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Subject: Re: Charging/battery patch (was Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM)
From: Mike Holden (
Date: 2003-06-16

Björn Stenberg said:
> Mike Holden wrote:
>> Battery status icon: this will always be displayed in the mode the
>> user has selected (graphical or numeric), and will always show the
>> current battery charge percent.
> The problem is we don't know that. We can only read the voltage, which
> is higher during charging than otherwise.

Are you talking about the Player specifically here? Surely the value is
still a reasonable indication of charge. Can we re-scale it a little
during charging?

>> Charger plugged icon: This will not be shown when the charger is not
>> plugged in. When the charger is plugged in, but the unit is not
>> charging, the icon will be solid. When the charger is charging, the
>> icon will flash 1 second on, 1 second off.
> I don't think i should be flashing. I associate flashing symbols as
> attention seekers, i.e. "something is wrong, look here".

What do you suggest instead?

It seems like everybody has a different view of how this should be done :-(

Mike Holden

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