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About doug2171

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  1. That helps a lot. Now at least I know what I need to do... I'll let you know how it works out.
  2. I bought it through Ebay. I realize this isn't the ideal way to purchase something like this... anyway to clear up confusion about what I was trying to describe, here's the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...74046&rd=1&rd=1 I'll try charging it for 10 hours... since it does at least have short circuit protection. But it only has one light - red, to indicate power, but nothing to indicate charge complete. Sorry, I realize I'm a completely green novice... I'm just trying to have some fun adding a video cam to my helicopter and trying to use this battery to power a small video monitor. Here's the link for the monitor. The battery is supposed to be able to power this monitor: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...64544&rd=1&rd=1 Does this clear things up? Should this work? Should I try charging for 10 hours or more? So far, when I plug the battery into the monitor after charging for 1, 3, and 5 hours... nothing happens. The monitor doesn't seem to even try to light up. (The monitor works fine with it's AC adapter though). My goal is just to be able to go out into the field with my video equipped helicopter and battery powered receiver and tiny monitor. Thanks again!
  3. I forgot to mention that the tiny video monitor I am trying to power with this battery has the following rating: DC 8V 4.0W.
  4. I recently purchased a lithium ion battery with an AC adapter for charging. I purchased to power a tiny video monitor. I tried charging the battery for 1 hour, 3 hours, 4-5 hours respectively, but it doesn't seem to work. Battery output: 12 8-10 8VDC 1800mAh Battery input: 12 8VDC AC adapter output: 12VDC 200mA Should I assume the battery is defective or do I need to charge it for a much longer time period?
  5. Thanks again for all the great ideas... esp. Doofer's epoxy thread idea. I apologize to wallaguest for misunderstanding his suggestion. I didn't see the link at the top of your post. Thanks for the suggestion/example.
  6. Thanks Kilrah, that's a great idea. Wallaguest, what on earth is your reply about? How much time did you spend posting that picture? Just how is it supposed to answer my question? I don't see any relevancy at all. In the future, you would be wise to answer questions for which you have an answer. If you want to make smart-ass commentaries, get a blog!
  7. I purchased a mini wireless color video camera to install on a radio-controlled helicopter. The camera is about as big as a quarter in size. I subsequently purchased a wide-angle lens to replace the lens on this camera. I unscrewed the original pinhole lens and, to my pleasant surprise, the threads on the wide-angle lens matched and it screwed on nicely. However, I discovered that in order to focus, I had to unscrew the wide-angle lens to the point where it hardly has any threads holding it on. Is there such a thing as a lens length extender? Or should I maybe just use some electical tape to secure it? Any ideas?
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