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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
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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"

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