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Battery indicator stays at half full
Posted by: JochenH ()
Date: September 27, 2016 01:37PM

Hi everyone, I am looking for help regarding a strange behaviour of the battery indicator of my OSTC MK2. I´m running fw 3.13.
I am going on a holiday trip next week and thought I´d charge my OSTC before. So I charged it for 17hs first. The battery indicator changed to red while charging and stayed half full. After charging it turned to green, still half full.
I thought, maybe 17hs are not enough for the unit to log a full load cycle. I connected it again, this thime for 48hs ( I forgot it, to be honest ). Result : the same as before.
Now my questions :
Does the half full indicator mean, that the battery is only charged half ? Will it possibly die during my trip ?
Could it be that the current of my charger is to weak to charge the battery ? I`m using a plug to usb adapter, don´t know how much current it delivers.
Any other ideas ? Any setting that I could change ?

save diving !

Jochen

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Re: Battery indicator stays at half full
Posted by: Clownfish ()
Date: September 28, 2016 12:14PM

Check CF74. "CF" means "Custom Function" and can be found in Menu -> Setup -> Custom Functions III. Make sure it's set to "1800", which is 30 hours.

Michael
Sydney
Australia
OSTC 2 11528

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Re: Battery indicator stays at half full
Posted by: JochenH ()
Date: September 29, 2016 05:31PM

Hi Michael, thanks for your reply. I checked CF74 and it´s set to 1800 ( I didn´t play around with it ).

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Re: Battery indicator stays at half full
Posted by: heinrichsweikamp ()
Date: September 30, 2016 12:07PM

Hi,

It's intent behaviour. Battery will jump to FULL again if the unit is fully charged and the cable is removed.

While charge is added only a full charge will reset this timer.

regards,
Matthias

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Re: Battery indicator stays at half full
Posted by: StephMRS ()
Date: May 10, 2017 11:33PM

I have the same problem with an OSTC 2C. But even with a full charge no modification of battery level. Even with a full charge of 48H, with CF74 at 1800.

Could you help me ?
Stephane

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Re: Battery indicator stays at half full
Posted by: heinrichsweikamp ()
Date: May 11, 2017 11:30AM

Try a "reboot" from the reset menu.

Regards,
Matthias



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/2017 11:31AM by heinrichsweikamp.

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Re: Battery indicator stays at half full
Posted by: JochenH ()
Date: September 09, 2017 01:41PM

In my case that solved the problem immediately. Thanks Matthias !

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Re: Battery indicator stays at half full
Posted by: heinrichsweikamp ()
Date: October 11, 2017 01:25PM

Thanks for the feedback.

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