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Re: External battery pack for Sony PCM-M10

Subject: Re: External battery pack for Sony PCM-M10
From: "Hugh Livingston" oaklandonian
Date: Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:58 pm ((PST))
I get 78 hours on the PCM M10 with lithium AA rechargeables, no problem

I remember when I got the device the factory
batteries lasted me almost 4 months of recording
here and there, probably 100 hours. I had to
replace them in the Czech Republic and two hours
later I was back at the store. So don't use
post-communist batteries.

>Hi Peter, I'm interested in your experience.
>With two good AA cells I get more than 30 hours
>with M10. If I would get more I'd also consider
>Lithium AA cells. With another recorder I get
>3-4 times extension.
>Comparing AA with D, I'd expect more than 4-5
>time extension. However no perfect rules ... it
>also depends on the recorder ...
>I suppose you're planning to record MP3, as the
>main limit in the M10 is the use of max 32GB. I
>tried with a 64GB SDXC but unsuccessfully (maybe
>I have to try again....)
>Let us know your findings.
>2013/12/15 Peter Shute <<>>
>I've just put together an external battery pack
>(2xD cells) for my M10, and I've got a few
>questions about how it will behave, if anyone
>else has done this.
>- When I plug it, the battery indicator on the
>screen goes off. Will there be any sort of
>warning when the battery is getting low?
>- Will it switch to the internal battery when the external one goes flat?
>- How many hours should I expect from D cells?
>I'm guessing they're about 4 or 5 times the
>capacity of the AA cells?
>- It seems to switch between internal and
>external without interruption when I unplug it
>and plug it back in. Are there any problems with
>doing that while it's recording?
>Peter Shute
>Sent from my iPhone
>Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e Ricerche Ambientali
>Universit=E0 degli Studi di Pavia
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