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    Default CR123 Solar Charger

    Is anyone aware of a solar charger that would suit cr 123s?

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    Default Re: CR123 Solar Charger

    If you find you have posted in the wrong forum, it is best to ask a moderator to move the thread for you, rather than re-post it where it belongs. I've deleted your first thread about this, so you are clear now and you won't receive duplicated replies.

    As to the topic, I hope you aren't considering attempting to recharge CR123A primary cells - I trust you mean RCR123 Li-Ion rechargeables.
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    Default Re: CR123 Solar Charger

    I got a Shekor charger due to its voltage input range :
    All I need now is the solar panel ..

    Several chargers will work from 12v ...
    So get a car battery , hook up a solar cell to charge the car battery and use the car battery to power your charger ...

    Or buy a Shekor , and hook it up directly to a solar cell / panel ..
    Thats the plan in anyway ...

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    Default Re: RCR123 Solar Charger

    Yes, I mean RCR123 Li-ion rechargeable!

    I know Steripen do a case that will charge 2 RCR123's click

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    Default Re: RCR123 Solar Charger

    In the blurb for that Steripen charger, note that it says it takes 2 days to recharge 2 cells!
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    Default Re: RCR123 Solar Charger

    Yes I read that! which is why i'm in here asking if there is anything else on the market!

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    Default Re: RCR123 Solar Charger

    Quote Originally Posted by DM51 View Post
    In the blurb for that Steripen charger, note that it says it takes 2 days to recharge 2 cells!
    Heck, you didn't include the bit that states "2-5 days". Up to 5 days, really?! I can fashion myself a pot from clay, fire it, then use the same fire to boil the water in that amount of time. Now, if you were out for weeks at a time, with spares that you could swap into the Steripen, and into the charger, that would work ok.

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    Default Re: RCR123 Solar Charger

    What you need, its a BIG solar cell for a 12V charger. But those doesnt come cheap - and they can be quite fragile.

    But why do you want to solar charge anyway?

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    Default Re: CR123 Solar Charger

    Quote Originally Posted by old4570 View Post
    I got a Shekor charger due to its voltage input range :
    All I need now is the solar panel ..

    Several chargers will work from 12v ...
    So get a car battery , hook up a solar cell to charge the car battery and use the car battery to power your charger ...

    Or buy a Shekor , and hook it up directly to a solar cell / panel ..
    Thats the plan in anyway ...

    +1

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    Default Re: CR123 Solar Charger

    Well - 2 to 5 Days ... and thats if the sun is shinning ..

    You need something thats capable of doing 2xRCR123A in about half a day .
    Or a 18650 in one day ..

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