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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:56 pm 
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Basically I have a CF29 and it only has the one USB. As far as I am aware I don't have Bluetooth so I was going to buy a USB Bluetooth dongle to put into that and leave it there but I would like another port. Is this possible through a retro fit?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:06 pm 
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You are better off upgrading to a later model CF29 that has multiple usb ports and built in bluetooth.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:28 pm 
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Shawn and a few others would stomp a mudhole in me for this. But I have been using those pc slot adaptors for extra usb posts on my 30, 73's, and 74's for years with no ill effects. I forget if my 29's have the pc slots or not. My collection is in storage at the moment or I would get one and check. Mind you I just use them as data transfer for thumb drives. I use the regular usb for anything that requires any real voltage like external hdd's. I've also used them for my track ball dongle. But I use the regular usb for my wireless when needed.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:59 pm 
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Yes those will work, but some people have had problems with them burning out the internal port. Have you tried a USB hub yet?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:33 pm 
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On a CF29 without WWAN, you can fit a USB hub inside in the WWAN location. Then run the 5 v power cable to a GOOD location that has enough amperage. Easy to even mod the WWAN cover for the 2 new USB ports.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:19 pm 
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I have a extra usb port inside my CF-29 right now. The GPS kit I used had one on one of it's boards to add bluetooth, but I never use it so it's just a open port for now. When I finally overhaul it I will so something interesting with it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:19 pm 
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OK adding the usb to the wwan cover sounds like a great solution. Where do I find a usb that has wires to directly attach to a voltage though ?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:33 pm 
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here is one I have used.
It has a jack that will accept 5v in.
here is a write up / mod about this hub....http://www.mp3car.com/general-hardware- ... -have.html
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