[Gta04-owner] [PATCH] twl4030_charger: add software controlled linear charging mode.

Rico Rommel rico at bierrommel.de
Tue Jun 11 16:14:50 CEST 2013

Am Samstag, 8. Juni 2013, 18:36:16 schrieb Andreas Kemnade:

> Note: If linear charging mode is used there should be some method of
> stopping charging automatically. It is not a so time-critical, but
> it is the wrong setting for leaving a charger connected for several days
> since Lithium batteries should not be kept at 100% for longer periods.
> Linear charging does a good job with not so reliable power sources, since
> several voltage controlling is then often too intelligent.
> It was used with a bike hub dynamo since a year or so. In that case there
> are automatically charging stops when the cyclist needs a break.
> Signed-off-by: Andreas Kemnade <andreas at kemnade.info>

I have read the text several times but still don't understand it.
What is linear charging and what is the difference to "normal" charging?

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