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To add to this --- no matter what - we always carry 2 sets of four AA
batteries - one is a new packed set. This is a good backup for these
'just-in-case' scenarios.

Thanks
Viquar

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Brandy bergenstock
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>  This came across the Ga FLL yahoo group adn I thought it was important
> for everyone to realize:
>
> The other day my team had taken one of their NXT bricks with them to a
> meeting.  When we got home, the battery was completely discharged. After
> recharging it, my  daughter discovered that the "Sleep" setting was at 60
> minutes. The brick had  accidentally turned on during transport and since
> the sleep setting was so long,  it ran the battery down. We discovered that
> the 60 minute setting is the default for both the 1.26 and 1.31 firmware
> update. That is WAY too long!
>
> If you have updated your firmware, you should check the sleep setting and
> change  it is a more reasonable time (perhaps in the 2-5 minute time frame).
> This way you won't accidentally run down your battery. I'd hate for someone
> to discover their battery was dead when they arrived at a competition.
>
> To access the sleep setting on the NXT brick, go to:
>
> Settings
> Sleep
> and then change the time with the arrow buttons
>
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