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Old 11-04-2011, 07:03 AM   #1
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Cell Phone Solar Charger

Over the past few months, I have had several instances where I lost all power on my Droid while assisting customers move their new boats. In this age, a smart phone is indispensable.* There are phone calls, emails and the internet that I use daily.

So we began to wonder if I could find a small solar cell to charge up the phone.

A bit of looking online produced several that might work.* But a trip to the local Radio Shack produced a unit for less than $70.00 and it works great.

On our recent trip to Ft. Lauderdale aboard a new owner's 52 Jefferson Motor Yacht, I could give my phone a charge in less than 2 hours while underway.

Isn't technology amazing?* What will they think of next!


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Old 11-04-2011, 07:46 AM   #2
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RE: Cell Phone Solar Charger

Neat... Ironic and somewhat sad how the journey of the lowly pencil has made. From building skyscrapers and ocean-going ships, to propping up an amazing space-age power cell! :-D
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:56 PM   #3
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RE: Cell Phone Solar Charger

Won't a car lighter plug-in charger do the same thing? A lot less than $70 and it works on cloudy days and at night too. Cannot imagine a boat without several of these outlets.
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RE: Cell Phone Solar Charger

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Won't a car lighter plug-in charger do the same thing? A lot less than $70 and it works on cloudy days and at night too. Cannot imagine a boat without several of these outlets.
*+1.

I've got several.
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Some times I need power during the day and the boat does not have its generator running......just saying
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Cell Phone Solar Charger

You're right...and the smartphones seem to require lots of charging.

I carry a phone USB cord and 12V and 110V adapters for charging on the go. It's not solar, but it's small and works in the car, boat, plane or office.





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