Minty Boost && FreeRunner

Cédric Berger cedric.berger74 at
Thu Nov 20 15:55:23 CET 2008

On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 15:14, Matthias Apitz <guru at> wrote:
>    Adding the 47k resistor to the minty boost so that the Freerunner fast
>    charges at 1A is a poor idea for a couple reasons, the biggest one being
>    that the minty boost can't supply 1A the max is 600mA. as far as I know,
>    there is no magic resistor to identify a 500mA charger to the
>    Freerunner, it depends on USB host telling it that it can provide 500mA.

Yes 1A is a lot.
I am not an electronician.... but would not it be possible to have a
little circuit in the minty boost limiting current to 500mA (or other
value), even though the freerunner "tries" to get 1A ?

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