6-12 Volt Fan and Lights

6-12 Volt Fan and Lights
Kpalime, Togo West Africa
Friday, April 20, 2007

I want to buy off the shelf products to carry in my backpack; I want to be capable of buying replacement parts, when one piece is lost or broken. Nothing worst than having a favorite piece of gear lost that cannot be replaced while traveling.

I have found on the shelves here in Togo.

1. Batteries to run lights and fan.
- Six Volt Sealed Motorcycle batteries for 5500 CFA or about 11 U.S. Dollars.

2. Charger I think or hope will work.
- I am 90 percent sure I can buy a 8-12 Volt cell phone charger, that works with both 110 and 220 or in a really drastic move, I can splice into the charger I use for my portable phone.

IF I can find…

- A computer fan, or a some 5-15 Volt fan.
- A light that runs on 6 or 12 volts.

I have a 12 Volt one cup coffee cooker.

There is a converter I can purchase in the USA, which will allow me to plug my computer into a cigarette lighter, which in the USA is 12 Volts. I need to place two six-volt batteries in a row to have 12 volts.

I am excited as this would solve many problems, and make my life more pleasant. I wish I could calculate how long my computer would run on two six volt made into a 12 volt system would last. I can purchase 8 hours batteries for my computer, and one cost 150 US dollars and, this set up would cost around 40-50 US and could be fixed or replaces anywhere, with the hope it works of course.

It is easy enough to find electricity every five days or so, and I do have a 12 Volt Solar Battery charger to try to use

Fans, Batteries, 12 Volt, Lights, Electricity, Togo, Batterie Charger, Cellphone,

6-12 Volt Fan and Lights

New LED Lighting of World

New LED Lighting of World
Bangkok, Thailand Southeast Asia

Candles versus batteries? This is the real fight for lighting in homes with no electricity.

This is real; a battery-powered flashlight has a rough time competing with candle.

A candle has a tough time competing with kerosene and a wick.

Batteries are slowly becoming a cost effective feasible way to light houses in the world.

This is the second version of this home made LED light I have seen, I took these photos in Orodara, Burkina Faso and saw them all around the country of Burkina Faso. The first version of this home made house light I saw in Katmandu Nepal.

They used 4 1.5 Volt Batteries and said it would last a month.

The plucked the LED bulb from a Chinese made cigarette lighter and used them to make the light for the house.

This is real, this is not a toy, this is real people using their noggins to create something they will buy. The cost of candle is cheap, works, and is efficient; to surpass a candle is a feat.

New LED Lighting of World

My Account