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Old 09-17-08, 03:59 PM   #1
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Cell Phone charger and holder for bike

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I am a little goofy for neat gadgets anyone see a decent solar phone charger that could be attached to the bike and hold your cell phone whilst its chargin..
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Old 09-18-08, 11:14 AM   #2
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HI,
I am a little goofy for neat gadgets anyone see a decent solar phone charger that could be attached to the bike and hold your cell phone whilst its chargin..
Doug
Don't know about a Solar charger- Over here we are a bit antiquated and just have bigger batteries for our Mobile stuff
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Old 09-18-08, 07:45 PM   #3
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I am a little goofy for neat gadgets anyone see a decent solar phone charger that could be attached to the bike and hold your cell phone whilst its chargin..
Doug
Plug the phone and charger into the wall at home and go for a ride. Great ride and a charged phone when you return!. - TF
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I'd say you cold build one with a generator set, but why?
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Yeah, I'm not sure there is much demand for such a product. Most cell phones hold their charge for several days, so there is little immediate need for a solar bike-mounted charger. Plus the current would be pretty low from such a device, so it would be a slow trickle charger.

However you could use a device like these iSun & Soldius solar chargers ... which makes some sense for backpackers who will be out for days. And perhaps someone on a bike tour who is camping.

http://windupradio.com/isun.htm
http://www.earthtechproducts.com/p7.html

Or this Solio charger, which charges its own battery, which you can then use to charge a cell phone.
https://www.solio.com/charger/explor...-is-solio.html
http://store.solio.com/s.nl;jsession...b0?it=A&id=383

There are others out there.
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Charger??? I check the charge on my phone first thing when I get up. If it needs a charge I take care of it then so it's ready when I head out.
I carry my phone in this. It mounts on the stem so the phone is easy to get to.

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These may help you
http://www.hymini.com/html/HYmini.html
They have Wind and Solar Power and Bicycle mounts
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I know this is a gadget thing, and thus not explainable to ordinary people, but...my cell phone stays charged for DAYS I plug it in maybe every third or fourth day, and the battery indicator has never shown it even half discharged. Why do you need to charge it on a (presumably) less-than-a-day bike ride?
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You can do it pretty easy with a dynamo lighting system. The folks in the electronics, lighting and gadgets forum have schematics posted showing how to do it.
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I've been trying to come up with something so I can post while riding. It still has some bugs to be worked out.

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Charger for cel phone

Dunno about a charger.
I charge it at home and use a sturdy wider rubber band to attach it to the bar near the stem.
The band method has held up even over some rough roads.
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