Solar + dyno day charger for charging batteries for night use?
So while I'm cooking I thought wait a min if you're going on an adventure is it possible to make a solar and dyno charger for your high power lights while you're riding in the day so you can power them at night longer?
I'm not electronically inept tho I know battery + wire + bulb = light on. I'm wondering is it possible to make a charger that can take power in from both sources (or three if you use a small wind generator)? If so has anyone made one or can work out the electronics part? I love the self sufficency (sp?) part of being able to generate your own power on the go.
What about dyno'less magnet power generation?
Thanks in advance.
I have a wind up charger for my cell phone and you can get those anywhere on the internet; but I use a solar power charger for my batteries I need for my flashers when touring. I got my solar power charger from CC Crane because the one they have is the only one that will charge up regular batteries with the proper higher voltage.
I haven't seen a dyno powered recharger for regular batteries yet, not sure why that's not out yet when you can get radios that wind up; maybe the voltage from a wind up is too low to recharge regular batteries.
Looks like 16.66hrs assuming you get 16.66 peak sun hours to charge 2500mA batteries. It would be nice to see omething some what compact and more effecient that can charge 2500mA batteries in ~10 peak sun hours. Which might be ~2 days at 5hrs/day.
Originally Posted by freako
My original post was more for a way to get solar + dyno working together like on a system of wires so that the juice is always flowing into a central area collecting the power.
I'm going to check out those solar backpacks now. Now if only Deuter, Skullcandy and ICP Global or Burton would all triple team up to make a solar backpack that is daisy chainable to an external panel for more power with that air mesh back for less sweaty back feel and Skullcandys audio speakers and very simple to use audio controls on the shoulder straps.