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Subject: Re: Charging problem in v. 2.0 for Archos Jukebox Recorder 20
From: spidermagnet (rokbokser_at_imtarget.cotse.net)
Date: 2003-05-01


Tim,

I hypothesize that you may not be charging it up fully?

I have an FM Recorder, and when charging with Rockbox, the battery display
hits 100% _long_ before the battery actually fully is charged. At first I
thought the battery was draining quickly, then realized that I was not
charging it fully. Does the battery seem to charge much more quickly with
Rockbox than the archos OS?

My method is charge up for a while after it hits 100%, then reboot without
the charger. The battery charge figure after reboot will give me an idea
of the real charge, and then I plug the charger back in and repeat until
it displays a charge I'm satsified with after reboot (>95%).

There is a mailing list thread about fixing the display to tell you when
it really stops charging. I haven't a compile environment for it at
present to use it myself, but perhaps it will be in a daily snapshot soon?

spider

Tim Molinaro said:
> Yes. I was just as shocked. I was getting 8hrs on the average. (with
> v1 28)
>
> The only thing that I can think of that could be causing it, is that
> rockbox may not be reporting it correctly. Here is why:
>
> I had just fully charged the archos v1.28, to 100%. Then I loaded the
> rockbox software. After it was loaded, rockbox reported only a 10%
> charge. So I recharged with rockbox back to 100%. Ever since then I
> have only been getting the 3-4 hours of battery time. And after the
> first hour it drops to like 70-80%.
>
> So just for kicks, I decided to try it again. I took off rockbox,
> recharged archos 1.28 to 100% and I got 7-8 hours again. Then I
> recharged again to 100% and loaded rockbox on it again. Once again it
> only reported 10% charged and so i recharged and still only got 3-4
> hours of play time.

> So either rockbox is not computing the battery correctly or it is just
> drainng awfully quick. The thing is, I love all the features that
> rockbox has and will probably live with the reduced time., I did go out
> and buy the car adapter. That is where I listen to it, while driving to
> and from work everyday. I have a 2 hour round trip. that is how I can
> measure the time.

> Any thoughts ??
>
> Thanks
> Tim



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