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BJ1945
01-31-2006, 04:21 PM
I just got a 7130 and noticed that the battery only lasts a little over a day.
Operating conditions:
1. Turned down backlight screen to 0 (lowest).
2. No Bluetooth, disabled.
3. Turned on from 6am until midnight. Wireless always on: minimum one bar signal strength anywhere.
4. Only 5 min of phone calls per day.
5. Use web browers 10 min per day.
6. No email hookup.
7. Use PDA functions 20 min total per day.


Is this typical?
Does the web browser use power even when not downloading pages?
Any other power conservation suggestions?

Thanks.

codyman
01-31-2006, 04:47 PM
make sure you condition the battery over the next few days. Fully cycle the battery at least three times.

Are you in a low signal area? That will increase the drain on a battery.

d_fisher
01-31-2006, 04:49 PM
That sounds pretty crappy to me. You should get 2 days+ per full charge on a new battery. The downside is that your cellular carrier will probably balk at replacing the battery because it does work for one day at a time.

BJ1945
01-31-2006, 05:50 PM
Cycling the battery: Should I drain it all the way down as part of the 3 times cycling?

BJ1945
01-31-2006, 05:52 PM
On a regular basis, is it better to "top off" the battery by always charging it, or let it drain down before charging?

d_fisher
02-01-2006, 08:43 AM
Check out this thread...

Max The Battery Life Of Your New BlackBerry (http://www.blackberryforums.com/showthread.php?t=3031)