JT Justman

JT Justman

Springfield, Oregon

JT's Bio

I love being outside, whether biking, camping, gardening, or dabbling in amateur astronomy.

JT Justman

JT Justman wrote an answer about on January 26, 2009

38 x 13 x 0.6 inches, 9 pounds.The unit comes with a long - 6'? - cable ending in a male-female bullet connector - don't know what it's called but it's a standard type for 12v wiring. From there it has several connection types which can be swapped out as needed: a pair of alligator clips large enough for clipping to battery terminals, a small LED indicator (I assume as a rough indicator of functionality), a male cigarette lighter adapter (for attaching to the lighter outlet of a car when trickle-charging), and a female cigarette lighter adapter (for connecting to accessories which have cigarette lighter adapters) and also one with a pair of bare (fluxed) wires on the end.

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JT Justman wrote an answer about on January 26, 2009

I doubt this one would provide significant extension of riding time. Let's look at some math. A rough search tells me the stock battery might have 4-12 amp-hours. Let's assume a 12 amp-hour (probably aftermarket to get that good) battery and a current riding time of 1 hour (generous in my experience!). So the battery is drawing about 12 amps (averaged). This panel provides 1 amp of current in ideal circumstances. So the best this panel would do is extend the ride time by 1/12, i.e. extend the ride time to 1 hour 5 minutes. And it would take 12 hours to charge the battery using this alone.If you hooked up both the DC charger and the solar panel, that would be a parallel circuit, which if I understand correctly would simply divide the draw between the two (there is a formula for this); I think it would be okay but I don't know how that would affect the electronics in the charger or panel especially if you have some kind of current-regulated charger...Note: I just realized I somewhat bungled these calculations because the panel actually puts out up to 24 volts! Now I'm confused and doubting myself. Once I understand better I'll come back and update the answer.

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JT Justman wrote a review of on September 26, 2008

4 5

Very warm, EXTREMELY cushiony in the sole. Perhaps it is inherent in the 'mule' style but I wish the back were just a half an inch higher. As it is they flop off the back of my foot not only when I walk but sometimes when my foot rests on the floor. I have the XL, which fits my 12 wide foot just fine.

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