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#1 michael rand

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 08:46 AM

I'm climbing mt Kili and documenting a team on a 6-8 day climb. Most likely I will use a compact HDV camera. I'm envisioning a solar panel that can attach to the outside of my pack, with batteries on charge inside.

any thoughts or other ideas?

does anyone have a specific solar unit in mind that has been used successfully in a remote situation like this. Small size and durability would be important.

Edited by michaelrand, 01 July 2008 - 08:46 AM.

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 01:06 PM

I, like I suspect most of your readers, only read this thread to find out what a "mt kili" is.

We have spelling and punctuation for a reason.

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#3 michael rand

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 09:46 PM

Mount Kilimanjaro

after further research, I've found this product:
http://www.affordabl...solar.panel.htm

any thoughts?

my battery specs:
7.2V / 5.7 amp hours
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:53 PM

Walking round Philadelphia a few days ago, I saw a solar panel stuck in a car windshield charging up something; so products as such do exist, though I've no idea where to find them.
Some googling got me this


http://www.globalsou...le-Charger.html

You could also just get some cells and wire them yourself; though for this i'd consult someone who knows about such things.

Patent it and then sell it to filmmakers/doc makers for their tapeless workflows in the deep field!
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#5 Jason Reimer

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:13 PM

I could swear I've seen some sort of roll-up solar panel charger-type device in REI's catalog. I would check out REI or one of the other backpacking outfitters. Let us know what you find.
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