View Full Version : ipod falls asleep when charging on solar unit

Jan 1, 2008, 02:51 PM
I am planning to travel to remote areas in Africa where I won't have access to electricity. I got this mini solar panel that charges AA batteries, cell phones, and supposedly iPods, but when I plug my iPod nano to the USB outlet, it shows that it is charging for about a minute and then it turns off automatically and won't charge anymore. Does anyone have any idea if I can solve this, or otherwise what are other options to keep an iPod running without access to electricity? THANKS!!!

Jan 1, 2008, 03:04 PM
You could try a hand-crank device like this (http://www.amazon.com/Emergency-Hand-Crank-Flashlight-Charger-Compass/dp/B000X9FLR0), or make your own (http://geektechnique.org/index.php?id=236)!

No idea how long you'd have to wind it for to get a decent charge though.