You know how sometimes you have trouble sleeping? Then you decide it’s dawn already, so you might as well get up and do something useful? You feel like doing early morning reading when house is so quite. You are well into the book, about to wrap it up, and your emotions are starting to flow as you unravel the ending, and as you flip the page, you get a warning battery low message, connect your Kindle to power source!
This is the third time I notice this strange behavior with my 6″ Kindle (2nd Generation). Twice before, I would leave it off for weeks, almost full of charge, and next time I want to read I see the battery already went dead. I tried to mistake my self for it, but today I started reading with battery close to 75%. I was reading for two hours, and when the battery was easily above 25%, all of a sudden I got the battery critical message, preparing to go off. So much for the whole week usage with 1 charge, mind you I always have my wireless connection off! Ironically also, I have just recently updated to Version 2.3 of Kindle, which is supposed to bring in much longer battery life.
One fact is, I have recently added a bunch of books to the Kindle, so one might argue it’s been indexing them. But that explains only part of the drain. What about the previous two failures? And even today, I doubt the Kindle’s been indexing books for 2 hours. At least it shouldn’t be.
So I have two questions:
1- Is the battery supposed to drain while power is off?
2- Anyone else getting the same problem?
For the record, I always recharge through the laptop USB.