[at-l] Is this for real?

Dee Landau monadnockdee at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 13:52:34 CST 2012


I tried a solar charger last summer and sent it home after 2 weeks. You are
just not in the sun enough on the AT for it to charge.



On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 1:48 PM, Tom Schamp <tschamp at verizon.net> wrote:

> I was thinking of a SOLAR charger for my smartphone/cam while I’m hiking.*
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> What is a “pukk”?****
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> *From:* at-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:at-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
> *On Behalf Of *gwroberts1 at verizon.net
> *Sent:* Monday, February 20, 2012 9:45 AM
> *To:* lbooher at charter.net; dfaddleton at gmail.com; AT-L at backcountry.net
> *Subject:* Re: [at-l] Is this for real?****
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> Here is the US distributor site:
> http://www.industrialrev.com/powertrekk.html
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> 8.6 oz
> $230.00 USD****
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> Description****
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> With its unique fuel-cell technology, PowerTrekk converts hydrogen gas
> into electricity and can therefore deliver instant, reliable energy.
> PowerTrekk uses pure fuel-cell technology to convert hydrogen gas into
> electricity. Hydrogen is released by the PowerTrekk Pukk and produces
> electricity as it passes through the fuel cells. The residual product is
> just a little water vapor. Unlike solar-powered chargers, these fuel cells
> generate energy instantly. The amount of energy is reliable and is not
> affected by weather conditions. Moreover, the energy does not fade like it
> does in batteries. When you don’t need very much energy, you only need to
> take the green lid section. It has an internal battery that you can charge
> before you travel, either using the fuel-cell system or via USB. This makes
> PowerTrekk an excellent travel charger.****
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> The PowerTrekk Fuel Cell produces 2.5 watts at 5 volts, and runs for over
> two hours.  With the 5 volts available, PowerTrekk will charge all mobile
> phones, gps, and cameras, but will only trickle charge higher wattage
> devices such as iPad or Kindle Fire.****
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> PowerTrekk includes I-Go connector tips for USB, mini, micro, and Apple
> devices.****
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> PowerTrekk and Pukks are both IEC approved for carry-on luggage on
> airplanes.****
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> Features****
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>    - Instant power, anywhere, anytime****
>    - Just add Pukk and water to activate charging****
>    - Rechargable Fuel Cell holds 5.6 Watt Hours****
>    - Pukks charge 5+ Watt Hours each****
>    - Battery Weighs 6.1 oz. (173g)****
>    - Total Weight 8.6 oz. (244g)****
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> Will be available at REI in May 2012****
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> On 02/20/12, Leslie Booher<lbooher at charter.net> wrote:****
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> If it says how much it weighs, I don't see it.  Can you tell?  a'bear****
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> Humankind (be both)****
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> http://www.powertrekk.com/powertrekk/ ****
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