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This calculator is required for a lot of kids in our school district and it’s still a common probem without a simple answer. Schools, testing agencies (that allow the Nspire to be used during SATs and ACTs) and TI collaborating to insure a stream of money to TI…
Anyway, options:
-# There is a cheap device that purports to charge NSpire batteries once removed from the calculator. Search for “Mains Battery Charger for Texas Instruments Select TI-Nspire” current one is from China, $9 shipped, allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. I have not tried this yet.
+# There is a cheap device on ebay that purports to charge NSpire batteries once removed from the calculator. Search for “Mains Battery Charger for Texas Instruments Select TI-Nspire” current one is from China, $9 shipped, allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. I have not tried this yet.
# The port on the calculator is actually just a custom shaped USB Mini. I have been able to charge my TI-Nspire by using a standard USB charger that ends with a USB Mini male (being sure to match the output amperage and voltage, obviously). What this means is that a USB Mini female port could be retro-fitted into an Nspire, and any technician who can replace surface-mount devices could do the repair WITHOUT having access to TI’s custom jack or any other custom hardware. I have not tried this yet either.
# The third option is to get one of the TI-Nspire 10-device multi-chargers. These use the calculator’s data port to charge, not the actual charger port. I have not done this yet as these chargers are as expensive as the calculators themselves. Search for “ti-nspire cx cas docking station” So far the cheapest I’ve found is $80, which gets close to justifying buying a new/used calculator that doesn’t have any issues…
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That nobody has found a way to make a single charger that simply uses that data port is supremely frustrating. But the industry isn’t motivated to help consumers when schools and standardized testing agencies are supporting their monopoly.

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Post originale di: Jeff Harrison ,

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This calculator is required for a lot of kids in our school district and it’s still a common probem without a simple answer.  Schools, testing agencies (that allow the Nspire to be used during SATs and ACTs) and TI collaborating to insure a stream of money to TI…

Anyway, options:

# There is a cheap device that purports to charge NSpire batteries once removed from the calculator. Search for “Mains Battery Charger for Texas Instruments Select TI-Nspire” current one is from China, $9 shipped, allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.  I have not tried this yet.
# The port on the calculator is actually just a custom shaped USB Mini.  I have been able to charge my TI-Nspire by using a standard USB charger that ends with a USB Mini male (being sure to match the output amperage and voltage, obviously).  What this means is that a USB Mini female port could be retro-fitted into an Nspire, and any technician who can replace surface-mount devices could do the repair WITHOUT having access to TI’s custom jack or any other custom hardware.  I have not tried this yet either.
# The third option is to get one of the TI-Nspire 10-device multi-chargers.  These use the calculator’s data port to charge, not the actual charger port.  I have not done this yet as these chargers are as expensive as the calculators themselves.  Search for “ti-nspire cx cas docking station”  So far the cheapest I’ve found is $80, which gets close to justifying buying a new/used calculator that doesn’t have any issues…

That nobody has found a way to make a single charger that simply uses that data port is supremely frustrating.  But the industry isn’t motivated to help consumers when schools and standardized testing agencies are supporting their monopoly.

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