Neo fast charge utility

Nick Guenther kousue at
Thu Jan 3 05:02:24 CET 2008

Hijacking a bit:
On the topic of making the neo a usable phone (namely, overcoming the
terrible battery life), I'm trying to figure out how to get a USB
charger going
I have a Zap R12 (branded by Noma since I got it in Canada)
<> which is a Li-On battery
attached to a USB port. What I can't tell is whether I can source
500mA from this without damaging it. I can't find any specs around
that suggest I can, but I find a lot of end-consumers talking about it
"charging slowly" (i.e. suggesting that it only gives 100mA, as I've
observed). Does anybody know how I could test if it is safe to draw
500mA from this? I can always try and see if I smell burning--the
charger was a gift, I am not especially attached to it--but it would
be nice if I had an intelligent attack on this problem instead.

there's also Ladyada's MintyBoost
<> which seems like it might be
designed to give 500mA, but I don't see any intelligent USB-compliant
chip in there that the moko could ask "can you give me 500mA?" so I'm

for the record, all thunder does is write
"fast_cccv" or "closed" to
depending on what mode you want, and wrap that up in a nice OM GUI.
Any hope for a qtopia version?

On Jan 1, 2008 8:24 AM, Emre Turkay <emreturkay at> wrote:
> Well, wrote it, using it ;)
> emre
> On Jan 1, 2008 12:56 PM, rakshat hooja <rakshat at> wrote:
> >
> > I just saw this project on the open moko projects page
> >
> >
> >
> > It is a fast charge utility that allows the neo to fast charge with an AC
> > -USB adaptor that can give a 500 Mil Amp output. Has any member manage to
> > test it out yet?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Rakshat
> >
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