Thanks, Moose. The inverter will be here Thursday!
On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 5/16/2017 10:59 AM, Tina Manley wrote:
>> Nope. The Leica battery charger only plugs into the wall. I won't have a
>> vehicle. I've ordered extra batteries and a battery power pack that will
>> allow the Leica charger to be plugged into it - not through USB but
>> the regular plug. I'm hoping that will be enough for 10 days!!
> Some rough calculations indicate a 12v battery with a capacity of 12 Ah
> should be able to charge one battery per charge. A 5w, 12v solar cell
> should charge that battery in about 6 hrs of good sunlight. Syria in the
> summer suggests plenty of sunlight. So there is a long term solution that
> would support at least one battery per day of shots.
> You don't say what the capacity of your battery power pack is. If it's
> greater than 12 Ah, can be recharged from a solar cell, you get more hours
> of sunlight most days and the occasional chance to recharge from 110 VAC or
> 12 VDC, it should work for quite a long time with multiple batteries,
> perhaps the whole trip.
> In addition to the power bank with built-in inverter you have ordered, I
> would buy a stand alone inverter and 12v multiple car "lighter" outlet
> adapter. That way, you could be charging the power bank at the same time as
> charging an SL battery, rather than depleting the power bank as you are
> charging it. This is tiny, inexpensive and gets good reviews. <
> A shame the Leica batteries haven't been cloned. The generic chargers sold
> for/with most third party camera batteries have 12v inputs. That's how I
> charge batteries in our Turtle without an inverter. I still need an
> inverter for the computer, and am ordering one of the above to replace the
> one I have - which used to be about the smallest available.
> Good luck!
> Power Full Moose
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