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July 20, 2004 3:04:44 PM

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Hi

I have bought a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 and
was wondering if it works with rechargable batteries? I'm
thinking of getting some so that I don't have to keep
buying them.

Thanks for any replies
Neal
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July 20, 2004 5:32:54 PM

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Hello

can't hurt to just try it and see what happens.

al


Neal wrote:

> Hi
>
> I have bought a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 and
> was wondering if it works with rechargable batteries? I'm
> thinking of getting some so that I don't have to keep
> buying them.
>
> Thanks for any replies
> Neal
Anonymous
July 21, 2004 1:55:18 AM

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"Neal" <msonline@nealmail.cjb.net> wrote in message
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> I have bought a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 and
> was wondering if it works with rechargable batteries? I'm

It will. But the high initial cost of the batteries, the
cost of replacing them (they're not immortal), and the
(admittedly marginal) cost of the electricity needed to
recharge them make this a questionable investment. A more
economical course of action would be to remove one of the
batteries from the mouse when it's not being used. From the
standpoint of equipment design, providing a mechanism for
powering down the mouse (a mechanical switch?) when the user
chooses to do so would be a better solution but Microsoft's
engineers chose not to take that route. Perhaps they or MS
own stock in Duracell or somesuch.

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Bob
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July 21, 2004 1:16:47 PM

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Read the manual that came with the mouse..


"Neal" <msonline@nealmail.cjb.net> wrote in message
news:0bdf01c46e84$094e4780$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> I have bought a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 and
> was wondering if it works with rechargable batteries? I'm
> thinking of getting some so that I don't have to keep
> buying them.
>
> Thanks for any replies
> Neal
Anonymous
July 21, 2004 3:18:58 PM

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I agree with Mike. Here is the reason. Most rechargeable batteries AA
batteries provide 1.2 volts, but an Alkaline AA battery provides 1.5
volts. What can happen is if the hardware isn't designed will or can't
handle the undervoltage, you can actually cause damage to your hardware
by short circuiting it. I have done this to one of my wireless
keyboards already. Lesson learned :( 

----
Nathan McNulty


Mike wrote:
> Read the manual that came with the mouse..
>
>
> "Neal" <msonline@nealmail.cjb.net> wrote in message
> news:0bdf01c46e84$094e4780$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>
>>Hi
>>
>>I have bought a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 and
>>was wondering if it works with rechargable batteries? I'm
>>thinking of getting some so that I don't have to keep
>>buying them.
>>
>>Thanks for any replies
>>Neal
>
>
>
July 22, 2004 12:15:16 AM

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I don't currently use a wireless mouse, but I do remember seeing something
to the effect that rechargeable batteries could NOT be used..

"Nathan McNulty" <nospam@msn.com> wrote in message
news:o CK7x80bEHA.2352@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> I agree with Mike. Here is the reason. Most rechargeable batteries AA
> batteries provide 1.2 volts, but an Alkaline AA battery provides 1.5
> volts. What can happen is if the hardware isn't designed will or can't
> handle the undervoltage, you can actually cause damage to your hardware
> by short circuiting it. I have done this to one of my wireless
> keyboards already. Lesson learned :( 
>
> ----
> Nathan McNulty
>
>
> Mike wrote:
> > Read the manual that came with the mouse..
> >
> >
> > "Neal" <msonline@nealmail.cjb.net> wrote in message
> > news:0bdf01c46e84$094e4780$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> >
> >>Hi
> >>
> >>I have bought a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 and
> >>was wondering if it works with rechargable batteries? I'm
> >>thinking of getting some so that I don't have to keep
> >>buying them.
> >>
> >>Thanks for any replies
> >>Neal
> >
> >
> >
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