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Subject: Re: Battery issues (CONFIRMED!!!)

Re: Battery issues (CONFIRMED!!!)

From: Lucas <>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 12:08:03 -0500

I did change the battery capacity to the correct setting (2200). Anyway,
i've been running the rockbox firmware test with my old batteries and so far
they're holding up exceptionally well (85% after an hour and 30 minutes).
Perhaps I am wrong...we'll have to see.

"Linus Nielsen Feltzing" <> wrote in message
> Lucas wrote:
> > However, since even these results don't seem to convince you guys, I am
> > willing to do it.
> If you had listened to what we had to say, you would have understood
> that the battery meter is *very* inaccurate. By the way, when you
> switched back to Rockbox after running the Archos firmware, did you set
> the Battery Capacity to the correct setting before reading the battery
> status?
> > I'll post my results in a few days (since it will take me that long). In
> > meanwhile, I suggest you guys start looking for some answers ;)
> We have an answer for you. The answer is that you simply can't trust the
> battery meter, especially not if you try to extrapolate the runtime from
> the current percentage. It's all guesswork.
> If, however, you find that the runtime really is much shorter, we have
> news for you, both good and bad:
> Bad: There is a bug in Rockbox which we need to fix, and it will be very
> hard, since none of the core developers has a device with such a
> difference in runtime.
> Good: You didn't have to spend 15hrs for the Rockbox test run. :-)
> Linus
> _______________________________________________

Received on 2004-03-02

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