palm IIIxe battery

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  1. j0ckser

    j0ckser Mobile Enthusiast

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    i have been using alkaline batteries in my beloved IIIxe and find that i am using too many. i have now NMH rechargeable batteries. i am using a program called batteryinfo v1.3 (from freewarepalm.com) and it gives me 3 battery options to track: alkaline, nicad, lithium - no NMH cos they didn't exist when this software was written.

    QUERY1: which of the 3 do i use to track battery life?
    QUERY2: is there a similar freeware program that might include NMH?

    please and thank you.
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    There was a dot shortcut you need to run to 'change' the battery calibration circuit to make it aware you are using another type of battery ... let's see ... ah ! Found it !
    Have you already done that to set it right ?

    Secondly, I used BatteryTime (also freeware) to track the battery. It is irrespective of the type of battery you use once you have set the previous mentioned calibration correctly :)
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    many thanks Holvoetn.

    i have switched to batmon 1.2.5 and it allows for direct type change using the script you offered.

    is there a list of the various battery types? i have now a NiCad setting - i take it that 7=NiCad. is that similar enough to NMH?
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    It should be Alkaline/NiCad/Rechargeable Alkaline/NiMH

    But if it does not show NiMH on your device (some devices don't show this), NiCad is the closest you can get for NiMH as far as I know.
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    AGAIN thank you.

    i have just read that NiCad and NiMH are similar enough to use the NiCad setting for my monitor.

    ..regards..
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    You're welcome :newpalm:
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