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Old Mar 10, 2009, 8:40 AM   #21
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Here is the USB charger I have been using to power my aiptek camera.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PB8CQI

I pretty much leave the battery in it, plug the cable in to this and I don't have any issues. I am using an Aiptek HD Fixed Focus Camera.

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Old Mar 10, 2009, 9:10 AM   #22
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Thanks celer!
The link does not provide any spec, but I see "20A for all devices", which suggests it might be it. Did you, by any chance, bother to check the amps on the usb sockets (i.e. they can support up to 20A - if so, my problem would be solved instantly, since I did the rewiring, which works, and only would have to get a similar device)?
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Old Mar 10, 2009, 11:07 AM   #23
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two things i did.

I went to Target got myself a triple plug two aresockets and one a usb, I used the supplied cable to ONLY achieve battery charge.

A Aiptek IS-DV does not allow battery charge, other models may also do the same only work the cam as Data. some full function,

B I made a peice of wood the exactl duplicte of a battery. used two penny nails. drilled four holes two on the top where the pins touch, two on the side to bring hte wires to the nails. and attached to a multi dc charger

voltage used 3.5 went as low as 3.0 and as high as 4.5. going 6.0 pixaltated the screen

you may see this in the thread, was posted and under

Aiptek IS-DV how to make a dc battery, sorry no time to look
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Old Mar 10, 2009, 11:37 AM   #24
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http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=92

the link was near back of forum Lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzEiwzw8Q14

video made showing it working

the pics may or may be outdated video shows the block
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Thanks, fishycomics!!!
I'll try to make it around the weekend. I've thought about for quite a while, yet I was not sure if this can work. One more thing I'm trying to learn from you but still got no answer: what are the amps of your DC adaptor (the one linked to the battery block)?
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Old Mar 11, 2009, 4:30 AM   #26
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SOrry not at home. it isnot a radioshack, but a National wholesale liquidator one that allows from afew to many volts 1-12.

runs all standard stuff.

like I said thecam may or may not run through the USB due to no interior charging



you can get thecam to run on any standard 12vdc system with a 3.0-6.0 no higher. not going into higher detail,

my guess would be around a few amps no more mila amps
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Thanks!
I'll try it around the weekend, then. I want to set [email protected], guess it should work.
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Old Mar 12, 2009, 4:22 AM   #28
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if connected to the section of thebatt terminals . if connectingto the usb again some may work due to internal battery charging .
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That's exactly what I want to do: connect the [email protected] directly to the terminals inside the battery compartment (leaving out the usb). BTW, as I mentioned before, there are three battery terminals: (+), (-), and (T). Did you bother about the (T)? What is it for?
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Old Mar 12, 2009, 6:26 AM   #30
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I found by connecting to the two outside ones are good enough for me.

the middle one may be a additional ground, or additional assistance to the flash if cam has a flash. the battery is a three cell , is it? I tend to forget. but the middle one to me is not needed, to someone else it may.

It will do the job, but becareful if continous placing of batteryin/out can cause terminals to break, after awhile.

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