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Old 01-05-09, 02:37 PM   #1
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Dyno-hub to charge cellphone?

I got an iPhone for Christmas and would like to use it this year on tour. I want to use a handlebar mount so I can see the GPS mapping and listen to music. This of course will eat batteries. Does anyone know if you can use a dyno-hub to charge / run this?

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Yes, it'll take a bit of hacking but there are several folks who have done this. Be prepared to get intimate with a soldering iron.
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Yes, it'll take a bit of hacking but there are several folks who have done this. Be prepared to get intimate with a soldering iron.
Tease! OK, give-up the info or link.
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I think you'd be better off with:

a) a "Solio" solar-powered charger
b) maps

In general, GPS isn't quite reliable enough to replace maps. It's a good backup though.
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I would be worried about how an iphone would do mounted on the handlebars. Wouldn't rain, sweat, vibration, etc eventually cause problems for your iphone?
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Google is quick and easy.

[edit]

Sorry, that probably came off as snarky.

I haven't been able to find a turnkey solution out there, but at least reading those articles and threads will get you started.
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yeah solio easier to deal w/ for iphone I would think. Not for treo though.

http://store.solio.com/iPhone-Adapter-Tip

edit: nope, treo too after all
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Google is quick and easy.

[edit]

Sorry, that probably came off as snarky.

I haven't been able to find a turnkey solution out there, but at least reading those articles and threads will get you started.
Yea, neither have I, read plenty of articles that sort of / kind of get close, but nothing concrete. Thanks for the links.
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Show the above circuit diagram to a friend that knows simple electronics and can solder.
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