Backup battery discharged -> GTA01 and GTA02 dead

Rod Whitby rod at
Sun Jul 20 04:15:28 CEST 2008

Ben Wilson wrote:
> How did you externally charge the battery?
> I’m not sure about the neo/freerunner battery and haven't been paying 
> much attention to this thread
> but some battery packs have electronics inside and you can’t just charge 
> them like you would a normal battery.
> If you just apply external voltage to the batteries + and – terminals 
> all you end up with is
> a battery that is 'charged' but 'thinks' it's flat (and reports to the 
> device that it’s flat).
> Feel free to correct me if this does not apply to the neo/freerunner, 
> just thought I’d mention it in case it does.

I used a third-party charger for Nokia batteries.  I know that it 
charges genuine Nokia batteries that can then be used in a Nokia phone. 
  I know that the charged batteries are good for the Openmoko phones 
because I have a working GTA01 in which I can test them when they are 

-- Rod

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