[coreboot] Free BIOS for personal computers and laptops - you will explode!

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Tue Feb 12 19:16:51 CET 2008

On 12.02.2008 18:55, ron minnich wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2008 8:44 AM, bari <bari at onelabs.com> wrote:
>> Last time I checked all Lithium batteries had protection circuitry built
>> into the pack to prevent any runaway conditions in the laptop charging
>> circuits. The protection circuits override anything the laptop can throw
>> at it short of a lightning bolt or exploding hard drives.
> Yeah, that was the expected case. I don't know what the Intel person
> was claiming, but I hope it is wrong. Well, it is wrong :-)

If you control the embedded controller in charge of charging (sorry
about the puns), you probably can fry a battery to the point where it
starts burning. IIRC the OLPC EC code once had such problems. Then
again, having a chipset spec will not help you at all when you try to
mess with the EC.


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