[maemo-users] N900 battery duration

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Tue Nov 10 17:55:41 EET 2009
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:22 AM, Tuomas Kulve <tuomas at kulve.fi> wrote:
> Eero Tamminen wrote:
>> (You may remember that e.g. N8x0 use less battery if it's put to
>> offline-mode instead of being shut down for the night.)
> How's that possible? Offline mode shuts down the wireless stuff but
> still runs the cpu. And, afaik, shutting down the device shuts down the
> cpu etc. as well (not sure what happens if you have alarms there). Do
> you happen to have a pointer to some old discussions or wherever this
> has been explained?
> --
> Tuomas

This is just one of many myths regarding the tablets. What is true is
that if you turn your tablet off and on *many* times during a day, you
will experience shorter battery duration than if you just put it to
sleep. The reasons are as stated: when starting up and shutting down
you are running the machine at full blast for a significant length of
time, which rarely happens otherwise. However, if you only turn it on
once or twice a day, your battery will last many more days if you shut
it down than if you leave it on, even at maximum power savings.

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