Solar Charging Hydration Pack

Solar hydration pack

Successfully tested the 6V 3.4W solar panel I added my Dakine Hydration Pack. It kept me quenched and full of juice. I took a motorbike ride up Duffey Lake Road and hiked Joffrey Lakes. One the most beautiful places on earth if you ask me.

Joffre Glacier Solar Pack

With the motorbike pointed North (panel on my back south facing) I was able to charge up my old iPhone’s battery and keep it running all day as well as top up a GoPro for a long timelapse by the lake.

Solar components

Using Adafruit kits and the tutorial provided, I had the two kits soldered and secured in an enclosure in about an hour. I’m using a nice clam-shell box from a Swiss army knife to hold everything and as a bonus, The 2700mAh 3.7v LiPo snuggly press-fits into the soft lining.

Next steps are to move over the Flora and GPS from my winter glove project.

Solar panel on hydration pack

Go forth! Let there be light!