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Want to run my lenovo T61p on solar while I'm at the lake

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June 10, 2011 11:44:06 PM

Hi Folks,

I want to be able to run my lenovo t61p laptop completely on solar power while I'm out fishing at the lake. is this even possible today?

I've done lots of searching and most of the info on the web is not very good when it comes to solar power for laptops. If you read the info carefully, they talk about "Charging" the laptop battery but never about fully running the laptop. And even the charging part says it takes 4 to 6 hours at best.

Please let me know if there is a solar (or other) product out there that I can plug my laptop into and run it as if I was working at home. (Not looking for an extra portable battery.)

Thanks
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June 11, 2011 1:58:41 PM

Hello strum;

I've seen RV solar power kits that would do what you ask. And I guess you'd need some type of battery pack to allow 'after hours' running of the laptop?
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June 11, 2011 4:46:29 PM

Thanks folks. I guess there is still nothing out there for the average consumer.

I did finally track down this http://www.ascscientific.com/solar.html

The Solaris 62 might do it,at least the description says 12v output for OPERATING laptops.

But everything else i've seen just trickle-charges the battery.. Sad, it's 2011 and we can't even run a laptop on solar yet.

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June 11, 2011 5:09:46 PM

For night ops and rainy days you could get yourself one of those bicycle generators.
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June 11, 2011 5:23:37 PM

Well no need to go that far yet :)  I just wanted to be able to use my laptop wile i'm out fishing. It's either take 5 extra batteries with me every day or find some other form of power.. I was hoping it would be solar but nothing reasonable out there.
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September 29, 2011 12:29:12 AM

There is no option really. With the expanded battery pack and in low power use youll be slow but you might hit a whole day
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