WOW! 10,500 watt solar battery charger $9.99

Silviron

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Amazing new technology???

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I WISH.

Just a boo-boo like my using MA instead of mA.
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Just thought I'd share
 

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Either way it sounds like a good buy at $9.99 (Great buy for 140Amps!) Anyhow, where is that ad from? I may like to try it.

Update: Nevermind - I looked up the phone number and see it's Harbor Freight Tools.
 

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Highly amusing typos on that package
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1. 140 amps (not ma)
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2. @ 75 volts-no less!
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-Astounding performance for only $10.
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a flat nuke plant?
just hope it doesnt go to critical mass in your pocket!
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or your keys dont short it!!
 

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I have that solar charger and the one sold by Ccrane for $15 (including shipping). The Ccrane one only recharges 2 batteries at one time (AAA, AA, C, or D), but it has a higher voltage and current output in the same sunlight.

I'd highly recommend the Ccrane charger.
 

X-CalBR8

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I'm sure that is 7.5 volts and not 75volts. They just left out a decimal point. That's still a great price. Do you have a URL for it? Who sells it?
 

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Mike: Sadly CCrane has stopped selling their solar charger. I tried to buy one the other day and they said that it was discontinued...
 

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Not quite as inexpensive, but available from batteries.com is this one, charges 4 at once. I called them up and they stated that the charge time is the same as the one above, 12 hrs. in sunlight.
<img src=http://store6.yimg.com/I/batteries46032_1612_12183267>

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Sorry, I guess I should have included that info at the first post-

It is Harbor Freight- This was from one of their snail mail sale flyers - (Try to say THAT ten times real fast)
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Often they don't have the same deals from their website (and Vice versa) but you lucked out this time- same price on web.

To go directly to this particular item:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=42388

If you are not familiar with Harbor Freight, you can often get "killer deals" on tools, equipment and gadgets. Unfortunately, a lot of it is real low quality, although as they grow, they are adding some higher quality lines.

They have been adding a lot of solar stuff the last few months, so that is cool. (or hot to be more accurate
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Mike

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This looks like the same solar charger I have and no way does it output even 7.5V. All the batteries are charged in parrallel so it really doesn't matter what the voltage is as long as it's higher than 1 cell (about 1.3V).
 

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The batteries.com listing says the unit puts out 3.75V - it looks like they forgot the "3." in the ad above.

Power Rating: 1 Watt (140mAmps @ 3.75 Volts)

Question: would this work on NiMH batteries?

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Mike

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It would recharge NiMH batteries, but slowly.

If the maximum current is 140mA then that is a maximum of 35mA per battery (assuming you are charging 4). In my area you're supposed to figure 3 hours per day of sun (I think). So after about a month they should be charged.
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