[pct-l] iPhone Charge

Tobin Van Pelt tobin.van.pelt at mac.com
Fri Apr 17 08:42:18 CDT 2009

Giggles -

Thanks for this info!  I have been testing various solar charging  
strategies and making weight trades with them.
I have looked at the charger you speak of but have not tested one yet.

I am trying to use a light weight solar fabric on the outside of my  
backpack ... in conjunction with an intermediate battery to provide  
damping on the recharge current.  Also will be useful for headlamp.  
Some solar panels tend to pulse charge devices ... may not be good  
long term straight into iphone.

I will be sure to share the results of my testing in the next couple  
of days...



On Apr 16, 2009, at 10:13 PM, pct-l-request at backcountry.net wrote:

> For Tobin, I picked up a solar charger for the iphone
> (http://www.meritline.com/solar-power-charger-for-iphone-276---p-33107.aspx 
> ).
> It's fully charged battery is enough for about a 2/3 charge of the
> iphone.  One day in the sun in my somewhat shaded back yard was enough
> for about a 1/3 charge of the iphone.  That should be enough for
> occasionally checking location and doing a short journal entry at
> night.  Not enough for rocking the tunes all day long.  But not bad  
> for
> 1.5 oz and 16 bucks.
> Thanks,
> giggles

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