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External Power For iPhone

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by mikeve, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. mikeve

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    Hi Gang

    Loving my P3A and about to order extra batteries on my next trip to the US. I realize that my problem will not be the Phantom battery or the Remote Control battery but the iPhone battery. Particularly in the cold, the iPhone drains faster than the Phantom. When I plug the iPhone into the Remote, it starts to charge but then, within seconds, stops charging.

    Any ideas on how to supply power to the iPhone while its plugged into the Remote Control?

    Thanks.

    Mike
     
  2. alokbhargava

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    I don't think it is possible with connection to USB.

    We can save battery power by closing apps running in background, turning airplane mode and reducing brightness.
     
  3. mikeve

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    I do that already, thanks. I think it may be more the cold causing the power to drop. If it is, it will be better until about October. I still want to power the phone externally.


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  4. rladwig

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    You may want to look for a small phone battery pack. They are all over here in the us so I would think they are everywhere cell phones are. Best of luck!

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  5. mikeve

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    I have a bunch of those too. The problem is that I can either charge or plug into the remote. I can't charge while flying.
     
  6. mikeve

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    Just found this on eBay

    Type A Female to Dual Male Extension Y Adapter Cable

    (Search for it - there are lots)
     
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  8. mikeve

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    Sort of. That one's in the UK and won't ship to Canada. Based on the description, I searched eBay.ca and found an equivalent. $8!


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