An update from my end:
- I've left two Power Docks in stationary mode (connected to power via micro USB port and no battery) since Friday
- One has the LEDs flashing erratically, the other has the LEDs looking like it's charging a battery (for whatever reason)
I made a cron job to track the uptime in a file, this is my latest reading:
14:22:26 up 3 days, 13:54, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
They both rebooted in the middle of the night on Saturday at the exact same time. Which leads me to believe that the office or my USB hub might have momentarily lost power.
In any case, I haven't been able to reproduce your issue.
I do, however, have a suggestion!
Try configuring the cron daemon to run the
power-dock command once every 10 or 20 minutes.
opkg install power-dock
Open the crontab editor
*/20 * * * * /usr/bin/power-dock
Save and exit, then restart the cron daemon:
My suspicion here is that the Battery Management chip is not detecting enough current draw from the Omega and deciding that it should just shut down to conserve power. By running the
power-dock command every once in a while, you give the chip an indication that it needs to stay powered on!
Try it out and please let me know how it goes!