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Subject: Re: New charging question.

Re: New charging question.

From: Hamish Mackenzie <hamish_at_mackenzieoz.com>
Date: 2006-04-06

Hi All and sorry if this is a daft question. with all the comments re
batteries and charging I have the following to ask. I got an IRiver H340
from a shop on EBay 18 months ago and installed Rockbox back in Nov of
2005. I never changed any of the battery settings as I have seen in
previous emails. My question is will RB correctly select the right battery
capacity? Question two, if it does not automatically select the correct
setting would anyone have a clue what the correct capacity setting for an H
340 is or how I could find out or are they just all the same on the same
models? I did have a look on google but could not find any more details
other than expected playback time and the type of battery not anything for
capacity.

Cheers for now

Hamish
----- Original Message -----
From: "mathew holton" <mathew.holton@zirconsoftware.co.uk>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: charging question.

> Cheers for the advice Bluechip and Manuel.
>
> I've unplugged and am excitedly keeping an eye on Debug->Runtime!!
>
> Rockbox even makes the battery of an mp3 player more interesting :-)
>
>
> Manuel Dejonghe wrote:
>> On 4/5/06, mathew holton <mathew.holton@zirconsoftware.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> 1. Is this now fully charged?
>>>
>>
>> on recFM, charging is done in hardware, nothing rockbox can do wrong,
>> so yes, I suppose it is.
>>
>>
>>> 2. As it shows 100% does that mean, it's no longer charging?
>>>
>>
>> hum. I think so.
>>
>>
>>> 3. Should a lithium iron (I think that's what it is) be charged for,
>>> like, 16 hours, to avoid harming it if it's new?
>>>
>>
>> Well, these kinds of values "at least 16h" certainly do not count for
>> intelligent chargers like the archos is. The circuit is able to detect
>> whether the batttery is full or not.
>>
>>
>>> I ask this because I really want to see if I get the full 19hours usage!
>>>
>>
>> If your battery capacity setting is correct (as you said), then the
>> 19h prognosis should be right. The fact it charged in 6 hours just
>> lets me think it's been in a good shape when you got it.
>>
>> ~lImbus
>>
>>
>>
>
Received on Thu Apr 6 08:10:34 2006


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