I have made a couple of custom charging cables for use with my gta01 and dumb USB chargers (selected because they were rated at least 500ma). I made the cables by connecting a 47K resistor between the ID pin and ground leads.
However, after struggling with constantly inability to reliably charge my gta01 on dumb chargers, some investigation has shown that the phone (running, at the moment, a recent git pull) is settling into trickle charge despite the presence of the ID resistor. What is supposed to detect the resistor? What happens when it does? How can I tell if it's working? I've modified the pcf50606 reporting in my kernel to reveal more bits of the registers to track this down. I've changed the charger sysfs online attribute to use the low bit of CHGVINSTAT for bit 0 and CHGAPE for bit 1. I've changed the chgmod attribute to also reveal the CHGAPE and AUTOFST bits. The first thing I noticed is that CHGVINSTAT is always set, even when there's no charger present. I don't know why. That seems contrary to the pcf50606 spec. It's possible it's a bug in my change to the driver. But the real problem I noticed is that AUTOFST is getting cleared when a cable with the ID resistor is connected. Here's a log made by a shell script monitoring changes in the values reported through sysfs as I unplugged from my desktop and then plugged into a dumb charger with my modified cable: Jan 24 23:47:50 neo logger: BATSTAT=Charging BATCHG=100 CHARGER=3 CHARGEMODE=15 (bits set indicate CHGAPE=1, AUTOFST=0, CHGMOD=fastcccv) ** unplugged from desktop USB ** Jan 25 03:24:02 neo logger: BATSTAT=Discharging BATCHG=100 CHARGER=3 CHARGEMODE=31 (bits set indicate CHGAPE=1, AUTOFST=1, CHGMOD=idle) [...] Jan 25 03:28:03 neo logger: BATSTAT=Discharging BATCHG=94 CHARGER=3 CHARGEMODE=31 ** plugged into dumb charger and modified cable ** Jan 25 03:28:34 neo logger: BATSTAT=Charging BATCHG=96 CHARGER=3 CHARGEMODE=5 (bits set indicate CHGAPE=1, AUTOFST=0, CHGMOD=precharge) [...] Jan 25 10:53:46 neo logger: BATSTAT=Charging BATCHG=23 CHARGER=3 CHARGEMODE=5 ** unplugged from dumb charger and modified cable ** Jan 25 10:54:16 neo logger: BATSTAT=Discharging BATCHG=18 CHARGER=3 CHARGEMODE=29 (bits set indicate CHGAPE=1, AUTOFST=0, CHGMOD=idle) [...] Jan 25 10:56:48 neo logger: BATSTAT=Discharging BATCHG=20 CHARGER=3 CHARGEMODE=29 ** plugged into desktop USB ** Jan 25 10:57:18 neo logger: BATSTAT=Charging BATCHG=43 CHARGER=3 CHARGEMODE=15 (bits set indicate CHGAPE=1, AUTOFST=0, CHGMOD=fastcccv) [...] Jan 25 10:59:19 neo logger: BATSTAT=Charging BATCHG=56 CHARGER=3 CHARGEMODE=15 As you can see, I never get more than trickle charge when on the dumb charger and modified cable. Along the way I encountered several things about the pcf50606 MBC control driver that I think can be improved/fixed. I guess I'll take that discussion to the openmoko kernel list. -Andy It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. - Mark Twain _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community