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Subject: Re: Charging/battery patch (was Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM)
From: Magnus Holmgren (
Date: 2003-06-15

Mike Holden wrote:

>>Only AN6 (ADC_UNREG_POWER) changes when the charger is plugged (besides
>>PADR, which is used to detect the charger), which already is used to
>>read the voltage level.
> So I guess we can't tell whether charging is happening, only that he
> charger is plugged in?

Seems like it, yes.

> So we have no free characters that we can define then? In that case we
> need a short text to describe the item. "Batt: 10h15" gives 11 characters,
> which is as wide as we can get on player without inducing scrolling, so
> maybe we go with that. For consistency, perhaps we should use the same
> text for recorder/FM?

The system is dynamic, so a couple of characters can be allocated for a
battery symbol without problems.

Magnus Holmgren

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