Charging Neo Freerunner via USB port

"Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" mail at
Sat Apr 19 15:24:09 CEST 2008

Michael Shiloh wrote:
> When the Neo Freerunner detects that power has been provided at the USB 
> port, it will attempt to draw only 100mA. This minimum is mandated by 
> the USB standard. This amount of current is insufficient to both power 
> the Neo Freerunner (or even just its backlight) and to charge the 
> battery, and therefore the battery will not be charged. (The battery 
> discharge rate, however, will be slightly lower, as the supplied 100mA 
> will be used to augment the battery.)
> (When a charger is connected to the USB port, the Neo Freerunner 
> automatically powers up. Thus, if charging at 100mA is desired, the Neo 
> Freerunner must be shut down after the startup process has completed.)

Mhmhm... Does this mean that the freerunner uses about 100mA to stay on 
standby? And... Then that in about 12 hours of simple standby its 
battery will be out? :o

I really hope I'm wrong...

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