[NTLK] [Spam] Re: Hi All! This is probably a dumb idea, and asking

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Tue Dec 16 01:15:34 EST 2014


If I recall correctly it was designed for the 110,120,130 models.  While
it used the same power connector as all Newtons the large difference was
at the time battery packs were easy to remove so you didn't recharge the
internal pack.  The old packs simply pushed down a little button in the
battery compartment of the 1x0 series that told the newton if the
batteries were rechargeable or not.

As Kevin said, it would try to recharge the internal emate batteries.
While it would work I think the batteries would deplete rather quickly.
 However such a pack would be a easy way to keep a emate portable with a
otherwise failing internal battery pack.  To do that though, you would
need to remove the internal pack.  Now I haven't done this mind you, but
it should work.

I always wanted to get my hands on a battery booster pack as I thought
they would be handy to have.  Never found a reasonable one.  I think
they are really rare these days.

-Dan

On 12/15/2014 8:37 PM, Kevin LaCombe wrote:
> Greg,
> 
> I'll be gentle…it was called the Battery Booster Pack and held 8 AA batteries.  I had one at one time but I don't recall if you needed a working internal battery in the eMate for it to function.  
> It have tried to charge the internal battery while plugged in.
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottyhoffo/3023344244/in/pool-newtons
> 
> -Kevin
> 
> On Dec 15, 2014, at 5:04 PM, "Greg Hankins" <greg at greghankins.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi All!
>>
>> This is probably a dumb idea, and asking the question will betray my questionable grasp of things electrical, but here goes:
>>
>> Would it be feasible to create an external battery pack that plugs into the power adaptor socket of an eMate?
>>
>> I'm thinking of one that could be loaded with
>> 4 AA non-rechargeables, for use when you are out of power with the internal batteries but lack access to mains power (for instance, when camping).
>>
>> You see such devices-often rechargeable-for latter-day devices like iPhones.
>>
>> If such a thing is feasible, I might like to build one. Any tips or thoughts would 6e most welcome.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Greg
>> -- 
>


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