Old 01-07-14, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
Even if you are using a solar or dyno hub, using a "cache" battery (like your "Hyperjuice") is a good idea.

That means trying the battery first would make sense.
I've found that a litium ion "cache battery" and some regular batteries to be the simplest solution to power my electronics when on tour. I've never needed a solar charger or hub dynamo becuase there is ample opportunity to buy batteries or recharge my cache battery before it runs out. I carry 6x spare AAA batteries for my lights and tiny FM/AM radio and a spare watch battery for my cycle computer. I recharge my Hyperjuice/iPhone whenever I stop at a restaurant or motel. The most of it I've ever used was half it's capacity when I rode in Iceland. If you'll be away from shops or recharging opportunities fro more than four days I would consider a solar dynamo charger, but for most touring you don't really need them.
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