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Subject: Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM
From: TP Diffenbach (rockbox_at_diffenbach.org)
Date: 2003-06-03


I've had the fm archos for about 7 months. The battery seems to be working. I get several hours per charge.

Quoting Martin <martindavidsson_at_gmx.de>:

> endlich one good answer from a roxbox guy :)
>
> but what happens to the fm recorder when you play ....connected to the AC
> does it live (another word for eating:) on batteries or AC
>
> its not good for batteries to get warm....to hot will wearing them
> out....thats my problem.....
> have had som product that ruined my batteries because of it...(.unit getting
> hot while AC connected problem :)
>
> and what happens when the recorder is fully charged.....how do you know when
> the batteries is full....
> you stop charge it when you think the batteries is full or...what if the
> batteries is not full....and vice
> versa about start the recharge again (if deep discharge is on)
>
>
> it would be very good if you wrote something more inte the faq (batteries)
> ....much more....
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Linus Nielsen Feltzing" <linus_at_haxx.se>
> To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 9:55 PM
> Subject: Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM
>
>
> > Martin wrote:
> > > but after the batteries is 100% charged,,,,,it seems as the fm recorder
> > > still charge and the player, but on the recorder it will stop charge or
> > > (because the charging process is done by the rockbox and not the
> > > hardware.........am i wrong......anybody?
> >
> > On the FM, the batteries are charged by a LiIon controller chip,
> > LTC1734. It keeps the battery charged, reducing the charge current as
> > the battery gets full. I don't think it stops charging completely.
> >
> > On the Player, however, the charging is not controlled at all, it just
> > keeps on charging at the same rate (at C/10 I think).
> >
> > On the Recorder, we either trickle charge or stop charging altogether,
> > depending on the settings.
> >
> > Linus
> >
> >
>
>

-- 
Archos FM has a Rockbox!



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