Battery charging (was Re: Daily use of Neo1973)

fredthecat fredthecat at
Thu Feb 21 14:13:05 CET 2008

Just a quick note on a workaround I had with an other phone that was 
difficult to charge...

I used to have a HTC Magician Windows Mobile (branded T-Mobile MDA, but 
I think the "same" as HTC Jam mobile),
and charged via the mini-USB socket.

I found that charging from a PC always worked, but charging with a 
charger other than the supplied one didn't work.

I purchased a few car chargers (ie cigar sock -> mini USB), and none of 
those worked either, except when I managed to
very small mini-usb hub, and plugged the car charger into that, and then 
the phone into the hub. (ie the hub was powered via
the mini-usb connector). A bit of a spaghetti of wires, but it worked. 
Maybe this would work with some hubs for the Neo.



Tilman Baumann wrote:
> Am 21.02.2008 um 08:27 schrieb Shawn Rutledge:
>> On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 6:22 PM, Tilman Baumann <tilman at> 
>> wrote:
>>> You need a 'smart' host to do this. So if you plug the hub into the
>>> host computer, it will enumerate the device and set it in high power
>>> mode.
>> Yes the hub is connected to the computer, but for whatever reason I
>> don't get as much charge current out of it.
> Ok, I reject what i said and claim the opposite. :)

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