freerunner: charging and usb-host mutually exclusive?

Andy Green andy at
Mon Mar 10 20:12:14 CET 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
>> I think this is a very good observation.
>> If you want to connect a neo to some usb device(s) for long periods of
>> time it would be very important to be able to charge it (otherwise it
>> will just run dry very fast).
>> Anyone know if you can?
> Yes, it won't charge that fast, but it will fully power itself from the
> USB connection AND charge the battery... it means 200-300mA gets to the
> battery.  You get the best charging performance from the external
> charger which I am pretty sure is part of the package.... that can
> provide 1A of which > ~700mA goes to the battery.

Wah... totally got the wrong end of the stick :-/  You're asking about
host mode.

Currently the pump that provides 5V for the external device is enabled
whenever we are in host mode.  I don't know what that thing will do if
we provide 5V externally too, probably it will be okay but it needs testing.

- -Andy
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