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Subject: Re: My first post... and question.

Re: My first post... and question.

From: Mark Allums <>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2008 11:03:34 -0500

Jammit Timmaj wrote:
> I figured the battery capacity was more a guess than a science because
> the actual battery itself doesn't have any built in electronics for
> detecting charge state like a laptop battery does. Consider this
> question answered. Thanks.

Actually if it's a LiIon battery, it probably *does* have a chip. (I
would be happy to be wrong about this.) Whether the iPod uses it, I
couldn't guess. If Rockbox relies on a hard-coded value for the
capacity, charging could get ugly if the battery is replaced with one
that has less capacity. Or as Dell laptop owners like to say, "Boom!"
Makes me glad the Sansa e200 code uses the original firmware for charging.

Mark Allums
Received on 2008-05-06

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