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Playing some solar powered Game Boy Color in the garden

its actually just a usb power pack with a built in solar charger, takes almost a week to charge, no idea how much game boy it'll power but i imagine a solid couple of days

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@voxel I think I have that same pack and i wonder what the actual output of that solar panel is haha

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Some basic math will answer that. Divide the power bank's capacity in mAh by the current drain of the gameboy.

nintendo.co.uk/Support/Game-Bo

You could try to add in whatever charge current the solar cell is producing, but being so small it's likely not much.

@abortretryfail i think we're talking about the output of panel and not the entire power brick. the panel (slowly) charges a normal internal lipo, which then powers the game boy (and also my phone)

@voxel@merveilles.town that's just a powerbank.
I think it was proven that these panels are fakes (mostly) or gather too little power to do anything

@replikvlt this power pack has only ever been charged from the sun, it just takes forever

@voxel ha this is great! are you charging it through the aux port somehow?

@tty theres a 3V DC port on (most?) Game Boys, this one has 5V standard USB output being pumped in it.

@voxel Very impressive! How do you managed to do this?

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