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MintyBoost USB Gadget Charger in a Peppermint Altoids Tin.

** Fully assembled and tested. **

Tin is the newer Peppermint Altoids type with the embossed lettering on the cover. It has been cleaned and sanitized before being modified.

USB charger is an assembled and fully tested MintyBoost (version 2.0) kit by Adafruit Industries. The USB port is mounted flush inside the case so that there is no protrusion like there is when mounting the MintyBoost in the smaller Altoids gum tin. There is also enough room inside the case to store 2 extra AA batteries or a charging cable.

This charger does more then just provide the 5 volts required to charge USB powered devices. The circuit incorporates a DC to DC boost converter (http://bit.ly/bIMrMN) that is able to draw power from batteries that may otherwise be considered "dead". Also known as a "Joule thief" (http://bit.ly/c2M7Hh) this means you get more output from your battery power investment.

Ideally suited for use with rechargeable AA batteries this charger can be used with all AA type batteries. This is a great device to include in "Go Kits" for first responders who need to keep USB powered devices operational while on deployment.

Batteries and charging cable not included.

This charger works with "most" small USB powered devices. We have tested it with several of the newer Motorola Android phones as well as the Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS. Please message us if you would like to ask about experience with other devices.

This item is provided under the Creative Commons 2.5 attribution license; courtesy of Lady Ada (www.ladyada.net).

Please note: By purchasing this device you expressly understand and agree that you bear all risks associated with using or relying on the device.

For questions or support issues please email RoysterBot [!at] gmail.com.

MintyBoost USB Gadget Charger in a Peppermint Altoids Tin


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