Hello EVE community
Fact is, current state of V is that there is no Battery indicator, neither as Hardware LED on the chassis nor any other way to find out the Battery Charging status while the device is turned of (Windows-Shut Down).
The user should be able to quickly find out if his/her V is charging and how much the Battery has been charged, without having to launch the device into Windows mode.
A cost effective (cheap) Solution could be to enable a similar UEFI functionality that is widely seen on Android Smartphones.
How this function may work:
1. When the device is switched completely off (in our case Windows Shut down), then plugging in the USB C cord for charging the V the device starts being charged, but to see the Battery status the user taps shortly (for 1 second) on the volume button (alternatively power button) then a Battery Graphical icon is shown with the status “charging” and the % charged, after a few seconds the screen turns off completely. The battery status should not be permanently visible, only when shortly pressing the Volume Button for 1 second (when device is completely turned off).
2. Pressing the Power Button of the V for 3 seconds turns the device on and starts Windows (valid only if Power button activation of this Battery status is chosen to be integrated).
3. Each user has their personal choice and preference, therefore we should have the choice to enable or disable this function in UEFI (BIOS menu):
ENABLE Battery status while V is switched off
DISABLE Battery status while V is switched off "
Graphic Proposal and Use Case
Real Life Examples (thanks @Emili for the photo):
This is in fact the most cheap way to have such a Battery Status, while device is switched off. No need for any Hardware modifications and costs.
Would you like to have that feature on our V´s?