New DIY Switch Mode iPod Charger. Nice.
May 5, 2006 at 2:42 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1

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I found this today and I thought I would post a link . A DIY iPod charger that runs off 3 AA batteries. Here's the link:

http://www.instructables.com/ex/i/A4...E506/?ALLSTEPS

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The goal of this project was to build an efficient Altoids tin iPod (firewire) charger that runs on 3 (rechargeable) 'AA' batteries. Firewire delivers 30 volts unregulated. An iPod can use 8-30 volts DC. To get this from 3 AA batteries we need a voltage booster. In this instructable a switch mode power supply based on a microcontroller is used.

Standard disclaimers apply. High voltage....deadly...etc. Think about how much your iPod is worth to you before connecting it to this little stun gun in a tin can.


 

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