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Question [Q] Solar Charger/Battery Pack.

I've been perusing around the nets trying to find a solar battery pack. I've seen a few cheapies and a few overly expensive units. None of which I've seen come with a micro USB adapter. Ideally I'd like a solar cell charging a battery pack on my car dash with a USB output so I can plug any of my USB devices into it. Optionally I'd also like to be able to charge the pack through wall outlet or car lighter outlet.

Anyone seen/own anything with these specs?

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Do you haves specs or any link too it

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I would be interested in this as well...
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Do you haves specs or any link too it

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Umm... no. I'm looking for one that satifies my requirements above, but still noluck
 
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I cant believe i can be helpful... Yay me

http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?ma...3b67d3a1cf4fcc

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http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?ma...3b67d3a1cf4fcc

And this

http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?ma...3b67d3a1cf4fcc

Should accomplish what you want and you could probably make it look decent.
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Talking I also found :

THIS:

http://lifehacker.com/5752731/built-...attery-charger

via a post on lifehacker today!

A DIY solar battery for around $4 us
 
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But it charges tiny batteries and doesnt supply the power for a phone.
 
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But it charges tiny batteries and doesnt supply the power for a phone.
I think somewhere in the article it noted that you may be able to trickle charge (charge it at the rate it discharges, resulting in a constant battery percentage) your phone.

Side note: I also read Lifehacker. I just wish they would post articles more often, like Gizmodo.
 
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What about something like this?

http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho...2-panels-added

You can charge your phone, another USB gadget, and even NiMH and Li-ion batteries. I'm debating about getting one of them as well (the XL since it has the most power).
 
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I kinda sorta want one but why? I really just find myself asking why would i ever need this?
What id like is a solarpanel case so i can just put my phone in a window and have it charge that would be AWESOME.

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