[bookport] Re: Ordinary Batteries?

  • From: "bill russell" <bartimaeus@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:43:51 -0600

Why not use a lithum cell to keep config info but use regular batteries as
well as make the batt pack an option?

-----Original Message-----
From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Robert Acosta
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 10:00 AM
To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bookport] Re: Ordinary Batteries?

Pamela, i am glad that you guys are switching to the battery packs as the 
contacts do bend easily.  Will I be able to use the batter pack in my 
Bookport or is this for the new versions? Bob
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "PAMELA RADER" <PRADER@xxxxxxx>
To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 5:46 AM
Subject: [bookport] Re: Ordinary Batteries?

> Since I wasn't involved in the decision-making process, but because I
> test Book Ports that come in for repair, I can only assume that it
> seemed more logical in the end to use a battery pack.  The current
> design has been very problematic, because the contacts bend easily, so
> they were looking for an easier option.  Also, quite sometime ago, you
> may remember Larry did a survey on which type of springs were preferred.
> Plus, the decision to include an AC Adaptor weighed in on the decision.
> Personally, I'd rather see it remain as portable as it is, but that's
> just my opinion.  But on the other hand, we use battery packs in our
> tape recorders and cell phones and it's not all that bad.
> American Printing House For The Blind
> 1839 Frankfort Ave.
> Louisville, KY  40206
> PHONE:  1-800-223-1839, Ext. 307
>>>> ka7ojt@xxxxxxxxxxx 01/16/07 10:37PM >>>
> I am replying not only to express agreement but to make an honest
> inquiry as to what, if any, are the advantages of using a
> proprietary battery pack rather than those which are readily
> available such as double A batteries.
> Don Roberts
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Franklin Johnson" <franklin1234@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 6:01 PM
> Subject: [bookport] Re: Ordinary Batteries?
> Pamela I wish APH would reconsider making the rechargeable
> battery
> pack proprietary.  The rechargeable feature is a good idea.
> However
> many of the users of the BookPort are on limited incomes and
> typically one is unable to get bye sending a device in for
> servicing
> for less than @100 when all is said and done.
> At 03:16 PM 1/16/2007, you wrote:
>>I don't know all of the particulars, but I know it's going to be
>>rechargeable Battery Pack, which will be replaceable, but you'll
>>probably order it from APH.
>>American Printing House For The Blind
>>1839 Frankfort Ave.
>>Louisville, KY  40206
>>PHONE:  1-800-223-1839, Ext. 307
>> >>> ring.richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 01/16/07 03:13PM >>>
>>Although I can tell that the Bookport 2 will most likely have
>>rechargeable batteries, will they be user replaceable?
>>Or, could they be removed and ordinary non-rechargeable
>>batteries be
>>substituted; or, is it way too soon to know?
>>I only ask this question because I have been in situations where
>>really wanted to finish a book and the batteries died and I
>>any kind of outlet.
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