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Subject: Re: battery discharging wierdness & charging questions

Re: battery discharging wierdness & charging questions

From: Manuel Dejonghe <>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 14:38:21 +0100

On 3/7/06, victor rajewski <> wrote:
> So I have two conjectures: one is that it is not
> shutting down properly.

I dunno if this can happen, but I'm pretty sure that a press on the
reset button is shutting it down properly.
So you may do the counter-test by shutting it down whith a needle
after your train ride...

It's still possible that the battery has a problem. Certainly not due
to simple age, as you pointed out, but LiIon-Batteries do not like the
cold, for example.
I've been told about batteries having lost a major part of the
capacity (irreparable) after having spend a frosty night in a car and
it's a common problem that cold batteries can not supply the same
power than warm ones.

> The other thing; does rockbox charge from usb if the battery is
> drained beyond startup voltage? I think I had some success holding the
> record button down while plugging the usb cord in - this went into the
> original firmware's usb charge mode occasionally. Would this be a
> useful feature to have in the rockbox firmware?

The current bootloader does not yet charge from usb. It's planned, but
not yet realized (as the startup on charger plug-in is)
One possibility is, as you pointed out, to start the unit with
rec+play, so the original iriver firmware is started which charges
from usb.

Received on 2006-03-07

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