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New Firmware Release 1.096 beta

Post by Pimaster » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:26 pm

Hi,

Just some internal updates to previous version 1.095
Here it is the 1.096 version

https://app.box.com/s/53lt1ox02w95gfw5ttr5


as also resisters update

https://app.box.com/s/23y7vwywllc10ga3pb14

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Re: New Firmware Release 1.096 beta

Post by juiba » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:55 pm

Hi!

I have tested this version of firmware without able to reproduce bugs in previous firmwares. So far so good.

However I might have some issues with charging the battery via car cigarette lighter. Before I investigate this further could you please let me know what is the maximum current in this version when battery is being charged?

Thanks,

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Re: New Firmware Release 1.096 beta

Post by Pimaster » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:03 pm

Hi,
The maximum charging current is 212 mA, however as battery is charged it is going to be smaller and smaller, until 0 mA.

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Re: New Firmware Release 1.096 beta

Post by Pimaster » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:30 am

Hi,
Probably I misunderstand you
The maximum current is 999 mA when battery powered and 1250 mA when cable powered, where the 999 mA is for the UPiS and the rest is for the battery charging
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Re: New Firmware Release 1.096 beta

Post by Softpy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:59 pm

Hello,

When we will get stable release?
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Re: New Firmware Release 1.096 beta

Post by mariana » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:16 am

Hi

I'm still using 1.095.
How can I stop "UPiS System Stared File Safe Shutdown Procedure" when the cable power goes off ??
I want to control the cable power off behavior by myself.

I found something about this in this document https://app.box.com/s/3rt1r0ofxzdt68k0aruq
But I don't know how to set it up?
Could you give me some hint or advice? like use minicom??

Thanks
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Re: New Firmware Release 1.096 beta

Post by Pimaster » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:38 am

Hi
Hi,

I'm still using 1.095.
ΟΚ

How can I stop "UPiS System Stared File Safe Shutdown Procedure" when the cable power goes off ??
By setting the proper value on the PICo variable

I want to control the cable power off behavior by myself.
OK

I found something about this in this document https://app.box.com/s/3rt1r0ofxzdt68k0aruq
But I don't know how to set it up?

$sudo i2cset -y 1 0x6b 1 0x05 0xff
from command line



Could you give me some hint or advice? like use minicom??
no minicom is needed for PICo commands

Thanks


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Re: New Firmware Release 1.096 beta

Post by nickglowsindark » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:31 pm

Maybe I don't understand how the unit is supposed to work in the first place, because it seems to be that the same bug is still happening with 1.096.

1) UPiS is powered by cable, RPi is turned on
2) Cable unplugged, UPiS starts file safe shutdown
3) About 15 seconds later (set by fssd_timeout) the UPiS turns off and enters low power state
4) Cable plugged back in, RPi turns back on

This all works fine.

However, if I plug the cable back in at any point after step #2 before the UPiS has actually entered the low power state, it doesn't work right. The RPi never actually turns off, it is only halted. I have to use the manual switch cut power then turn it back on. I originally wanted to use this in case of a quick power outtage- if power is only off for 2 or 3 seconds. But there would be no way to turn it back on automatically.

Am I missing something? Is there some setting for this? How I would expect it to work is that, no matter when power comes back after the file safe shutdown has started, the UPiS and RPi are turned off. Only when the UPiS sees that the cable is back when it is in the low power state does it turn everything back on.
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Re: New Firmware Release 1.096 beta

Post by Pimaster » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:19 pm

Hi,

Thank you for your remark.
Yes, you are right. The is one of the points we are working before release the final new update.
It not a bug, it has been not yet implemented, We are working on it.
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Re: New Firmware Release 1.096 beta

Post by nickglowsindark » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:00 pm

Thanks, that helps. Would it be too difficult to add an I2C pin command or serial command to instantly cut power to the RPi? This way I can make my own script that would run in the background, monitor the UPiS to see when it goes to battery, start a countdown, and then cut power to the RPi right before the UPiS enters low power mode.

I tried something like this already, getting rid of the shutdown command in the fshut.py script so I could run a separate script that shuts down when it sees the UPiS enter battery mode, timing it so it happens right before low power mode. I started a stopwatch so I could see exactly how long it would take (with no shutdown at all, willing to risk a not-safe shutdown), but the UPiS never enters low power mode if the RPi doesn't shut down. Is it waiting to see the battery current drop first?

All I really want is the RPi to shut down immediately if power goes away, and then the UPiS to enter low power mode right after that. Then, when power comes back, everything starts back up- even if power comes back within just a couple seconds. My RPi is nothing but a web page in kiosk mode, so it doesn't take more than a second or two to shut down; I wish the minimum for the "File Safe Shut Down Procedure Time Out" (0x6b 3) wasn't as long as 15 seconds.

Is there anything I can do with I2C pin monitoring and commands to make this happen, or will I have to wait until more changes have been made to the firmware?
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