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  • kpotier16 commented on kpotier16's instructable Solar Powered Speaker9 months ago
    Solar Powered Speaker

    It is currently just aux, though it would be fairly simple to add a small Bluetooth module inside and connect it to the battery. Personally, I like the sound quality of an aux vs. the convenience of Bluetooth but really depends on your need to use the phone while playing music. As for the amp, it was purchased from eBay and is 100 watts total 2.1 channel, I keep the volume on it down so I can max it on my phone without blowing the speakers. As per the current draw, it really depends on how loud you like your music. Using your standard I=P/V you would likely draw less than 1 amp average even at significant volume. Your mileage will vary based on the sensitivity of your speakers, resistance of wires, etc. If you are worried about draining the battery completely you can always add a shutof...

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    It is currently just aux, though it would be fairly simple to add a small Bluetooth module inside and connect it to the battery. Personally, I like the sound quality of an aux vs. the convenience of Bluetooth but really depends on your need to use the phone while playing music. As for the amp, it was purchased from eBay and is 100 watts total 2.1 channel, I keep the volume on it down so I can max it on my phone without blowing the speakers. As per the current draw, it really depends on how loud you like your music. Using your standard I=P/V you would likely draw less than 1 amp average even at significant volume. Your mileage will vary based on the sensitivity of your speakers, resistance of wires, etc. If you are worried about draining the battery completely you can always add a shutoff board to protect it. Hope this helps!

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