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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:48 am 
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thinking about using solar power to charge my x40 during a flight where ill have no outlets. i guess ill tape the charger to the window or something lol. does anyone know if charging via a portable solar charger is possible?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:13 am 
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Bring a book (or a Kindle), just in case...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:12 am 
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- Your flight in daylight?

- Even so, you'll need to stick panels to the windows of your nearby passengers to get any meaningful current (just go ahead and punch some numbers).

- Get an external battery pack instead.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:53 pm 
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yea i guess solar wont cut it.
ill defintely get an external battery. ill have to check wattage needed


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:29 pm 
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The X40/X41 series takes 16V input. Also, check the plug type.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:50 am 
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I use Energizer XP18000 with my laptops.
If you adjust the power settings to save more power than usual, the external power brick itself seems to power X41T for more than 6 Hrs.
If you manage to get a good-condition 8-cell battery for your laptop, I guess your laptop will be able to stay up for a day in an airplane.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:00 pm 
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awesome thanks for the info guys!
that energize battery looks good too. i have a new 4 cell for my x40 so i may need a larger external batt to power me through this 14 hr flight!


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