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macs



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:32 am    Post subject: Any solution if the i-gotU battery can not be replaced? Reply with quote

What can I do when the battery of the i-gotU device has run down and you still need to continue recording the track? Don’t worry! There are many USB power supplies or USB power chargers in the market. Let me introduce some kind of choices for your reference.

1. Power supply (charger) built-in rechargeable batteries.
This type is usually the digital camera users’ favorite. It certainly can be compatible with i-gotU device and can be charged so many times. It is really very convenient for some people who do not drive cars or some places where there is no AC/DC sockets. I have a power supply (charger) which model is EC-753 portable USB Li-Ion Power Pack. And after testing, the GT-100 battery (230mA) can be fully charged at least 5 times when the built-in lithium battery capacity is full. Due to each battery capacity of different power supply is different. You still have to test for recognizing the battery life.

Product Spec
Input : 5V DC, 500mA Min. (Mini USB)
Output : 5V DC, 1000mA Min. (USB-A)
Size: 90 mm (L) x 75 mm (W) x 25 mm (H)
Built-in Battery Capacity:2000mA
Include USB charger and AC/DC transformer for charging. Output connectors is USB (can be plugged-in i-gotU device)



An external battery power supply (charger)
This type can supplies power to i-gotU device directly by using general batteries. I’ve seen two spec. currently. One is for one AA/LR6 battery; the other is for two AAA batteries. I suggest you’d better to use rechargeable batteries. If you do not have rechargeable batteries, you should use alkaline batteries. I do not recommend to use
Carbon-zinc batteries. After testing, the GT-100 battery (230mA) can be fully charged one time when the rechargeable batteries capacity is full. Just see the table of my testing data below:





AC to DC USB power supply (charger)
This type is AC 110V or 220V to DC 5V. And provide a USB interface for i-gotU device. It can be bought from many stores. As long as there is an electric socket when you go on a trip, you can use it to charge.
At present these products can usually output current of 200mA~1A. I strongly recommend to use 500mA and above.


Car charger for USB power supply (charger)
Of course this is for driving people. When you travel by car, you can connect it to the car cigarette lighter socket for converting to USB power output. Then you just connect it with the i-gotU device, you can use i-gotU everywhere. And do not worry about the battery will run down.


Above few products should be able to satisfy most people’s need. Someone might ask : If I should wait for the battery fully charged before I use it? The answer is NO. You can still track when the i-gotU device is being charged. And after the i-gotU device is fully charged, the red LED indicator will disappear.
If you guys have any other idea, please share with everybody.



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R3dders



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have several in car chargers with usb connections, ie for satnav, camera etc. Recently I used the incorrect connector with my tomtom and it burnt it out. I have the cigarette charger type which allows a usb connection to be inserted. Is this safe to use or could it burn it out as well. Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:39 pm    Post subject: What happens when battery life come to end ? Reply with quote

Rechargeable batteries live for about 2 years and sometimes less.
Is it possible to replace it.
Thanks
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Norman J. Pieniazek



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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 4:20 pm    Post subject: Duracell Emergency Power Reply with quote

I use the Duracell Emergency Power pack to provide "juice" to my cell phone when away from car or wall outlets. It works perfectly with my I-gotU 120. Duracell Emergency Power is available at WalMart for about $25.


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traveller



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One question as the built-in lithium battery is not replaceable, after 3-5 years the battery will be die down anyway.

I suggest vendor can provide a battery replacement services for end users with a moderate cost.

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macs



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

traveller wrote:
One question as the built-in lithium battery is not replaceable, after 3-5 years the battery will be die down anyway.

I suggest vendor can provide a battery replacement services for end users with a moderate cost.

Very Happy


Yes. Battery is a consumable product.
Thanks for your suggestion, we will forward your message.



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Rob



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the i-gotU for its small size – and what an amazing job it does! However, like kobyk and traveller I’m concerned about the battery’s capacity per charge declining, and finally expiring altogether.

While the external power options are useful for the end of a day’s walking for example (while the capacity remains high), I don’t want to always carry these around with me. Otherwise I would have stuck with my AyToBe, OziExplorer CE software and external power pack which does all of this and lots more.

I got the i-gotU in full knowledge of the battery life limitation, but if a replacement option does come out, that will be a welcome bonus.

When the time comes I will break it open and see if I’m able to find a replacement Li Ion battery. By that time, though, SirfStar 4 will be out with its extra-low current draw (and hopefully inside a new model of i-gotU!).

Cheers,
Rob



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:23 am    Post subject: u right Reply with quote

cool post....i have yet to try any of the 'racetams, probaly wont ever, but i have been curious as to the differences nonetheless.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: i-gotU USB GPS Travel & Sports Logger Reply with quote

Hallo macs

Kennt jemand dieses Gerät? Ich überlege mir, es zuzulegen, um meine Joggingstrecken oder kurze Wanderungen aufzunehmen. Geräte wie Garmin Forerunner sind leider viel zu gross für mein schmächtiges Handgelenk und dieses könnte ich separat in die kleine Tasche stecken, die ich am Rücken tragen und trotzdem einen Pulsmesser wie Polar am Handgelenk tragen.






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macs



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are developing a product like this.

Please do visit our website, and check our web site regularly for releasing support news.
http://www.mobileaction.com/



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gillianreynolds



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right dear,

There are many USB power supplies or USB power chargers in the market. but i recently reviewed the ATP GPS PhotoFinder mini photo geotagging module. I liked the concept, but found some issues with usability. Today I have a similar product for you. It’s the i-gotU USB GPS Travel Logger GT-120 from Mobile Action. It’s smaller and even easier to use than the PhotoFinder. Let’s take a look.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:28 pm    Post subject: thanks for information Reply with quote

I continue to stack the nootropics at lunch time, and prior to dinner. It has helped me tremendously at my work. I used to be distracted by every little thing, and doing projects half-assed. Not anymore. I read and speak more fluidly now. Has vastly improved my overall sense of well being, and outlook on life. Two thumbs up from me!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked ‘Power supply (charger) built-in rechargeable batteries’ option. This will not only let you record the track but it will also let you simultaneously charge the battery. I use the ‘i-gotU’ device very often and it is always off when I am on the move. This is very convenient. Thanks!
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