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Article #3 (14 is last): Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.product.portfolio.tricks From: aa699@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Tony Thomas) Subject: Portfolio Batteries Posted-By: xx004 (aa699 - Tony Thomas) Reply-To: aa699@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Tony Thomas) Date: Sat Aug 31 06:38:21 1991 Date: Sat, 31 Aug 91 10:36:44 GMT Lines: 23 Apparently-To: freenet-sci-comp-atari-product-portfolio-tricks@usenet.INS.CWRU.Edu I have found that three quality alkaline batteries last for about 2-3 months of moderate use in the Portfolio. That means that you can easily go through 18-24 batteries a year even with moderate use. As spent alkaline batteries end up in landfills and cause pollution, a more sensible solution is to use nickel cadmium rechargable batteries (nicads) in your Portfolio. While the investment in a few sets of batteries and a charger will set you back about $20-30, you can easily realize savings within a year's time. I switched to nicads a few weeks ago with no problems and recommend that you change batteries about once a week to ensure that data loss due to low voltage will not occur. In addition, back up regularly to a RAM card whenever possible. Carry a spare set of alkaline batteries for computing marathons when your nicads may give out. All in all, you will save a lot of money AND help the environment. -- aa699 - Tony Thomas - The Atari Portfolio SIG - Type "go port" "Portable Computing Power Without the Price"