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Global Source PDA releases 9V Emergency Charger for iPods

picThe 3-in-1 9V Emergency Key Chain Charger includes a detachable dock connector for charging 3G/4G/HP/mini iPods, a detachable LED light and a detachable screw driver bit. Connect a 9V battery (not included) and charge your iPod on-the-go or use it as a flashlight. The charger costs $17.49.

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All NIMH batteries are not created equal, and as the discussion pointed to earlier about watt-hours illustrates, there is a difference between the power profiles of batteries, both from different manufactur within the same chemistry, and between different chemistries.

Regular alkaline batteries, for example, develop a high resistance very quickly during high-drain punctuated activites, such as camera operation. They will quickly cease to be able to push the required voltage out past their resistance. So the “2800 mAH” figure is misleading. You *may* get 2800 mAH out of them… if you trickle drain them. But certainly not for cameras (or mp3 players). That’s why they are great for long duration low-voltage low-current devices (like remotes) and lousy for portable electronics.

Who the hell has heard of Lenmar? Go with Maha Powerex. Note the tests above - the Lenmar batteries rated at 2000mAH get only 1754 in real world - that’s about a 12.5% drop.

By comparison the Powerex perform only around 6-8% below stated capacity.

Get the Powerex 2300s - your “real world” performance wil be around 2150.

By comparison, typical Lenmar performance will degrade a “2450” to around the same 2150 - and the recharge configuration of Powerex has been shown to be among the best you can get. I think the Lenmar suffer from undue crystallization, especially during rapid charging. This reduces their duty cycle tremendously and causes loss of both capacity and voltage.

Posted by not equal on September 3, 2004 at 8:12 PM (CDT)


the trick is to build a battery pack
get 6 or so AA’s (i’ll do proper math one day)
and a 9v connector and there you have a proper recharger

Posted by CoRDS on September 3, 2004 at 11:09 PM (CDT)


use the ipod connector from this prodcut and create a plug-in battery pack to meet your needs using the 3.5mm jack plug.


you might be able to work out which pins on the ipod plug (the one that goes in the bottom of the ipod) are actually power ones, the you can build a battery pack (similar to belkins) that just runs the ipod rather than charging it.

Posted by whatum on September 4, 2004 at 4:01 AM (CDT)


why charge an ipod battery with a battery?You still have to wait until the ipod is charged.Why not just that battery power the ipod instead?I think this is a stupid product!

Posted by timethinker in philippines on September 6, 2004 at 8:03 AM (CDT)


oh lordy, can’t we all just get a life?

Posted by mvague on September 7, 2004 at 12:19 PM (CDT)


Too late.

Posted by Gordy on September 8, 2004 at 7:16 AM (CDT)


Neato:  yet another practitioner of The Religion Of Peace.

Posted by joe in NYC on September 8, 2004 at 4:13 PM (CDT)


Hey..I tried something very similar to this product and as soon as I attached it to my Ipod the Ipod started to glow where it shouldn’t glow (bottom right hand corner) well as smelled like burning plastic..I unplugged it immediately..The screen also went all black, lit up but black..Not sure if anyone else had this experience but that stupid thing will not get near my Ipod again..!!!

Posted by Stevie D on September 14, 2004 at 2:39 PM (CDT)


i was just wondering if anyone actually knows if this works and for how long….???

Posted by wondering on October 1, 2004 at 6:02 PM (CDT)


The price is include the blister packing and one connector with LED light
1) New design: plastic frame, 1 LED flashlight at the end for emergency lighting (with on/off switch).
2) Charger for most ordinary mobile phone,

3)Only use one AA battery (not include)

Posted by kira huang on March 18, 2008 at 2:48 AM (CDT)

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