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Emergency Cell Phone Battery Recharger

We had some severe storms roll through the metro area a couple of weeks ago, and something like 500,000 people lost power. The storm came on a Friday evening, and due to a number of downed trees we had no power in our area until Saturday night. Our iPhones had enough charge to last through Friday night, but by Saturday morning they were almost dead. Sure, we could have just driven around town with the phones plugged into the car until they were juiced back up, but that’s a waste and there weren’t many places we could have gone that still had power. So, with a trip to one place that still had power — the hardware store — I was able to rig up a beefy phone recharger that we could use at home.

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