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authorBjörn Stenberg <bjorn@haxx.se>2003-04-23 11:52:01 +0000
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Better power calculations
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@@ -188,8 +188,26 @@ A12: In our testing we found the following results:
HD on, reading, backlight off ~ 600 mA
HD spin up before read max 800 mA
- So leaving the unit on and paused consumes ~100mA, and thus much less
- than needing to reboot the unit. Your mileage may vary.
+ Using the power draw measurements shown above, lets look at the numbers:
+ Power-down and restart vs. paused for 15 minutes.:
+
+ Pause for 15 minutes will draw: 94 mA / 60 minutes * 15 minutes =
+ 23.5 mAh.
+
+ Power-down and restart will draw about (800mA / 3600 seconds * 3
+ seconds = 0.6666 mAh) + (600 mA / 3600 seconds * 6 seconds = 1.0 mAh) +
+ (230 mA / 3600 seconds * 8 seconds = 0.5111 mAh) = 2.18 mAh total used.
+
+ Thus, leaving it paused for 15 minutes draws more power (23.5 mAh) than
+ turning off and then on again (2.18 mAh).
+
+ So where is the break-even point?
+
+ Each second of pause will draw about 94 mAh / 3600 seconds = 26 Ah.
+
+ 2.18 mAh / 26 Ah = 2180 Ah / 26 Ah = 83.5 seconds
+
+ Thus a shutdown and restart uses as much power as 83.5 seconds of pause.
Q13: When I plug in the charger when the Recorder is turned off, it turns
itself on and starts charging in the Archos software? What's up?