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verypsb
2008-05-22, 13:30
Does anybody think the battery life of the SqueezeBox Controller is too short?
I think it is, when using the controller intensively it only last for a few hours...

Best regards,

Dennis.

andynormancx
2008-05-22, 13:40
If I use it pretty much constantly it lasts about 4-5 hours. But then that isn't the way that I use it normally. If I am carrying it round the house with me, queuing up albums and changing radio stations regualarly then it lasts a day and a half.

Most of the time however I don't play with it that much and the battery has only dropped to 75% by the end of the day. So battery life is fine for my usage.

I certainly wouldn't want a larger battery in it, I like the size of the Controller as it is.

Ben Sandee
2008-05-22, 15:23
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 3:30 PM, verypsb <
verypsb.39twwb1211488501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

>
> Does anybody think the battery life of the SqueezeBox Controller is too
> short?


Make sure you have power settings set correctly, they seem to have been
reset for some people to disable the important power management.

Settings->Advanced->Factory Test->Power Management:

Sleep Timeout: 60 (not sure about the default for this actually)
Suspend Timeout:3600 (again, I may have tweaked mine)
Suspend Enabled: CHECKED
Suspend Wake: UNCHECKED
Wireless Power Save: CHECKED

I may file a bug suggesting that a future firmware update reset all of these
values because there are so many people whose settings seem to have been set
incorrectly (I know mine were at one point).

Ben

andynormancx
2008-05-22, 16:18
Wireless power save was definitely unchecked for me when I first installed my Duet.

Ben Sandee
2008-05-22, 16:31
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 6:18 PM, andynormancx <
andynormancx.39u4jb1211498401 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

>
> Wireless power save was definitely unchecked for me when I first
> installed my Duet.


I suggest you add your experiences here:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=8215

Ben

Mark Miksis
2008-05-22, 17:10
Suspend Wake: UNCHECKED

What does this one do?

bpa
2008-05-22, 17:30
See post #7 and #10 in this thread

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=46508

Key points


the wireless power save mode is dynamically enabled/disabled while the Controller is communicating with SqueezeCenter




If you enable "Suspend wake" then your Controller will automatically wake up from suspend mode after a few seconds, this is used for testing the suspend-resume cycle.