Originally Posted by stildawn
I am looking to install a Nexus 7 into the dash of my new car. I'm just wondering since the Nexus will only charge when I'm driving the car which means I'll also be using it (playing music, navigation, bluetooth etc).
I'm just wondering if there is a charger type thing that I can buy to increase the voltage or something so that it gets more juice while the car is running?
I haven't hashed out the details yet (I'm getting a professional shop to do the work), but I think it will be wired up to power directly so I dont see any wires?
Anyway and ideas?
Thanks in advance
There isn't a way to 'increase the charge', the battery has a fixed capacity of 15Wh. The only thing you can influence is charge time by increasing current (up to a certain level only, as the charge controller will limit the charge current).
It will probably be connected to ignition switched power, as connected it to constant power could pose a battery drain risk.
If you only use it when the car has at least its ignition on, then the Nexus 7 should last, especially if you apply some tweaks to maximise standby battery life.