Battery discharging after long time connected to the power charger ?

Russell Sears sears at
Fri Jul 18 19:58:10 CEST 2008

I've started noticing this too.  It bit me the night before last, when 
it was plugged in for 8 hours, but the icon indicated battery status. 
When I woke up, APM reported the battery was low. (I've been regularly 
running opkg update/upgrade on the factory image).

Plug the charger into the phone.  Slowly count to 10 or 20.  If the icon 
doesn't change to have a lightning bolt, unplug the charger from the 
phone, and repeat.

I've noticed that it sometimes undims the display when the charger is 
plugged in, but that it doesn't turn the charger on.  So, the kernel is 
probably getting/generating an event, which is not being 
received/handled by the thing that switches the charger on.

(Don't have time to look for / file a bug report till tonight...)


Olivier Berger wrote:
> Hi.
> I've just noticed something strange.
> If 'm not mistaken, the battry was reported discharging (whith 'apm')
> while the FR was connected to the power charger (provided with the
> FR).
> I had left the FR plugged to the power charger during all night, and
> thismorning, after waking up (maybe not enough), I checked the battery
> status with the command-line apm command, and was surprised to see the
> battery reported at 85%, off-line, battery status high 85% ...
> What's happening at night that would stop the charging (either
> software-side or charger-side ?) ?
> Thanks in advance for your comments.
> Best regards,

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