FS#8276 - c200/e200 Series - Misleading Battery Meter

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Gabriel Schive (gschive) - Thursday, 06 December 2007, 19:48 GMT
Last edited by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Monday, 31 March 2008, 19:46 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Battery/Charging
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Sansa c200
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I've seen a few similar posts about non-accurate battery times (on iRivers I believe) but I wanted to post this one for the c200 and e200 series. When plugged into AC, the numerical Battery meter reads 100% with a plugged in icon. After unplugging, the battery meter drains down to about 75% and, for a c200, lists the battery life as being just over 5 hours. Given that I have listened to music for well over that 5 hours, this could be a bug. Similar symptons on a coworkers e200. I can guarantee that the battey itself is at full charge because it charges and runs off of AC power nearly all of time I use it. This doesn't seem to affect the battery life itself, but it is misleading. Thanks for your help and for Rockbox.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Marc Guay (Marc_Guay)
Monday, 31 March 2008, 19:46 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Sansa battery readings are much more accurate since the power consumption fixes. And the charging showing 100% then dropping/not holding a charge issue is a dupe of  FS#7320  .
Comment by Peter D'Hoye (petur) - Friday, 07 December 2007, 12:49 GMT
this stuff simply isn't ready yet, be patient.