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Old 04-13-12, 10:16 PM   #1
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Tout Terrain / Supernova The Plug II Plus Problems (need electrical help)

I emailed Supernova about this about a week ago and haven't gotten any response so I thought I'd ask what people here think....

I've been researching why Tout Terrain / Supernova's The Plug II Plus has problems with maintaining charging of my Droid RAZR. It seems that the RAZR is finicky about the power it sees.

I checked tonight and found that the voltage put out at the USB port is 4.95v (which I think meets the USB standard) but I don't have any idea what sort of amperage the plug is supplying at this point.

Can anyone here think of a good way to use a multimeter to check the amperage of a usb cable without hacking a good cable apart?

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Old 04-13-12, 11:03 PM   #2
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can't help because my method is to hack the cable.

4.95v is fine
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Old 04-14-12, 07:40 AM   #3
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unterhausen - Are you thinking that I open the insulation and use the 5v dc wire to measure across?

I think I have an extension cable somewhere that I may be able to use.
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that is what I have done in the past, did some low-power computer work and needed to measure power consumption
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Old 04-14-12, 06:57 PM   #5
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In the mean time, my use of a buffer battery totally works. The dyno charges the battery and the battery charges the phone. The charging is pretty stable at 9.5mph and at 12mph it's damn solid.

Glad I had the idea of using a verizon P893 for $30 instead of a $100+ e-werks cache battery.
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