USB portable battery

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by doyama, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. doyama
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    doyama GBAtemp Maniac

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    Hello All

    I have a trip coming up and I'll be hopping airports and on 12 hour plane rides. So I was thinking of getting some kind of battery pack so I could charge my iPod and NDS during those long flights and stop overs. My preference would be to use the USB connector, so I could charge both my iPod or NDS depending on which dies first. So 'buy a 2nd battery' isn't really what I'm looking for.

    In any case I wanted to see what other people had tried or used for this kind of situation? I have looked on Dealxtreme which is a good site overall, but some of those supposed 20,000mah batteries seem to be filled with lead plates to make them feel heavier (since more weight usually means more energy storage). I somewhat regret not picking something up when Sharper Image when belly up [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. kobykaan

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    what about a SOLAR CHARGER ?? not sure how well it would work on a plane but you could be charging one while using the other if there's enough light to put charge into one or the other they come with multiple adapters [​IMG]
     
  3. Brian117

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  4. doyama
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  5. Pedobear

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    err...wouldn't he have to play with the DS to the window?
    http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/515/ (Solar ds)
     
  6. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    I had the same predicament but with a bus ride, not a plane trip. I too originally looked at combining a "9 volt battery USB charger" with a hacked DS USB charger cable, but that fell through when my friend's USB charger turned out to be faulty.

    Instead, I went out to Radio Shack and picked up a single battery pack that holds 4 AA batteries. I cut off the end of a DS car charger I didn't need and hooked it up to the battery pack with a bit of solder. Since the battery pack had its own on/off switch, that was all it took. Each AA battery provides 1.5 volts, so I'm sending in a combined total of 6 volts when the port itself says to use 5.2, but it's close enough that it doesn't affect the hardware.

    I can usually get about 2 complete charges done before I have to replace the AA batteries. Makes a great portable DS charger.