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Old 26-09-2011, 22:42   #1
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Iridium Problems

I have a Motorola 9505 Iridium phone. It is installed in a docking station on my boat and I primarily use it for data, i.e. email and gribs. It will only work to download data when the docking station is powered up, i.e. I have to have the inverter on or shore power. It has just stopped working. The mains adaptor / power supply for the dock appears to have burnt out (part no. SPN4645B). As this is an old model, I am unable to find a new power supply. It appears to be a dual voltage supply so I don't think I can substitute an alternative power supply. I do have a car charger for the phone when it is out of the dock so another alternative I have considered is to buy a data kit so that I can use the phone for data out of its dock. The best price I have found so far is about 150 UK for this which seems a bit much for an obsolete bit of kit.
Anyone got a spare power supply of this model they could sell me or a data kit. I believe the kit for a 9500 would work as well.
Anyone got any other bright idea to make the unit work again?
I am a little reluctant to scrap the unit as I have about 150 worth of credit remaining but as a fall back, I am considering selling the phone without the dock and buying a new Isatphone pro to replace the Iridium. Any comments on this?

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Old 27-09-2011, 19:43   #2
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You can buy a plug-in power supply which has user-selectable voltage - just pick the setting you want and away you go. No price at hand but cheap and I imagine readily available at any electronic shop. Caters for all electronics.
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Old 27-09-2011, 21:06   #3
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Would this work?

Amazon has a travel charger 9505A/9555 Iridium Satellite Handheld/Phone-A/C-Travel-Charger ACTC0701/IPK0601 listed. I don't know if it would suit.

If it were me I'd be tempted to plug the car charger into a cigarette lighter outlet on the boat, wiring one in if necessary.
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