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#294415 - 12/18/19 10:27 PM Re: Solar or crank charger for phone? [Re: teacher]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 910
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]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2167
Loc: Colorado
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]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 910
One of the eton models has a solar panel as well ( and is currently on sale on amazon)

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#296000 - 05/07/20 10:47 PM Re: Solar or crank charger for phone? [Re: teacher]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 910
I've determined for urban edc that a power pack (with a build in wall plug) is the way to go.
For home or wilderness solar/ crank charger or both

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#296020 - 05/08/20 09:28 PM Re: Solar or crank charger for phone? [Re: teacher]
LCranston Offline
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Registered: 08/31/09
Posts: 197
Loc: Nebraska
not selling this, just an example

SOLAR Anker 21 watt with 2 USB ports

in sunlight, charges 2 phones in a few house.

In clouds, charger 2 phone in 6 hours.

I Agree with Teacher regarding power packs---I have power pack in EDC bag,

I use the Solar to charger the Power pack when camping.

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#296024 - 05/09/20 05:03 PM Re: Solar or crank charger for phone? [Re: LCranston]
wileycoyote Offline
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Registered: 03/01/11
Posts: 289
Loc: eastern Oregon & west TX
solar best. but for long term storage in an underground storm shelter, it could come in handy while awaiting out a tornado, or rescue should the door get blocked.

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