The Palm OS simulator has a dialog where the battery of the simulated Palm OS handheld can be configured. You can access it by right-clicking on the simulator, and then choosing Settings->Battery.

Most of the controls are straigtforward-but the realistic checkbox always confused me. Where does it take ita data from? What kind of battery is it calibrated to?

The answer is very simple-the battery level is “copied” from your windows box’s battery status. This comparison screenshot made on an Acer Aspire should make everything clear:

 PODS simulator realistic battery settings demystified

Ridiculously, the Palm OS simulator does not care about the AC status of the host machine. The Palm OS handheld never is shown plugged in, even if the notebook is charging….

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