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Be ready for disaster with a 55,000mAh portable Zinc-air charger

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Jan 2013, 05:19

Anyone who has been without power, and no fuel or nearby generator to recharge batteries will be interested in this...

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posted on 03 Jan 2013, 05:45 1

1. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)

I just would like to comment on ( The logic in not having rechargeable power cells makes sense, if there are extended outages you are not able to recharge anything anyway).

What about a photovoltaic solar power cell? We can charge battery when power outage is extended forever.

I like this battery but I still prefer solar cell charger as they can recharge batteries almost forever.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 06:44 3

2. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

I understand your preference, but you have to consider people living in the tropics where they experience 6 months of rain and 6 months of sun. And those who need portable power are most likely victims of typhoons, hurricanes, floods, etc and in those situations it's highly likely that sunlight is not at it's finest.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 09:49 2

3. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)

Still solar power panel can charge your battery when it's cloudy with a drop of efficiency about 30% of its full power and I think most of us live in the upper 50 states so I was not talking about tropics area with a 6 months of rain.
I still prefer to have a solar panel where I can charge my battery almost forever even with only 30% of its full capacity than to buy a disposable battery.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 11:01 1

5. cripton805 (Posts: 1484; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

You can also use that wind-up power to charge :)

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:13

4. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)

Wow this thing is wasteful...
Zinc-Air batteries are awesome for emergency equipment that needs amperage, not for little trickle charge cellphones. Save your money and go get a MintyBoost or something like it.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 11:16

6. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I agree with the need for rechargable batteries. If we have no power forever then the battery to buy will be sold out very quickly. If we have solar power then the person who only has sun for six months can get six months worth of rechargable batteries to last the other six months. That seems like a no brainer

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 11:44 1

7. phljcnth (Posts: 496; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

How in the world does non-rechargeability particularly make sense? What if there is no power outage extension? You'll be left with no choice but to dispose it. I'd still prefer rechargeable ones.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 19:02

8. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)

anyone else notice how they left the price for the unit out of the article or even expected price range....probably too astronmically high.....plus they said the batteries only dishcarge once they are expsed to air??? so what their dead in like 12 days according to this article? i think i'll just stick to a generator or regular ole batteries!!!

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