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#1 Jeffrey

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:23 PM

Since the PDP charges at 5V. I am able to charge from a USB port on my laptop using "Zap" battery pack. The device uses 4 Nimh rechargeables, and has adaptors. One of which fits the charging jack...not a perfect fit but works in a pinch! The battery pack seems to work with the Planet on batteries only, but I haven't tested how much of a charge you would get from the 4 batteries alone. thanks for everyone on the wonderful work you have been doing to make the WPDN and now PDP well worth the prices I've paid.

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http://zapportableen...ry-charger.html

#2 greenlaptops

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:22 AM

Since the PDP charges at 5V. I am able to charge from a USB port on my laptop using "Zap" battery pack. The device uses 4 Nimh rechargeables, and has adaptors. One of which fits the charging jack...not a perfect fit but works in a pinch! The battery pack seems to work with the Planet on batteries only, but I haven't tested how much of a charge you would get from the 4 batteries alone. thanks for everyone on the wonderful work you have been doing to make the WPDN and now PDP well worth the prices I've paid.

Jeff

http://zapportableen...ry-charger.html


Nice find! But price kills the deal $36 + $6 (S&H) = $42 for a battery pack, I think I am going to pass on this deals, specially when I paid under $85 for the device (PDP). Thanks Jeff.

Good Luck!

Edit: Apologies to Jeff but it is cheaper at Amazon for under $25 shipped. Just in case, if anyone interested. Here is the LINK

Edited by greenlaptops, 19 July 2011 - 01:41 AM.


#3 Jeffrey

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

Nice find! But price kills the deal $36 + $6 (S&H) = $42 for a battery pack, I think I am going to pass on this deals, specially when I paid under $85 for the device (PDP). Thanks Jeff.

Good Luck!

Edit: Apologies to Jeff but it is cheaper at Amazon for under $25 shipped. Just in case, if anyone interested. Here is the LINK


I bought the Zap charger for other devices about a year ago...I-pod,Cell,mp3 player.I also use it just for charging AA,s when travelling.Just glad it also can be used for the Planet.

#4 Jeffrey

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:01 AM

Just provided the link for reference, I bought my "pack" at a local store for $30.No apology req'd.

#5 Spz0

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:00 PM

Definitely a great concept m8. Thanks for the post. :)

Im on the search myself, for a higher mAh L-ion battery. Think I may have found one, but Im not sure it'll fit. I need to crack open my case and measure our current battery.
http://www.onlybatte...id=shopping-com

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

Spz0, did you ever find a replacement/better battery?




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