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Question Powerbanks & Solar charging

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by DJM, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    How big / small
     
  4. DJM

    DJM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Worth buying for the compass alone. :thumbs:
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    135 mm x75 x 15
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty small then, looks noice.:cool:

    Give a us a field test report when you can.:thumbs:
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    @DJM I've been testing a 10W portable panel today and in 1.5 hrs it increased charge of my Pixel 3 XL by 40% before the clouds rolled in. So the claim of approx 4 hrs to charge a phone would be accurate. Weighs 320gm without cables.

    The panel in conjunction with a battery bank might work ok depending on number of devices requiring charging and frequency.

    My old S5 for scale

     
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    Have you tested it with a power bank? I’ve not done it in the field, but my thinking is that solar is better in to a power bank then you can charge your phone at your leisure, also you can do it in a warm pocket etc, I’m not sure I like the idea of leaving my phone out in the cold.
     
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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    That is my thinking also - leave solar connected to power bank of a capacity to suit trip length and then charge phone/camera/torch etc at night or when convenient. I expect it to charge fine (panel specs are max 1.9Amps), but will test tomorrow when i remember to bring power bank.

    Panel seems well made and robust, and quite inexpensive (well wholesale anyway ;))
     
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  11. DJM

    DJM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m starting to think that I’ll just carry the powerbank and move faster.
     
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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Take a pack horse or pack dog...either are approved for national park use provided they have a tag marked 'feral'
     
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    DJM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m travelling light these days @GS. Fewer toys and on skis.
     
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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    . Panel, cable and 10,000mAh power bank weighs 590gms...ouch
     
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    DJM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m probably carrying that in whiskey and chocolate. Priorities......
     
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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Testing under partly cloudy sky this morning the panel charged a small powerbank and 3hrs of clear sky this afternoon has added 60% charge into my phone. Would do better if I kept the panel at right angles to the sun.

    Probably could get the panel and a smallish powerbank under 500gms. Anyway, quite happy with it.
     
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