Charging Neo Freerunner via USB port

Ortwin Regel ortwin at
Sat Apr 19 18:50:55 CEST 2008

That's also something I'd like to know as my Minty Boost supposedly
does up to ~250 mA and I'd like to use that much if possible.
The Neo 1973 doesn't have the necessary hardware to detect chargers,
though, or does it?


On 4/19/08, Hans L <thehans at> wrote:
> Great summary Michael, and a good discussion.  It would be nice to see
> the ability to support other fast chargers in the future.  That is one
> of my pet peeves about cell phones is that it seems every single
> company(and often even every model made by that company) has it's own
> specific charger which is incompatible with anything else.
> Michael Shiloh wrote:
> >  In summary, the Neo can charge at 3 different rates: 100mA, 500mA, and
> 1A.
> Just to be absolutely clear, are these 3 rates hardwired into the
> circuitry?  Or might it be possible in the future to support(through
> only software changes) some charger that has for example a max rating
> of 750mA, and get the maximum output from it.
> The discussion up to this point seems to indicate that the best that
> could be done with this theoretical charger would be 500mA.  I suppose
> it doesn't make a huge difference, but something I'd like to know for
> sure.
> - Hans Loeblich
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