Originally Posted by Greasemonkey
I'm using the flat remote that uses the two, coin-style batteries and running 132R. I've been running 132R since it was released, updated from 124R and have never seen it before, though I have changed the batteries at least once since updating to 124R. It adds an interesting twist to the equation if the low-battery detection circuit was built into the flat remote and it was the third to last FW update when it was added. The indicator has appeared several times since I first posted, but the only tangible indication I've noticed that the batteries are getting low is when I do a jump forward it sometimes only works every other press of the button unless I pause between presses. The low-battery indicator only remains onscreen for a brief moment, and doesn't appear at all if I keep pressing the buttons to intentionally make it appear. So far I have only seen it if I press the Info button or the Back button.
Thanks, I'm glad you could verify the low battery indicator works with the "thin" remote!
I tried to make both a CM-7500 remote ("thin") and a CM-7599XRC2 remote show the battery low indicator, by using various week batteries, but either the remotes work normally or don't work at all, and never show a battery low indicator.
I tried in both 134R and 124R with the same result. I guess the batteries I'm using just don't fall in the voltage/amperage range that would trigger the low battery indicator.
Disregarding the effects of having a load on a battery, do you know the voltage of each of your button batteries? I'm finding that the CM-7500 (thin) remote works when both batteries are greater than 3.0 volts, but at 3.0 volts and lower it doesn't work at all. The batteries that have been in that remote for a long time are both at 3.04 volts, and it works perfectly with no battery low indicator. Another pair of batteries doesn't work at all, where one battery is 3.10 volts and the other is 3.01 volts. I would think that the 3.04 volt pair would trigger the low battery indicator, but they don't.
I don't have any weak AAA batteries for the CM-7599XRC2 ("Enhanced") remote, but I've tried draining one battery until it's below 1 volt, and the darn thing keeps working normally, with no low battery indicator. That said, after a couple of minutes, the drained battery builds back up to 1.23 volt, so that is probably affecting the results. I'll keep watching!