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    External Battery - Proper Power Output for Edge 800

    Hello, MEC in Canada has a SolarFocus external battery pack. The specs say the output voltage is DC 4.2+/-.005V. The charging current is MAX 500mA (I don't know if this is input or output).

    Another section of the user manual says the USB output is:
    5V, 1A (max)
    6V, 800mA (max)

    It also lists a solar output but I don't have the solar attachment, just the USB charger.

    Will this work with the Edge 800? I don't want to fry the Edge.

    Thanks

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    You may run into issues charging and navigating at the same time. The voltages are standard usb so I wouldn't be too worried there. But I know the edge 500 needs a slightly modded charging cable to tell it not to drop into computer connection mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krobinson103 View Post
    You may run into issues charging and navigating at the same time. The voltages are standard usb so I wouldn't be too worried there. But I know the edge 500 needs a slightly modded charging cable to tell it not to drop into computer connection mode.
    Thanks for the info. I tentatively gave it a try and nothing blew up! It worked, and the supplied cable was fine. Only minor problem is the cable has multiple attachment bits so ends up need about 2 inches of straight clearance to the mini usb port of the edge.

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