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Wireless mouse using too much power?


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isaacson

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I have recently bought a wireless mouse which runs on battery (my previous one had a charging cradle). The battery ran out within 2 days, so I replaced them with a different brand (duracell), these ran out within 2 days also, so I replaced the mouse with a different brand. This also ate the batteries. Now I think about it I did have to return my previous mouse to the charging cradle quite often.
I've tried looking this problem up, and the only answers I've got so far are that this shouldn't happen (please don't reply telling me your mouse doesn't do this, I know it's weird already). One vague reference to interference, but I have no other 2.4Ghz devices (not even wireless), the other electrical devices are on standard 50hz (miles away from 2.4Ghz) and anyway, how would the mouse 'know' it was having it's signal interfered with in order to use more power transmitting it?
In short I'm lost. Can anyone with some electrical knowledge enlighten me?
Thanks
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The mouse will only transmit to the USB receiver that is plugged into your machine Isaacson.

Are you an avid gamer where a serious amount of mouse movement may be involved?
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No, just a bit of internet surfing, word processing and check e-mails. I only work mornings too so the mouse is idle all afternoon. I'd say I was on the computer for about 8 hrs (not using the mouse all the time of course), before the batteries went. Second mouse probably lasted about 12 hrs of computer time.
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I would suggest that you have a faulty mouse Isaacson.

Is it still under guarantee?

How old is the original mouse that went in the docking charger?
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