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Re: Energy supply.

Post by Grumpy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:23 pm

Regular solar cells work on firelight also, not as well but they work.



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Re: Energy supply.

Post by Keith » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:35 pm

Paul wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:47 pm
Can't remember what it's called but a new product on market you use natural materials for fire and it creates power charge for phones etc. Small compact and great idea imo .But i don't know where you can get them. Probably only on internet as usual. :x
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Post by John » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:53 pm

Not really for me but What a great gadget and idea some one came up with its size An weight for a bug out bag makes it not so practical. Might be ok for those bugging in or to leave at you BOL



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Re: Energy supply.

Post by Keith » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:52 am

John wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Not really for me but What a great gadget and idea some one came up with its size An weight for a bug out bag makes it not so practical. Might be ok for those bugging in or to leave at you BOL
Same here, no use to us, but still an interesting gadget. Not sure if it would be any better than solar though.
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Re: Energy supply.

Post by John » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:53 am

Yes great new invention just not for me I did have a quick read on the specks it’s live power is only 3watts generating 5volts at 2amps. It does have a built in battery rated 26000 mAh which could be used for changing a hand held radio I guess.
My self I’d rather go with solar I carry a roll up in my BOV when folded up it’s as big as a laptop it’s out put is 120watt 16volts max at 7.3 amp.
It can change my car battery from flat in about 6 hours in full sun it all so has 3usb charging ports on the regulator.



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Re: Energy supply.

Post by Keith » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:01 pm

John wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:53 am
Yes great new invention just not for me I did have a quick read on the specks it’s live power is only 3watts generating 5volts at 2amps. It does have a built in battery rated 26000 mAh which could be used for changing a hand held radio I guess.
My self I’d rather go with solar I carry a roll up in my BOV when folded up it’s as big as a laptop it’s out put is 120watt 16volts max at 7.3 amp.
It can change my car battery from flat in about 6 hours in full sun it all so has 3usb charging ports on the regulator.
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We have two portable solar panels, one is keeping the battery charged in the truck, the other gets used on the tractor. I haven't taken the one out of the truck, it sits on the dashboard 24/7.
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Re: Energy supply.

Post by John » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:17 pm

👍🏼 I do much the same I’ve got a few older small panels I just leave hooked up trickle charging on the ride on mower boat and quad bike batteries they work well to maintain a full charge.
The cost of the trickle charge solar panels is a hole lot less than replacing batteries that have died from not being used.



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Re: Energy supply.

Post by Keith » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:03 pm

John wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:17 pm
👍🏼 I do much the same I’ve got a few older small panels I just leave hooked up trickle charging on the ride on mower boat and quad bike batteries they work well to maintain a full charge.
The cost of the trickle charge solar panels is a hole lot less than replacing batteries that have died from not being used.
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Re: Energy supply.

Post by Keith » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:03 pm

John wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:17 pm
👍🏼 I do much the same I’ve got a few older small panels I just leave hooked up trickle charging on the ride on mower boat and quad bike batteries they work well to maintain a full charge.
The cost of the trickle charge solar panels is a hole lot less than replacing batteries that have died from not being used.
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Re: Energy supply.

Post by Bug » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:14 pm

What's the use of it though in a SHTF scenario? Not much point charging your phone when there's no cell network.



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