ipod falls asleep when charging on solar unit

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

  1. kaartje 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. tyr2 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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