How do I power my digital audio player, mobile phone or projection unit in remote areas?
Remote access areas lack many amenities, one of which is electricity. There are many solutions to powering mobile devices in these areas, most of which rely on solar or mechanical charging. Some devices work with hand cranks which can generate enough to keep an audio device going as long as the crank is turned periodically. Solar powered charging solutions have been refined enough that several hours of charging can now be achieved through just a few hours of sun exposure.
Here are some of the charging apparatuses available from the JAARS IT Department:
The Half Pint Solar Power-pack
Use it to power netbooks, tablets, phones, cameras and small pc notebooks. Very portable, easy to set up and maintain with high degree of reliability and durability.
Key features are:
- 84 watt-hour Lithium Phosphate battery for extremely long life in tropical heat.
- adjustable 15-24v DC output with connectors for charging a variety of notebook or netbook computers. (5 amps @ 15v, 3.5amps @ 24v)
- 5v 2amp USB output for charging tablets, smartphones etc.
- Two 12v Cigarette lighter socket outputs. Capable of running a 200w AC inverter for short periods. (Not included)
- lightweight 4.5 lbs
- flexible — you can connect directly to the 12v output directly with wires.
- Easy to repair on the field. No special connectors or tools required. Parts are available from JAARS.
Approximately $180 for missionaries. Check with JAARS Power supplies.
Villager Solar Power system
The Villager system costs approximately $520 (missionary price) and weighs 25lb ready to ship. (Price does not include an inverter or dc-dc converter which most will use along with this system). This is for output and charging needs of 60W or less. The whole package, including the rolled solar panel, fits into a sealable container for shipping. It would serve your tech charging needs in a remote village situation.
For more info or to purchase, logon to : http://www.powermon.org/store/
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org