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Old 12th November, 2005, 12:12 PM
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Review: Logic 3 Solar Charger for PSP, DS & SP

The review article is here:
https://www.aoaforums.com/frontpage/...p-ds-a-sp.html
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Old 12th November, 2005, 04:47 PM
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Nice review, Danrok!

Not a bad price for what it does, or so it seems to me. If I had a PSP, I might just buy one of those chargers. Could be awfully handy.
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Old 12th November, 2005, 05:37 PM
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You can get solar chargers for other gadgets as well.

What I think would be handy is a 12v solar charger with a cigar-lighter socket. Because you can already get car chargers/adaptors it would be a pretty much universal power source for running small devices.

Do you reckon that is feasable or would it be too hefty?
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The problem I see with that, Danrok, is that the amount of power you can get from current solar cells is pretty small. Solar cells are horribly inefficient. Last I checked, the really good and expensive ones ran about 10% efficiency. It's actually more efficient to use solar radiation to heat water and use that to generate power than it is to use solar cells, as I understand it. However, there is a lot of research being done to find more efficient materials.
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Old 12th November, 2005, 09:56 PM
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I found these:
http://www.voltaicsystems.com/

They will charge a mobile phone in 4 to 6 hours in ideal conditions, i.e. pointing directly at the sun. Of course, if you are heading south and wearing the back-pack it will take a long time to charge up a phone.

Still, very useful for special uses like recharging a handheld GPS device in the middle of nowhere.
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My Citizen Titanium watch runs off of a solar battery.

That's my only experience with solar besides calculators, however.

Damn grade school math class and trying to play etch a scetch to catch the light from those dirty fold down windows...
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Last I checked, the really good and expensive ones ran about 10% efficiency.
19% efficiency now. Still stupidly expensive for any significant amount of power though. A decent solar cell that can provide the same amount of power as the Sony PSP charger can looks to be around the £100 mark...
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It will not let me view the other pages of this article? I'm camping on an island for 2 months. Thinking I might like having this.
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You're right - try this link:
AOA - Review: Logic 3 Solar Charger for PSP, DS & SP
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It will not let me view the other pages of this article? I'm camping on an island for 2 months. Thinking I might like having this.
Just wanted you to know I just fell over dead from envy! ":O}
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