Sooo... I may have blown up my battery.

François-Léonard Gilbert gilbertf at
Thu Jan 7 01:21:38 CET 2010

Happy new year to all!

I did not have time to fiddle with my FR until today, so here are the  
results while plugged in a USB port:

so 3,675 volts.  under nominal, but not so bad.

89 mA with the phone locked to a tower (4 bars with QtMoko)

is that miliseconds?!?

if the max is 11% charged ==> shot battery.

I can't test without a power supply plugged in, the phone shuts down  
too fast :-(

Well, at least I finally have a brand new BL-6C backup now, so I can  
keep using the phone while I find a way to get a smart one from  
Tuxbrain(I want the leather case, why pay double shippping?)

Is there a way to tell the dumb battery monitor what the full capacity  
is for the battery?  850 mAh is a far shot from the 1150 mAh rated for  
this BL-6C.

Thanks again for the pointers!
Francois-Leonard Gilbert

Le 09-12-21 à 11:39, Al Johnson a écrit :

> On Sunday 20 December 2009, François-Léonard Gilbert wrote
>> I tried reverting to the "dumb" battery meter, and the charge_now =
>> 136000 with charge_full=850000
>> Is my battery toast?  how do I interpret those numbers ( or those  
>> from
>> the bq driver)?
> The numbers are uAh, but since you are using the dumb battery driver  
> they
> won't accurately reflect your battery's real capacity. What do you  
> get with
> the usual driver? current_now and voltage_now might be helpful, both  
> charging
> and unplugged.

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