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    Lightbulb Tough Solar, F105W or A168

    I wish they made solar versions of the retro casios.
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    Re: Tough Solar, F105W or A168

    Some photos, please.

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    Re: Tough Solar, F105W or A168

    Quote Originally Posted by Rostislav Persion View Post
    I wish they made solar versions of the retro casios.
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    Re: Tough Solar, F105W or A168

    Nah...the battery life of those models are already long enough. Plus, I was under the impression that with solar panel, the display wouldn’t be as crisp.

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    Re: Tough Solar, F105W or A168

    It’s no major task nor a bank breaking one to change the battery.

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    Re: Tough Solar, F105W or A168

    Those batteryless models use capacitors.
    So those are fine if completly discharged for years.
    A big difference to normal lithium accu Casios.


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    Re: Tough Solar, F105W or A168

    Quote Originally Posted by d2mac View Post
    Those batteryless models use capacitors.
    So those are fine if completly discharged for years.
    A big difference to normal lithium accu Casios.
    Is capacitor another fancy word for rechargeable battery?

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    Re: Tough Solar, F105W or A168

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric.S View Post
    Is capacitor another fancy word for rechargeable battery?
    No and yes. One is capacitor and other is battery. They are different in way they function both "mechanically" and electronically in the electronic circuitry. Yes, because both store electric charge.
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    Re: Tough Solar, F105W or A168

    I just asked this question a few months ago here on the thread and was told by a senior member that the CTL1616 is a battery and not a capacitor. Am I mixing things up?

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    Re: Tough Solar, F105W or A168

    No, you not mixing up.
    The CTL is a lithuim cell.
    You store energy by chemical changes during loading and unloading.

    The watch in the pic above is not using a lithium cell.

    The capacitor is using 2 very large in footprint plates that are very close together to store electrons (without chemical reaction involved).
    So the capacitor is not getting chemical damaged by deep discharge.
    Con:
    It stores just a fraction of the energy compared to a chemical lithium cell (of roughly the same size).
    So this simple digital in pic will just run a few days without light.
    Very much the runtime of an automatic in a drawer!


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    I just asked this question a few months ago here on the thread and was told by a senior member that the CTL1616 is a battery and not a capacitor. Am I mixing things up?
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