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Old 11-14-2011, 01:21 AM   #20
jefftheworld
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Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
I think what we need is a hacker with some experience in electronices. I think what Kobo have done is similar to Garmin on their GPS's; they place a load across some of the pins on the USB cable. See http://pinouts.ru/GPS/garmin_nuvi_power_pinout.shtml
Oh, I can assure you I've been looking into this, too. I've got a spare official Kobo charger that a friend forgot to return with his defective unit and I'll be tearing into it as soon as I finish up some of my software related projects.

I have a digital lifestyle backpack that can inductively charge my electronics and I hope to design a case for my Vox that includes inductive (wireless) charging. To this end I'll be studying the official charger, so I'll post anything I learn here.
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