From: David Wood (jbevren_at_starbase.globalpc.net)
Date: 2004-11-30 01:26:10
I think the biggest issue is the voltage. Alkaline (standard) batteries provide 1.5v each, delivering 6v in 4's. rechargables (ni-cad and ni-mh) only provide 1.2v each, giving you 4.8v. The DTV runs on 3.3v, and the regulator inside it needs some overhead for voltage drop. I dont know if 4.8v provides enough overhead for the regulator. At any rate, the DTV does run for quite some time on a set of standard AA's I hear.. Perhaps you could get some rechargeable alkalines? -David On Mon, 29 Nov 2004, Brenda wrote: > I just got my DTV on Nov 29 at around 11am. (QVC estimate was December 1.) > > The instructions specifically warn multiple times not to use rechargeable > batteries. Is this due to the fact that they do not give as long of a life as > standard batteries or is there really some danger in using rechargeables? > > I don't want to have to use standard batteries due to the cost but I also don't > want to harm my DTV. > > thanks, > > Brenda > > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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