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Modding homemade computer power supply

Discussion in 'Modding' started by star882, 24 Apr 2005.

  1. star882

    star882 What's a Dremel?

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    I own an Axim X30h, and as anyone who has owned one knows, playing video uses up the battery very fast. Original high capacity batteries are very expensive, so I built a power supply to allow regular batteries to be used.
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    Here's a schematic:
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    What do you think?
     
  2. Fusen

    Fusen What's a Dremel?

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    very nice, also I like how you've left the components viewable, but the real question is how longer does it extend the battery life?
     
  3. Cheap Mod Wannabe

    Cheap Mod Wannabe What's a Dremel?

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    You can always have a 12 battery pack in your pocket (if you have big pockets)

    Its awesome though your work and mod!
    I have an ancient ipaq 1945 (release year :D ) and I was thinking of modding it some day. Maybe this summer when i have some time.

    How about you? Have you though of ever taking the battery cover off and letting your dremel slide into that soft plastic? PPC battery window mod :rock:
     
  4. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom Minimodder

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    Very nice find with that regulator. Now if only there was a way to not use the big clunky dell adaptor to hook it to the battery pack...
     
  5. Cheap Mod Wannabe

    Cheap Mod Wannabe What's a Dremel?

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    I think we need to invent good wireless power :hehe:
     
  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Lightning. It's been done already, sorry. :hehe:

    Kinda unreliable though.

    Batts are more or less wireless power though.

    Well, if it works, that's good. All I can say really, as my old palmpilot doesn't even have a color screen :naughty: It gets the job done though.
     
  7. Cheap Mod Wannabe

    Cheap Mod Wannabe What's a Dremel?

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    Thats why I added "good" to the wireless power. Good meaning easily controllable and safe. :D Sry if I sound like a jerk, its 2:35AM and I feel weird HA HA

    I tried watching movies on my PPC but The screen is too small. I play NES alladin though once in a while :hehe:
     
  8. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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    I like it! I have an x-30 and don't like how little I get out of a fully charged battery. My NES emulator must live on!!!

    Nice job with it, to be certain. What's the new life expectancy? I may need to craft one of these myself.
     
  9. shroom

    shroom What's a Dremel?

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    That sounds erotic :eyebrow:
     

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