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madopal
post Aug 30 2005, 02:09 PM
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So, I've seen these around:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/5a68/

And I was wondering if anyone had tried to charge their Zaurus using any solar means yet? That device just has a cigarette-style adapter, and it says that it generates 145mA @ 12volts and 290mA @ 6volts. Would that be enough to charge a bit?

That company makes quite a few other products as well.

Any experiences to share?
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the_oak
post Aug 30 2005, 04:39 PM
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You might want to check out this thread in General Support and Discussion >> Accessories:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=12790#

Pay particular attention to agosine's and gx773's posts about damaging their z's with solar chargers.
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madopal
post Aug 31 2005, 10:06 AM
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QUOTE(the_oak @ Aug 30 2005, 07:39 PM)
You might want to check out this thread in General Support and Discussion >> Accessories:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=12790#

Pay particular attention to agosine's and gx773's posts about damaging their z's with solar chargers.
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Thanks, I was just checking Model Specific forums, I forgot to search there. smile.gif
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kenknight
post Aug 31 2005, 10:20 AM
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Not sure which threads you should check now, besides the one cited already.

I have used an Aurora Solar Charger to charge my 5600 and it worked. I believe the C1000/3000, 6000 power is pinned out the same way, but am not 100% positive yet. But if they are there is no reason the Aurora won't work.

There are other products on (or coming) to market that look promising too. The more advanced ones will do a very good job of regulating current, but some of them also will not have adapters to charge a Z so you'll have to roll your own (I'm thinking of both Bruton and POE here).
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witzgall
post Oct 9 2005, 07:03 AM
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Here is what I use: smile.gif



QUOTE(madopal @ Aug 30 2005, 10:09 PM)
So, I've seen these around:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/5a68/

And I was wondering if anyone had tried to charge their Zaurus using any solar means yet?  That device just has a cigarette-style adapter, and it says that it generates 145mA @ 12volts and 290mA @ 6volts.  Would that be enough to charge a bit?

That company makes quite a few other products as well.

Any experiences to share?
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