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Subject: RE: Emergency Charge?
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
This feature already kind of exists. You just use the original Archos
firmware for charging, via powering up by inserting the charger with F1 held
down. I use it all the time, mostly becasue I don't trust the RockBox
charging algorithm to give me a full charge.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Henderson [mailto:david_at_glenesk.plus.com]
> Sent: 08 August 2004 11:20
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Emergency Charge?
> Would it be feasible to implement an emergency charge feature?
> The situation I'm thinking of is when you manage to discharge
> your batteries
> so far down, that there is not enough power to start charging
> This is what normally happens to me:
> (JBR off)
> Plug in
> Boots into charging screen
> *Says Not Charging for a minute or so* - In this time the
> lights are on at
> some point, and the HDD has been known to spin up (I think)
> The screen gradually fades away and it turns off before the
> batteries get
> any juice.
> Now would it be possible to have an emergency charge mode
> (perhaps holding
> F2 at boot or something)
> - No lights or anything on
> - HDD spinups disabled
> - Charging allowed immediately
> - Perhaps time limited or with another limit - so that it
> doesn't damge the
> box - perhaps reboot into normal charging once there is
> sufficient power to
> start normal harging
> Any thoughts anyone?
> David Henderson
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