openSpot 2 - Battery?

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openSpot 2 - Battery?

Post by K5GU » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:10 pm

How will the openSpot 2 be powered? Internal battery? External? If Internal, what is the mAH spec for the battery and how to charge it - through the mini usb port? Thanks.

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Re: openSpot 2 - Battery?

Post by HA2NON » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:52 am

The openSPOT2 can be powered using a USB-C cable from an external power source.
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Re: openSpot 2 - Battery?

Post by vocoder » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:09 am

K5GU wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:10 pm
How will the openSpot 2 be powered? Internal battery? External? If Internal, what is the mAH spec for the battery and how to charge it - through the mini usb port? Thanks.
What made you think there would be a battery on the new openSPOT? Just trying to follow what prompted your question.

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Re: openSpot 2 - Battery?

Post by K5GU » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:40 am

That's why I posted the question. Want to know how it's powered. The add shows a user with it tucked into his jeans pocket. And the add says (paraphrased), "...All accessories included you need to have the openSPOT2 up and running (USB-C cable, 120V/230V USB power supply) ... fast bootup and USB power supply tolerance." (I'm still not sure what "USB power supply tolerance" means). I'll assume the user pictured in the add also has a USB power supply somewhere on him? https://www.sharkrf.com/products/openspot2/
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Re: openSpot 2 - Battery?

Post by K5GU » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:43 am

HA2NON wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:52 am
The openSPOT2 can be powered using a USB-C cable from an external power source.
Thanks!

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Re: openSpot 2 - Battery?

Post by vocoder » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:34 pm

K5GU wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:40 am
I'm still not sure what "USB power supply tolerance" means.
USB voltage tolerance is typically 4.75v to 5.5v. USB power supplies are not known to have great voltage regulation. And the use of long or cheap USB cables just adds to the issue. I believe they're saying the openSPOT 2 as a high tolerance for a range of input voltages. You maybe overthinking this one.

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Re: openSpot 2 - Battery?

Post by K5GU » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:07 pm

I use battery power to run all my hotspots and portable data modems, etc., for that very reason. We'll see how the #2 does when it is released, and if the cost is more than $100 USD, I'll have to do some more "overthinking". Thanks for the reply. -k5gu

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Re: openSpot 2 - Battery?

Post by n5xpd » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:26 am

You just messed up the perfect product. First black mark in my book, but ordered it any way.

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Re: openSpot 2 - Battery?

Post by yves » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:54 pm

It looks like a perfect product, as I see in the presentation someone had it in his pocket, where is the power lead to make it running ???
As you claim it is consuming only 1 watt, would it be an idea to make the case double the size and incorporate a battery of 5000 mAh or even less ? In tehthering mode you could really use it putting it in your jeans connected to the phone in tetthering mode. When you're at home you can conect it to mains for powering and charging ...

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Re: openSpot 2 - Battery?

Post by zelthian » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:29 pm

yves wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:54 pm
It looks like a perfect product, as I see in the presentation someone had it in his pocket, where is the power lead to make it running ???
I think you've made an assumption here. I didn't interpret the picture as suggesting that the unit was actually turned on and running while in the pocket; I think it was just meant to demonstrate size and portability.

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