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Do we think

Postby claymore » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:54 am

That the usb thingy I have as a power chargery thingy for my mobile phone would charge a handheld vhf or is it a different type of electrickery?
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Re: Do we think

Postby cpedw » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:14 am

Mebbe ...

Some use AAs, some AAAs and some have USB charging plugs. If it's AA or AAA then simplest is to keep spare batteries. But if you've got a USB charging plug then chances are it's OK but I'd read the small print carefully for both items. They should both be nominally 5V but there can be exceptions!
Typical HH VHF battery capacity is 1000 to 2000 mAh. What's the rating of your powerpack?

A while back I got a (cheap) USB powerpack from Lidl. It's rubbish. Anyone want to buy it; it's very pretty.

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Re: Do we think

Postby aquaplane » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:40 am

My HH VHF charges from a 12 V fag lighter thingy.
USB is only 5V.
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Re: Do we think

Postby claymore » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:05 am

Aaaahhhhh!
Oh well - it was just a thought.
Where are you this fine Eastery Weekend Bobster?
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Re: Do we think

Postby aquaplane » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:08 pm

White knuckle ride up sound of Isla, 10.4 kts sog wing a wing, must go
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Re: Do we think

Postby Pete Cooper » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:14 pm

I have a wee gadget that I no longer need. It is 12v input and has a switchable output - from memory about 6 diff voltages. If you want more detail please pm ne.

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Re: Do we think

Postby claymore » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:45 am

Thanks Pete
I've got alternative power sources so am OK - I was just wondering from a very non-technical perspective whether the red jobbie that I can plug my phone into for a charge would do for the handheld vhf.
Hows things and hows the Micro?
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Re: Do we think

Postby Pete Cooper » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:03 pm

claymore wrote:Thanks Pete
I've got alternative power sources so am OK - I was just wondering from a very non-technical perspective whether the red jobbie that I can plug my phone into for a charge would do for the handheld vhf.
Hows things and hows the Micro?


No worries - I dug the device out and it has a switchable output of 2, 6, 9 or 12v so probably not suitable for you anyway.
The Micro is super thanks - great wee boat. How is yours?


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