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Old 05-24-2015, 08:34 PM   #21
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OK, tried out my new weboost at home because we live in a valley with poor reception so that should have been a good test for it.

Things did not go well. Plugged it in and the power unit and it made a little snapping sound. The green light that should have come on didn't. Checked the fuse and it was fine.

The quick start instructions refer to the website for detailed guide. Couldn't find anything. Phoned weboost, on Sunday no less , and they said they'd send me a new USB power plug. That's great customer service but I'm leaving for Osoyoss before it'd arrive here so it's being sent to Kelowna where I can pick it up after the meet.

So, the question for those that know these things, would it be possible to use a basic 12volt cigarette lighter USB outlet to power the cradle?

Ron
The adapter that comes with the Sleek is 5.5V / 2 Amps. Most cigarette lighter socket USB adapters only supply 5.0V / 1.2 Amps or so. Yes, you can 'probably' power the cradle with one of these, but the cradle won't be getting all the power it's designed to get.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:55 PM   #22
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The adapter that comes with the Sleek is 5.5V / 2 Amps.
Excellent, thanks, hadn't seen that info. I have both 1 & 2 amp USB outlets so that's not a problem. I want to try it out sooner than later to confirm that the cradle part is actually OK.

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Old 05-24-2015, 10:16 PM   #23
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Excellent, thanks, hadn't seen that info. I have both 1 & 2 amp USB outlets so that's not a problem. I want to try it out sooner than later to confirm that the cradle part is actually OK.



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I think if it powers up you're fine Ron. Have no idea if the boost is affected when the cradle isn't getting 5.5 Volts.
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