Degen De13 Power Usage - Speaker or Headphones

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FlashPan
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Degen De13 Power Usage - Speaker or Headphones

Post by FlashPan » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:41 pm

So...I just dug out my Degen De13 radios to give the internal batteries the quarterly top up via the solar panel.

A thought just occurred to me.

You can either listen to the radio through the built in speaker or phono headphones.

...and here is the daft question. Will running sound through the speaker use more power than headphones (little ear bud types)? Or does it really not matter that much in the big scheme of things?

Am a feeling a little silly asking but also I guess I curiosity question as well.

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Re: Degen De13 Power Usage - Speaker or Headphones

Post by korolev » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:01 pm

Earbuds will draw a lot less current than a speaker.

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Re: Degen De13 Power Usage - Speaker or Headphones

Post by Appin » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:43 am

I would second that. Speakers use far more power.

Using an earpiece has several advantages.

1) Lower power usage so your batteries last longer
2) You don't draw attention to yourself or if sheltering annoy those around you.
3) Discretion similar to above but you can hear news before those around you do and decide on your action

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