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Old 11-16-2009, 02:23 PM
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Rockbox is great but it absolutely destroys the battery on my Fuze. 1 hour of usage in RB and the battery drops 20% or more. I've been listening all day on the stock OS and it has yet to drain 10%. The radio also seems to be a bit better on the stock OS. I do miss all the cool features of RB but the battery drain makes it unusable.

What is everyone's experience with battery life in RB on the Fuze?
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:14 PM
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That's the reason why I don't use it... yet!
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:31 PM
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I rode the White Rim trail on my mountain bike on Saturday. It was 10 Hour ride and I still had 27% battery left at the end of the ride with the player running the whole time. I also just updated to a recent nightly using rbutil (Thursday night I think) so maybe this is getting better? Or maybe the meter runs down fast at first for some reason? I don't have the player handy or I'd tell you what build I have.
I realize that still isn't as good as advertised with the original firmware but it seems improved. At least improved enough for me. That is about as long as I ever use it between charges.

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Old 11-16-2009, 04:40 PM
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1 hour of usage in RB and the battery drops 20% or more. I've been listening all day on the stock OS and it has yet to drain 10%. The radio also seems to be a bit better on the stock OS. I do miss all the cool features of RB but the battery drain makes it unusable.

What is everyone's experience with battery life in RB on the Fuze?
I think the battery meter is probably just not well calibrated.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:17 PM
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I think the battery meter is probably just not well calibrated.
I agree.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:34 PM
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I took a shot at enabling line out if anyone wants to try in a dock:

http://duke.edu/~mgg6/rockbox/fuze-lineout.7z

Hold center (or whatever the button is, see manual) when you put it in so that it doesn't reboot into USB mode (or just disconnect USB/power if you can). I don't have a dock so I have no idea what will happen. Don't blame me if your fuze melts.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:02 PM
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I tried the line-out enabled rockbox, but got no sound through my griffin dock.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:56 AM
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I tried the line-out enabled rockbox, but got no sound through my griffin dock.
Same for me.

I wonder if the information available in ClieOS' Fuze diyLOD guide thread could be useful in determining the appropriate pins to enable...
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:14 AM
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Same for me.

I wonder if the information available in ClieOS' Fuze diyLOD guide thread could be useful in determining the appropriate pins to enable...
I gave saratoga a link to the thread detailing CLieOS' work on the diyLOD over in Head-Fi a few days ago.
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:20 AM
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I used those instructions to hook the fuze up to a scope, and I thought I saw audio on the line out, but I haven't had time to dig into why it didn't seem to work for anyone with a real dock.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:21 AM
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I used those instructions to hook the fuze up to a scope, and I thought I saw audio on the line out, but I haven't had time to dig into why it didn't seem to work for anyone with a real dock.
This isn't my area of expertise at all, so forgive me if I'm fishing in the wrong stream, but could it have anything to do with pin #7 needing "a small voltage (1V ~3V) [...] to activate the LO mode"? I know the Griffin dock requires external power (via its mini-USB input) to allow audio to pass through in the original firmware. Is pin #7 enabled to receive this voltage in your patch, saratoga?
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:19 AM
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Rockbox is great but it absolutely destroys the battery on my Fuze. 1 hour of usage in RB and the battery drops 20% or more. I've been listening all day on the stock OS and it has yet to drain 10%. The radio also seems to be a bit better on the stock OS. I do miss all the cool features of RB but the battery drain makes it unusable.

What is everyone's experience with battery life in RB on the Fuze?
I actually came to this thread to post about this; I'm happy I read entries before I posted.

The battery life is terrible, but it will improve I don't understand how they got 15 hours of battery life out of it, though.

I'm getting a new fuze usb cord this week and perhaps the new builds have improved this

Edit: I forgot to mention that sometimes while playing the music, the battery percentage goes up while using the hold switch.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:39 PM
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This isn't my area of expertise at all, so forgive me if I'm fishing in the wrong stream, but could it have anything to do with pin #7 needing "a small voltage (1V ~3V) [...] to activate the LO mode"? I know the Griffin dock requires external power (via its mini-USB input) to allow audio to pass through in the original firmware. Is pin #7 enabled to receive this voltage in your patch, saratoga?
I just powered up the line out directly. I don't actually know how to enable pin #7, so I just left the line out on all the time instead of checking to see if its needed.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:30 PM
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I tried doing a battery longevity test today. The battery lasted eleven hours with the sound mostly on -20 dB, and backlight settings on 6. I'm pretty sure the bass is on 5 and treble was on 7. I don't use the full eq.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:13 PM
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Thank you guys at Rockbox for putting out a stable release!
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Quick question on RB USB support for the Fuze?. Will it be happening in the near future or is it still a ways off?
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:25 AM
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Yes it will appear in the future (if someone make it work)
Yes it is still way off (nobody works on it)
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:14 AM
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Yes it will appear in the future (if someone make it work)
Yes it is still way off (nobody works on it)

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Old 02-05-2010, 10:20 PM
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anyone knows how to change from a v2 to a v1?
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:41 AM
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anyone knows how to change from a v2 to a v1?
The only way to accomplish that is by gutting the internals of your v2 and swapping them out with the internals of a v1...

Which is another way of saying: You can't. The v1 and v2 Fuzes contain different hardware which necessitates different firmware types and different approaches for Rockbox.
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