Charging Neo Freerunner via USB port

Michael Shiloh michael at
Sat Apr 19 20:05:03 CEST 2008

Marco Trevisan (Treviño) wrote:
> Michael Shiloh wrote:
>> Andy Powell wrote:
>>>> On Friday 18 April 2008 18:34, Michael Shiloh wrote:
>>>> The Neo Freerunner can charge most rapidly when it can pull 1 Amp from
>>>> the power supply connected to the USB socket. However, not all chargers
>>>> or computers can provide this much current.
>>> It might seem like a dumb question, the the charger provided can 
>>> source 1Amp, right? :)
>> Not a dumb question at all. I do say this further down, but perhaps 
>> should elevate it.
> According to this [1] (final pages) it should provide 2.0A.
> [1]

True, but we only use 1A. I should confirm this, but I took the 47K Ohm 
resistor to mean "able to source at least 1A", meaning that it would be 
possible to ship a different supply and not violate this. I know of no 
plans to replace the supply with one that can only source 1A, but that 
is a possibility.

I'll look into this.


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