Charging new ostc4.

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swissdiving
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Charging new ostc4.

Post by swissdiving »

The new ostc4 I got, does not have the indentation for the charger anymore. Its very difficult to place the charger in the correct spot to charge the computer. Any tricks?
Cheers,

Hansjoerg

--> 2N ¦ 2201 / 3892
--> OSTC4 ¦ 257 / 392 / 424 / 647 Fischer

RTFM
heinrichsweikamp
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Re: Charging new ostc4.

Post by heinrichsweikamp »

Hi,

Here's an image of the unit without the backplate. You can see the receiving coil under the blue potting compound.
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Slow charging usually means magnetic losses went into the alloy housing and not in resonance into the receiver.
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regards,
Matthias
Fireball
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Re: Charging new ostc4.

Post by Fireball »

I think I've fixed my charging problem.
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If anyone is interested in the charging adapter just contact me at sven.fruehwirth@gmx.de
swissdiving
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Re: Charging new ostc4.

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Thanks Sven. I now just hold it with a bungee in place. That works perfect too.[img][attachment=0]20210715_062237.jpg[/attachment][/img]
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Cheers,

Hansjoerg

--> 2N ¦ 2201 / 3892
--> OSTC4 ¦ 257 / 392 / 424 / 647 Fischer

RTFM
heinrichsweikamp
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Re: Charging new ostc4.

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Fireball wrote: Wednesday 14. July 2021, 23:01 I think I've fixed my charging problem.
Nice :)

Matthias
Nextstagegauges
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Re: Charging new ostc4.

Post by Nextstagegauges »

I've had a lot of trouble getting my OSTC4s with the S8 connector to charge. It would almost always go solid green and then start flashing continuous red and not charge. Tried many different USB chargers of varying output ratings without a difference. The only time I could get it to reliably charge is if I could get it to slowly flash green (slow rate charging), but I didn't know exactly what to do to make thaf happen.

I finally figured it out! The S8 cable needs to be more or less aligned with the cable on the charger! It doesn't even need to be perfectly aligned by any means. If I do this I can consistently get it into the slow charge mode (slowly flashing green) and charge it in about 12-16 hours.
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