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QUOTE (MrFlippant @ 11 May 2012, 10:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>speaking of which... where is your power cord? Did you rig up some kind of internal battery?

Yes, working on it. doesnt look like it will be internal though.
 

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All manuals updated.
Note that the SCP-1 and its cartridge can be powered from the USB type connector near the top.
I'll let you have the wiring details next week if you want.
 

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QUOTE (Slot.it @ 11 May 2012, 11:11) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>All manuals updated.
Note that the SCP-1 and its cartridge can be powered from the USB type connector near the top.
I'll let you have the wiring details next week if you want.

That would be good to see, yes please. right now I have a 9V battery plug running inside the controller and towards the back.
I am working on attaching the 9V somehow to where you would attach the personal lap counting box.
 

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I think they're planning to release a battery box that fits on just like the Telemetry box, powered by the USB.
Personally, I'd prefer a slightly longer cartridge casing with room enough for a lithium cell of some kind, one of those short fat ones.

Oh, and just to be clear, I believe that's only the v1.1 controller handle that can do that. Other handles will not be able to power via the Telemetry port.
 

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^ that cool. I would like to have a small lipo. I think the v1.1 can run on 6V ? or something low. Cant find the info though.
either way to the time being those 9V are going fast (and they are not cheap $5 form radioshack here in the US)
 

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What kind of 9V are you using? If I was going through them fast, I'd get a pack of normal 7v Duracells or something. How about rechargeables?
 

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yeah for some reason I did not think they made 9V Nimh rechargeable.
Thanks for making me look. Its going to save me $ in the long run. I have a ton of Nimh AAA from when I used to race mini-z and a charger already.

I am wondering if something like that could be installed in the back of the controller.

 

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Yes you are probably right, sorry - off my head only 1.1. can be powered from the battery port.

Actually, I am convinced that it is way more convenient to have a battery pack attached to the cable, and inside your pocket, rather than attaching it to the top of controller, making it heavier

IMHO possibly the most cost-effective solution is 6 AA or 6 AAA batteries - especially if you already have them: get a cheap battery holder:
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1156
put your cells in and you get a lot of time on batteries. AA cells NiMH have at least 2000 mAh, AAA around 900/1000 which will provide you with plenty of playing time.

If want you use a 9V rechargeable, I'd suggest getting a 9.6V like this
rechargeable.http://www.atbatt.com/product/24293.asp
that also has a good capacity (230 mAh)

More pricey (as you need a custom charger) but probably good for 9V
http://www.batterymart.com/p-r-li9600-9vol...on-battery.html
http://www.batteryjunction.com/ipowerus-9v-500.html

Probably 6xAAA or 6xAA is the cheapest solution. In terms of capacity 6XAAA is twice as much as a LiPo 9V, 6xAA 4 or 5 times more.
 

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QUOTE (Slot.it @ 12 May 2012, 03:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>...
Actually, I am convinced that it is way more convenient to have a battery pack attached to the cable, and inside your pocket, rather than attaching it to the top of controller, making it heavier..

yeah but to me it every time I wanted to put the controller down I have to take the cord our of my pocket. I don't attaching the battery to the controller makes a huge difference. The supplied cable with the O2 module is quite heavy if you think about you. Maybe what we need is a thinner power cable the one you use on your controller (videos Ive seen) But I still think that when I put the controller down in the tablet I dont want to reach into my pocket and pick out a box and wire. Not a big deal just preference.
 
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