It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

How can I recharge my iphone off grid???

page: 3
4
<< 1  2   >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:07 PM
link   
reply to post by tallcool1
 


lol i saw this on another thread myself, was that one yours?

i disagree
an iphone or similar in a SHTF scenario can still operate as a portable computer even if there's no cell signal or internet
book reader, with survival and other book collection, astronomy apps like Starwalk, theodolite [there is an app by that name], Real Tools app[level etc] offline maps saved on the phone, GPS if the GPS sats still work
there's even an app for remote controlling a drone i believe

heck post SHTF nothing is stopping a community that can generate enough electricity from setting up a wifi network
there are walkie talkie apps that use wifi or bluetooth

reply to post by stereotype
 

cool you could put it in your boots and charge by walking

edit on 5-9-2012 by DerepentLEstranger because: added edit and comment




posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:23 PM
link   
reply to post by r2d246
 


I have an 1800 watt solar generator with a 125 watt solar panel. Works great. NOT CHEAP! But, dependable. You need to learn how much wattage is drawn from the charged generator so it does not run out so quick. Example, I installed LED bulbs throughout my house wich only draw 3-5 watts for a 60 watt bulb. My solar generator can kepp lights on in my house for over 48 hours before recharging in the sun. If you leave the panel in the sun...you have constant energy available. Again, your power is limited but if you learn how to use it it is a great security to have. Good luck!



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 04:06 PM
link   
i guess my question would be,if ya can't afford to charge your phone,how can you afford your monthly billl to keep it activated!!!???

bust open one of those big square flash light batteries,they have about 20 'aa' batteries inside!
that should keep ya going for a bit!



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 04:53 PM
link   
Flexible solar panels on the back of your jacket/t-shirt/tactical vest. But efficiency of those will be even lower than normal panels, because of the angle between panel the sun[perpendicular solar panels efficiency multiplied by the cosine of the angle between sun and panel plane]. You could get even 13-15 watts of power if you had all your back covered with solar panels. Sufficient enough to power your iphone.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:00 PM
link   
reply to post by r2d246
 



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:44 PM
link   
solar is the best and cheapest way

make sure you only buy a monocrystallin​e panel not Amorphous panel which is what you bought (they dont work)

buy a 20w panel - $55 ebay

a 12v charge controller - $10 ebay

grab an old car battery - free

buy a cigarette lighter usb adaptor 12v incar - $2 ebay

and 12v Female Car Cigar Cigarette Lighter Socket Plug Connector - $3

// cost $70

free charging for multiple phones and possibly other devices for the rest of your life.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 05:53 PM
link   

Originally posted by dmsuse
solar is the best and cheapest way

make sure you only buy a monocrystallin​e panel not Amorphous panel which is what you bought (they dont work)

buy a 20w panel - $55 ebay

a 12v charge controller - $10 ebay

grab an old car battery - free

buy a cigarette lighter usb adaptor 12v incar - $2 ebay

and 12v Female Car Cigar Cigarette Lighter Socket Plug Connector - $3

// cost $70

free charging for multiple phones and possibly other devices for the rest of your life.






That's a heckuva lot of crap to haul around when you could simply just buy this:

www.a-solar.eu...

or even better, this:

www.amazon.com...



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 06:33 PM
link   
The problem with those things is that they use cheap solar cells.. they wont work in cloud.. unlike my setup :p



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 09:05 PM
link   
And it will take forever to charge that iphone. 10W of power is minimum.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 09:38 PM
link   
you can get one that winds to charge the phone.

do you have any magnet motors?
and some gear wheels? the plastic with small teeth.
4 diods and a capacitor 20 volts 100uf or more.
you can build one.

Use your hand to wind it or the wind or a water wheel.

I got lots of small circuit boards that you can set to any volts
1.5v to 35V and adjust the amps, Ebay.
but most dont need the amp adjust so get the one without it.

I have lots of small solar panels that charge 12 volt batteries.
then use the circuit above to power all kinds of things.

if you get a Big solar panel and it dies you lose it all.
Unless you know how to fixs it.
You have the Internet! So learn How to do it.

You can get all you need from broken electrical things.
Just need a soldering Iron.
Or a bit of copper and a fire and the soldering wire.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:22 PM
link   
reply to post by piotrburz
 


where did you find that nonsense ? its 5w max. but it will charge at a slower rate if necessary, it will just take longer.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 02:46 PM
link   
reply to post by dmsuse
 


Yeah i made mistake, i though about Ipad at the moment.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 02:52 PM
link   

Originally posted by r2d246
Can someone please tell me how can I recharge my iphone off grid?

If you have iphone service, aren't you still on the grid?
Solar chargers



new topics

top topics



 
4
<< 1  2   >>

log in

join