Charging a Neo battery in a Nokia charger or phone

Michael Shiloh michael at
Wed Oct 1 07:06:31 CEST 2008

Andy Green wrote:
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> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> |> 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.
> Right, we are clueless what that battery is for charging purposes, it'll
> give it a go charging it in a fairly adaptive way if the terminals line
> up with the battery socket.

Thanks Andy! I'll add this to the wiki.

(Sorry I reposted to the kernel list before I saw your response.)


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