09-05-2012 07:15 AM
My suggestions: just get over it. The battery on my nearly two year old H1 has never lasted more than 3 days.Not a big deal.
The conclusions from endless posts on this topic seem to be:
1. All batteries are not the same. Time to recharge is not consistent, and some swell but most dont
2. All H1's are the same. Time to charge is not consistent.
It may be the battery or the H1 or a combination of both.
09-08-2012 09:33 PM
I'm more interested in the fact that the batteries don't appear to be made very well. When I first got my Harmony One about 2 years and 3 months ago, the batteries lasted about 5 days. Now they won't hold a charge for more than a day with little to no use. Two years for a battery to completely burn out and be unable to hold a charge is not a good record.
11-19-2012 04:51 PM
If it's any consolation, I have two Harmony One remotes here. The first was bought 06/2010 and the second was bought 06/2012. The older one has always held charge for around 10-14 days even with a fair amount of usage and continues to do so to this day.
The newer remote will only hold a charge for around 7 days with the same amount of usage and yes the newer remote does get a little warm after being on the charger, whereas the older one does not.
Since the second remote is a replacement for a worn out 880, I today, decided to swap the new remotes battery for the 880's battery. I don't know what the results will be, but I do recall that the 880 had fairly good battery life also. The 880's battery is a bit long in the tooth though, being around 7 years old or thereabouts.
With the newer remote I also noticed that the battery charge indicator would show 3 green bars for only a very brief time (hours) and then will stay at 2 bars until just before the low battery warning appears, when it drops to a single red bar or no bar at all.
The older remote displays 3 green bars for quite a while (days) before dropping to two bars and then finally dropping to one bar and remaining there until it turns red, which is when I place it on the charger. I don't recall ever seeing the low battery warning on the older remote more than once or twice in all the time I have owned it.
Maybe I have been fortunate and unfortunate regarding battery life, but the problem of short battery life seems to me, to be the battery itself and NOT the Harmony remote.
Regardless of the battery life issues, I still LOVE my Harmony's