Annoying side effect of Evo's poor power management...


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  1. bvbull200

    bvbull200 Banned This Topic's Starter

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    I went for a drive today and put the Evo on the mount I built for my car, plugged it in to the radio and also in to the car charger. I have Slacker Radio set to leave the screen on as long as it is connected to power. My battery was probably about 95% and during the drive, it was charging and, while listening to Slacker, the screen stayed on. However, not long before I reached my destination, my battery got to 100%, the green LED was on, and the screen would follow the 30 second shut off that my phone is set to. I could no longer get Slacker to recognize when the phone was connected to power. Anyone have a similar experience? I'm hoping this was isolated to that one instance (some perfect storm of other settings, use, etc), but I have a feeling it isn't.
     

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  2. ScorpDX

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    The phone itself stops charging when the green light comes on. So slacker is not seeing a charge present after the green light comes on.

    For example, if you charge it at night before bed and take it off first thing in the morning that is why it drops several % right away. Once the light comes on the charge stops. Even though the light is green and the battery stays at 100%
     
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    bvbull200 Banned This Topic's Starter

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    I have read that is what is happening, but the green LED stays lit when you are plugged in, so SOMETHING in the phone recognizes that you are still connected to power. How that information doesn't make it over to Slacker is beyond me.
     
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    Send an email to the dev's in my only suggestion. Your right that somehow one way or another the phone knows it's plugged in. Slacker is probably keyed in on the wrong sensor or something...
     
  5. Jonhern

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    in the settings for the evo you can set the screen to never turn off while plugged in. Forget where it is, but something to do about debugging and developers. I use that setting so when in the car it does not turn itself off.

    found it
    menu>settings>Applications>Development
    There you will see an option to stay awake while charging.
     

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