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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 <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 11:34:21 +0100

On 1/25/06, Rainer H. Rauschenberg <> 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.

Received on 2006-01-25

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