[islandlabs] super-cheap 5-volt power supplies

Burns, William burns at cshl.edu
Mon Jul 25 02:55:29 UTC 2011


Remember the duracell cell-phone charger that work on AA batteries?

They're not in stores anymore, but I think I found them on Amazon.



These are horrible devices for their intended purpose.

(charging your phone with a disposable battery?)



But, they're great for powering a cell-phone with lithium batteries if/when you need to launch them into space.

(as in our first payload design inspired by MIT)



They're also good for providing portable power for arduinos, or anything else needing 5-Volt power.



I don't know what the shipping charges are (so be careful about that) but the per-unit cost on these is great.



AA USB cell-phone charger
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003M9Z5F6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=AL7LHK6Q9LVTS
Original space-balloon Duracell AA cell-phone charger
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014FO4R0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=A19XM2S0RPABO5



-Bill


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