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Hey guys so i am new to the forum but i have been watching for a while now.

So i am looking to making my own Wifi Pineapple and i will be getting a fon 2100 very shortly, and i have been looking for a Li-ion battery to power it on the go. the Idea is to take apart the fon 2100 housing and putting it in a project box for a nice little case "mod" and to also fit the battery in as well. also i want to be able to recharge the battery via USB.

my question is would one of these Rechargeable USB Emergency Power devices do the trick, will it be enough to power the fon 2100, so these seem great. just an example would be here http://www.dealextreme.com/p/rechargeable-usb-emergency-power-backup-pack-2400mah-3060. and if its not enough power, would maybe an iPad backup battery do the trick as they do require at least 10w to charge.

give me your suggestions

cheers :)

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Hey guys so i am new to the forum but i have been watching for a while now.

So i am looking to making my own Wifi Pineapple and i will be getting a fon 2100 very shortly, and i have been looking for a Li-ion battery to power it on the go. the Idea is to take apart the fon 2100 housing and putting it in a project box for a nice little case "mod" and to also fit the battery in as well. also i want to be able to recharge the battery via USB.

my question is would one of these Rechargeable USB Emergency Power devices do the trick, will it be enough to power the fon 2100, so these seem great. just an example would be here http://www.dealextreme.com/p/rechargeable-usb-emergency-power-backup-pack-2400mah-3060. and if its not enough power, would maybe an iPad backup battery do the trick as they do require at least 10w to charge.

give me your suggestions

cheers :)

I have successfully powered the pineapple WiFi through the USB atleast (http://forums.hak5.org/index.php?showtopic=20754)

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hmm can't find the edit button, oh' well.

According to DealExtreme the output on the emergency usb power pack is 450mA, witch is a bit on the low side, the fon requers 800mA (if I am not mistaken), so the usb power pack might overheat.

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Thanks wezyapl. What is the max amps can the fon input. I found another one Which is 5V/2A http://www.dealextreme.com/p/usb-rechargeable-6000mah-emergency-power-battery-pack-w-led-usb-micro-usb-adapters-black-72662

And thanks undefined yes a little expensive but sorta worth it for 12 hours of fun but I am leaning towards the cheaper side :). Did you need to limit the current at all or did you just slapped on the plug and that was it?

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Thanks wezyapl. What is the max amps can the fon input. I found another one Which is 5V/2A http://www.dealextreme.com/p/usb-rechargeable-6000mah-emergency-power-battery-pack-w-led-usb-micro-usb-adapters-black-72662

And thanks undefined yes a little expensive but sorta worth it for 12 hours of fun but I am leaning towards the cheaper side :). Did you need to limit the current at all or did you just slapped on the plug and that was it?

If I am not mistaken the Fon drains around 800mA (0.8A), so a pack that output 5V/2A should work just fine.

The usb was easy, soldering the plug to the red and the black wires in the usb cable, so yhe, just slapped on a new plug.

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