[Gta04-owner] bq27000-battery: battery is not calibrated! ignoring capacity values

EdorFaus edorfaus at xepher.net
Tue Feb 5 00:27:10 CET 2013

On 02/04/2013 05:01 PM, Bob Ham wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Feb 2013 16:11:48 +0100, Radek Polak <psonek2 at seznam.cz> wrote:
>> On Monday, February 04, 2013 12:55:30 PM Bob Ham wrote:
>>> On Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:20:47 +0100, Radek Polak <psonek2 at seznam.cz>
> wrote:
>>>> Until the problem is really understood it would be very easy to use
>>>> "charge_full_design" if "charge_full" is not available
>>> Actually, I don't think this will work.

>> Hi, i dont get this. Why it should not work?
> Because the value will never change :-)

I think you're missing that this value is not *supposed* to change.

This is the value that marks the "full" endpoint on the charge scale, so 
that we can use the "charge_now" value to see how much charge we 
currently have relative to a fully charged battery.

The "charge_full_design" value doesn't have to be read more than once 
because it's burned into an EEPROM in the battery, and thus won't really 
ever change for that battery. It's the value the battery was designed 
for, unlike the "charge_full" value, which is the actual value as 
measured during calibration. (That *can* change, but rarely does, 
especially since calibration involves running the battery all the way to 

Technically I suppose the "charge_full_design" value could change at 
runtime if the user swapped out the battery without rebooting, but I 
think all the currently available batteries were designed for the same 
charge, so probably have the same value anyway.

Frode Austvik

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