Detailed Battery Indicator?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by ceanth, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. ceanth
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    ceanth Advanced Member

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    I was wondering if there was any homebrew application which provides a detailed indication of the battery level? Something kinda like what the psp has would be perfect!
     
  2. Chedderknight

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    I would also like to know this
     
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  4. DanTheManMS

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    The DS hardware itself only reports two states to the hardware: "charged" and "low". You cannot get a detailed percentage report, as the hardware itself cannot retrieve that information.

    Perhaps if you installed a custom battery that showed you its charge using LEDs or something you could get a better estimate, but software-wise there's nothing you can do.
     
  5. HereIsTom

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    I have the iPod DS homebrew and there is a battery indicator on the top screen.
    See here; LMP-NG 2 PLAYER
     
  6. TheWingless

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    I've used that homebrew before and the indicator just shows a full bar or low battery like the DS indicator.
     
  7. DanTheManMS

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    Right, LMP-ng demonstrates the only thing you can do with the DS battery indicator, which is fairly useless since the LED lights on the DS itself tell you the exact same thing.
     
  8. berlinka

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    So it's a bit like a "Ping Pals" application [​IMG]
     
  9. FAST6191

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    I know of none but I have been messing with the idea of multiple hardware states: just as your battery turns red drop the sound or many of you may have been using wifi/3d and then had the red come up. A restart later and it is back green (for 5 minutes or so but still).

    I have no great desire to write such an app but I would like to see if it is possible.
     
  10. MagNetCZ

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    Well it would be possible to write such app but it would only affect the app itself.

    Anyway a hardware battery level indicator would be nifty, this is one of the very few things I envy the PSP, a full battery status indicator.

    On the other hand the DS's battery usually stays long enough so it's not all that much of an issue [​IMG]