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News Motion-based power due 2009

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 27 Aug 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    a Chinese solar charger which has an in-built lithium-ion battery and a USB socket.

    dude, tell me more about this gizmo, it soudns wikid!
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    It's this. Really useful, if a trifle dear for what it is. The solar cells charge up the internal battery, which then discharges into your device when you connect the special iclething-to-USB cable. Can charge my palmtop fully from dead, too.

    There are other, similar devices available on that site too.
     
  4. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    that motion charging is a good idea in theory. but just like solar panel charging, it won't catch on. extra battery pack still works better than sitting in the sun for 2 hours or walking 3 miles and discovering your important phone call still have to be cut short because the motion charging is not as effective as it should be.

    motion generated electric train sensor or a low voltage device designed to use that motion generated low voltage supply is a good idea. charging a 5v 500amp device is not.

    or this for solar charger
     
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    There are MUCH more effective devices than this one. One in particular can charge an average cellphone for 6 hours from just 30 minutes of walking. it is a big brace attached to the user's knees.
     
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    attach them to cows and sheep.
     
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    I just recently purchased a watch made by Fossil that is charged by movement. It's pretty slick. If it goes completely dead, just wind it a couple of turns to the right, set the time and put it back on. The only time mine has gone dead is over a slow weekend where I stayed in mostly and didn't wear it. I think in the long run that the tech behind this will get better and we will see much cooler applications of it.
     
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