Hackupy/USB Charger

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Parts Needed[edit]

  • Power input
  • Step down DC-DC converter
  • Female USB Connector
  • Optional - resistors (for iPhone charging)

Example Setups[edit]

Solar Panel > Charge Controller > 12v Battery > Step Down Converter > USB Header

Step Down 5V DC-DC Converters[edit]


  • iCharge - LadyAda Information about charging apple devices
  • iPhone Charging More Apple device charging circuits
  • 10-in-1 USB Cable Cheap cable with many kinds of phone adapters
  • USB Extension cable - Easy way to reduce strain to onboard connectors from frequent plugging in / unplugging of devices


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