Nos, on Jul 7 2011, 11:27, said:
I'm hoping to use mine as a car pc/satnav device. Bought the new CoPilot for it (tested it and works fine) and got a 16gb microsd on order to load music on to. Has anyone found a suitable method of powering the ViewPad when in the car? So far I've tried a 1amp usb car charger which is powerful enough to charge the device providing it's not in use, when being used as a satnav the battery still decreases
Got a 2amp usb car charger on order to see if this will do the job!
If you look carefully at the supplied charger you will see that it is a non-standard mini-usb connector: 8-pole possibly but the cable is only two-core. I'm sure it would be a simple matter to cut the cable and join it back together with a polarised connector pair. Then it would be a relatively simple matter to convert various other charging options. The supplied charger is very fast! Certainly much faster than the 2amp charger I obtained from Maplins....
Edited by John..., 07 July 2011 - 08:04 PM.