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Subject: Re: News about charging problem ???
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2004-08-21


> 4) Doesn't it also not start charging until a minute or so has passed
> when first powered up (I think it's waiting for a valid voltage
> reading from the battery) indicated by the ??? for battery level?

True. The power management thread checks the voltage once per minute.

> I think this is the main problem because when batteries are really
> flat, they can't run for the full minute and so the unit shuts down
> before charging starts.

Not in this case. He claims that the recorder is running, but the
charging is simply not started.

> Anyway, I think it wouldn't do any real harm to immediately start
> charging, then after a minute or so, stop charging and wait for a
> reading from the batteries.

I agree.

> It could even be done only in the bootloader when powered on by
> charger insertion. Meaning that it only happens when people are
> explicitly trying to charge the battery.

Good idea. We should do that in the next version of the boot loader.

Linus

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