Charging a Neo battery in a Nokia charger or phone

Steve Mosher steve at
Wed Oct 1 00:23:40 CEST 2008

verify and place in the wiki or FAQ

Michael Shiloh wrote:
>> The battery usually lays in just like it does in the phone.  The battery
>> will fit into the Nokia, but I'd be surprised if the Nokia agreed to charge
>> it, since it won't recognize it.
> Exactly right. My understanding is this:
> Nokia devices (phones and stand-alone chargers) will not charge 
> non-Nokia batteries, most likely because they can't be sure they have 
> the correct charging parameters.
> Most after-market or no-name brands of Nokia-compatible chargers don't 
> test the make of the battery, most likely because adding the capability 
> to perform this test would add to the cost of the charger.
> Thus:
> * You can use a Nokia or Nokia-compatible BL-4C, BL-5C, or BL-6C in the Neo
> * You can charge the Neo battery in a Nokia-compatible charger that is 
> not Nokia branded
> * You can NOT charge the Neo battery in a Nokia branded phone or charger
> Michael
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