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I only have the wireless on when I am downloading new material - otherwise it is off.  Still I have been having to charge the battery every 5 days - I thought the battery was supposed to go several weeks without recharging.  I was wondering what other people's experience with this was.
 

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I think what was said was that the battery would last up to two weeks without using whispernet. Use of the wireless, number of books to indexed and other items can affect the battery charge.
 

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I charge my K1 when it gets to about 25% or if I've added a lot of content and it needs to reindex, then I plug it in just in case (reindexing on the K1s eats power).

The life of the charge depends on usage.  Indexing and reading will eat into it, so if you're using the kindle a few hours a day, you're gonna kill the battery in under a week, whereas if you read 10-15 minutes a day, it'll last you well over 2 weeks.
 

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I usualy charge my KK every two or three days, try not to let it get below 1/2 charge.
 

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After grabbing a bunch of books the day after it arrived, I topped off the charge and then went 8 days before needing to recharge. That's 6 weekdays and 2 weekend days of heavier than normal reading. Any battery life claim has to be taken with a grain of salt but I don't think Amazon has too badly exaggerated the wireless off claim. I won't even try to speak to the wireless on battery life since I live way outside 3G service and frankly I'm surprised I get 3 bars of normal service.
 

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I plug my Kindle in every night.  Most of the time I leave WN on all the time.  Except right now while I'm working inside the Pentagon, I turn it off because it can't get a signal and I noticed it drains faster. . .probably because it keeps looking for a signal and can't find it.  I don't turn it off, just put it to sleep.

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I've charged mine three times (so about once a week).  The first time was, of course, when I got it.  Then I forgot the WN was on, so it drained the battery quickly.  The most recent time was last Friday right before I traveled for the weekend.  I'm thinking the two weeks is not going to happen for me unless I'm not reading on it at all.
 
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