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#293917 - 10/23/19 03:21 AM Re: Power outages in the Bay Area [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Registered: 12/14/05
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A great reason to buy a power bank to keep your electronics charged.

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#293922 - 10/23/19 03:45 PM Re: Power outages in the Bay Area [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Registered: 08/26/06
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Loc: southern Cal
Power banks make a lot of sense in any situation. There were power outages from all sorts of causes besides the intentional shutoffs now being fiercely debated.

Get something large enough to keep your phone and small electronics running.
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#293923 - 10/23/19 07:06 PM Re: Power outages in the Bay Area [Re: chaosmagnet]
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...and maybe a small solar panel

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#293945 - 10/26/19 03:50 AM Re: Power outages in the Bay Area [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5265
Loc: SOCAL
Define small. There’s “I’m going backpacking and I might need to charge my cell-phone” small; and then there’s “I’m at home and I need to charge cell phones and multiple sets of AA batteries, power banks and tablets at the same time” small.

My small backpack-able panel is 21W and my panels for home range from 14 to 100 watts. The 100 watt unit has a 10 amp charge controller with dual 2 amp USB ports (for AA/AAA/18650 batteries) as well as an output for my GZ Yeti 400.

Small is relative.

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