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 Post subject: Battery Help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:15 pm 
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i am looking for info on battery life mine has 270 some cycles and it will not run all day like some people talk about. should i buy a new battery or add a second one in media bay?


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 Post subject: Re: Battery Help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:35 pm 
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How long do you get from your battery now ? I use BatteryBar on all my Toughbooks, its free
http://download.cnet.com/BatteryBar/3000-2094_4-10866804.html

Also I moved this post to it's own thread

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:59 pm 
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A couple weeks ago I picked up a CF-30 battery for $20.00 and another for $25.00 . They both give me 4-5 hours of run time. Now a media bay battery will cost you about $100.00 + and only will give you 1 1/2 to 2 hours of run time. A lot of money for so little run time. I would buy another regular battery. Some thing to look into is this http://www.ebay.com/itm/400724229561?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT. It says for a 31 but it will fit a CF-30 as well. This is what I carry my spare battery in.

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Help
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:04 am 
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i will have to do an exacat time i work outside and screen is always as bright as i can get. i will time and will post it.


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 Post subject: Re: Battery Help
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:22 am 
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I have one CF-30mk2 that shows 7 hours on the battery,never seen that before. I buy used by the box,just got 20 of them and they average 2-4 hours for the decent ones

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Help
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:00 pm 
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if you only get 2-4 on a used how long do you get on a new? Are the OEM better than the aftermarket?


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 Post subject: Re: Battery Help
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:20 pm 
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pvballard wrote:
if you only get 2-4 on a used how long do you get on a new? Are the OEM better than the aftermarket?


Yes OEM is a LOT better and safer. On a new battery I get a good 5 hours on it BUT it all depends on what I am doing. Card games and some internet yes but watching a few movies...maybe 4 hours. What it comes down to is what you are doing.

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screen is always as bright as i can get


This will drain your battery a lot faster. I run mine at 60 -70% when on battery

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CF-19 MK1 /2 Emissive Keyboard * CF-28 MK3
CF-30 MK2 , Intel SSD, 4GB , GPS, W7 Ultimate , Bluetooth, Emissive Keyboard
CF-51 MK3LL Core 2 Duo T7600 Mod , W7, 4GB Ram, 160GB 7200RPM HDD, Finger Print Reader
CF-52MK1 Core2Duo 2GHz, Intel SSD X25 Series ,4GB , BT with dock
CF-52 MK4 i5‑2540M 2.60GHz, ATI Discrete Graphics, Intel 120GB SSD, 16GB,W7 Pro 64bit
CF-53MK1 i5/2520, Kingston Hyper X SSD 240GB, 16GB memory, W7 Pro 64bit with dock
And the little guys CF-M34 MK3 and MK7
Infologix / MediSlate 10.4" tablet
Cel Google Pixel XL
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 Post subject: Re: Battery Help
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:25 pm 
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Aftermarket are garbage,you also have to remember the ones I'm buying are not CF-30 batteries but used yellow and blue tabs for 29,30,51,52. I have several actual 30 batteries in units here.

The stock 30 battery with the bump out tab will run longer.

7 hours is about the most you will get out of one,that's my understanding. I have some 5+ hour ones also. The screen is the battery killer,doesn't matter if its the tablet I'm on or a laptop.

And to get 7 hours you will need to be in power save mode with the screen turned down,otherwise maybe 4 hours.

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Help
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:19 pm 
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i work out side and so i have to keep the screen bright and i am old with glasses LOL. here is what i got today.
6:30 am power says 4:11 at 98%
6:00pm 17 min at 7%
screen on time was 3:33 the rest of the time it was asleep.
there was new battery on ebay for 59.00


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 Post subject: Re: Battery Help
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:48 pm 
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I hear old and glasses,trifocals for me. Rarely drive at night anymore.

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