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Old 04-14-2010, 09:37 PM
Ellisrelocation Ellisrelocation is offline
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Default Battery life on the P3?

I need help figuring out the battery life on my husbands new P3. The specs said he could get 30 hours out of it and right now he's getting less than 8. He's listening to it via BT headphones and a playlist. Turned down the backlighting etc etc (that tech support said to do) and nothing is helping to stretch it for his full workday.

Anyone know if there is firmware we need to download that might help this? I tried to download the latest firmware for the player but having issues with the unzip part for some reason??

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Old 04-15-2010, 01:43 AM
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Hi, Well the 30 hours as per my guess is provided if it is playing thro the normal earphone.If one uses bluetooth the battery consumption is bound to increase and migt reduce the time.Try full charge and play with the original earphone that has come along the pack.I think it should play pretty well for atleast 20 + hours.I have personally not tried it.Also whats the firmware you are using.The latest is 2.2....I dont think firmware is the culprit in this regard.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:40 AM
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Thanks for replying. He used the regular headphones when he first got it and had the same issue with the battery life, which is why we arent suspecting the bluetooth.

Anyone else have any ideas?
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:06 AM
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Trust me it is the bluetooth that is eating your battery life, I had my P3 for a few months before I bailed on it, I got between 4 to 6 hours battery life. The 30 hours they claim will never happen in the real world. To be fair, all portable devices rarely ever get the claimed battery life in the real world. Higher quality mp3 files will also eat battery life, as all my collection is 320 bit versus the 128 bit quality they use to test. They never touch the screen the entire time they run the test which is not usually the case for most people. In other words, I don't think you have a defective unit you just have a realistic real world unit.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:00 PM
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I get a solid 14 hours on mine. I didn't realize though that the higher bit rate uses more power. Why is that? Also remember when you charge your unit, don't over charge.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:16 AM
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The bluetooth will absolutely absorb every last bit of your battery life. Trust me, it is definitely bluetooth.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:09 AM
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OK thank you for your help.
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