Battery Charging

Richard A. Smith richard at
Tue Apr 10 03:50:15 CEST 2007

I think I finally have our batteries charging.

Turns out it was an upstream problem with our powered hub.  None of us 
understood that a powered hub (or at least the powered hub we were 
using) had to have an upstream root hub to enable the power on the ports.

I've had the units plugged in for about 8 hours and they actually turned 
on with a battery in them.  Thats the first time we have them booted 
without the battery connections being hooked up to a lab supply.  Thats 
going to make it so much easier to work on.

I see that wen the kernel booted it printed a method about enabling fast 
charge so hopefully tomorrow I will have fully charged units.

Richard Smith  <richard at>
One Laptop Per Child

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