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Nautiz Battery Saving Tips

The Handheld Nautiz has a battery which is rated to last for a full 8 hour workday.  But these numbers are typically reported after testing under optimal conditions, it is entirely possible to have the battery run down in less than 8 hours if all the nautiz features are being used all day.

Here are some steps to optimize battery performance:

  • Under Settings | System | Backlight | Battery power check the "Turn off backlight if not used for" checkbox and set a reasonable timeout value.
  • Under Settings | System | Backlight | Advanced Set the Backlight brightness settings to the minimum required to see your screen under current conditions.  You can turn this setting down in the evening or during winter.
  • Under Settings | System | Power | Advanced check the "Turn off device if it is not used for" checkbox and set a reasonable timeout value.
  • Look in Settings | Connections and disable any of the connection methods (ie: wi-fi or Bluetooth) if you do NOT use them.
  • When work is interupted in the field, make it a habit to briefly tap the power button on the Nautiz to put it in "Sleep mode."  Briefly tap it again and wait about 3 seconds to start it again.  bluetooth connections will be retained.  Be sure not to "Long hold" the power button to awake it or it will re-boot the device which is time consuming.

The Nautiz manual has some comments about caring for the lithium battery for long term service:

  • Use the included AC adapter only.
  • There is no need to fully discharge the battery before charging. You can charge the battery before it
    is discharged.
  • Do not charge the battery where the temperature is high (e.g. in direct sunlight).
    As a protection against damage, your device stops charging when the battery’s temperature is
    extremely high or low. In high temperature conditions, the charging stops when the battery’s
    temperature gets above 70 °C (158 °F) and continues when the temperature lowers to 60 °C (140
    F). In low temperature conditions, the charging stops when the temperature gets below -5 °C (23 °F)
    and continues when the temperature rises to 0 °C (32 °F).
  • If you will not use the product for a long period of time, be sure to fully charge the battery at least
    once every two weeks. Over discharge of the battery can affect the charging performance.
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  1. James Johnston

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