Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: News about charging problem ???
Re: News about charging problem ???
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <linus_at_haxx.se>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 18:05:16 +0200
> 4) Doesn't it also not start charging until a minute or so has passed
> when first powered up (I think it's waiting for a valid voltage
> reading from the battery) indicated by the ??? for battery level?
True. The power management thread checks the voltage once per minute.
> I think this is the main problem because when batteries are really
> flat, they can't run for the full minute and so the unit shuts down
> before charging starts.
Not in this case. He claims that the recorder is running, but the
charging is simply not started.
> Anyway, I think it wouldn't do any real harm to immediately start
> charging, then after a minute or so, stop charging and wait for a
> reading from the batteries.
> It could even be done only in the bootloader when powered on by
> charger insertion. Meaning that it only happens when people are
> explicitly trying to charge the battery.
Good idea. We should do that in the next version of the boot loader.
Received on 2004-08-21