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Old 11-20-2019, 05:49 AM
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Default I might get one of these battery banks.

One of my other hobbies is long distance endurance cycling. Specifically mountain biking. 100+ mile days for a week etc...
I have my electronics very finely tuned and know the usage of each; however, keeping them charged in remote locations is paramount.
When I did my first "epic" ride, 330 miles in 3 days with a handful of mountain pass crossings, I used a dynamo hub on my front wheel. It didn't work as well as I had hoped.
My second year I went with a straight 13,000MAH battery bank and a high current dual port USB AC adapter. Worked fine.
I have done the same every year since. Anytime that we travel we always have at least one battery bank along.

I came across this today. Specs are too good to be true but with a Take50 code, I got one for $45.00. Worth a trial.
Claims are
- Solar charging (60 minutes to full).
- 20000MAH capacity.
- Weight 1/4 pound.

https://litmobile.us/products/wireless-lit-solar-powerbank

Just wanted to share. I've no stake in the company just always looking for improved options.
Old 11-20-2019, 06:04 AM
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it needs direct sunlight. if you are bicycling, are you going to glue it to your head?

i dont see it working. even if you stopped your trip in the middle of the day, got direct sunlight on it, i highly doubt its going to re-charge in 60 minutes, in fact i think that is impossible... reviews on it look bad.

you sir just bought snake oil

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That tiny solar panel will take 2 weeks to charge that bank, a waste of money
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We shall see. 30 day return policy. I'm certainly going to check their claims to a tee and I will call them on it if needed.
As for mounting it to capture sunlight. There are many ways of doing so that don't include gluing to ones head. Don't be a dick.
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Originally Posted by bakerjw View Post
We shall see. 30 day return policy. I'm certainly going to check their claims to a tee and I will call them on it if needed.
As for mounting it to capture sunlight. There are many ways of doing so that don't include gluing to ones head. Don't be a dick.
i mean, if you do simple math, its impossible, so i think we know how this will end up...

you think calling them out is going to do anything? check the reviews online....

its probably same alibaba stuff re-branded 100 ways on amazon
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I doubt that thing would charge 100% in 60 minutes on planet Mercury. I have a 12000mah bank and it takes longer than that to charge 100% on a wall outlet
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Many people want to make solar power do things it can't (practically) like charging an EV car.

Someone mentioned the math. You have 20ah battery. To charge in 1 hour will take 20 amp charge current. That's in the range of 80 watts for a 3.7-5v system. Due to inefficiencies (heat) in the solar panel, call it 100 watts. That is about 6 sq ft of solar panel with an MPPT charge controller. If you don't have that, it will not happen.

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Just read the link. it says charge rate is 1 amp @ 5 volts on the charge input. That sir is a 20 hour charge requirement. Obviously it is not 6 sq ft.

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Wow! That solar charger must use Dilithium Crystals!
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I have one similar. The solar charging works but it's slow. It won't keep up with the discharge a phone requires but it's nice to keep it topped off between use.
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Were you using the dynamo hub to charge the phones, or to charge a battery pack?

Seems like it would be easy to recharge a battery pack during your rides and use that overnight to charge the electronics.

What was the problem with the dynamo hub? (I'm not familiar with using one of those)
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Default Check Amazon

Pay half as much !

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