Power Dock and its app to check battery level - need some more info
Janek Kowal last edited by
I have found something interesting on Omega Power Dockt
There is a package to visualize the level of battery charge using board's LEDs. So, if there is a software solution to check the battery - we are one step to make a script to shut down the system when the battery low? Am I right? But how to do it?
Unfortunately the power-dock application is a binary rather than a python script, but maybe the source code for it is available somewhere? In any case, when I run 'strings /usr/bin/power-dock', I see that the binary contains within it the function "readBatteryLevel", which would indicate either that the power-dock application can access the battery level in software or that they've left an empty function with such a name in order to fill it in later when they add that functionality. I also see this bit of text:
> Reading Battery Level Pins
Level0: %d (GPIO%d)
Level1: %d (GPIO%d)
I suppose based on that, that the battery level might be readable based on the level of a couple of the GPIO pins. I'm not sure which ones are the battery.
According to the help text built into the application, executing 'power-dock -v' should make it run "verbose: lots of output", but all I get when I run that is:
> Enabling Battery Indicator LEDs
Can anyone from onion.io confirm whether or not the battery level or other power information can be accessed by software running on the Omega2?
Luciano S. last edited by
power-dock application is a binary rather than a python script, but maybe the source code for it is available somewhere?