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daftlad
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« on: January 10, 2016, 12:45:10 PM »

Look what I made...



Myself and some of the guys from skipchen in Bristol made 6 of these to charge mobile phones at the refugee camp in Calais, and last I heard there all still working  Smiley

It uses a hub motor, wind turbine dump load controller , some super caps and a load of DC to DC converters, 12 volt to 5 volt, they will easily charge 16 phones at once.

We built bike generators rather than solar because its a bit gloomy in Calais at this time of year.

Oh the bikes were Japanese postal bikes, too heavy to cycle anywhere but ideal to sit in one place.
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I WILL KEEP BANGING ON ABOUT MASONRY STOVES
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 04:40:47 PM »

Nice work.
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4kW pv (16x250+good-we inverter)
Wood burner
Pile-o-tatty-batteries
107L water tank solar dump
Anything else the wife will let me play with.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 05:17:43 PM »

Or for when/if the sun ever shines again:


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1.140kW mono south-facing at 49*
EpEver 4210A at 24v
24V 400 Ah battery. (4x200Ah FLA)
EpEver STI1000-24-230 pure sine inverter
Of course it'll work. (It hasn't caught fire yet).
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 08:48:27 AM »

What a great thing to do! Would you mind if I share this on my Facebook page?

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9.7 kW of Solar PV, 3x 3000 SMA Sunny Boys, 1x SMA Sunny Island  8.0 and 1848 aH (C10) of FLA - 3.3kVA Honda generator converted to LPG
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 05:56:46 PM »

What a great thing to do! Would you mind if I share this on my Facebook page?

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Not at all.
Skipchen are currently over in Lesbos setting up field kitchens for refugees.

Bristol volunteers to set up more refugee field kitchens on Greek Islands - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-35271795
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2016, 05:41:55 PM »

Shared on facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/vickie.jaffee

Well done!
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