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Additional customisations

Optional battery mode for 24/7 charging

Lithium-ion batteries, such as those in Bridge Terminal devices, are not designed to be powered 24 hours a day 7 days a week and doing so can affect the lifetime of a battery.

Some customers would like to keep their devices powered all the time. For this use case you can use the limited battery charge mode to reduce the ageing effect of the battery. This feature is available from 17.2 Avogadro release or later. When this mode is enabled, the battery is charged up to a lower voltage than normal (resulting in approximately 45%* of the capacity). This reduces the ageing effect, whilst ensuring the battery has enough capacity for shorter periods of mobile use when needed. When this mode is enabled, the battery icon will not indicate 100% when charging is finished. Instead the battery status will change from "Charging" to "Not charging". When this mode is enabled, the battery icon will not indicate 100% when charging is finished. Instead the battery status will change from “Charging” to "Not charging".

This mode can be enabled by installing the package "battery-limited-charge_1.0_all.ttpkg". The packages can be found in the extra-packages zip file from our releases page.

* As the reported capacity is depending upon a number of parameters (including battery ageing, temperature, device usage), the reported capacity can differ per device and per charge cycle.

Custom system bar icon

This feature is only available on 17.4 Baggio release or earlier (the last JellyBean release). When an application is added to the system bar for quick access, it will show there with the scaled down default application icon.

To give your application a custom system bar icon (different from the application icon) you can put the following in your AndroidManifest.xml:

  <meta-data android:name="shortcut_icon" android:resource="@RESID"/>

Example:

        <activity
            android:name=".UpdaterActivity"
            android:label="@string/tt_navpad_software_update"
            android:configChanges="uiMode|mcc|mnc"
            android:launchMode="singleTask" >

            ... etc ...

            <meta-data android:name="shortcut_icon" 
                android:resource="@drawable/ic_systembar_software_update"/>
        </activity>

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