NTLK Definition of "use"

From: Gruendel, Frank 3837 PPE-WT (Frank.Gruendel@de.heidelberg.com)
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 07:42:06 EST

>Forever in this case is about 20 hours of continuous use, if being
>switched on would mean 'use'.

It doesn't. Not at all. In my MP130 handwriting recognition increases
the current sucked out of the batteries by about 50 percent sometimes.
You can expect an even bigger increase if you do things like using the
modem, serial port, ir port, speaker etc.

>This brings up an interesting thought, instead of replacing them with Nic=
>ads I wonder how NiMH AAs would work and if they
>could be charged directly.

They would, and they could. But you'd not get the maximum capacity out of
as the charge curve for NiMH's is different from the one for NiCd's.

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