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charging my device using a different power supply?

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Gato Azul

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i'm on the road and have forgotten my device's power supply. :oops: i'm a twit.

the iPaq requires a 5V 2A input. i've scrounged a 3.3V 3A supply from my client's IT supply room.

will it work sufficiently to charge my device? :shock:

i realize this is an utter newbie question, which is fine. i'm a newbie. as i'm in a bit of a time crunch, this is a shorter method than rolling down to the local shop and asking since i'm 100km from the nearest store...



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5V power supply work around

Why don't you pull the 5V line from a Computer power supply and place a 2A fuse to stop it drawing over 2A...

Otherwise pick up a USB Charger for the IPaq. that way you can plug straight into a USB Port when you replicate/save your data. Besides they are not that expensive, and are highly useful.
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