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Old 12-09-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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Portable Power Stations

I'm thinking about investing in a small portable power station for when I'm boondocking. I basically want something with enough juice to charge the iPhone and watch a movie on my 15" tv. Any advice on good ones?
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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Are you asking about an inverter to get 120vac from your batteries?

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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Well now. There are some really cool choices coming on the market.

I just bought 2 of them and a pair of 12 VDC "alarm system" type batteries (together they are about 20 AH).

80-Watt Folding Solar Panel - 1099962, Alternative Energy at Sportsman's Guide

18 - Watt Folding Solar Panel With Charge Controller - 969651, Alternative Energy at Sportsman's Guide

60 - Watt Solar Panel Kit - 486650, Charger Jumpstarter at Sportsman's Guide

BioLite CampStove

The Biolite camp stove has a USB port in the side that uses the heat from the stove to generate 2 watts continuous at 5 volts and 4 watts peak at 5 volts. Plenty to charge just about any USB device (iPad, iPhone, etc).
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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Well now. There are some really cool choices coming on the market.

I just bought 2 of them and a pair of 12 VDC "alarm system" type batteries (together they are about 20 AH).

80-Watt Folding Solar Panel - 1099962, Alternative Energy at Sportsman's Guide

18 - Watt Folding Solar Panel With Charge Controller - 969651, Alternative Energy at Sportsman's Guide

60 - Watt Solar Panel Kit - 486650, Charger Jumpstarter at Sportsman's Guide

BioLite CampStove

The Biolite camp stove has a USB port in the side that uses the heat from the stove to generate 2 watts continuous at 5 volts and 4 watts peak at 5 volts. Plenty to charge just about any USB device (iPad, iPhone, etc).
that biolite device was intriguing. Is there such a device that could use heat from a propane stove ?
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that biolite device was intriguing. Is there such a device that could use heat from a propane stove ?
Looked like it might be proprietary.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #6
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Power from stove

You could build one of those stove powered gadgets like this one here on the Instructables web site.

Thermoelectric USB charger - off grid electricity.

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