Do away with bulky PDA charging hardware

Do away with bulky PDA charging hardware

This hack shows how to do away with the charging cradle for a Toshiba PDA by and soldering the 5V power rails from the USB jack straight to the power jack.

Toshiba Cradle USB Power Mod – Link

4 thoughts on “Do away with bulky PDA charging hardware

  1. Capitan Obvious says:

    Wow! A blast from MY past! I have one of these PDA’s, and I have been using it as an alarm clock for the last couple of years!

  2. FrankG says:

    Likewise I too have an old 740e and use it as a bed-side MP3 player…

    I did a similar mod, where I ran a jack wire to the charging base into he PC case and attached a hard Disk power connector such that I could draw directly off the PC POwer supply.

    It did occur to me that I could have tapped the USB, but had concerns that if the Lithium battery were really low the current draw would be greater than the USB could supply… Is this a legitimate concern???

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