• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Battery/Charging
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System Gigabeat F/X
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Daily build (which?)
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Soader03 - 2007-09-14
Last edited by Llorean - 2007-09-14

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

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.

Closed by  Llorean
2007-09-14 15:48
Reason for closing:  Invalid

Does Rockbox give a battery low message?

There is no reason, at all, to do this.

Yes, it says "Low Battery. Recharge!" and then it shuts off.


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.

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.

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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