Commercial alternative to "MintyBoost"

Radek Polak psonek2 at
Tue Aug 4 13:47:03 CEST 2009

> Im looking what MintyBoost is capable of. Charge the phone from *any*
> AA battery. no matter if its a rechargable battery, or a simple
> duracell battery.

I bought such charger in Czech eShop for ~ 7 euros:

Used it during my 5day on bike holidays. I had also cheap (~10 euro)
solar charger, which i used to charge AA batteries during day.

In the end i was quite happy with this solution, but it took me time to
figure out a few things.

First the problem with AA charger is that when you plug it in Neo it
probably gives just 100mA current and the phone seems to be slowly

So i tried set chg_curlim to 1000 and turn of display. According to
negative value in current_now the phone was slowly charging, but still
that was not to keep the phone charged.

So i switched strategy and charged phone while it was turned off. This
worked a bit better. I was able to use the phone twice a day to make
calls and keep it charged with batteries from solar charger.

You can see some pictures from the trip here:

Hope this helps



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