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Solar Panel Theory
One more note while I'm thinking of it. The voltage out of a solar panel (before the regulator) will decrease as more current is pulled (lower resistance load). So this example is a 7.2V 100mA...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
September 18, 8:51pm

Re: Re: 12+ volts on an iPhone
I'll look into more commercial solar charger circuitry designs to see if I can glean any more ideas, that a great thought! Yea, this panel will also output about 17V when unloaded, which is ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
September 18, 8:30pm

Re: 12+ volts on an iPhone
Franco, That looks really awesome! I'll look into that for sure. Thanks! But definitely not as much fun. David, no you can't connect a solar panel or 12V directly to the iphone. It will ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
September 18, 8:14pm

Re: Re: Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
It's a Rim to Rim to Rim in November...BRRRR.... We'll be eating at Phantom Ranch on both ways through but alas I couldn't get a night in the dorms there. Plus I'm planning ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
September 18, 1:33pm

Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
So I'm planning a Grand Canyon Corridor R2R2R for early November, and in an effort to save weight, my Iphone 4S is my GPS, music player, camera, camcorder, etc. It's a 6 day trip, so even i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
September 18, 1:11pm

Re: Re: Suggestions for ultralight camp shoes under 4 ounces.
Thanks for the idea! did mine last night. did a mock up with paper and tape first to get it right. Just traced and trimmed. Got it just right, then flipped it over and traced a mirror image to make...

In GEAR » Suggestions for ultralight camp shoes under 4 ounces.
August 29, 6:13am

Instaflator Connection Mod
I finally bit the bullet and traded out my trusty and indestructible 3/4 Closed Cell for the comfort of a NeoAir Xlite (Regular). My concern was moisture getting inside and lowering the R value, so...

In GEAR » Instaflator heads up
August 29, 6:02am

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