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Subject: Re: disable drive spindown while charger
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2003-01-10


Henri DAVID wrote:
> Could it be possible to have an option the would keep the harddrive on and
> spinning while charger is plugged in ?
> It would be a really nice have feature. But will this affect in a large
> amount the charging ?

It will indeed. As Uwe writes in the Battery FAQ (http://rockbox.haxx.se/docs/battery-faq.html) the Archos charges at most 350mA. And as I measured yesterday, a spinning disk uses 300-350 mA. So the batteries are not charged while the disk is spinning.

-- 
Björn



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