How to Charge Electronics in the Backcountry

One of the biggest challenges of filming in the backcountry is charging camera batteries. These aren’t AA batteries, these things are huge and take hours to charge. And as we all know there are no outlets in the mountains. Until now….

Field producer Marcus Hockett explains the solar charging solution that he has found to work best for charging these beasts of batteries. Obviously, you can use this solar charging for anything that has AC or DC power. So go ahead and bring that blender or any electronics with you on your next backcountry trip with this solar charging solution!

We have not tested the below setups, but they are the closest things we can find that are currently on the market.

Chargetech Battery:
Solar Panel Equivalent:

Here is a smaller, less powerful AC Power Setup:


Also, Chargetech now has a panel offered on their website, but again, we have not tested it.

Solar Panel Charger for AC Battery Packs

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How to Remove Rust With A Battery Charger

Cleaning tools by electrolysis……….In this film I am getting rid of rust on some fine machine tools by putting them into a home made electrolytic bath powered by a battery charger.
This is a very simple set up to do at home, but do take care as both electricity and chemicals can be dangerous – so only do this if you are familiar with this sort of thing, and the potential hazards, including the washing soda!
My set up is very simple, I use a car battery charger and a sacrificial electrode on the positive clip – any old iron rod will do; then on the negative clip I put the piece of rusty metal that I want to clean – this is then put in a plastic bucket filled with water and washing soda. After about 20 minutes the tool should come out fairly clean and a bit of wire brushing will bring it up very well indeed.
In this film I clean up a milling hold down set that I picked up in my local scrap yard and it comes out really well.


harbor freight solar battery charger

not a bad price for a solar panel and i did test it with my multimeter and its working. has screws on the back, so the light could be removed.


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