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Old 12-12-2009, 09:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's a neat idea but I feel like others have said, it's awful complicated set up with many moving parts (things to break). It can charge 11 cell phones which was the intended purpose I guess, but that's still only like 50 watts max. (Total guess there)

Thats almost a single light bulb and only during peak rainfall.

Wouldn't a solar cell phone be better? How big of a panel is necessary to get the 5V 0.7A necessary to charge a phone?

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