2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 25, 2019 8:25 AM by jeromehess

    POWER SWITCH QUESTION FOR A TAB-TOP

    jeromehess

      Team,

       

      like STeve, I to am working on a portable solution, but mine is a tablet 1st laptop second.

       

      unfortunately i didnt have access to an awesome case like he found, but im working on it.

       

      until then i discovered a quandry. I have been so focused on battery power, and learned a great deal, that i didnt consider 'mains'.

       

      so i have a great lipo batter setup, and even a way to recharge it. however, what if i wanted to strictly work from ac?

       

      I know in current laptoops, usually you have 1 solution that charges the battery and runs the pc, unfortunately as folk have discovered, leave that plugged in too long and you dramatically shorten your battery life.

       

      what I see in my head, is 1 jack exiting the device, and right now that runs straight to my battery and power circuit, what i would like to do is provide a "slider" switch, that goes from the Jack to the slider then half of it goes to the current circuit, and the other way leads to a straight AC power circuit.

       

      When ac is plugged in you put it in position A, when its not position B and the battery is in line.

       

      anyone know how to wire such a critter or is there one i can buy? ive learned a lot, i just dont want to fry the whole thing.

       

      Thanks

       

      J