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Works with Visor, Deluxe, Platinum and Neo

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$49.99
Power Accessory Kit by I.C.U. Accessories

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Now you can charge your Visor with the ICU Power Accessory Kit. This kit features two rechargeable NiHM batteries, a car cigarette lighter charge adapter, and an AC/DC converter for wall outlets. It comes with a one-year warranty.

- Eliminates expensive disposable batteries
- Power and Recharge internationally from any 110/220 volt source
- Power and Recharge from any 12 volt car lighter/power receptacle
- Comes with a Ni-Mh PDA battery pack, special battery enclosure cover, AC/DC converter, car power cord and travel bag
- Integrated fuse to protect the PDA
- Completely recharges in 1-2 hours
- Pays for itself in battery savings in less than one year
- One-year warranty parts and labor

See VisorCentral's extensive review for more infomation...

User Opinions
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Thumbs Up

Works Great
Does what it's supposed to do. What else can I say?
by KumaSan

Thumbs Up

Great System once some tweeks done
One trick; put some steel wool on the negative spring. I never got a good contact until I did this. This is a great system since you can always add regular batteries when you have to go a long time away from the charger. Also the small AC to DC converter is great. I charge my VD with my car charger either going into work or coming home - real easy and foolproof since you can't forget.
by The Cat

Thumbs Up

FullCharge move over
Once passed the initial problem with the contact of the prongs on the top lid for the ICU Kit, everything has been working great. In comparison, the installation for the FullCharge went horribly wrong. I actually indended up breaking the metal prongs on the battery because they are soldered on?! Why are they soldered on in the first place, and second why did they do such a poor job? I'll trade anything for something that works, and the ICU works great.
by xanadu

Thumbs Up

Good Buy
Even though batteries are free at work, I got this so they would'nt be too low to use modules a lot. (Soundsgood, Eyemodule) I just connect it a few times a week. Wish the cord was longer though.
by j762538

Thumbs Down

Not so fast...
You indicated that the FullCharge battery would have to be replaced after a year, but why? I started using the FullCharge for Palm a year ago and it's still going strong. I contacted eXtend Computer & Instrument (www.eXtendComputer.com) and they indicated that they expect batteries to last a couple years and haven't had any signs that batteries which have been in the field for the last year are having any problems. You also indicated that while FullCharge is available with either an AC or an Auto adapter for $34.95, it would cost twice as much for both adapters. Actually, FullCharge is available as a Power User kit which includes both an AC and an Auto adapter for $54.95. That's only $5 more than the ICU kit and I got both adapters. I can leave one at my desk and the other one in my car. Personally, I hate going under my desk to plug in and unplug stuff. I have looked at the ICU kit as well. The charge indicator is on the auto plug, which must be plugged into the AC adapter, which would be under my desk. How could I view the charge indicator? The FullCharge charge indicator is located at the end of the cord, right in the charge plug connected to my Palm or my Visor (that I added last December). Which reminds me, I can use my FullCharge adapters with my Palm and Visor FullCharge batteries. Even though the batteries are different, the chargers are the same! And I can't agree more with the review of the ICU documentation. Compared to the complete instructions that came with FullCharge, on top of the detailed technical specs regarding NiMH batteries and the FAQ on the eXtend web site, it makes me wonder why the ICU people couldn't share more information about the use of the product. Well, I don't want to write a review for FullCharge or take away from any part of the ICU device that a user might find useful, but I have to defend my FullCharge from what appear to be inaccurate comparisons.
by visorTom

Thumbs Up

Great Product
I bought one last March after reading about it in the Visor article in January. Found the product easy to install and use. It is a simple product and the instuctions, while scant are more then enough.
by canuk

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Great Product
I bought one last March after reading about it in the Visor article in January. Found the product easy to install and use. It is a simple product and the instuctions, while scant are more then enough.
by canuk

Thumbs Up

Easy Easy Easy
I have been using this in my Visor Platinum for 5 months. Never had any problems. I even took it to Paris with a converter - never failed to charge. I di have concerns about the documentation - minumal at best
by ricojrossi





 

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