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#217385 - 02/17/11 08:00 PM Source for new government surplus goodies
Blacktop Offline
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Loc: Cypress, TX
Finding surplus military goodies is fun but finding it new in the wrapper for a great price is even better! I just ordered a brand new genuine M-3 Combat Lifesaver Bag from "Uncle Sam's Retail Outlet" for less than $15. This is the retail outlet part of Government Liquidation, the folks who have all of the great auctions for surplus military vehicles and equipment. (BTW, that's where I bought my M35a2 Deuce and a Half and matching trailer for less than $1000, but that's another story).
What they do, is they go through all of the surplus lots and pull out some of the new (or like new) clothing, field gear, boots, and equipment to sell retail-style. Their selection varies on a day by day basis depending on what they find, but I've bought a number of different bags and backpacks from them. A while back they had current issue ACU MOLLE assault packs, brand new for under $25. Elsewhere, used ones were running $75.
Located here: Uncle Sam's Retail Outlet, It's one of my favorite online sources for items to support my "preparedness habit" as my wife calls it. Anyway, just wanted to share this with anyone who's looking for supplies and equipment!

(Standard disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the aforementioned entity nor do I have anything to gain from telling anyone about them, just wanted to share with others, etc. etc.)
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#217388 - 02/17/11 08:06 PM Re: Source for new government surplus goodies [Re: Blacktop]
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Cool!
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#217446 - 02/18/11 02:34 PM Re: Source for new government surplus goodies [Re: Blacktop]
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3575
Loc: TX
And "POOF!" another one of Blast's paychecks disappears... cry grin crazy
Can someone smarter than me tell how many watts this solar panelputs out?

24Vdc at 200mA in direct sunlight = ?? watts

-Blast


Edited by Blast (02/18/11 02:41 PM)
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#217447 - 02/18/11 02:44 PM Re: Source for new government surplus goodies [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 714
Loc: Kentucky
[JOINS BLAST, HOLDING SIGN THAT SAYS WILL WORK FOR GOVERNMENT SURPLUS DEALS]
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#217448 - 02/18/11 03:13 PM Re: Source for new government surplus goodies [Re: Blacktop]
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Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 70
Loc: Sweden
4.8 W
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#217449 - 02/18/11 03:20 PM Re: Source for new government surplus goodies [Re: Blast]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2845
Originally Posted By: Blast
And "POOF!" another one of Blast's paychecks disappears... cry grin crazy
Can someone smarter than me tell how many watts this solar panelputs out?

24Vdc at 200mA in direct sunlight = ?? watts

-Blast


W = V * A so 24 * .2 = 4.8W

So its probably a battery maintainer not a charger

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#217451 - 02/18/11 03:23 PM Re: Source for new government surplus goodies [Re: Blast]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3078

http://www.pulsetech.net/military/brochures/24VPCMS_BRO.pdf

I don't think you get the Solar PV panel just the charge controller (Part No. 735X640 NSN 6130-01-487-0035), but the panel is specified at 28V @ 200mA so around 5.6W

The Solar PV panel is Part No. 735X641 / NSN 6117-01-521-3099

http://www.pulsetech.net/military/prevent/prevent.html

• 12V Pulse Charge System with Panel / 735x655, NSN 6130-01-521-1317

• 24V Pulse Charge System with Panel / 735x661, NSN 6130-01-521-1387

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#217460 - 02/18/11 05:31 PM Re: Source for new government surplus goodies [Re: Blacktop]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Sweet thanks!
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#217467 - 02/18/11 07:50 PM Re: Source for new government surplus goodies [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3575
Loc: TX
Too much money for not enough power, especially if it doesn't even come with the solar panel.
Lots of other cool stuff at cheap prices, though.

-Blast
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#217475 - 02/18/11 09:11 PM Re: Source for new government surplus goodies [Re: Blast]
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Two people have beat me to it. Ohm's Law is covered in the first week of electronics class.

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