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Offline earthnite

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TI-nspire mod: USB Power
« on: May 18, 2013, 06:38:43 pm »
Hello all,

I've been extensively using my calculator lately and it is eating batteries like crazy. I do not have a rechargeable battery for it so it's getting rather expensive. I did some research and found out that the rechargeable battery can be charged through the USB port. If the USB port can charge the battery and the battery powers the calculator, then would it be possible to bypass the battery and power the calculator through the USB port? I would assume that I could buy a connector like the one on the rechargeable battery and connect it to itself but it has four pins, which pins would I have to connect to each other?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: TI-nspire mod: USB Power
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 07:08:16 pm »
On the CX, at least, that's directly possible. With no battery plugged in, you can still start and use it while it's connected to a USB Power source.
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Re: TI-nspire mod: USB Power
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013, 11:15:08 pm »
I can confirm that this also works on the B/W models. You can power it on while connected to a computer, and use it.
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