Battery consumption


tapsel

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Hi all!

I've been using my GP32 for nearly weeks now and I'm astonished that my battery usage
is so exorbitant... :eek:

I find myself using up a pair of batteries every day, and I don't have the time to use
my GP32 more than 4-5 hours a day. I first thought that it could be because of the
rechargable batteries I was using, but then I fed it with two high quality "Energizer e2
titanium" batteries, and it was basically the same. After 5 hours or so, they were wasted.
I was mainly using InfoNES this day, and I turned the sound to a minimum, so that's
probably not the killer power sucking application... :huh:

I thought that 2 batteries should last 10+ hours... 10+ hours of what? The bios splash
screen? :blink:

Do you experience a similar power consumption?
 

SatanClaus

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My GP32 really lasts around 10h with one pair of batteries - and I'm not watching the BIOS all the time ;)
Do you have the GP32 with Front Light?
 

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Both. But it's more or less the same when I spend the whole day solely with InfoNES.
My batteries never last much longer than for 4-5 hours of gaming. I will keep book of it
for the next pair of batteries, so I have a more exact value.

I can't imagine that my GP32 is using somehow more battery power than yours. I'll
just get another pair of rechargables, so that I can always recharge one pair of them
for 24 hours. Otherwise I'm spending too much money for batteries and it's not
good for the environment anyway.
 

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What brand batteries are you using? I cannot recommend Duracell Ultra M3 highly enough.
 

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i hear the times are about 10 hours at normal clock speed
5 hours at 133mhz
so it would appear you are overclocking although i dont know if InfoNES overclocks or not!
 

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The majority of the time I use GP2600 and Frodo, and I'm getting 10-12 hours, no problem, with both off the shelf AA batteries, and Radio Shack rechargable ones.

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heh i went through a pair today, that was about 4-5 hours worth after putting BRAND NEW ones in
but they were crap to be fair
and i did flash my ROM
 

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Well... so it seems that the way I'm using my GP32 usually, which means
playing mostly GPScummVM, PCE and NES, I use up a pair of rechargable
or low-price batteries in about 4-5 hours, high prized batteries last about
1 hour longer.
I'll buy another pair of rechargables very soon, because that seems to be
the only way to go without ruining myself. High quality batteries are so
expensive (about 8$ for two pairs, at least in Switzerland), and I don't
want to recycle bags full of highly toxic material every month. I'm not
big of an environmental activist, but that's just too much to have a
good conscience about it...
 
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