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Subject: Re: Battery Questions not in FAQ

Re: Battery Questions not in FAQ

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <linus_at_haxx.se>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 11:58:43 +0100

[IDC]Dragon wrote:
> Yes, Rockbox is started and it's (admittedly buggy) charging algorithm and
> screen takes over.

What bugs do you mean? I wasn't aware of any bugs in the actual charging
algorithm.

> It's not hardware, but I don't recommend the deep discharge option. The
> modern NiMH cells don't need that, you add extra cycling to them which is not so
> good for their lifespan.

So if you keep the charger permanently connected, which would be best,
constant trickle or deep discharge? I'm not a battery expert, but I
thought that deep discharge would save the batteries in this case.

Linus
Received on 2003-12-19

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