Solar Charged Bike Camera

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Joined May 1, 2013
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.
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?


blocco a spirale

Joined Jun 18, 2008
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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