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Laptop power generator

Powering a laptop with a fossil fuel generator is a last resort when renewable energy sources and other power sources are unavailable.

The solution is noisy, polluting and maintenance prone, though the generator is a high capacity, compact and relatively cheap portable source of power.

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On February 10, 2010, Motorola - worldwide leader in developing and deploying WiMAX networks - announced a new docking station, or cradle, for its WiMAX 200mW USB dongle.The WiMAX docking station improves WIMAX signal reception up to 3dB - offering better WiMAX range.

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Laptop fuel cell

07 Feb 2010
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Fuel cell for laptop, notebook and netbook

Recently commercial fuel cells have reached the European consumer market for installation in Mobile homes, RV's, boats and holiday homes. First generation fuel cells for the European consumer market are battery chargers. A perfect solution to run a laptop on through a laptop power inverter or laptop car charger.  Here’s an impression of a Methanol powered fuel cell – The EFOY 2200 – manufactured by SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG in Germany.
 

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External laptop batteries

Laptop battery packs are known as external laptop batteries or rechargeable laptop power packs. The device connects to the DC input jack where normally the laptop AC adapter goes. Laptop battery packs extend your runtime when away from standard power sources. Specially Military institutions have made the rechargeable laptop power pack by LIND an extremely rugged device. (see below)
 

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Laptop power off the grid

When there’s no AC mains around, there are several alternative ways to power a laptop. However deciding what’s best is not so easy - it’s not about electrical power alone. Weight, size, safety, cost of and environmental concerns are all part of the equation. Here's an overview of alternative laptop power options when traveling off the power grid.
 

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MPPT is a recent development in the world of solar power technology. MPPT gets upto 30 % more power from existing solar panels. Although MPPT was first applied in large grid solar power systems, the technology now finds it way into consumer market. Here’s a real example of MPPT in the Machine.
 

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Finding WIFI hotspots while traveling is not uncommon. It’s a great way to connect to broadband internet, specially in urban area’s. However getting connected to a WIFI hotspot isn’t always so easy, there can be quite a few hurdles. Here’s an overview of the most common issues.
 

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Cell phone batteries can be charged with a simple solar panel and USB Car cigarette charger. But what happens on a cloudy day? Find out here – based on measurements results in southern Europe in winter time.
 

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The USB 3.0 SuperSpeed standard is making a debut in 2010, with the first hardware manufacturers releasing their USB 3.0 products. USB 3.0 is designed for transfer speeds up-to a whopping 5.0 Gbit/s, 10 times faster than USB 2.0. So what are the options to use USB 3.0 with existing laptops and notebooks?
 

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When Internet access is of the utmost importance, the most common solution is to have a 2nd internet connection on standby. The new Netgear Wireless-N 300 router launched in January 2010 at the CES in Las Vegas seems to have all 3G and 4G internet access fall-back options covered.

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