Portable solar charger for gadgets

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Re: Portable solar charger for gadgets

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:20 am

Lin wrote:Cool. Shouldn't be hard to find a lead like that, it seems.


Try Super Cheap Lin.
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Re: Portable solar charger for gadgets

Postby stevo. » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:29 pm

Lin wrote:I can see how I can connect the charger to the battery as it comes with the red and black battery clamps, but how can I connect my gadgets to the battery???


Lin, how do you normally connect the charger to your gadgets? I'm thinking with all these battery clamps you may end up with a bit of a mess, when there might be a neater solution.
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Re: Portable solar charger for gadgets

Postby Lin » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:12 pm

Lin, how do you normally connect the charger to your gadgets?


The charger has a cigarette lighter socket.
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Re: Portable solar charger for gadgets

Postby Titch2 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:35 pm

Lin wrote:
Lin, how do you normally connect the charger to your gadgets?


The charger has a cigarette lighter socket.



Would something like Steve showed you work or do you want something made up?
What fittings do you need for your charger(picture of wires would help).
I may be able to make something up for you.
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Re: Portable solar charger for gadgets

Postby Chicky Babe » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:11 pm

Would something like Steve showed you work or do you want something made up?
What fittings do you need for your charger(picture of wires would help).
I may be able to make something up for you.
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Re: Portable solar charger for gadgets

Postby Lin » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:57 am

Thanks Titch! But I do have a cigarette lighter charger with multiple fittings that fits all of my gadgets already, as that is how I currently connect them directly to the charger. So all I need is a way to fit a cigarette lighter socket to the batter and I'll be alright!
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Re: Portable solar charger for gadgets

Postby Titch2 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:40 am

Supercheap will be able to supply what you want.
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Re: Portable solar charger for gadgets

Postby Lin » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:27 pm

Cheers!

And I have an invertor too that converts 12 volt DC to 240 volt AC. So in principal I could run any 240V appliance off the battery too if I connect the clamps/cigarette ligher socket to the invertor, though not sure how useful that would prove to be.
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Re: Portable solar charger for gadgets

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:24 pm

Lin wrote:Cheers!

And I have an invertor too that converts 12 volt DC to 240 volt AC. So in principal I could run any 240V appliance off the battery too if I connect the clamps/cigarette ligher socket to the invertor, though not sure how useful that would prove to be.


I would not say ANY 240V appliance Lin, some yes but it would depend totally on the current draw of the appliance. And the inverter also draws current so you'd be running both and drawing current.

What size battery do you have??
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