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Battery life on PALM 3
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Post 1 made on Friday November 24, 2000 at 12:13
Dan K.
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As a user of the Palm 3 as a URC,and a handheld computer I found it a must to use some type of rechargable batteries.
I am using nickel metal hydrade batteries.
A set of alkaline batteries was lasting about 2 weeks.
The nimh batteries last about 1 week on a charge.
The battery life on the nimh batteries is supposed to be around 750 charges.
A good site to check out the options out there on batteries and chargers is

OP | Post 2 made on Friday November 24, 2000 at 16:45
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I use the Rayovac Renewal rechargeable alkalines, and they seem to have as much or more lasting power than a regular Alklaline battery. And you can charge them up at any time, no need for them to drain down to nothing like the nicads.

I'm suprised that your nimh's are only lasting a week! But, as I've found out with my cell phone, they do last a long time (as in number of total charges). They do however eventually develop a memory like the nicads, it only takes longer.

Greg :-)
OP | Post 3 made on Saturday November 25, 2000 at 16:53
Dan K.
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Here is a link to an interesting product to power a Palm.[Link:]
OP | Post 4 made on Saturday November 25, 2000 at 17:02
Dan K.
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I should have listed the the item code to enter in the search area of this sight.It is 11dpppdalpal.

OP | Post 5 made on Sunday November 26, 2000 at 02:11
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Dan. I can't get that product code to work. Could you double check it for me, please?


Greg :-)
OP | Post 6 made on Sunday November 26, 2000 at 05:05
Dan K.
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Sorry about that mix up.
I think there's a slight chance that I might finally get this right.
The product code is 11dpppdapal.

OP | Post 7 made on Wednesday December 27, 2000 at 11:53
David B.
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I just got my wife a Visor for Christmas, and the Alkaline batteries that came with it have nearly expired after just 4 days. Of course we've been playing with it almost constantly, showing it off to family and friends.

I went to Radio Shack today to get rechargeables. I've had a GREAT universal battery charger for awhile, (an INNOVATIONS Battery Manager ULTRA), so I was looking for any battery technology with a good life and long lasting power output. They sell 2-pack AAA NMH batterys for $9.99. These are rated at 1.2 volts, 600mAh. Ni-Cads are cheaper, but rated 1.2 volts, 300mAh. In theory, and NMH battery should last twice as long as a Ni-cad.

My Radio Shack has had a hard time selling rechargeable Alkalines, so they were cheap. I got a four-pack for $6.49. They will try to sell you a $30 to $40 alkaline recharger, since alkalines aren't supposed to be charged the same as ni-cads or NMH.

I STRONGLY recommend everyone get the INNOVATIONS Battery Manager. It has digital progress read-outs for each of four batteries it can charge at one time. It states very clearly in the manual that it will safely recharge:

Zinc Chloride
Conventional Alkaline
Nickel Cadmium
Alkaline rechargeable
Cadmium and mercury-free versions of any of the above.
and Nickel Metal Hydride

I have one and LOVE IT! And NO, I don't work for or own any stock in Innovations.

David B.

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