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11-06-2005, 13:17
If yes, did anyone find a suitable solution to use it on the move?

11-06-2005, 21:08
yes it is...
i am using a accu pack (original for use with a pocket pc) with 4 AA 2100mAh cells - and i am using it in the car with a toshiba car adapter...
c ya

PS: i measured the power consumption of my device:
~1A turn on and harddisk activity
~620 mA doing nothing

06-07-2005, 10:10
I'm spanish, sorry for my poor english.
I have something like your accupack.
How much time can you use with this?
I have seen some rechargables plc lithium-ion and lithium polymer batteries (ultralife + google) that could be used for this but I don't know where to buy it and what is the correct technical data (voltage, capacity)
Here it is an example:
Model 0.2C Discharge Voltage Max dimension(mm)
Min capacity(mAh) V Thickness(0.2)
Width(0.5) Height(0.5)
GEB803448 1250 3.7 8.0 34.0 48.0
GEB623466 1350 3.7 6.2 34.0 66.0
GEB753555 1400 3.7 7.5 35.0 55.0
GEB385185 1450 3.7 3.8 51.0 85.0
GEB623480 1700 3.7 6.2 34.0 80.0
GEB605060 1750 3.7 6.0 50.0 60.0
GEB525183 2500 3.7 5.2 51.0 83.0

What do you think?

06-07-2005, 18:04

I picked up a battery box from maplin. Here's a link to the battery boxes on their site:

Also see the photo's below.

The HD will stream MP3 for about an hour using 4 x 2100 mAh. It's not great on videos. I think I'll need a second pack.

Its also useful for charging my Ipaq , Fuji Camera and TomTom GPS


07-07-2005, 09:12
Hi i just bought a WL-HDD, I didn't realise how versatile it could be till i got to this forum
I will have a lot of questions later but my first one is i want to make a POE cable (power over Ethernet) but cant find anyone locally that sells the male and female power connections from what i can find out it is 1.3 mm connection can any verify this before i order a set?