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#1
Now with my custom brightness and external charger system i use it also at night as a clock via the very cool flip clock

Light Level: (Not needed normally)
Custom brightness (my version not simple) allows brightness down to 2, flip clock has a brightness setting but it doesn't work on mine, of course you can just make a shortcut (QBW etc) to set the brightness at a certain level (2-255) at night.
Custom Brightness

Charging and keeping topped up through the night. (Maybe Needed)
Now this is where my charging system comes in, POST #2 will explore means of charging via normal USB charging.
The charger i use now is the cheap-o charger made from parts from DX, it charges with up to 1A, but because of the thin long wire that i use i charges with much less, but more then enough then to charge up through the night
My cheap external charger
My charge plug and more in mugen cover

Flip Clock (it is in the repos)
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Battery graph, will be updated when charger is upgraded.
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This post will as usual be edited some times.

Things i need to post:
More info on my charger and setup

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#2
Post #2, reserved for USB charging system

Battery Graph for USB charging with flip clock all night
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NOTE: Need testers here, if the USB charge shuts off after full charge is reached and then drains resulting in 10-30% battery drain when you wake up, then we need someone to make charging kick in again after 5% discharge.

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This would be good if you could alter the colours used, I think I would prefer a mid-to-dark grey on black as even at brightness level two I find the display too bright at night.
Happy to test this for you, as my N900 charges by my bed every night.
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#4
well there are settings in flip clock (i didn't make it), and if you are using normal/simple brightness then you can set the brightness from flip clock, so no need to install my custom brightness.

install flip clock and play with it, only thing needed here is:
Will when charging via USB (normal charging) will it keep it topped up or will it drain and not charge after full charge (some time at night)
 
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I am looking forward to further updates, this is cool!
 
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The N900 without any modification or added software got a setting to keep the display lit while charging.
 
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Yes! This is great! Can we get it off the standard repository? Please???
 
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Originally Posted by TiagoTiago View Post
The N900 without any modification or added software got a setting to keep the display lit while charging.
Yes the flip clock can keep the light on, and set it from 2-255, i haven't tested this since my custom brightness takes over.

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I still need testers to confirm if this works with normal charging, the question is still, will it stop charging when full and then drain battery for the next 2-5 hours until you wake up.
 
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Originally Posted by TiagoTiago View Post
The N900 without any modification or added software got a setting to keep the display lit while charging.
Yes, unfortunately it doesn't keep the display lit when full charged. See https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10496
 

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#10
Originally Posted by dr_frost_dk View Post
Post #2, reserved for USB charging system

NOTE: Need testers here, if the USB charge shuts off after full charge is reached and then drains resulting in 10-30% battery drain when you wake up, then we need someone to make charging kick in again after 5% discharge.
Not sure if this is related, but I used to connect my N900 to a set of speakers and play music throughout the night while charging(used to sleeping with music, couldn't sleep well without it as my desktop died on me so i had to make do with my N900).
Woke up in the morning, phone battery charge at FULL. I hope this info helps though

Cheers!
-Ethan
 

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