Power use in cradle?

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I have a Palm IIIx. I have heard a rumour that when sitting in the Hotsync
cradle that is connected to my desktop's serial port there is a slight
additional drain on the Palm's batteries when the desktop is running. I tend
to leave it sitting in the cradle after doing a Hotsync just as a convenient
place to have it when working at my desk. Can anyone tell me if that is true
or not please? Thanks.

Peter in New Zealand. (Pull the plug out to reply.)
Collector of old cameras, tropical fish fancier, good coffee nutter, and
compulsive computer fiddler.

Re: Power use in cradle?

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 Yeah, more or less. When connected to a PC serial port, there's a
slight drain. Details and a fix here:

 http://www.conklinsystems.com/palm/drainfix /

 Note that the fix listed there might cause issues in the unlikely
case that you hook up the cradle directly to a modem. If you do that,
then the simple alternative is to only put the Palm in cradle when
you're doing a sync.


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Re: Power use in cradle?

Brilliant! Just did the mod and everything's fine. Many thanks for that
link. Have a nice day.


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