TomTom XXL540TM -- Portable power supply needed

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    alicez

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    My grandson now uses the TomTom XXL540TM in pedestrian mode and since the battery will last for only 2.5 hours, so I have read... I wondered if anyone was using a portable USB power stick to use for additional power if the TT runs out of power while he is using it walking in the city?
    Is anyone using a USB Power Stick (or something similar) with their TT XXL540TM?
    Or, does anyone know if a "Power Stick" would work with this unit?
    (We charge it at home using AC/.USB adapter [5V 1A], which came with unit.)
    Can anyone help?
    Thank you for any help.
    Alice
     
    alicez, Dec 25, 2010
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    I've lost track of which units have the original USB style connectors on the bottom, but if yours has the "standard" USB Mini-B connector, there are a number of 3rd party devices designed to add time to portable MP3 players and the like. I purchased one for my TomTom to use in Europe for a week and it added another two hours to my time.

    The Powerstick is only 750mA. You'll want something with more juice than that (your unit uses a 1300mA pack). One like this Portable Power Pack for Mobile Devices - K38021US - Kensington will give you better run time. There's quite a few out there.
     
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