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I need to build a ruggedized solar powered battery charger. It needs to be able to charge any standard USB device plugged into it such as handheld camera, cell phone, iPod, etc.
Any thoughts on fixes and improvements would be highly appreciated
Unfortunately having batteries isnt going to be something ill be able to manage often.
My unit is going on a combat deployment in about 18 days and this thing is going to supply pretty much a whole platoon plus sized element with the ability to charge an iPod or w/e we manage to be able to have.
Were going to be gone for 11 months and most of those 11 months will most likely be without [...]-EDIT-Forgot to add the schematic-EDIT again-Forgot to add the junctions showing which joints were connections and which were not connected
In the interest of time I had to cheat a little bit on my first solar charger though. I had an old battery powered phone charger that used 2 AA batteries to charge a phone. It wont work with 6v (I hooked up 6v volts from batteries and tried it but it wouldnt charge my phone)
Im going to be using that one on my first build and then probably build another solar charger from scratch as per this project
In the board layout though, I think the two outer power pins got switched around... unless im just being retarded lol... but im fairly certain they got switched around......... mind looking at that for me before I accidentally hurt myself by staring at it too long? lol
I seriously need to get some quality time with my workbench again