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Portable solar charger for portable dvd player

Discussion in 'Photovoltaics' started by [email protected], Sep 24, 2004.

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  1. Guest

    I would like to get a solar charger to power a portable dvd player
    while on a backpacking trip. Any suggestions on make model and now
    much power I will need.


  2. Steve Spence

    Steve Spence Guest

  3. Guest

    The latter. I am in the market for a portable DVD player and am trying
    to figure out the best combination of DVD player and solar charger.
    The DVD player I am considering says that it consumes less than 20

    I would like to be able to watch a full length movie each day ideally.
    At a minimum a full length movie every other day if every day
    impractical. Btw, I live in Hawaii where I will be going backpacking
    so sunshine is no problem.

    As little as possible. Practically speaking apart from the DVD player
    I could carry another few pounds. Brunton has a 14 watt solar roll
    that only weighs 17 ounces. If I got that one I would have to get a
    DVD player that used less than 14 watts or use it only for charging
    the DVD internal battery for use later.

    I am in pretty good shape and have recently carried upwards of 70
    pounds backpacking.

    Below is one I am considering. But if I can find a comparable one that
    consumes less power I would go for that.
    Thanx for your help.

  4. Danno

    Danno Guest

    I use a portable from Walmart for my camping, is manufactured by
    Initial, has a 4 inch screen,draws 9 watts during playback. It has a Li-ION
    rechargable pack that is good for about 2-2.5 hours of playback, will also
    play S-VCD and plain ol' MPEG-on-a-CDR (good for putting three movies on a
    single CD), although it seems to have sync issues with DVD+ media. Headphone
    jack, composite out (if needed), remote control. Model # DVD-9510, has served
    me well for over a year. 15cmX14cmX4cm, quite light.
    I've never used it for more than a single charge, though; if I was to go
    on a backpacking trip, I'd be inclined to take one of those battery packs
    that holds 10 NiMH AA, allows you to recharge from an external panel. Probably
    I'd use a 5watt flex panel into the battery pack, AA apparently are good for
    2200mAh, which equals the standby of the DVD's battery. The pack has a 12V
    socket as well, and the DVD player comes with a 12V adapter, leave the Li-ION
    behind. The battpack also allows you to use 8 alkalaines if you are trekking
    through the civilized world ocassionally.
    The battery pack I use (for other purposes) is made by ICP, they call it the
    BattPack, but there are several iterations of the product offered by various
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