Ticket #9251 (closed defect: fixed)
EC fails to clear full flag in certain low voltage cases
|Reported by:||rsmith||Owned by:||rsmith|
|Component:||embedded controller||Version:||not specified|
|Action Needed:||test in build||Verified:||no|
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When a battery (any battery) has a voltage low enough to activate the trickle charger (< 5.35V) there are cases where the EC will fail to clear the full flag and thus the charging stops once the trickle phase is over.
There is not enough energy in the battery to power the XO form more than a few minutes after you disconnect external power. Thus the EC never has a chance to detect that the battery is really empty.
The result is that the battery is stuck in a cycle where the EC will never charge it beyond the trickle phase.
This is fixed in firmware q2e32