I received a few emails recently asking if I can offer a way to allow for an external battery to be used to power the modded Olive while the internal battery is charging, and visa versa (like what Dodd does with their new battery preamp). The answer is...YES!
I will be including a custom jack on the back of every Olive that I modify (this will not change the price of the Olive mods).
I will be offering an external battery of the same Ah rating in a simple black anodized aluminum enclosure (just like the squeezebox supply)...there will only be one jack on it and a switch to enable it. The switch and battery charger connection will be on the back of the Olive just as it is now. This will keep things very simple. SWITCH UP: Olive playing on internal battery and external battery is charging
SWITCH DOWN: Olive playing on external battery (assuming if you have it connected) and internal battery is charging
I will be posting pricing for this supply (which will come with the cord to connect to the Olive) shortly.
I will also try my best to make the switch from one supply to the other SEAMLESS....so you won't need to turn off and reboot your Olive. This is all about keeping it simple, and will only be an option (that you can purchase at any time)
for those who want to be able to play longer than the recommended play times posted on my webpage.
Being able to switch from one supply to the other while always having a supply charging will let you be able to play all day and night if that is what you want to do....ALL OFF THE GRID!
I will post a link to this thread on the other Olive threads....