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    Solar Powered stuff

    What solar kit have you got that works really well?

    I've got some external movement sensor lamps that are astounding.. and obviously a trusty CASIO desk calculator that needs the sun to run.(MX-8V classic big button beauty)
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    Re: Solar Powered stuff

    I've got a lawn that uses it so well I'm having to mow the damn thing in January.

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    Re: Solar Powered stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    I've got some external movement sensor lamps that are astounding
    Which ones? I could do with some lighting for my shed and was looking at car battery + 12V solar charger + spare LED kitchen under-cupboard lights, but a simpler solution might be better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Which ones? I could do with some lighting for my shed and was looking at car battery + 12V solar charger + spare LED kitchen under-cupboard lights, but a simpler solution might be better...
    MPOW
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mpow-Securi...ht+with+sensor

    I've got 3 batches now and two of those batches have lasted 2 winters. As long as they get some sunlight (not in shade but doesbnt need to be direct) they work way better than I could ever have hoped
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    Re: Solar Powered stuff

    Those MPOW's look perfect for what I need. I think I feel a 4-pack order coming on.

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    Re: Solar Powered stuff

    They're really good, I've had them for years. The bigger ones really are surprisingly bright, I've got one outside the entrance to our shed and it's enough to light most of the garden.

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    Re: Solar Powered stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    MPOW
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mpow-Securi...ht+with+sensor

    I've got 3 batches now and two of those batches have lasted 2 winters. As long as they get some sunlight (not in shade but doesbnt need to be direct) they work way better than I could ever have hoped
    Had been tempted by something like this before, so they turned up this morning
    Somehow smaller than I expected, but look just the job. Might be able to see my way outside to put stuff in the bins now.

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    Re: Solar Powered stuff

    My watch - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004LY0N1W/
    No more changing batteries! Charge is always high in the summer, drops to med over the winter (presumably because jumper etc covers it) but I've never seen it low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagnaj97 View Post
    My watch - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004LY0N1W/
    No more changing batteries! Charge is always high in the summer, drops to med over the winter (presumably because jumper etc covers it) but I've never seen it low.
    thats super impressive... the solar cell can only be tiny.

    Never seen one of those before. Godo post, thanks
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    Re: Solar Powered stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    thats super impressive... the solar cell can only be tiny.

    Never seen one of those before. Godo post, thanks
    Solar so no changing batteries, radio so no adjusting the time, waterproof so no need to remove for shower/swimming etc, sapphire window for scratch resistance. Strap it on and forget about it.

    I prefer digital watches, but can't deny that analogue looks better. This has both, it's basically my perfect watch.

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    Re: Solar Powered stuff

    I have a vixen eco quartz that works on the same principle, but I also have a mechanical self aiding watch that doesn’t even need sunlight to keep it going!
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    Dang, really need ones with a cable between the solar panel and the light. Might be worth getting a couple for outside the shed and down the side of the house (though north facing wall so again the cable would help put a panel round the corner).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagnaj97 View Post
    Solar so no changing batteries, radio so no adjusting the time, waterproof so no need to remove for shower/swimming etc, sapphire window for scratch resistance. Strap it on and forget about it.

    I prefer digital watches, but can't deny that analogue looks better. This has both, it's basically my perfect watch.
    For some reason, I read the first para without realising you were talking about a watch, and my imagination went elsewhere. I think it was the 'just strap it on' bit, and my mind boggled a bit at the sapphire window.

    Anyone got any mind-soap? I think I need a good scrub.

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