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Old 11-01-07, 06:43 PM
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External USB Chargers (using AA batteries)?

Basically, I want to be able to use AA batteries to charge devices that normally charge via USB, e.g. an iPod, so that when I'm on a 15-hour flight to halfway across the world, I won't run out of juice 5 hours into the flight.

My friend Google only found me this:
http://www.usbfever.com/index_eprodu...roducts_id=249

Anything else out there? Hopefully something more sturdy? Or from a more reputable maker?
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amazon and APC maybe?

http://www.amazon.com/APC-PNOTEBX-US...990205-0054835
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You could just scavenge a USB cable and hook it up to this:

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Originally Posted by 4KRG
Thanks for the link. That particular model (PNOTEBX) has a built-in battery. I went to the APC web site and found a model (UPBX) that uses AAA batteries. It looks like APC doesn't make one that uses AA batteries.
http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=314

I suppose AAA is better than nothing ...
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You could just scavenge a USB cable and hook it up to this:

That's a really big AA battery!!!

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Yeah, and it will last for your entire trip, including the 12 hours on the runway.
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Just google AA usb backup power. This looks a little more substantial
Teledex USB Power Back-up Kit BT-USB-AA

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Thanks Phil. That looks pretty darn good. Found it on buy.com for $11 + $7 for shipping.

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