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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

GPS battery and for cable

I used this rechargeable battery to power the Arduino GPS.

Duracell Instant USB Charger with Lithium ion battery / includes universal cable with USB and mini USB

It worked well, i haven't seen how long it lasts, but it has a USB plug that can connect to the Arduino and it charges from a PC USB or wall charger.  It was a bit expensive but it seemed like such a nice solution for portable power, rather than burning through 9V batteries. is a crazy cheap place to buy cables.  I needed a short USB cable to connect the Arduino to the rechargeable battery with a USB plug.  The USB cables at best buy were $25.00 and up!  At Target they were $15.  At monoprice the cables were  $0.84 plus $2.24 to ship.  I got a cord to charge my cell phone while I was at it.  All for $4.24.

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