Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Possible new Tether power source

So while at Radio Shack I saw this on clearance for $9.95

I picked one up and hopefully I'll run some tests on it, I'm thinking it might be useful so long as I keep the power jack available to use regular batteries in case this thing dies. (proprietary batteries are a pet peeve of mine unless I have a spare or 2 or 3) Based on the 5.2v spec and up to 500mah draw it might work, but real testing will tell the tale. Also I have a bunch of interesting projects in Draft mode, but I haven't had the time to post them, Soon though as its getting cold here in Chicago and I won't be able to shoot outside as much!


  1. Hey Pete, thanks for doing this, I'm dying to give this a whirl, but will wait until you finish your next test. I have some Santa Claus sittings to shoot and might use this if I can make it work. Heck, I'd even pay for one that is already built.....ebay?

  2. Finally found the plug, and yes it seemed to work fine!

  3. very good idea , thanks for your job

    have you got the name of ebayshop , I can't find one on ebay

    many thanks