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Old 04-04-2014, 10:12 AM
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PBP Episode 52 - Brunton Solar Power

PBP Episode 52 - Brunton Solar Power



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This episode is all about power in the backcountry. Chris Currah, Product Line Manager for Brunton, talks with me about solar and portable power options to charge everything from headlamps to laptops.

Chris explains some basic terms associated with solar panels including amperes (amps), volts, watts, and photovoltaic cells. Various power solutions are discussed to keep electronic gear going for longer adventures in the wilderness.

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Old 04-14-2014, 08:29 PM
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Another great podcast Reality...thank you!

Very informative. I personally learned a lot. Going to do more research to determine if there is a lightweight solar option to charge my Nikon P7100. Love that camera...it is heavy (relatively speaking) and uses a proprietary rechargeable battery. Hoping to find a possible solar option and this podcast got my juices flowing.

Keep up the great work!

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Darryl

P.S. This is one of the technologies that may get more and more exciting...as solar charging units become smaller, lighter and more efficient!
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:37 PM
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I personally am rather excited for Brunton's line of fuel-cell chargers.

living in the PNW, we don't get sun nearly as much as some places.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:23 PM
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Another great podcast Reality...thank you!

You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Hoping to find a possible solar option and this podcast got my juices flowing.
As you know, it's important to find solar options that will actually charge the intended devices in a reasonable amount of time (...). In the past, I've used solar devices that feel short of charging my device(s).

Solar is very interesting. I've been doing some testing to see what works best for particular backcountry trips too.

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Keep up the great work!
Thanks. I'm planning to release another episode in a matter of days.

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I personally am rather excited for Brunton's line of fuel-cell chargers.
They are intriguing. Let me (us) know if you try them out.

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