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Subject: Re: More aggressive Rockbox battery charging

Re: More aggressive Rockbox battery charging

From: [IDC]Dragon <idc-dragon_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2005-02-06

Gerd,

looks like a promising step towards a more real-worls charging to me.
Thanks! (and see comments below)

> The changes are:
>
> * If the deltaV (charge complete detection) fails, this
> goes directly into trickle charge mode. Previously, it
> would disable futher charging for 60 minutes (thus
> draining the batteries for that period of time).
>
> * Trickle charge is forever (enable it in your
> settings!). Previously, trickle charge stopped after
> 12 hours. At that point, the recorder would be
> discharging the batteries.

I vote for taking out that trickle charge option int the UI, internally
always do trickle. Otherwise it's not understandable that your batteries get
discharged with a connected charger.
 
Deep discharge is another useless option, imho. Present day NiMH cells don't
suffer from the memory effect like NiCads did.

And, we should start charging immediately, if in doubt, to prevent the flat
battery problem. See tonights IRC discussion between Jens and me for the
issues involved.

Jörg

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