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TF & New Trent iCruiser IMP1000 11000mAh External Battery Pack

2nd January 2012, 07:45 AM |#1  
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Hi everyone!

I recently purchased New Trent iCruiser IMP1000 11000mAh External Battery Pack and just to let you all know that I tried and succeeded charging my TF!

I took 2,5 h to charge TF full from 50% battery but the only trick is that the TF screen must be off. While connected, TF didn't show any signs of charging, like battery icon or similar but to my surprise it did fully charged.

iCruiser has an output voltage of 5 V, 1 mA so using it with TF is similar to usb charging trick. Usually while I charge my HTC phone with iCruiser it goes off when finished but with TF it stays on so you have to turn it off manually.

So if anyone owns or plans to buy similar or same external battery pack, it could save you while on trip etc.

http://www.amazon.com/New-Trent-iCru.../ref=pd_cp_e_1
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4th January 2012, 04:49 AM |#2  
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Thx for the word! I have a NEW Trent battery pack that I like and use a lot. just last night I tried and failed to charge it. I tried both 1 and 2.1 amps, each at five volts. Didn't see anything and figured it wasn't working. Ill try what you say.
4th January 2012, 02:14 PM |#3  
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While it is true that 5v will charge the TF and Dock it will take for ever and you can not have the screen on as you are finding out. It would be a better choice to use a battery that has a 12v output. A battery pack designed to extend the battery life of a notebook computer would be what to look for.

Thank you for the post. Appreciate the info.

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4th January 2012, 05:58 PM |#4  
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I tried my 5V battery last night and it did charge. I use my external battery a lot for my phone, MP3 player, etc. Its nice that it at least somewhat works with my tablet.
24th April 2012, 07:56 AM |#5  
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I know this thread is a little old now, but are you still as impressed with it as before? I've heard that it doesnt have a long battery life and gives out after 3 - 6 months.

What are your thoughts?
3rd May 2012, 02:41 PM |#6  
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I just bought the IMP70D and I get that it charges while the screen is off, but my question is, how do you keep the screen off? The moment it detects a charge it turns my screen on. Then it keeps turning on at random while its plugged in. Are you turning the tablet off to do this?
3rd May 2012, 04:13 PM |#7  
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Quote:
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I just bought the IMP70D and I get that it charges while the screen is off, but my question is, how do you keep the screen off? The moment it detects a charge it turns my screen on. Then it keeps turning on at random while its plugged in. Are you turning the tablet off to do this?

Weird, it should not turn back on when you have turned it off.
But you can try disabling "stay awake" in dev. options.
3rd May 2012, 07:42 PM |#8  
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Please help me!
I have the New Trent 7000mAh IMP70D
Is there a way to charge my Transformer??
Do I have to plug it on the 2.1A or 1A and what else should I do??
4th May 2012, 06:23 AM |#9  
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The 1A is good enough for 5V charging. USB (or 5V) will only trickle charge when the TF is off. Good enough for overnight charging but that's about it.

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4th May 2012, 11:23 AM |#10  
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So all I gotta do is plug it in the port where it says "1A for iPhone 4S" and turn off the screen??
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