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Old 08-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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That is really interesting and I can see the use for it. I'd rather go without the phone though.

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Old 08-08-2013, 04:26 AM   #3
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Very interesting... Would be useful as a backpack/survival device for charging a cell phone, GPS or hand-held radio.

Not sure of the practicality for RVers. It would probably be hard to match the current produced by existing generator and solar technology, versus a larger version of this device. It might take a lot of propane to recharge Airstream batteries after a night in freezing weather with the furnace running.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:34 AM   #4
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Think I'll stick with my portable solar charger. Can't charge at night with solar, but I don't have to burn anything with solar, either.

Now if only they came up with a version that attaches your regular barbecue grill, it would sell like hotcakes!
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:40 AM   #5
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Here is another battery(cell phone/electronics) charging approach. It uses butane cartridges.

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I think it is a bit expensive for general use. I found about it while working on setting up equipment used in manufacturing the chips that go in it.
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