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    Idea for turning a flashlight into an efficient charger for a solar G

    So, there was a broken one of these at work: Fellowes monitor stand

    I took one of the legs, saw that my flash light could fit into it, saw that the other end was the perfect diameter for the face of a G Shock.........and boom goes the dynamite. It doesn't let any light bleed out the top (will depend on your G of course). The watch pictured is a GWX8900B-7.


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    Re: Idea for a solar charger using a flashlight

    You do know what "solar" means, right? See: Solar | Define Solar at Dictionary.com

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    Re: Idea for a solar charger using a flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    You do know what "solar" means, right? See: Solar | Define Solar at Dictionary.com

    Yes, but LED light sources do work. I've got an 18650 rechargeable in my torch there, so I don't have to worry about going through a lot of batteries.

    Alternatively, PVC piping or something similar would probably work as well.

    I'm not saying this is a replacement for wearing the watch out in the sun, but if you have a lot of solar G's and don't want to line your window sill, you can charge one up pretty quickly (I've taken one from "charge" to medium/almost low in 30-40 minutes).

    Case in point, I didn't have to pay $25 for basically the same thing here: https://www.amazon.com/Casio-Citizen-Charger-CoolFire-Professional/dp/B00ZOWJI7A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492534544&sr=8-1&keywords=solar+watch+charger

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    Re: Idea for a solar charger using a flashlight

    I agree. But you are talking about a charger for your solar watch, not a solar charger for your watch - as your thread title states.

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    Re: Idea for a solar charger using a flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    I agree. But you are talking about a charger for your solar watch, not a solar charger for your watch - as your thread title states.

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    Re: Idea for turning a flashlight into an efficient charger for a solar G

    Careful, your G-Shock looks very precarious perched on top of that makeshift charger! It would be a shame for it to fall all those inches and break the tabletop...


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    Re: Idea for turning a flashlight into an efficient charger for a solar G

    Quote Originally Posted by j0n View Post
    Careful, your G-Shock looks very precarious perched on top of that makeshift charger! It would be a shame for it to fall all those inches and break the tabletop...

    If it was a Timex analog...I might be concerned (a fall of only a foot did actually kill one I had). Know that doesn't speak for all Timex watches, but it still makes me think twice.
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    Re: Idea for turning a flashlight into an efficient charger for a solar G

    fine for a top up if youre confined to darkness but not if you want to properly charge it



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    Re: Idea for turning a flashlight into an efficient charger for a solar G

    I'm well aware of the solar chart, but thank you for posting it. I have used my flashlight to bring a watch that was at the "charge" state up to a full state many times, so it can be done. I usually just charge it until it can stay at medium because I'm not really anal about it being at full all the time. And it doesn't take that long, usually just doing it while I am at work will do it

    I'm not trying to be argumentative or anything when I say this, but what makes charging purely by sunlight the "proper" way to do it (other than the instruction manual of course)? If anything, charging by a high power LED light source seems safer because there isn't as much heat exposure from the sun. If it gets the job done.....why not?

    thank you in advance
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    Re: Idea for turning a flashlight into an efficient charger for a solar G

    Interesting


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