Rockbox mail archive
Subject: Re: When does rockbox charge?
From: Mike Holden (rockbox_at_mikeholden.uklinux.net)
Mat Holton said:
> This isn't a question about money!
> I forgot my power supply unit today so i'm charging my Archos via the
> USB lead on my PC here at work. Something is concerning me though: When
> I boot up with the Archos software (holding down F1 & on) the unit is
> definatly charging (the indicator says so and there's more charge after
> i unplug) but the Hard drive is continually whirring, which worries me -
> I don't want to wear out my drive! However, when I boot up with Rockbox
> and plug the USB lead in, the drive stops whirring but the power
> indicator is not changing - So is it charging or not?
The FM unit does charge when in USB mode, it just doesn't indicate it on
the display. To verify this, go into the Debug->Battery screen before
plugging in your USB, then press DOWN to go to the screen which shows the
battery level and external power level. Then plug in your USB and you will
see the external power rise from zero to a few volts. If you keep your eye
on the battery level, it should slowly rise.
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