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Subject: Re: Charging in rb2.5

Re: Charging in rb2.5

From: Bluechip <csbluechip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-08

Why not store the last battery status on power-off, then use this value
when the unit is powered on until a stable reading can be taken? This way
you can power up the unit before you go to bed, check if it needs charging
for tomorrow and act accordingly. If the unit has been powered off for
some days/weeks the reading would be terribly wrong given the general
nature of modern batteries, but as I doubt many users would ever do that,
you should get a better all-round solution. You can always display the
value in Inverse (white on black) to signify that new readings have not yet
stabalised.

BC

>Hi there,
>
>there has been a major rework of the charging-stuff for 2.5
>A known problem is, that the battery status is indicated as beeing
>very low just after switching on the unit, but in overall it's been an
>improvement. From what I know, the charging is a bit more agressive.
>If I remember correctly, the trickle is still done, but automatically
>and without feedback to the user.
>
>lImbus
>
>On 1/8/06, David Pedersen <dav-ped@frisurf.no> wrote:
> > In RB2.5, does rb automatically do a trickle charge, on the Archos
> recorder.
> > And, in case not, why? In 2.4 there was a choice for turning on/off,
> > trickle, as well as, deep discharge. None of them I can find in rb2.5, and
> > just wondered why.
Received on Sun Jan 8 23:42:54 2006


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