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Subject: Re: Incorrect battery level indication?

Re: Incorrect battery level indication?

From: Thomas Heuving <>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 20:29:20 +0100

Hans Baumeister schrieb am Sun, 30 Nov 2003 19:02:03 +0100:
> Everything is supie, except for one thing: while the battery voltage is
> given as 4.85 V (which would seem to be the maximum you can squeeze out of
> four 1.2V NiMHs), the battery "level" is given as 20%, both in the main
> screen as well as in the debug mode. I've got the unit on the charger, but
> I'm a little afraid I'll overcharge the batteries.

No, 100% means something above 5.3 V. Don't ask me why, 'cause I
thought also that 4 Cells with 1.2 V each results in about 4.8 V,
but that's not the case.
You surely can trust the charging algoritm in rockbox, it won't

Thomas Heuving
Received on 2003-11-30

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