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From: Tony Lindgren <>
To: Pavel Machek <>
Cc: kernel list <>,
	linux-arm-kernel <>,,,,,,,,,
	Carl Philipp Klemm <>
Subject: Re: Droid 4 charging
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 06:35:05 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210206131415.GA4499@amd>


* Pavel Machek <> [210206 13:14]:
> Hi!
> (I'm using Leste 5.10 kernel here).
> When battery is full, green light is off and 0.00A being drawn from
> USB.
> But that means that phone is now powered from battery, discharging
> it... And soon charging starts again. (Pretty much immediately, for me)
> That's bad ... right? It wears the battery out.

Well maintenance charging at 4.2V sure is better for the battery than
what android is doing charging it at 4.31V contantly..

> If I turn off charging with echo 0 > input_current_limit, 0.2 to 0.4A
> is drawn from USB, and battery is not discharged:
> root@devuan-droid4:/sys/class/power_supply/usb# echo 0 >  input_current_limit
> root@devuan-droid4:/sys/class/power_supply/usb# cat current_now
> 0

Hmm so have you measured that setting the current limit to 0 actually
draws something from the USB?

I recall clearing the ichrgr bits stops the vbus draw completely, but
I could be wrong.

> Is that a better way to handle full battery?

We could experiment with switching over to usb power when the battery is
full. Looking at the docs for mc1378 it might be possible that setting
battery is full disables charging but still keep drawing power from
the usb. I'd assume the current limit still needs to be nonzero there
too? Totally untested..

And switching back to battery power on usb disconnect will potentially
only give us very little time based on the different line length for
vbus and ground pins compared to data pins on the usb connector.. And
uvos had some concerns about the battery capacity putting it back online,
so adding him to Cc also.

Maybe just clearing ichrgr does all this already though and is enough.
It should be measured on the vbus line.

And then we still need to restart the charger at some point, but that
could happen based on much longer timeouts that what we currently have.



  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-15  4:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-06 13:14 Pavel Machek
2021-02-15  4:35 ` Tony Lindgren [this message]
2021-02-19 21:57   ` Pavel Machek
2021-02-21 20:56     ` Sebastian Reichel
2021-02-22  7:56     ` Tony Lindgren

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