Ok, ok, just this one time. Send it to me and I will snap some images of it for you. Real purty though.
post #871 of 1070
5/17/08 at 11:22pm
The XP has a rechargeable battery pack. That's why it's thicker.
Question? Rechargeable batteries have a limit to their live span. What if the batteries in the pack will not be able to properly charge any more? Do you change the batteries? Or do you need the change the pack and if so were to buy a pack and how to change it?
When we reach that point I guess we return to Triad for a paid replacement service... actually this is not too hard to do, so even if the worst came to the worst and somewhow Triad was not in business, someone here will be able to offer it as a service or at least give some detailed instructions. The only battery powered component I've kept for more than a couple of years is my iRiver H140, which is now just on it's third battery replacement after 5 years... and it uses Li-Polys, which have a much shorter lifespan than what I assume are Li-Ions or NiMHs in the Lisa III.
If it uses 12AAs, and we know the Lisa III runs off 18v-24v, then it's pretty clear that all 12 are wired up in series to produce a nominal 18v (12x1.5v).
By the time you need to replace the batteries, the capacities of rechargeable cells will have increased, so look on it as an exciting future upgrade!
NiMh has higher charge cycles that Li-Ion or Li-Poly, so let's say a nominal 600 cycles.
Listening to the XP four hours a day, you're looking at a recharge every 12 days dependent on volume, phone impedance etc. So every year you have roughly 30 charges.
600/30 gives you 20 years!