NTLK Capacity reading

From: Gruendel, Frank 3837 PPE-WT (Frank.Gruendel@de.heidelberg.com)
Date: Wed Jul 05 2000 - 07:42:41 CDT

>My battery for my 2100 died so I switched to a charger and NiCads from=20
>Radioslack. I charge em in their own charger over night. My question is
>newt only reads them as alkiline and at about 60% when new and fresh. Am
>crazy, do I have a bad batch, is my newt deep sixing or is there some=20

This is normal. 100% for alcalines means 6 volts, 100% for NiMH's means 4.8
As your MP thinks there are alkalines installed, it reports less than 100%.
You might want to get an application to change the battery type as someone
else suggested. Otherwise the Newton's automatic shutoff due to empty
occurs a bit too late, i. e. at a time when the rechargeables have been
deeper than they should.

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