Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Antioch, IL
Bikes: Giant Defy Advanced I, Montague folding bike, and Cannondale Road Warrior 500
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wireless computer battery life
My bike sat in the garage for a couple of months and the battery for the wireless sending unit was dead this morning. It seems as if the battery dies every time the bike sits for awhile. It's one of those odd sized 9v batteries, that so many brands use. I just wonder if I'm the only one who has battery life issues with these units. I'm on my third brand of computer now but I've had the problem with all of them.
So the question is what is the expected battery life with these transmitters? and why does the battery seem to die when the bike is just setting?
I'm an EE but I just can't see why these batteries seem to die so quickly, they're alkiline batteries so they should have a decent shelf life, and with the short pulses they use, I'd expect at least a year from them but the best I get is 6 months, and less if the bike sets.
Just wonder what others get.
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Last edited by genel; 03-12-08 at 08:12 PM.