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charging camera's

#1 Post by jasonb » Fri May 08, 2015 9:45 pm

just wondering what you guys take to charge gopros and other camera's and mobiles whilst out yakking over a weekend or longer,,,,, cheers jas

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Re: charging camera's

#2 Post by westie » Sat May 09, 2015 10:53 am

i think you are looking for a usb powerbank.
portable ,smaller than a phone & come in different size capacity.
i have one that i have only used on my phone so far but its a great piece of kit.
heres a link to a video that should give you an idea.
mine is 5000mah & cost me $30.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7086XSc8iA

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Re: charging camera's

#3 Post by simons rat » Sat May 09, 2015 10:57 am

I use a yeti 150 .... even gives me some 240v for some chargers that are not usb.

http://www.goalzero.com.au/shop/category/rechargers/298

It is a great piece of kit.

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Re: charging camera's

#4 Post by jasonb » Mon May 11, 2015 12:20 am

thanx guys , i will check these out , cheers jas

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Re: charging camera's

#5 Post by Plakkyboat » Mon May 11, 2015 6:02 pm

Here's one that's pretty much the same as mine. $30 on Ebay. 2 USB outlets, 5000 mAh capacity. Does the job well.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Portable-Uni ... 1209443633
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#6 Post by Troopy67 » Mon May 11, 2015 11:25 pm

I usually just charge things from the car as I have a dual battery system with multiple USB sockets & cig sockets plus an inverter. I bought this solar one for when I am camping out of the yak. You can charge it from car USB socket initially and can also charge it via the solar panel. I used the panel on the front of the PA last summer and it worked fine. I charged my phone and Gopro from one full battery with juice to spare. Think it was around $115 from Anaconda.
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Re: charging camera's

#7 Post by Chemacky » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:23 am

This thread is worth a look if you're after a pretty serious solution:

viewtopic.php?f=34&t=39992

Paulo's solution is probably better suited to longer, multi-day trips... but there is some really useful information here.

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Re: charging camera's

#8 Post by Jamie D » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:03 am

Plakky and Simons Rat thanks for the links great source of info

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Re: charging camera's

#9 Post by Plakkyboat » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:46 pm

Jamie D wrote:Plakky and Simons Rat thanks for the links great source of info
No worries Jamie.

I also have another system to run other 12V devices including recharging my mobile phone. (see pics below)

It's connected through the inside of the hull to the 12V lead acid battery (behind my seat).
This is the same battery that runs my Echo Sounder.The multi power outlet cost me only $5 at Aldi a while ago.

In regards to my my camera, I carry 2 spare camera batteries with me to save time.
Power supply from 12V lead acid battery.jpg
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