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Subject: Re: Flashed recorder & charging
From: Paul (pal.inc_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2003-10-16


i am following threads like "charging probs with flashed jb" for a while and
i am a little bit scared. is charging with rockbox unsafe? could someone sum
up the probs with rockbox flashed so that i could consider if i should or
should not flash my jbr20.

thanks

paul

----- Original Message -----
From: "David S. Geirsson" <david_at_loesje.nl>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2003 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: Flashed recorder & charging

> Strangely enough, the charging seems to work fine now (after re-flashing
> rockbox.)
>
> I guess the batteries must've been acting strange (they were brand new),
> and just needed some brute-force archos-style complete charging to give
> sane voltage values.
>
> Anyway, I will send another mail if something new pops up, but I've been
> through three discharge/charge cycles now since I flashed it again, and
> not problems. :)
>
> Keep up the good work! Now that this seems to work, I am very happy with
> rockbox -- my archos boots up in just over two seconds and works so very
> well. :)
>
> * Björn Stenberg <bjorn_at_haxx.se> [Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 04:47:06PM +0200]:
> > David S. Geirsson wrote:
> > > Now, it started charging, and I
> > > went out. When I came back, around an hour later, it had stopped
> > > charging, and seemed to think the battery was at 100% (which of course
> > > it wasn't, as it had been near-empty just an hour ago). I checked in
the
> > > debug screen, under battery info, and sure enough, it was not charging
> > > the battery. I then turned off the box, and back on. Rockbox booted,
and
> > > promptly greeted me with ~16-20% battery status (I don't remember
> > > exactly what it was.)
>
> > This is a combination of issues:
>
> > 1) It (apparently) stops charging too soon. Did you check the battery
voltage in the debug screen? If not, please try to repeat this again and
note the voltage. Preferrably write down all parameters in the debug screen.
>
> > 2) The power level shown after boot is *much* too low. This is a known
problem and I've been fiddling with a few changes to remedy this but it's
not ready yet. With the current CVS code, allow 3-5 minutes for the battery
meter to rise to a more accurate level.
> --
> David S. Geirsson
> david_at_loesje.nl
> +31 642561928 (0642561928)
>



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