[Vrstream] Okay, so I lied... Battery issue

Tom Rutherford n8euj at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 19 11:55:16 EDT 2012


I see in E-mail from Perkins yesterday that they have it for $258, but I 
can't tell you what the expiration date is.  HumanWare's is $275, I believe. 
Oh, and free shipping from Perkins.

-- 73 DE Tom Rutherford, N8EUJ, Burton, MI
"She said it was either her or the ham radio.  Over."


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Moira Egan" <moira.egan at gmail.com>
To: "Ghost Child" <myste at cox.net>
Cc: <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2012 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Vrstream] Okay, so I lied... Battery issue


> Hi, Becky and all.  I know this doesn't help you much Becky, but I
> just thought I'd mention that my Stream doesn't really heat up when
> running off battery.  It does get a bit warm when plugged in, but not
> really when I'm using it unplugged.  I also thought I'd mention that
> Humanware has a promotion on a new Stream including the softpak for a
> significant reduction in price (I can't remember the exact amount)
> through the end of August.  The details have been posted previously on
> this list and would I'm sure be available through Humanware.
> Best,
> Moira
>
>
> On 8/18/12, Ghost Child <myste at cox.net> wrote:
>> Hi Jim,
>>
>>      Ordinarily, I'd agree with you and blame the replacement charger, 
>> (and
>> where can one find a HumanWare charger that doesn't cost an arm and a 
>> leg?
>> I've only located one or two places which carry replacement batteries, 
>> and
>> none which carry replacement chargers.)  The charger may not be ideal, 
>> but,
>> as I said before, I only replaced that in the last year or so, and my
>> Stream
>> has never held a charge near what it should since I got it over 3 years
>> ago,
>> (so I'm way out of warrantee concerns anyhow,) and I'm on my fourth 
>> battery
>> now.  I've tried all the recommended techniques: letting the battery 
>> drain
>> completely before recharging it, trying to keep the unit cool, (though it
>> does heat up after it's been on for a couple of hours, no matter what,)
>> etc., but apparently my Stream itself is just defective, and no new 
>> battery
>> or adapter is going to fix it, so I think I'll keep my $50 toward when my
>> Stream dies entirely and I'll have to replace it.  Then I'll get a new
>> adapter anyway! :)  I seem to be cursed with bad battery life, as even my
>> DTBM from NLS, which says it should say "Greater than 29 hours battery"
>> when
>> fully charged, has always said "Greater than 23 hours" since I got it...
>> So
>> I leave it plugged in, as it says it won't harm the battery, and then I
>> won't have to worry about it.
>>
>> Becky C.
>>
>>
>>
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