[NTLK] AA batteries

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Sat Jun 20 15:55:02 EDT 2020

It is worth it, trust me. :)  You change what battery type though the normal system preferences.  With SoftCharge installed, you get a new option at the bottom.  "Battery" if I remember right, been a while since I changed it. :)


On 6/20/2020 2:02 PM, Dennis Swaney wrote:
> I have the SoftCharge package; just haven't installed it!
> Sincerely,
> Dennis B. Swaney
> "Cogito Ergo Mac"
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 10:43 AM Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:
>> They are fine for the long term, no damage will occur.  If you get "Nick's
>> soft charge" and install it (should be on UNNA if not let me know and I can
>> pass it), you can set the battery meter to show NiMH batteries (or lithium
>> or Nicad).  Otherwise it will show the calibration for alkalines which
>> won't be correct of course (but still work otherwise).
>> You can use the power adapter at the same time without issue.  Using the
>> battery cage/tray the Newton knows not to try to charge them and just draw
>> power to power it.  Disconnect it, and it will instantly switch back to the
>> batteries in the tray.
>> I haven't had working Newton battery pack for years, I just use the tray
>> with Nimah batteries.  I get at least a month of use on a charge with the
>> Nimh I am using (energizer, the precharged type which have very slow self
>> discharge rate almost on par with a normal alkalines), sometimes two months.
>> -Dan

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