power consumption after shutdown
Benjamin M. Schwartz
bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Fri Feb 13 23:21:41 EST 2009
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Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
> I take this to mean that *something* was draining some
> power for the two days the XO was sitting in its "shut down" state.
All rechargeable batteries lose stored energy over time. The phenomenon
is called "self-discharge". It is sometimes modeled as a large (but not
infinite) resistance in parallel with the battery.
Just be glad the batteries aren't Li-Ion. Those can self-discharge
totally in a month or less.
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