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FS#7778 - Player shuts off with charger and battery switch to off

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Raphaël Faucher (Soader03) - Friday, 14 September 2007, 05:02 GMT
Last edited by Paul Louden (Llorean) - Friday, 14 September 2007, 15:48 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Battery/Charging
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Gigabeat F/X
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

When I plug my player with the charger (just to listen, don't want to charge the battery), I switch battery to OFF. Then, I see the battery indicator minimizing. The player shuts off. I think it's the bootloader saying to the player to shut off, right? So I think we should add a line to the bootloader for that.

Thanks for resolving.
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Closed by  Paul Louden (Llorean)
Friday, 14 September 2007, 15:48 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Comment by Paul Louden (Llorean) - Friday, 14 September 2007, 05:37 GMT
Does Rockbox give a battery low message?

There is no reason, at all, to do this.
Comment by Raphaël Faucher (Soader03) - Friday, 14 September 2007, 15:31 GMT
Yes, it says "Low Battery. Recharge!" and then it shuts off.
Comment by Paul Louden (Llorean) - Friday, 14 September 2007, 15:38 GMT
Again: THERE IS NO REASON TO TURN OFF THE BATTERY SWITCH.

Which would you rather, Rockbox safely shut down when the battery gets low, but do this, or Rockbox suddenly be unable to spin up the disk because the battery got too low, but you can for no reason turn off the switch while it's plugged in?

You don't gain anything from turning off the switch.
Comment by Raphaël Faucher (Soader03) - Friday, 14 September 2007, 15:41 GMT
Yes there's a reason -> I don't want to charge the battery when it's at 60% for example. Don't want to damage it. I have no more warranty on my player and I want to have it for another long time.
Comment by Paul Louden (Llorean) - Friday, 14 September 2007, 15:48 GMT
Learn how lithium batteries work, then. Spend some actual time researching an issue and maybe you'll earn something.

Charging from 60% to 100% is not harmful to the battery. It's normal use, they're intended to be used this way.

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