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Subject: Re: to weak batteries - cant even charge... ;-(
From: Ronald Teune (
Date: 2004-09-15

And how about my idea I posted some days ago?
Saving the last know battery voltage, do a quick reading of the current
voltage to check if batteries have been changed, and then force charging
immediately. Or is that impractical?


On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:59:33 +0200 (MEST), [IDC]Dragon <>

>> The fix seems to be to start charging immediately, then after a minute
>> or
>> so, measure the battery voltage and see if charging should continue or
>> not.
>> Currenlty, RockBox waits for a minute or so before deciding to begin to
>> charge, which is the root of all these problems.
>> It should be a "five minute job" as my boss likes to say.
> Not exactly 5 minutes, since the battery reading will be a lot different
> (=higher) with the charger already pulling it up. The thresholds and
> procedure needs to be revised. If it'd be so simple I'd already done it
> :-/
> Jörg

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