USE of external 5v power pack

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crwheelr
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USE of external 5v power pack

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Hi John,

I'm thinking to connect a 5v lithium battery pack to Aeropod to extend its run time. Connect via the microUSB.
Do you see any issue with that?

thanks
Chuck
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Re: USE of external 5v power pack

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Give it a try...it might be that, when the USB port is being used, that sensor pairing may not work.

A fully charged battery should be good for 20 hours of riding...
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Re: USE of external 5v power pack

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I mainly have the external battery for Garman edge 520, but figured why not connect the Aeropod as well. I'll report back on the functionallity.

Chuck
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Re: USE of external 5v power pack

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an update,

all aeropod functionality is maintained by having an external 5V battery pack plugged in. I have had about 30 riding hours with this configuration without issue. just fyi, below are the links to the two additions to my ride. I use 2 mini bungee style hooked straps to hold the battery to the upper frame right behind the steerer tube.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CU ... UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0171 ... UTF8&psc=1

Chuck
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