08-26-2009 06:21 AM
Just got the Express as a present. The manual says 10 hour battery life which I assumed meant when using it with an i-Pod - but that appears to be the life when only the clock is being used. Surely that LED shouldn't be running down six AA batteries so quickly.
Any ideas please?
10-27-2009 07:17 AM
I have the exact same issue! bought it saturday used for literally 20 min (ipod nano) turned off, clock on.. on the monday morning the thing was dead! no power.. 6 fresh new batteries drained? power a/c works fine. is it really draining the batteries using only the clock?
10-27-2009 09:20 AM
I have actually given up running this on batteries - I even tried high power rechargeable but they don't last any longer. Relocated the unit to be next to a mains plug
10-28-2009 09:32 AM
really huh .. well thanks, i was going to buy expensive rechargable eneloops.. but i wont! i really needed something portable (battery) so that I dont have to have a power cable running down my shelve unit.
10-28-2009 09:42 AM
It makes sense to me that the batteries would drain while running the display. The product was not designed to sit on a table showing the clock all day on batteries.
A use case might be to take it out on a patio for a few hours, then bring it back inside and plug it into AC.
11-03-2009 02:13 AM
Well it might not be designed to run the display on batteries for a reasonable period but it doesn't actually tell you that anywhere
What sort of team do you have that designs a device that runs down 6 AA batteries in less than 10 hours just driving an LCD display? Doesn't sound too professional to me!
11-03-2009 09:16 AM
I set up a Pure-Fi Express Plus with 6 new AA batteries.
I set the time to 14:27 on Friday afternoon. The batteries were dead by 8 AM Monday morning.
The display is very bright and the product, as I mentioned before, was not designed to operate permanently on battery power.
07-15-2010 10:29 AM - edited 07-15-2010 10:30 AM
That's still pretty rubbish
If you take it anywhere to use it with batteries you have to
1. Not put the batteries in until you are going to use it or else the thing might use them up before you even get there.
2. Remember to remove the batteries every single time you stop using the speakers or they might be dead when you try to use it again.
3. Try not to lose the batteries you've taken out.
4. Remember to put the batteries back in every time you want to use the speakers.
5. Go to 2.
I have managed to get one hours music out of 12 batteries with this thing so far over the course of 2 days, it is a disgrace.
(Not cheap batteries either the expensive long lasting batteries)
The display dims when you turn it off but even then it seems to eat batteries.
Any kind of clock should be able to run for months on one AA battery let alone 6 of them.
The display should turn off entirely by default when on battery power and allow the user to explicitly switch it on if it's such a power hog.
And as for: " as I mentioned before, was not designed to operate permanently on battery power"
I don't expect it to run permanently on battery power but I do think it is not unreasonable to expect to get a few days out of it where you actually listen to it for an hour or less a day.
Not to find that it has already eaten your batteries before you get to your destination without having even docked the ipod to it.
02-20-2011 01:45 AM
Just received a Logitech Pure-Fi Express Plus as a gift to take camping - batteries went dead first night. Pretty annoyed as there was no indication on the box/instructions etc, that batteries need to be removed if not plugged into power.