Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 • Category: iPOD Hacks
Using the USB port on your computer to charge your playerís batteries is not always practical. What if you do not have a computer available at the time or if you do not want to power up a computer just for charging? Or what if you are travelling?
Chargers for iPODs and MP3 players are available but they are expensive and you need separate models for charging at home and in the car. SILICON CHIPís new charger can be used virtually anywhere.
While we call the unit a charger, it really is nothing more than a 5V supply that has a USB outlet. The actual charging circuit is incorporated within the iPOD or MP3 player itself, which only requires a 5V supply.
As well as charging, this supply can run USB-powered accessories such as reading lights, fans and chargers, particularly for mobile phones.
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