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#17221 17-Nov-2007 18:40
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hi

would it be easy to power my woosh modem from a car battery. Or other portabel source so I can take my computer to the beach

What are the options here. Do you know of a way to connect your laptop to a car battery as well

Cheers Possum..




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  #95703 17-Nov-2007 18:49
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You can with a bit of fiddling around. The easiest way to power the modem is to use a car cellphone charger that fits and is center positive. Kyocera is probably your best bet for one that fits the tiny plug.


for the lap top you can get a dc to dc in car converter. Most lap tops are 18v although i have had prof work successfully off 12v with no worries.

i could be totally wrong about the modem but this is what we did ages ago. If you use usb for the modem it get's a slight charge from that anyway.

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  #95705 17-Nov-2007 18:53
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You could bring your AC charger along and use this.




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  #95713 17-Nov-2007 19:59
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manhinli: You could bring your AC charger along and use this.



could I power the laptop too.. The DSE Power Inverter advert didnt mention a labtop.. but I recon it could.

What do you think..

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  #95716 17-Nov-2007 20:17
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Never used one...




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  #95778 18-Nov-2007 16:15
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Woosh modems are powerhogs, the supplied ac adaptor is 2.5 amps, I think it was just under 2 when we measured its actual use - those cellphone adaprers are rated noway near that much so will probarbly not work too well




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