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Curious Aardvark
post Mar 28 2006, 02:05 AM
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Okay, hi folks been a while since I posted anything - this is because my 860 pretty much does everything I want it to do and never goes wrong :-)

I also own a sony psp and a tomtom go gps navigation unit.

And what you may or may not realise is that all three gadgets have exactly the same power requirements.
ie: ANY DEVICE that will charge a psp will charge a zaurus and a tomtom go :-)

Want a complete travel charging kit for your zaurus ? get a psp travel kit. Generally includes usb charging cable, car charger and worldwide mains adaptor for around $20 - £15.
Want an extended battery life for your Z for flights etc. get a 3800mah psp external battery pack for about £12 - $18 (or there abouts) it'll velcro to the back of the zaurus no problem.

One word of warning.
I recently purchased a logic 3 psp solar charger - specifically for charging my zaurus if I go somewhere out of the way on holiday and I want to load it up with books. It also had an integral 1800 mah battery. To fastcharge the internal battery it said to plug it directly into the psp mains charger. which I did and the solar charger promptly melted. I can't see this being a universal problem - but be warned if you buy one of these, the first time you plug it into mains - leave it on something non-flammable :-)

So I still don't know if this gadget would have worked as it melted before I got the chance to try it out :-(

Anyway that's the gist of the post. want power for a zaurus or a tomtom go - get the psp kit :-)
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xjqian
post Mar 28 2006, 11:28 PM
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seems the brando solar charger http://shop.brando.com.hk/solarchargerforpspnds.php is exactly the same as the logic 3 solar charger http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...8191277-3330349

It helps to know tomtom can share charging option with my Z. Great, my Garmin just got stolen, I will pick up a Tomtom soon.

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Want a complete travel charging kit for your zaurus ? get a psp travel kit. Generally includes usb charging cable, car charger and worldwide mains adaptor for around $20 - £15.
you mean this one by JavoEdge? http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...8191277-3330349

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Want an extended battery life for your Z for flights etc. get a 3800mah psp external battery pack for about £12 - $18 (or there abouts) it'll velcro to the back of the zaurus no problem.
You mean this one by Logic 3? http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...8191277-3330349
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Curious Aardvark
post Mar 30 2006, 08:43 AM
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Yes and probably yes (amazon taking an age to load so gave up)

You can also use any cheap (I pay about £3 $5 - ish for these things) universal power adaptor for all three gadgets.
set to 4.5 volts positive internal pin.
As the tomtom go 300 doesn't come with mains supply - this is what I bought, works as well as anything else.
Always try slightly less voltage rather than slightly more: ie 4.5 rather than 6 - just to be on the safe side :-)

Essentially anything that will charge with usb should also charge with one of these. Although always check the positive/negative polarities - I fried my very first z5500 like that - haven't done it since, lol.

Quite why the commercial sharp, sony etc chargers are rated at 2amp when a 450ma charger works just as well is beyond me.
Except a 2amp generic charger is very expensive :-)
Or am I being a wee bit too cynical ?
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