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?
sv Robyn, Najad
currently in Singapore