Minty Boost && FreeRunner

Tilman Baumann tilman at
Thu Nov 20 16:10:27 CET 2008

Cédric Berger wrote:
> 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 ?

Nope. Current is a effect not a cause. *g*
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