Charging Neo Freerunner via USB port

Michael Shiloh michael at
Sat Apr 19 00:01:20 CEST 2008

Flemming Richter Mikkelsen wrote:
> On 4/18/08, Flemming Richter Mikkelsen <quatrox at> wrote:
>> This could be done even more simple:
>>  - Download and install the program
>>  - Connect the charger with the unknown resistor
>>  - Click on the button "Get charger ID"
>>  - If a valid charger ID is found, the button "Add this charger"
>> becomes clickable, else it is grayed out.
>> What do you think?
> - Ohh, and a valid charger ID would be a resistance between res_min and res_max.
> - Several pins could be probed

You can only probe the pins that have the appropriate hardware interface 
to them. This may be all, but can't be taken for granted. One of the 
hardware people can tell us which pins are capable of this, and how you 
select which one you want to measure.

> - The program add this value to the /etc/charger.conf for you
> - The program that autodetects the charger, parses /etc/charger.conf
> if the file exists
> Just a thought

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