[NTLK] Long Time Storage

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Tue Apr 30 18:16:22 EDT 2013

If you are looking for the best battery life, just don't let the
batteries lie around dead.  That is the WORST thing you can do with them
(with regard with the batteries) is leave them around dead.

If you are looking for long term storage without having to charge the
batteries quite as much, remove the battery packs from the newtons and
leave them in a good room temp location.  And perhaps every 6 months
power them/charge them up.  Or a little sooner if the batteries go dead
quicker than that.

If you don't care about the batteries, then I wouldn't worry other than
powering them up once a year or so.  Some say every 6 months is better
for capacitors, but that is debatable.  Some have been in storage for
years without power and were fine.  I guess it just depends.  I
personally would fire them once or twice a year.  :)


On 4/30/2013 1:13 AM, Clu wrote:
> What is the best way to store Newtons?
> I have two, I have kept them on charge for some time, and that has 
> allowed their batteries to still maintain somewhat of a charge to this day.
> I like to play with them from time to time, but one of the problems I 
> have always had with the Newton is how they turn on at like 3 am in the 
> morning no matter if you asked them to or not.  Was there ever a fix for 
> this?
> My Newtons are probably powered on 24/7 because of this, and have 
> probably been this way for years.  How can we put a stop to this so they 
> can get more rest?
> Doc Clu

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