I have purchased many Borons.
Please see: Boron not charging while sleeping (Solar)
Boron 1.4.2 battery charging issue
Boron LED flickering after some time and never wakes up again
PMIC calls now catastrophically crash Boron due to Particle software update
Boron found dead and irrecoverable-without-LiPo after 1-month of normal use - what happened?
1.3.1-rc.1+ change to Boron solar charging (via VUSB) behavior
Please see the multitude of recent threads in the past month which have addressed this comedy of errors without any sufficient official response from Particle.
I come with a humble request:
I challenge you to tell me exactly how to use a Boron with the newest firmware version in an environment where:
- I have a 6W solar panel into VUSB
- I have my Boron on 24x7 without Sleeping (even though I should be able to use Sleep but I understand that is currently causing a separate firmware-related disaster; see thread above)
- I have a 3.7V LiPo attached to Boron
- I need to programmatically disable/enable charging the LiPo based upon temperature reading during the main program loop (because you can’t charge them under 32F, but only discharge, is my understanding)
It would take hours and hours to go through the insane amount of confusion, errors, bugs, conflicting information, workarounds, crashes, etc. all part of the past two-month comedy of errors introduced in the new corrupted firmware which destroyed everything power/charging on the Boron.
As much as I love Particle and desperately want to stay a loyal customer, I need to be able to accomplish the above incredibly simple task which is absolutely ridiculous to be a problem to implement.
Please give direct steps to make this happen, showing what exact code/PMIC calls we are supposed to make, and I then I will implement that, and report back if there are any issues.
I am seeking to prove the hypothesis that the entire Boron product has been completely ruined in its usefulness by recent terrorist firmware “updates” by Particle and hope to be proven wrong in this theory.
If Boron needs to be plugged into the wall and can’t be operated in a solar/LiPo environment, then you probably have WiFi wherever you have wall-power, and the entire Boron is totally useless versus a $2.00 ESP8266 from China.
DISCLAIMER: The following thread is not sufficient for my purposes, because it is Electron-only, and does not betoken any awareness of the recent firmware disaster and mysterious, crashing behavior relating to these PMIC calls on newest Boron firmware: