Sep 12 2005, 09:24 AM
I'd like to make a power pack for my 5600 and I would like to know if it is better (less power lost) to plug it into the power plug or into the I/O port (I already have some connectors)?
Sep 12 2005, 11:36 PM
best place is to power the cpu directly, I don't think that's ported though. Next best is the least number of conversions, and that's the battery itself (the one conversion being the voltage regulator/interal 'final' power supply). Next best is two conversions, which is the io port and coax connector, having to go through the charging circuit then through the battery conversion to the cpu. Of these last two I'd more likely choose the coax connector as its durability is higher and resistance is slightly lower due to the better connector...
YBLWV. Or is it just YMMV?