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Old 08 December 2014, 14:47   #11
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Or you could get a portable charger
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Old 08 December 2014, 16:32   #12
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A 12v cigarette lighter socket or USB socket should do the job. My main concern on an SR4 would be keeping everything dry
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External battery pack maybe a better solution on a SR4
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External battery pack maybe a better solution on a SR4

We have one that does 2 to 3 charges
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I take one of these when camping or boating, loads of others makes/types on ebay.

NEW 20000mAh Power Bank External Dual USB Battery Pack Charger Fits MObile Phone | eBay

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I think we need to know WHY you're charging a phone in an SR4.

Is it because you forgot to charge it earlier?
Or because you'll be out there all day?
Or because you may use it for Navigation purposes?
Or because you may run down the battery playing Fruit Crush

Each use has a different answer. As a SIB user I put a bit of thought to it when I had to find a solution for myself...
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Dunno what you're shakin' yer head at? It's a fair question as each scenario has a different answer and I can't think of a single reason why I'd second guess the OP. With no disrespect to the OP, he may not have looked beyond a perceived need to charge a phone, OR, he may have a plan/requirement.

Personally, I use an AA battery based charging system as per the couple of replies above.

Now, I'd REALLY like to know what you mean by
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Old 08 December 2014, 18:27   #18
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sorry for late reply guys, thanks for a great response this is very helpful
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I think we need to know WHY you're charging a phone in an SR4.

Is it because you forgot to charge it earlier?
Or because you'll be out there all day?
Or because you may use it for Navigation purposes?
Or because you may run down the battery playing Fruit Crush

Each use has a different answer. As a SIB user I put a bit of thought to it when I had to find a solution for myself...
WHY not?
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WHY not?
It's not a why/why not question. It's about giving a more useful answer to what was a very general question. I'm sure that a man who has electric start Searider is aware that he can fit a 12v cigarette socket to his battery. At least I HOPE he is :-)

My question of why someone would be charging a phone on an SR4 was going somewhere. If it's just a case of boosting battery charge to have a working phone then a simple cheap solution is there to charge in the console somewhere safe and dry. If it's to have the phone charging while being used to navigate then it needs to be thought out a little more carefully. Maybe charging from the engine isn't even necessary for some purposes (emergency charging). I'm not a huge fan of cigarette lighter sockets on small boats - they don't seem to last long - not good for an emergency.
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