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arepaking
March 2nd, 2009, 06:45 PM
Hi,

I've been thinking to buy this product:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Solar-Power-Gorilla-Charger-Battery-COMBO_W0QQitemZ270304142111QQihZ017QQcategoryZ7984 6QQcmdZViewItem

This supposes to recharge a laptop using solar panels. My Daru3 DC input specs are:

* 19v - 3.42a 65W max

The powerGorilla states the following:

Specifications:
PowerGorilla Dimensions: 8.66" x 5.11" x 0.59"
Weight: 1.39 lbs.
Safety Features:
Voltage limitation protection : YES
Current limitation protection: YES
Short circuits protection: YES
Anti-discharge protection: YES
Over-charging protection: YES
Over-heat protection: YES
Output Capacity:
5V: 1000 mAh
16V: 3.5A max output
19V: 2.5A max output
24V: 1.5A max output

I'm not an electrical person but does anyone knows if the Daru3 could be harm by using this Device with the Output 19v - 2.5a??

Kind Regards,
AK

jdb
March 2nd, 2009, 07:41 PM
Hi,

I've been thinking to buy this product:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Solar-Power-Gorilla-Charger-Battery-COMBO_W0QQitemZ270304142111QQihZ017QQcategoryZ7984 6QQcmdZViewItem

This supposes to recharge a laptop using solar panels. My Daru3 DC input specs are:

* 19v - 3.42a 65W max

The powerGorilla states the following:

Specifications:
PowerGorilla Dimensions: 8.66" x 5.11" x 0.59"
Weight: 1.39 lbs.
Safety Features:
Voltage limitation protection : YES
Current limitation protection: YES
Short circuits protection: YES
Anti-discharge protection: YES
Over-charging protection: YES
Over-heat protection: YES
Output Capacity:
5V: 1000 mAh
16V: 3.5A max output
19V: 2.5A max output
24V: 1.5A max output

I'm not an electrical person but does anyone knows if the Daru3 could be harm by using this Device with the Output 19v - 2.5a??

Kind Regards,
AK

From what I can tell the Power-Gorilla is mostly just a battery that can be used to recharge other batteries.

1000 mAh @ 5V would only be about 263 mAh at 19v which is far smaller than your laptop battery.

It would be more useful for something with a smaller battery like an MP3 player.

It is primarily meant to be charged up by plugging it in.
They don't say how long it would take to charge the Power-Gorilla from the solar panels,
but judging from the size of them it would be a looooong time.

Here is a link to a comparable device :P

auxiliary phone charger (http://www.ohgizmo.com/2009/02/13/video-friday-charge-your-cellphone-with-72-hamsters-in-jackets/)



jdb