How to power an MP3 Player with 6 Volt DC Motorcycle Battery Answered
I am creating an audio billboard, you all have seen billboards with words, this is a billboard, but there it also talks to you. WHY? Because I am here in Kara, Togo West Africa. In this village they speak 3 local language, and if very educated, they speak French, but if you really wanted them to listen, you would talk in Kabye.
I would like to offer free Malaria medicine to people, and this could save babies from dying, 1 in 10 dies that has the Malaria parasite. Mothers avoid going the lab, or taking the cure because it cost one weeks pay, about 7-10 dollars. The longer they delay, the more likely the baby is too weak, and dies. The need to know, money is the problem, but how to tell them, this audio box is to tell them money is there in their own language. But to make it work for one-month, or one year without maintenance is the challenge. I am will experiment with the device inside a Hotel signs, and try to have the Hotel help, they get an ad, and the public ad is served, help them, and they help.
The electricity goes off between 3 and 10 hours, sometimes more in Africa, about 200 countries and this box is not close to electricity lines, but next to water pick up spots. I want to power a 6 Volt Radio I can buy here in Togo, West Africa with a 6 volt motorcycle battery.
I am hoping to have the radio run for 10 days, 24/ 7.
I can buy a 6 volt motorcycle battery easy, and can even charge it by connecting to a running cycle with alligator clips.
But, I need to figure out the correct way to set this up.
I learned today, I cannot buy a 6 volt battery charger here:
- So I put a diagram down below showing how to make one?
Is there a way to know when the thing is fully charged?
What is needed to connect the battery the radio?
- I put a wiring diagram with a fuse and diode, is this correct?
This is a French speaking country, I speak ok French, but not the word needed to make this device.
I need help.
Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com in Kara, Togo West Africa.