Brad,

I haven't actually bought a gumstix yet. I'm just feeling out a few ideas for projects. I quite fancy running one completely mobile with no need to be tethered to a power socket.

Jon

----- Original Message ----
From: Brad Midgley <bmidgley@gmail.com>
To: General mailing list for gumstix users. <gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Monday, 5 November, 2007 11:06:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Solar Power

Jon

I was able to use the solar style in 3.6v mode. I didn't get a chance
to test from full to empty with and without sunlight. I'm guessing it
would go about 6 hours plus whatever boost the sunlight gives it, so I
don't expect it to sustain overnight or anything.

I'm only using a gumstix and audiostix. Are you using other daughterboards?

Brad

On 11/2/07, Jon Fitt <jonfitt@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Sorry if I missed your follow-up, but did you have any luck with this?
>
> Jon
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Brad Midgley <bmidgley@gmail.com>
> To: General mailing list for gumstix users.
> <gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, 18 July, 2007 11:23:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Solar Power
>
> Jon
>
> > Has anyone looked into solar powered solutions for powering their Gumstix?
>
> one really attractive thing about these cells with built-in battery is
> they solve the building-a-battery-system problem.
>
> If you're planning to have something that can power the gumstix
> sustainably during daylight, then you'll have to carefully spec the
> current draw with what the cells provide.
>
> I just got one of the "clearance" sc002 models direct from solarstyle
> for $20 (includes no adapters, but you have to build a cable anyway).
> It might provide slightly higher current than the two you were looking
> at but the battery is only 750mAh. I haven't done the test to see if
> the cells can keep up with the gumstix. I'll try it this week.
>
> The sc002 has "5v" and "3.6v" modes (the latter probably disables the
> dc/dc converter and could have better results).
>
> Brad
>
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