Charging/powersupply trouble

Finn-Arne Johansen faj at
Fri Jan 9 13:52:41 CET 2009

William Kenworthy skrev:
> On Thu, 2009-01-08 at 23:11 +0100, Finn-Arne Johansen wrote:
>> Finn-Arne Johansen skrev:
>> ...
>>> ...
>> I charged my GPS battery for some time yesterday (30-60 minutes), and
>> was able to boot my FR. I connected the FR to my laptop, and the Red
>> AUX-light came on. I also logged into it, and checked that it charged
>> the device in 500mA mode. From the log of my DHCP-server, I saw that it
>> was active for 20 minutes with wlan powered. Then it died. I recharged
>> the battery in the GPS over night, and tried it this morning. Then it
>> should have 680 mAh. I turned it on this morning at the office, and from
>> the dhcp-log , it seems to be up for ~67 minutes, without suspend, with
>> full backlight on, wlan connected. I think the red light indicated
>> charging the whole time. But as said - this is not a GTA02 battery, so
>> maybe the charger fail to charge. but shouldnt it be able to at least
>> stay on ?
>> I guess its time to return the device for repair, or ?
> What sort of battery is your "gps" battery? - you know that the FR can
> only charge its own specific battery type? - it will operate on others
> such as a nokia battery, but wont charge it which is what seems to be
> happening to you.

I had som supition in that direction

> Boot the FR using the substitute battery - once up, plug in the usb so
> charging is enabled and swap the batteries over live - the FR battery
> should then start charging.

The trouble is, as soon as I take out the GPS-battery, the FR dies :(

Finn-Arne Johansen
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