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Subject: battery level calculation (was: Another interesting skipping phenomenon)

battery level calculation (was: Another interesting skipping phenomenon)

From: Uwe Freese <>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 21:01:15 +0100

Hello Bradley,

Bradley Alexander wrote on Tuesday, December 17, 2002, 2:54:41 PM:

>> BA> this point). I had to stop at the store, so I switched it over to
>> BA> headphones. At that point, two songs had played. I checked the battery
>> BA> level and it said 96%.

I've changed the level calculation. It should now show 100% after
charging and not going up and down so quickly.

BA> I just want to verify that, since a full charge gives me a play time of
BA> 12h 24m, then in a two hour period, I went through roughly 7.5 hours of
BA> playtime. this was the reason for my concern.

You can select the battery capacity in the menu since some days ago. The
runtime also depends on how much the drive is working (= bitrate) and if
you turn the device on and off often.

>> BA> I plugged it in to the AC for 5 minutes and checked the level. It
>> BA> read 58%. Is this normal for the new code?

This should be "fixed" now.

BA> It's not a problem, I was just verifying my findings.

Sorry for me getting excited. I now see that the battery level how it
was displayed could confuse other users, too.. I hope this is better
with my changes in the actual cvs version.

P.S. look into the actual docs/CHARGING_ALGORITHM if you're interested
     in details
Bye, Uwe.
Received on 2002-12-18

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