May 22nd, 2009

Android only eats 256mA? certainly claims so...

Bus 001 Device 011: ID 0bb4:0c02 High Tech Computer Corp. 
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               1.02
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x0bb4 High Tech Computer Corp.
  idProduct          0x0c02 
  bcdDevice            1.00
  iManufacturer           3 HTC
  iProduct                2 Android Phone
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           55
    bNumInterfaces          2
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower              256mA

I'm pretty sure it eats 500mA and there's a bug to be fixed... Also. Just taking 500mA from USB is not nice, as some USB ports (Sharp Zaurus) can only suuply 200mA or so... (Is there some kind of bugzilla where I should file this? Or just complain on IRC?)