Charging batteries for phones and GPS whilst on tour

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  1. bicyclerubber

    bicyclerubber New Member

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    I am thinking about the best option for charging phone and GPS batteries whilst on tour.

    I found a product called the Freeplay Zipcharge that seems to be designed with this in mind and did a bit of research. It has some sort of battery in that can be charged very quickly and then that battery is used to trickle charge a phone / GPS battery. Basically it allows you to scavenge power - just 10 minutes plugged in and its 90% charged, 15 minutes and its full. It has 1100 mAh capacity, which is plenty to give a decent charge to either of my devices.

    I am pretty sure I will be near enough to civilisation regularly enough to charge it up and it can be carried then as a spare battery I suppose.

    Has anyone used one? Is it any good?

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  2. NoRacer

    NoRacer New Member

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    I carry two of these--my phone uses a micro-USB port for charging (the version I have comes with a micro-to-mini USB adapter cord):

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/98782-Motorola-P790-Portable-Charger/dp/B000JLL14E"]Amazon.com: Motorola P790 Portable Charger: Cell Phones & Service[/ame]

    ...and a spare battery just in case.

    The P790s can be recharged via USB.

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