Charging a Neo battery in a Nokia charger or phone

Michael Shiloh michael at
Wed Oct 1 00:02:27 CEST 2008

> Thanks for this helpfully complete characterization.

Since you found it illuminating, I'll add it to the wiki

> Do you happen to know if a Nokia battery (such as the BL-5c) will
> charge in the FreeRunner?

Excellent question. That's the one case I left out. I'm pretty sure it 
does, because I'm pretty sure that we do not check for battery brand.

Any checking of battery brand would happen in software, where we can see 
it (and remove if desired).

True, there is a chip that handles charging, but I'm pretty sure that 
battery brand is not one of the parameters we feed it. Perhaps one of 
the kernel people can confirm this.


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