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Solar powered AA battery

Wired or wireless solar versions of the AA battery
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Wired solar versions of the AA battery.

Ordinary solar panel plus a box of electronics to modify the volts and amps to match the output character of a AA battery. This runs into a plug shaped like a AA battery. (Your device would have to allow two small wires to exit )

Also a deluxe version with a means to store power for the night and cloudy days.

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Wireless solar versions of the AA battery.

Ordinary solar panel plus a box of electronics to modify the volts and amps to match the output character of a AA battery. This runs into a transmitter aimed at a matching receiver that has the form factor of a AA battery. (Your device would not have to allow two small wires to exit, but would need to allow the transmitted energy to reach the small cylindrical receiver. No metal battery enclosure if using microwave say. )

Also a deluxe version with a means to store power for the night and cloudy days.

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Versions to cover other popular battery sizes to be provided as demand dictates.

popbottle, Nov 28 2013

The non-solar version of this idea Batteries_20with_20power_20supply
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       // This runs into a plug shaped like a AA battery. (Your device would have to allow two small wires to exit) //   

       So much neater, more elegant and robust than connecting to the DC IN power socket on the device …
8th of 7, Nov 28 2013
  

       You don't need to regulate the amps; as long as the the voltage is close to 1.5 there will be no problems.   

       [8th] Not all devices have DC in sockets. I've had occasion to power things via the battery bay, using alligator clips, strips of foil, etc.   

       I wouldn't buy this as described, because it combines 3 versatile components (solar panel, regulator, battery-shaped adapter) into a single- porpoise device.
spidermother, Nov 28 2013
  

       Perhaps you could put all of the electronics into the battery casing, including the solar cells. Then, you have the option, either to leave the battery compartment cover off, allowing the sun’s rays to strike the solar panel, or, to use the included solar funnel accessory, which consists of a large collecting mirror array, which focus the sunlight down into a fiber optic strand that runs into the battery compartment and illuminates the solar panel.
pocmloc, Nov 28 2013
  

       Long, long ago (pre-'bakery) I ran across a harebrained scheme for a battery that would recharge when placed in sunlight or near any heat source. Years later I saw the same idea proferred in a science fiction setting. One of those rare juxtapositions of reality and fiction, I guess.   

       <later>   

       After an exhaustive 20-second internet search I remembered it was a project in a high school science fair at which I was a judge.
Alterother, Nov 29 2013
  

       //(pre-'bakery)// Whot?? There was a pre?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 29 2013
  

       It's like pre-breakfast, the gap between opening up the computer and the HB page loading.
pocmloc, Nov 29 2013
  
      
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