Charging a Neo battery in a Nokia charger or phone

Michael Shiloh michael at
Wed Oct 1 07:11:30 CEST 2008

Dale Schumacher wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 5:11 AM, Michael Shiloh <michael at> wrote:
>> 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
> Added to


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