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MPPT Idea
Definitely post the thread link here, I've very curious to see what you come up with. MPPTs are usually used in very large arrays and require a secondary conditioning step because they inherent...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
December 31, 6:23am

New Case Design is in!
Got two colors of the new case in. It's just a bit slimmer, much nicer finish than the original case, and allows for easier access to the switches without having them stick out and get caught o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
December 30, 4:31pm

Re: Wiz - are still making these?
Yea Definitely! It looks like the Galaxy Note 1 charges off of a micro-USB, so as long as you have the cable that plugs into your computer's USB to charge it, than it'll work! The key is to...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
December 30, 4:11pm

Iphone 5 charging and New Board Case
I'm trying to catch a friend of mine with an Iphone 5 to run that test to see if the switch works with the new Iphone and cable or not, to adjust from .5 to 1A modes. I'll let you know! ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
December 11, 6:55am

Re: Re: My PowerFilm lightening steps
Aren't you supposed to be in 'sunny' california :) Fake Suggestion: Downgrade to an iPhone 3G...I think they take less power Real Suggestions: 1. So I wonder if you have a bad ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
December 04, 1:50pm

Re: Re: My PowerFilm lightening steps
Rich, Glad to hear you're making progress! Yea, as was said, it can, but shouldn't, be hooked up backward. I honestly don't know if it can cause any damage to the board, as I've ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
December 03, 8:27am

Re: Re: My PowerFilm lightening steps
Richard, it was HUGE PAIN! I don't have an easy answer, but here's what I did. Burnt it off! The key for me was to crank up the iron to about 370. I used external rosin flux and lots of sol...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 27, 7:43am

Re: Re: My PowerFilm lightening steps
Ben, out of curiosity, how long does your battery pack take to charge? and how do you like using it? I didn't try one cause of the weight, but I've heard mixed reviews. There is no '...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 26, 11:02am

Watertight USB option now available....
Behold the waterproof USB Connector: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11582 You can now charge you stuff in the rain!!! MUAHHAHAHA (cynical laugh). I won't be using it anytime soon for t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 21, 11:03am

Buck Converter
I just didn't see the inductor from the pics. Thanks for the info, I was able to pull the spec sheet. it's a 'standard' boost converter, the little 8 pin IC is the controller that p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 20, 6:06am

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