Ticket #2126 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

B4 NIMH Battery problem

Reported by: RafaelOrtiz Owned by: rsmith
Priority: high Milestone: Trial-2
Component: embedded controller Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Action Needed: Verified: no
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Description

As see in  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Image:Baseline_battery_test.pdf B4 (Build 496) NIMH batteries Have duration problems some last less than an hour.

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by jg

  • priority changed from normal to high
  • milestone changed from Untriaged to Trial-2

Richard,

Is this just needing to condition the batteries?

If so, we need to document said procedure in the wiki and ensure this information is captured for deployment teams.

Changed 7 years ago by kimquirk

In our battery tests with 20+ units, the Ni batteries show the biggest inconsistencies in charging. It takes 2-3 deep discharges before you can get >3 hrs life... even so we have seen some Ni batteries that fail in < 1hr, but the next charge it may last longer.

These tests were done with build 502 and higher.

Changed 7 years ago by rsmith

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

Firmware <= Q2C18 had a major charging issue for NiMH. So they were never getting fully charged.

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