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mjleprix

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Using radarbox on the road
« on: November 28, 2008, 05:52:39 PM »
Hi guys - What is the best way to use radarbox whilst at the airports etc as when I use it on the battery it runs out after about 45 mins- Do you use a car battery attachment  or what solutions does anyone recommend?

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Re: Using radarbox on the road
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2008, 07:16:21 PM »
I use a car emergency starter unit/power supply. It has a sealed, lead acid 20AH battery in it. It can be charged from the car or the mains and has a cigar lighter outlet into which I plug a portable power supply unit to run the laptop. I get about three hours on the starter/unit  then a further one and a half hours on the laptop's own battery.

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mjleprix

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Re: Using radarbox on the road
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2008, 10:35:45 PM »
Thanks Tom, any others gems welcome. How long would you get on your car battery before it went flat ?

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Re: Using radarbox on the road
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 07:34:50 AM »
I have always used an in car charger that runs directly off the cigarette lighter. I bought it from Maplins and it seems to do the job. I occasionally start the car just to make sure though but I have not had any problems yet !

Wayne

mjleprix

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Re: Using radarbox on the road
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 10:37:56 AM »
Again, thanks for the input,Wayne

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Re: Using radarbox on the road
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008, 04:07:05 PM »
How long would you get on your car battery before it went flat ?

Hi Mike, the simple answer is "How long is a piece of string?"!    It depends on the car - small petrol or big diesel, and condition of battery - if 5 yrs old and knackered - not long, if like my 405TD, an almost new, very HD 096 battery, probably 12 hours before needing to start and give the battery a boost.    I would suggest, give it 2-3 hours, start up and run for 10 mins, if sluggish to start cut time back - if it spins up well, try extending time by an hour at a time.
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mjleprix

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Re: Using radarbox on the road
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008, 10:45:08 PM »
Great stuff now we have a variety of helpful solutions. Well done, guys!
Eternally grateful, especially as my laptop battery has just expired.
Mike

 

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