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Old 07-27-2012, 07:57 AM
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I have a weird problem. I leave my fuze v2 with latest build of rockbox charging overnight via ac power and yet when i wake up rockbox only reports 95% battery wtf?
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:24 AM
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What are you basing the 95% on, the icon? If so, most icon's are never perfect. Try a battery bench test both on RB & OF to see what kind of battery life you are really getting.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:30 AM
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basing it off of system>rockbox info.
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basing it off of system>rockbox info.
I don't have the fuze, only other sansa's running rockbox but again it might not be accurate so I'd still test the battery life to see what you're getting.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:56 AM
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benching right now. do i have to use it until it dies or can i just use it for an hour or two and then use math to get an estimated battery life?
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benching right now. do i have to use it until it dies or can i just use it for an hour or two and then use math to get an estimated battery life?
when I've tested my e260 or clips, I just use it normal with little intervention as I don't fiddle around much other than finding what I wana listen to.

Edit: http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/PluginBatteryBenchmark
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benching right now. do i have to use it until it dies or can i just use it for an hour or two and then use math to get an estimated battery life?
You can do math, but you'll need a complete discharge curve for your player. So unless you've done a battery bench already, you'll need to do one first.
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I have a weird problem. I leave my fuze v2 with latest build of rockbox charging overnight via ac power and yet when i wake up rockbox only reports 95% battery wtf?
I have always had this with my Fuze v2, even when it was brand spanking new. Only when charging via USB it reaches 100%. It never bothered me though, as the discharge curve isn't linear and these first five percent deplete very quickly anyway (usually within 15-20 minutes or so). It's just part of the Sansa experience, I guess.
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Is it saying 96% with the charger connected or disconnected?
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Yes, I've always gotten 95-96% full at the most, charging with usb (is there any other normal way to charge it?). This is what the percentage number at the top of the wps screen shows - many themes have a percentage number up there. Doesn't really bother me, as the charge still lasts a really long time.
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Also if the player is older batteries will not hold a complete charge. I have a fuze from when they 1st came out and at peak i will only get about 90% charge at max. Eventually rechargeable batters loose there full capacity to hold a full charge.
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Needed a full charge today and after 3 hours I knew it was full. I remembered this thread and thought what the heck I’ll look at mine and it said 94%. But like already stated I don’t really care as I know it runs longer than the OF.
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I'll add to my previous comment that I rockboxed my fuze 2 immediately after buying it, and had that 94-96% situation from the very start. I had a sansa e280 (rockboxed) before that, and it would top out at 100%, so it's not just a rockbox problem.
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Is it saying 95-96% with the charger connected or disconnected?
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With the charger connected. But it goes down by 1 or 2% immediately after disconnecting. The OF exhibits the same behaviour, so this is definitely not something related to Rockbox.

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Yes, I've always gotten 95-96% full at the most, charging with usb (is there any other normal way to charge it?).
By "charging with usb" I meant charging with a computer's USB port as opposed to charging with a wall charger. When I use my computer I get a full charge without problems.
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I don't have a wall charger, so it's always via the computers usb.
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Just like to throw in my two cents i have a fuze v2 and its always full for me at 95% after version 3.10 for me. It always outlasts my amp though so its fine.
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