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Old 01-03-2007, 08:17 PM   #106
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HI! I got a TX for Christmas, great battery life... I watched a full movie, 2hrs, Batman Begins, which is in XVID format at 300mb, great quality, and it ran down my battery 40%. Played PTunes for about half an hour in background, ran battery down another 13%, of course, I was compiling programs over an over during that background play. I surf the web at a rate of about 10% per half hour, which isn't bad. Understand folks, upgrading from a Zire 31 this is unbelievable battery life.

P.S. Dmitry's DynaClock is reported to nearly double battery life, maybe you should look into it.
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:30 PM   #107
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Wi-Fi and bluetooth really suck battery fast,with those on, my TX can bearly reach 2 hours.
with those off, its about 5.5 hours (330minutes).

I need to mention that I think the percentage calculation of TX's battery isn't accurate, so many times, u can see ur battery hang on at 100% even after u watch movie for 10 minutes, or it might increase after u turn it off. Especially when u charge it, it jump to high percentage very quick, but if u unplug the power adapter, it will drop again soon.

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Old 02-02-2007, 06:34 AM   #108
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Really? I thought it couldn't be replaced. And after a few searches, I still have found nothing saying it can be replaced. You must be mistaken.


You'd have to de-solder the connection, and you'd void the warranty in the process. It wasn't designed to be changed, and it isn't convenient, not even as convenient as in prior non-user-replaceable handhelds. But it can be done.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:14 AM   #109
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Over the past few days, I've noticed a very similar occurence. I'm finding that my TX can be fully charged at bedtime and then discharged by the next time I come to switch it on the following day. That's with BT and Wifi switched off.

I've no idea what could be causing this to happen.

I had the same problem for a long time. Then, someone in this forum mentioned that there's a bug in the TX's built-in security panel when you use the "After a preset delay" option... The very option I had been using since day one.

I switched to "On power off" and I haven't had an overnight battery drain since... (Note: It MAY exist in some of the other options as well, I didn't try them once I got it working...)

I really hope pruss, dimitry, or one of the other hacking genuises figures out a patch for this someday. I really -hate- having it lock every time it shuts off. But, I don't want to leave it totally unlocked, and I hate overnight battery drains even more...
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:46 AM   #110
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Battery options

Getting my TX tomorrow!!!

yey - been with an LD but bricked 5 in 6 months - palms fed up with me, so giving me a tx! (and case and 2 gig card!) thanks palm.

Anyway - ld rubbish battery so -

got me 12 rechargables off ebay (and charger) from qualitydiscounts, 20
the charger is a fujicell, usb mains or car. and V quick to charge the 2700mAh batts.

got me 2 battery boxes (6 in each) - maplins 1.20

- a usb female from maplins, and a 5v limiter (3 pin with heatsink) 2

Put them all together, mounted on a pcb (easier to make with the female usb) the battery boxes come with those 9v battery connectors - cut out a small heatsink and there we have it - a usb 5v power supply 5cm by 2.5 cm.

I chose usb because well - phone, gps and LD (soon TX). Everything is able to charge with plenty of power.

To make things easier - buy a 4 battery holder with rechargables - I get 5.35 V THE SAME AS BOTH MY LD AND TX CHARGER! no need for the voltage limiter - but less charge of course.

I have used 10 batterys (13 odd volts) but had to heatsink my small heatsink! the 6 battery configeration seems to work fine.

Hope this helps as a backup solution

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( if disposable batterys this becomes 6V) hence rechargables.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:03 PM   #111
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I got mine last week and so far, the battery power is pretty good. I listened to webradio and mp3's for two hours and only used 10 % battery power.
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:18 AM   #112
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Hi sstudio,

i think that there's a problem with your device, you should try to to perform a hard reset, charge it for 4hours and then use it if stil the same issue contact the Palm support.
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:08 AM   #113
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I use my TX quite a bit and although I wish it had a longer battery life, it is usually functional for what I do. I listen to pTunes in my car for about an hour and a half per day (using car speakers, not the speaker in my TX). I also use Blazer on-line for one to two hours a day. I use an IR keyboard a couple times a week for one to two hours. On occasion I play games for about an hour. At the end of the day my battery meter is rarely below 40%. Usually it only needs to be charged for half an hour to be back to 100%. I charge it about 4 times per week.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:53 PM   #114
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I spend about 1 hour typing with my IR keyboard and when I finish, my batt is at 78%. WiFi off and using Mobilesystems - Officesuit

True, the TX has a poor battery life, but you can improve it using the Dimitry's app that removes the screen brightness limit
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:00 PM   #115
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I don't think the TX has poor battery life, compared to some other gadgets I've used I think it's actually very good. I can get 6-7 hours without wifi, and 4-5 with. I don't use any underclocking SW, and keep the brightness at about 75%
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:10 AM   #116
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wifi exhausts battery really fast, however bluetooth is not that much (I feel like 1/3 of wifi).
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:24 PM   #117
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Hi

I ran across this the other day which may be of interest. This guy (Steve Gibson) has really tried to put battery life on a scientific footing and gives a simple strategy for improving it by up to 212% if your interests are music, e-books, etc.

http://www.grc.com/pda/palmpower.htm

He doesn't seem to have found out about Warpspeed and Brightnessfix which would facilitate what he proposes.

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Old 04-09-2008, 04:51 PM   #118
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just started using apt and that can be used to significantly reduce battery usage!
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:49 PM   #119
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After the last Ptunes update (at begining of 2008), I can run Ptunes at 156mhz using warpspeed with no issues (without screen fuzz or proccess errors) including everything from internet radio streaming to equilizer adjustments.

before, you could only run it at ~260 somthin.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:47 AM   #120
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same here... I get 6-7hrs on the TX without wi-fi which is great more like a portable laptop computer already. But i trade my TX with a lifedrive the battery life of this unit is really lousy. Wish i had my TX back.
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