Charging a Neo battery in a Nokia charger or phone (was: Re: dead battery)
michael at openmoko.org
Tue Sep 30 23:11:05 CEST 2008
> 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.
* 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
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