 days later with reading time at way less than 6 hours total, I look at my tablet and this is the message onscreen:

                                                                       

                                                                      "Battery too low to power on."

                                                                       

                                                                      Fine. I give up. I'm going to start charging this STR frequently just as I do my N1E, and be done with it. I thought with first the in-store exchange and then the update I was good, but such appears NOT to be the case.

                                                                    • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                                      AustinWriteGuy wrote:

                                                                      For those of you having battery issues...Try charging your Nook in sleep mode (for 3-4 hours).  After charging, completely shut down the nook, then power it back up.  This is the only thing that's worked for me.  I initially returned my first Ne2 because the battery died after 2-3 days (even sitting idle).  BN replaced it and on the initial charge of the replacement I got well over 4 weeks of use out of one charge.  However, when I recharged it for the first time,  I barely got 4 days out of it.  Through trial and error I discovered if I powered the unit down after charging I could maintain a significantly extended battery life.  A tech friend of mine thinks it's a software issue.  If that's the case a software update would be nice.  Best of luck to those of you having battery issues.  I feel your pain.


                                                                      This was the answer for me - I originally got only three days of battery life, with Wi-Fi mode off, after a full charge.

                                                                       

                                                                      Was just about to return it when I saw that posting suggesting powering off the Nook after a full charge.

                                                                      I am now on day three after that, reading the same amount as before, and the battery meter is at 96%.  I don't plan on returning the Nook, and am now glad that I can stop worrying about that battery.  I plan on doing the same procedure after every full charge.

                                                                        • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                                          Well, I too have had battery issues.  My first New Touch Nook's battery was defective from the get-go and I returned the unit for a replacement within a week of purchase.  That was  three months ago.  My current Nook battery is erratic. It has held a charge for over a month, but then the last time I charged it, it discharged to 40% after two days and maybe two hours of reading.  Something is clearly wrong with the Nook batteries.  I'm going to try AustinWiseGuys' suggestion of powering off after my current charge.  We'll see what happens. 

                                                                    • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                                      Agree batteries are a problem. I returned my first Nook because it didn't hold a charge- a fact I discovered in the airport... now have my replacement- and don't get me started on the inconvenient rigmarole involved in getting it. Now have replacment, charged it and waited as I didn't want all the trouble of registering again if this one didn't work . Two days later the batter was flat. I recharged it again last night and am waiting. It's turned off now but will see if it will power up in a day or so.

                                                                       

                                                                       

                                                                      • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                                        I have to agree with the OP (not sure if this topic is dead yet or not... but I'm so conflicted). I got my Nook Simple Touch yesterday exactly, closer to five in the afternoon. I charged it for a few hours until it claimed full battery. I used it a few hours that day, and a total of 15 minutes today and I'm already down to 88% and dropping...

                                                                        I feel like that's not normal for batterylife on a brand new one just bought the day before and fully charged...

                                                                        • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                                          When I first got my NST, the battery life was not what was advertised.  I was still impressed, but it didn't see to be anywhere near what was advertised.  I got roughly two weeks on a charge.

                                                                           

                                                                          When the first software update came in, I noticed that there was a drastic improvement in my battery life.  In fact, I intentionally avoided anything that could charge the device after the first update to see if this did anything.  With a few exceptions of quick sign-ons to buy books, I kept the wi-fi off.  That was somewhere around mid-September, if I recall correctly.  Before this, I'd have a quick drop to 88%, followed by a quick drop to "Your battery's low.  Please charge."  The update has been a difference maker, as far as I can tell.

                                                                           

                                                                          I just recharged my NST for the first time since then.  For the record, I tend to read for three and four hours at a time, mostly side-loaded content (if that makes a difference).  For those of you who are still having cruddy battery life, make sure your reader's firmware is up to date.  That update was the only thing that I did differently before the battery life improved.

                                                                           

                                                                          ...as a matter of fact, noticing was an accident.  I forgot to charge for three weeks. 

                                                                          • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy
                                                                            sharno22

                                                                            I am on NST #3 d/t battery issues.  I've had this latest one for a few wks.  I charged it last night to 100% and let it go to sleep.  The wifi is off.  Four hours later it said 91%.  Tonight is says 34%.  I'm tired of returning these things.  I wish I would've kept the last one.  That device seemed to require 3 charges each time to get the battery to 100% without immediately discharging.  This one seems hopeless.  I'm wondering if the screensaver is affecting the battery life somehow. I only had a battery problem 1 time with my N1E.  I'm not sure what to do anymore. 

                                                                              • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                                                sharno22 wrote:

                                                                                I am on NST #3 d/t battery issues.  I've had this latest one for a few wks.  I charged it last night to 100% and let it go to sleep.  The wifi is off.  Four hours later it said 91%.  Tonight is says 34%.  I'm tired of returning these things.  I wish I would've kept the last one.  That device seemed to require 3 charges each time to get the battery to 100% without immediately discharging.  This one seems hopeless.  I'm wondering if the screensaver is affecting the battery life somehow. I only had a battery problem 1 time with my N1E.  I'm not sure what to do anymore. 


                                                                                Have you tried turning it off after recharging and then turning it back on? Mine discharges really quickly unless I restart it right after a recharge.

                                                                              • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                                                I live in the UK so bought a Simple Touch with the intention of only side loading content.  With this in mind, I skipped the OOBE/Registration.  I was getting around 5 days of battery life on 1 charge, this was with minimal use and Wi-fi off.  The Nook would seem to discharge itself very rapidly when left on standby.  I was resigned to this as returning or refunding was not an option until I came across a forum after much Googling, that suggested if I factory reset, then go through the registration process and create an account with B&N, it might improve the battery.  I had nothing to lose so tried it, and lo and behold, my battery life has now improved 100 fold!  I haven't charged it for about 2 weeks now and battery gauge is showing 87%.  Yay!

                                                                                 

                                                                                The only reason I can think of why this happens is that B&N must have set the Nook to purposely nerf the battery life unless you register the device with them.

                                                                                 

                                                                                Hope this helps anyone reading as I feel your pain!

                                                                                  • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy
                                                                                    tmr4
                                                                                    In many cases here there is likely nothing wrong with the battery but just that the software needs to go through a few cycles to calibrate the battery meter. This is especially true with new devices and from the comments it seems that the calibration doesn't begin until after the device is registered. Kind of makes sense as this is the natural first step in starting the device. Skipping it likely skips other startup routines, such as battery calibration.
                                                                                  • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                                                    My Nook ST seemed to hold a charge for several weeks at first, but most recently only 3 or 4 days. This is with Wi-Fi shut off and 1 hour of reading per day. I am now doing a full "shut-down" (all power off) and the battery drain appears to be still occurring. I will test for a few more days and then attempt a return to B&N. I hope they exchange it (purchase was from Best Buy). I have had this for a little over 2 months. Very frustrating. From the number of complaints, I believe B&N has a serious problem with this unit.

                                                                                    • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                                                      I really felt a need to report back to this forum and find the topic I knew would be here. This one. LoL. I was a very happy owner of a Nook Color last year. This year I sold the NC (yes it was difficult to let go of) on ebay, and upgraded to the Nook Tablet. I'm still 100% satisfied. I very much favor Barnes & Noble Nook and I doubt that will ever change... especially since I've made lots of great Nookbook purchases in the past. Anyway, I went ahead with the New York Times deal, and recieved my Nook Simple Touch yesterday. I LOVE THIS THING!!!!

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Let me mention something about the battery life. I thought I would be smart and use the power adapter for my Nook Tablet to charge my brand new out-of-box Nook Simple Touch. UGH. When I realized it wasn't charging very well, I looked online and saw that is a no-no. So, after about an hour of hopefully-NOT destroying my new Nook, I charged it to full charge from usb on my pc (the correct way lol.)

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Last night I read for about 2 hours and was horrified to see that I was down to 75% on my battery. I really expected better. BUT... This morning, when my battery was down to 50% from just being on standby, I went ahead and recharged it to full capacity. I read on it for nearly 5 hours straight today (horray for Sundays) and my battery was only down to 98% WITH WI-FI ON after 5 hours.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      My point is... to those that are having terrible battery life from their new Nook Simple Touch, try messing with it a few times, recharging to full capacity, etc. Don't give up hope when after the first intitial charge if the battery doesn't seem right. Give it a few rounds.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Just my opinion.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      :smileyhappy:

                                                                                      • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy

                                                                                        I have had my Nook Simple Touch since Christmas, and have properly charged the battery...getting great use out of it when I only let it go to the 15% and charge as soon as it warms. However, I have let it completely die for the first time....didn't realise it had told me in the middle of the night that it was time to charge so when I woke up it was off due to no battery life. I'm charging it for the required 4 hours now. Do you think that this one time occurence will harm the battery life? I generally get a battery life of 2 weeks before I have to recharge it when I do it the "charge when warned" way. I don't want to loose that by accidentally totally draining the battery this time. 

                                                                                          • Re: Nook Simple Touch reader battery life - lousy
                                                                                            LarryOnLI

                                                                                            MollyzReviewz wrote:

                                                                                            I have had my Nook Simple Touch since Christmas, and have properly charged the battery...getting great use out of it when I only let it go to the 15% and charge as soon as it warms. However, I have let it completely die for the first time....didn't realise it had told me in the middle of the night that it was time to charge so when I woke up it was off due to no battery life. I'm charging it for the required 4 hours now. Do you think that this one time occurence will harm the battery life? I generally get a battery life of 2 weeks before I have to recharge it when I do it the "charge when warned" way. I don't want to loose that by accidentally totally draining the battery this time. 


                                                                                            Letting your NOOK discharge completely will not harm your battery.

                                                                                             

                                                                                            While it is true that deep discharging a Lithium battery can render it unusable, your NOOK includes circuitry that shuts it off before the battery reaches that point.