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Subject: Battery patch (Was: Re: Crash)
From: Johan Vromans (jvromans_at_squirrel.nl)
Date: 2003-04-13


"Mike Holden" <rockbox_at_mikeholden.uklinux.net> writes:

> My excuse is that that bit of code isn't used on FM!

Well, that's what we are for...

> I've uploaded another patch, which includes that fix, and I've also had a
> quick pass at including the battery time remaining value on the status
> line. If usb is inserted, then the status line only includes battery icon,
> charger inserted icon, runtime (in the form %2dh%02dm so 8h05m for
> example) and clock.
>
> http://www.mikeholden.org/~rockbox/patches/battery.diff

The patch blends smoothly in a up-to-minute copy of the CVS tree.
Builds and boots without problems.

Good work! Whether it's in 2.0 or not, it will be in _my_ 2.0 version!

Interesting to see how the estimated run time drops from 10h20 to 2h40
when the USB plug is inserted. When I start reading continuously from
the disc it quicky drops and then stabilizes at 0h48m when it starts
charging. After 15 minutes or so it considers itself charged and jumps
to 3h00. It stays at 3h00 until the copy completes (some 16Gb in 30
minutes). Battery state upon completion: top-off. Did it keep up with
the charger this time? After a reboot and a few minutes to let
everything settle, the battery reads only 20%...

-- Johan

PS: I'd expected to see the 'connected' (plug) icon flashing when
charging (and the battery indicating the charge level) but I could be
mistaken with another feature patch.



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