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Use a Flashlight to Power your Cellphone!

 
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kipkay
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:43 pm    Post subject: Use a Flashlight to Power your Cellphone! Reply with quote

Here is a pretty cool hack/mod of a flashlight that can power cellphones, PDA's...other low voltage electronics

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/449950/use_a_flashlight_to_power_your_cellphone/

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BronzeG3
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, but that constantly changing voltage can't be good on the cell phone's batteries.
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kipkay
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you crank it, the voltage remains fairly steady for a period of time because the button cells have taken over.
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Alan
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice video Kipkay,

Here is a similar device that actually comes with cell phone connectors.

http://gadgetpanel.com/2007/02/27/flashlight-and-portable-power-source/
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