What is this?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by MichaelKelley, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. MichaelKelley

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  2. MrChips

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    Solar powered Coleman gas lamp.
    Backup for when you run out of gas.
     
  3. t06afre

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    A solar powered lamp, what a great invention:p But Mr. Chippy is correct that the ting that is not a lamp. May be some sort of solar panel.
     
  4. Metalmann

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    That Coleman lantern is run by the propane cylinder. You can see the mantles.
    Why they have a solar panel above it....maybe some kind of prank. :confused:


    Unless, they have some LEDs mounted inside next to the mantles.
     
  5. LDC3

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    Probably camping gear that somebody neglected to take home with them.
     
  6. crutschow

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    You can see a wire with a connector hanging from the bottom of the solar panel, so it's not connected to anything.
     
  7. t06afre

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    Those lamp tend to be very hot. So hot that no LED will survive
     
  8. Metalmann

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    I know about that heat very well.;)

    I was thinking they may have used a solar panel to power LEDs inside the lantern....when it was not being fired by propane.

    I still have several of the older Colemans powered by white gas. I only have two that use propane.

    Probably the best fishing/survival lanterns ever created.:cool:
     
  9. Ron H

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    http://pinterest.com/Bikerbitc42012/survival-camping/

    You guys really have to learn how to use google's search by image. :D
     
  11. MrChips

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    Oh wait!

    This is to power your cell phone/iphone/ipod/ipad at night!
     
  12. t06afre

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    That could work if you also had LED lamp to light up the solar panel. Powered from the solar panel of course:rolleyes:
     
  13. Ron H

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    That's what the lantern is for.:D
     
  14. shortbus

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    Maybe the lamp is actually a hydrogen powered one instead of propane. And the solar panel is powering a HHO generator to keep it burning?
     
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    Finally... photovoltaic-dihydrogen monoxide generation is really catching on...:cool:
     
  16. Ron H

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    I thought it as called hydrogen hydroxide...;)
     
  17. Kermit2

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    I thought it was just rusty metallic hydrogen. Messy stuff!
     
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