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 <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > 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 > > ------------------------------ > To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit > https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave > the list". > VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ADMIN-L. Visit > https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html to subscribe. -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ADMIN-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html to subscribe.