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I ran my PDA down to 20% battery before I turned it off. Now it won't turn on. It'll be 90 minutes before I can get home to plug it in. The backup battery is only designed to last 30 minutes. I hope everything will still be there when I get home.

I really need to buy another charger for this thing.



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Apr. 20th, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing that they still don't provide specs for battery life of PDA's based on hours of continuous usage. It has always been given as a certain number of days/weeks of "occasional use", which is a useless number because everyone uses their PDA a different fraction of the time.
Apr. 20th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
I managed to drain it down to 20% by getting stuck in a booooooring meeting at work and using the wireless network to connect to FurryMUCK and browse VCL for 90 minutes. ;)

The PDA automatically shut down the wireless just as the meeting finished.

I can buy a double-capacity battery for $50, but it makes the PDA nearly a half-inch thicker. Or I could buy one of those 3-in-1 AC/car/USB chargers for $40, and hope I don't get stuck in a meeting for 91 minutes.
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