ipod falls asleep when charging on solar unit

Discussion in 'iPod' started by kaartje, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2008
    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!!!
  2. macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    You could try a hand-crank device like this, or make your own!

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

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