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Old 11-16-2006, 06:12 AM   #1
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Hey everyone-

A coworker just showed me this website. This seems like a gadget that any backpacker could use for powering a camera, ipod, cellphone, whatever. let me know what you guys think.

www.solio.com

yeah sorry, i didn't make that a link...
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
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booya!!

<img>http://www.scottevest.com/v3_picture_viewer/products/solar/img_03.jpg</img>

http://www.scottevest.com/v3_store/access_solar.shtml



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One guy I met traveling picked up a solar-powered AA battery charger for 5 pounds on eBay UK. I found a nice amount of them with different features on the US one. Seems like it'd be pretty handy and doesn't take up too much space.
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It says it has a max throughput of 8 watts. For things that you are charging you can make do with this calculation:

Power = Voltage * Current

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8 watts = 5 * X X = 8/5 or 1.6A. Or 5 watts typical (1A in this case). That will allow you to run most devices at the appropriate levels, just keep in mind that starting and stoping devices pulls a lot of juice. For 90 bucks it is something to consider especially if you are going to be out and about in remote areas.

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