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    Senior Member gregw's Avatar
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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?

    Thanks, Greg

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jaypee View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jaypee View Post
    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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