Originally Posted by DannyBai
I notice my HP-P1's battery life only last for around 3 hours. Firmware is 1.1.0 and Hardware is 1.1.2
When I don't use the HP-P1, I turn it off but my iPhone is plugged in and in sleep mode. Will this drain the battery?
Dan, I saw your post last night but I was feeling a bit "under the weather"(even though it's been a mild winter here on the east coast(N.J)). I have a question/comment & then a couple suggestions to make
First, I think the iDevices do draw a "trickle" charge from the HP P1 even when they are off. The thing is, are the iPods,or Phones really "completely" off or are they actually just in a standby mode. Do you press an actual power on button when you turn it off & then move the "red slider" icon to the right & then observe the small power off swirl on the screen, as on the Touch ? With the older iPods such as my new Classic 160g you really don't get any confirmation that you've turned it off or it is just in a "sleep/standby" mode. At the end of the day the devices should be off. Now, if you notice whenever you attach a normal usb charge/sync cable to your device it draws some power from the host . I think there may be a "slight trickle" power draw from whatever the HP P1 is connected to (that may keep whatever is connected to the HP P1 from turning completely off ,anyway!) via the USB/LOD cable. Keep your HP P1 charge cable & you can power it(even while playing) from an external power pack battery (like an xpal or similar, do a search on Amazon.com) or use the "wall wart" plug you use with your iPod sync cable if you have access to an AC outlet. It's a slight inconvenience, but I usually unplug the usb/lod cable from the player & HP P1 when I'm done for the day. I'm still going back & forth between using it by itself or with my Stepdance2 (which I originally bought the XPAL XP8000 to use with a regulated 19v cable) so I'm not really sure how many hours I'm getting, only that I'm ready for as much playtime as I decide to listen.