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Subject: Re: Ondio battery runtime (was: Need a new player - recommendations appreciated)

Re: Ondio battery runtime (was: Need a new player - recommendations appreciated)

From: Manuel Dejonghe <manuel_at_dejonghe.de>
Date: 2006-01-25

On 1/25/06, Rainer H. Rauschenberg <rainerh@wiwi.uni-frankfurt.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jan 2006, [IDC]Dragon wrote:
>
> > Yes (although such batteries do exist), the Ondio works on 3 AAA cells. NiMH
> > works, too, but you need an external charger. The runtime varies a lot,
> > because the internal DC/DC converter chip is mixed quality.
>
> Is there a strategy or are there tips to maximize runtime? I use the Ondio
> in my fully-faired recumbent tricycle (aka velomobile) and it's quite cold
> here in the moment, so runtime with 950 mAh NiMh is below 4 hours, which
> means I have to recharge them daily (after 2 hours runtime).
>
> Ich thought of possibilities to add an external power supply, but I'm not
> sure how to do it yet.
>

You could either try to carry the ondio closer to your body so it does
not get that cold, or try to feed it some current via the usb-plug.
IIRC, the device cannot be charged from usb, but usb-file-access can
be done without batteries because the device takes power from usb.
I think others have done such hacks on the JBRv2: Get a spare
UsbMiniB-Plug (or rip one off from a spare cable), find out the two
extreme ends pins and feed it some 4-5 volts.

lImbus
Received on Wed Jan 25 11:38:28 2006


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