|Re: batteries for 48G+, 49G+, 48GII|
Message #5 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 7 Feb 2005, 12:04 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Eduardo Costa
first of all, forgive me: I added a wrong information in my last post. Actually the 650mAh rechargeable batteries I use in the HP71B are NiMH, too. About discharging time, let me first compare the HP71B and the HP49g+:
1 - the HP71B uses four AAA instead of the three ones used in the HP49G+;
2 - I actually use the HP71B less than I use the HP49G+;
3 - the HP49G+ "eats" batteries; it has higher speed (internal clock) and this is, by itself, one of the reasons.
About the fact the NiMH rechargeable batteries live longer than Alkaline, I always took this based on their actual life, not each charging cycle. In fact, everytime I used alkalines instead of the rechargeables I know and use, their "life time" was a lot of times longer that a single discharge of the rechargeables.
I have not used the new NiMH ones yet; for example, I don't know the specs for this IC3 unit. Based on what you say, the newer NiMH are something to try out. I'm impressed!
Thanks for your information.