Charging phones on the move

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones' started by genesis, Nov 18, 2012.

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  1. Does any one know any reliable and tested means of charging the phone up without using a car charger when out and about, I have seen a few " emergency chargers" knocking about but are they any good?

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  2. I've been using a solar charger with good effect this year. Haven't a clue where it came from as Mrs Dummy bought it, sorry.
  3. I have used solar chargers. I can't remember the exact one but Power Monkey is a good brand. I paid £70 for one that had a built in battery to store a charge, double solar panel, USB charging socket and adapter lead so you can charge the battery from the mains in a few hours, or took two full days of sunlight. About the size of a small pencil case. Can fully charge an iPhone from flat. I'll try and dig out the name. Used it on a remote, self sufficient four week expedition with no problems.

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  4. Search for Power Monkey. They are brilliant bits of kit.
  5. I've just a got car charger for going abroad (will be moving around a bit for a week), are you not happy with yours? I've read a couple of mobile forums (searching for info I cam across them) that said about some the newer phone batteries not only last longer, but charge faster as a well. I've got a new 2450mah one going from Hong Kong as I was guessing the charge time needed in the car is a bit more then 30 minutes!
  6. I had a charger that worked using AAA batteries, came in handy on the fitter truck where I had an unlimited supply of batteries to go through. :)
  7. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

  8. When I was spewing. There was electrickery, you just didn't know how it worked.

    I've got a USB thingy that charges my phone from my lappy when it's naughty.
  9. I've got one that is USB-MicroUSB and an adapter which plugs into a car socket. Not sure if it's the adapter, but it charges at about 1% every 5 mins!
  10. Another vote for Power Monkey, also on the Gadget Show this week they had a couple of billy cans with usb sockets to charge up your goodies in the ulu. Don't ask me how it works i wasn't in the REME, mind you doubt they would know either!!
  11. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    I did know how it bloody worked...I'd just forgot my mains charger. and someone ELSE forgot their laptop. ;)