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
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