Laptop accessories forum: Duracell Powersource Mobile 100

by: jainagray December 5, 2009 12:02 PM PST

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Duracell Powersource Mobile 100

by jainagray - 12/5/09 12:02 PM

Hi, everyone:

I just bought this and it give me about 1.50 to 1.75 hours of runtime on my older model HP NC6000 laptop. If you also have this device, here's my question:

This relates to when the device's charge is running out. In the manual it describes 3 progressive behaviors that occur as the device runs out of power at the following thresholds: 10.0, 9.5 and 9.0 V. Each behavior is a combination of lights and beeps on the device. These behaviors are supposed to give you enough time to exit gracefully from whatever you're doing or switch to AC power or whatever. My device does not behave as the manual describes. It just displays an orange "battery" LED, beeps twice and uncermoniously shuts down, which forces my laptop battery to kick in. It doesn't go through all the warnings described in the manual.

I'm a bit worried about running the device when my laptop battery is low or discharged. Since the power source doesn't go through the warning procedure described in the manual, it seems like it will just abruptly remove power to the laptop, which can't be a good thing happy.

Does anyone else have this device? Does it behave this way or go through the warnings described in the manual?

Or can someone recommend an inexpensive alternative? I think I paid about $42.00 at Amazon.com. I'm assuming Amazon will take it back.

TIA

Jaina

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