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Subject: RE: Running off external supply?
From: VanBaren, Gerald (AGRE) (Gerald.VanBaren_at_smiths-aerospace.com)
Date: 2004-10-21


> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of DavÝ­ Geirsson
> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 12:25 PM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Running off external supply?
>
> Hi,
>
> This is not really rockbox-related, but I guess someone here
> might know:
>
>
> I was wondering if anyone had found a decent way to hook an
> external power supply to the jukebox recorder instead of
> batteries? I need to run it like that temporarily (need to
> transfer all of the data off the disk, and then fill it
> again. Considering how fast the batteries discharge with the
> HD spun up, that's not really practical in any other way).
>
> I was originally just going to connect my bench supply to the
> battery poles, but getting to the positive pole is a
> challenge. I'd prefer not to have to disassemble my jukebox
> (and tear off the warranty sticker) just to find a connection
> point if I can help it.
>
> Anyway, any tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Oh, and to the devs: great job with rockbox! I've been
> running it for probably around a year now, and it was the
> reason I bought the recorder in the first place. :)
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> DavÝ­ Steinn Geirsson
> davidgeirs_at_gmail.com
> +354 8696608

Something I thought about but never tried is to get a wooden dowel, cut it approximately the size of a battery, and put a screw and wire on the end to make contact. Cheap and should work well enough.

gvb

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