Sunday, July 29, 2007

Solar Powered Mobility

Parts List
• Junxion Box wireless gateway $700;
• Verizon Wireless EV-DO PCMCIA card $100;
Voltaic Systems solar-charging backpack $230;

These parts are available at any electronics store:
• 12-volt battery with spade terminals, 1.2 or higher amp-hour $15
• Male DC power plug, size M $5
• 18-gauge wire, black and red $5
• Female insulated quick-disconnect connectors, crimp-type, sized for battery spade terminals $3
• In-line fuse holder $7
• 20-amp fuse 50 cents

From Popular Science.


Gardenia said...

Yay - moving toward self-sufficiency!

* (asterisk) said...

Love this. But it's one more bag to carry. And good luck getting it through airport security!