Solar Charged Bike Camera

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  1. DTTechman

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    Hi Guys n Gals, I'm mulling over using a 5v Camera / recorder with USB charging socket on my motorcycle. I've had the thought of using a solar charger to top up the internal battery of the camera.
    Questions:
    1. If the solar charger is always connected, would this affect the internal battery of the camera with charge holding capability?
    2. Any suggestions of the size of solar charger I would need to use?
    I am intending to fit the solar charger in the lid of the Top Box on my bike.
    3. Any suggestions of where I can pick up a suitable solar charger?

    Regards.
     
  2. blocco a spirale

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    Since the size of the top box lid is the limiting factor I would fit the largest solar panel that it will support... and charge a battery (not just the one in the camera) so that you have power when there's no sun.
     
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  3. DickCappels

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    Your similar thread was closed on May 1. Please do not open another thread on this topic.

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/multi-usb-charger-power-point-for-motorcycle.84481/

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