[Fwd: Re: Charging a Neo battery in a Nokia charger or phone]

Michael Shiloh michael at openmoko.org
Wed Oct 1 07:05:27 CEST 2008

Forwarded from the community list. Can anyone confirm that our code does 
not care what brand the battery is?


-------- Original Message --------

> 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.


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