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#294415 - 12/18/19 10:27 PM Re: Solar or crank charger for phone? [Re: teacher]
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Trying out the Eton frx1 and frx2.

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#294427 - 12/19/19 07:52 PM Re: Solar or crank charger for phone? [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
A crank, if itís a particularly good one, is useful if you have to make one call, right now (or in a few minutes), briefly.

In an emergency situation, what else do you need to do (electronically, that requires battery power) besides this?

I can see trying to obtain your current location via a GPS capable device, and then calling for help to be sent to that location. What are other emergency electronic concerns that I am missing? I am talking short term emergencies - not long term years and years of trying to power you HAM radio outfit from batteries.

I would venture a guess that a device with one fully charged set of batteries, and maybe a power bank if that device is especially battery-hungry, would pretty much cover your emergency needs.

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#294541 - 01/10/20 08:52 PM Re: Solar or crank charger for phone? [Re: teacher]
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One of the eton models has a solar panel as well ( and is currently on sale on amazon)

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