[Vrstream] Okay, so I lied... Battery issue
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.
> On 8/18/12, Ghost Child <myste at cox.net> wrote:
>> Hi Jim,
>> Ordinarily, I'd agree with you and blame the replacement charger,
>> where can one find a HumanWare charger that doesn't cost an arm and a
>> I've only located one or two places which carry replacement batteries,
>> none which carry replacement chargers.) The charger may not be ideal,
>> as I said before, I only replaced that in the last year or so, and my
>> has never held a charge near what it should since I got it over 3 years
>> (so I'm way out of warrantee concerns anyhow,) and I'm on my fourth
>> now. I've tried all the recommended techniques: letting the battery
>> 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
>> 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"
>> fully charged, has always said "Greater than 23 hours" since I got it...
>> 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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