[at-l] Is this for real?

Frank Looper nightwalker.at at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 10:36:19 CST 2012


One of the nice things about an Android is replaceable batteries. I got 5
for 18.75 on Ebay.

I have no idea how good other phones are. I just know that I love my Droid
X2. :-)
On Feb 20, 2012 8:52 PM, "Amy Forinash" <aeforinash at gmail.com> wrote:

> I carry a small external battery (a 3G Juice) to charge my phone.  1.6 oz
> for two recharges (from 30% to 100%, as it doesn't want you to wait until
> it's all the way run down to recharge.  Or at least that was the
> instruction when I bought mine.)  That's about all I need for a ~five day
> section.  It's a lot lighter than a solar charger, but you do need to carry
> an extra connector to recharge the external battery in the motel if you're
> on a hike long enough to involve a town stop.  I think the connector
> weighed a quarter of an ounce (on top of the wall wart I already had for
> the phone.)
>
>
> -amy
>
> On Feb 20, 2012, at 2:58 PM, Tom Schamp wrote:
>
> > OK, thx.
> > Seemed like it might be better than a long ext cord…
> >
> > From: Dee Landau [mailto:monadnockdee at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 2:53 PM
> > To: Tom Schamp
> > Cc: AT-L at backcountry.net
> > Subject: Re: [at-l] Is this for real?
> >
> > 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.
> > What is a “pukk”?
> >
> > 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?
> >
> > Here is the US distributor site:
> http://www.industrialrev.com/powertrekk.html
> >
> > 8.6 oz
> > $230.00 USD
> >
> > Description
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > PowerTrekk includes I-Go connector tips for USB, mini, micro, and Apple
> devices.
> >
> > PowerTrekk and Pukks are both IEC approved for carry-on luggage on
> airplanes.
> >
> >
> >
> > Features
> >       • 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)
> >
> >
> >
> > Will be available at REI in May 2012
> >
> >
> > On 02/20/12, Leslie Booher<lbooher at charter.net> wrote:
> >
> > 
> > If it says how much it weighs, I don't see it.  Can you tell?  a'bear
> >
> > Humankind (be both)
> >
> > http://www.powertrekk.com/powertrekk/
> >
> >
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