Your work sounds fascinating and I would be grateful to hear more about it.
I would suggest you contact Sunday Folayan in Ibadan, who has been an
excellent source of info on creative solutions for power issues in Nigeria.
His email address is [log in to unmask]
I've also forwarded your message to AFRIK-IT, where someone else may have
some ideas for you.
I am also working from time to time in Nigeria, and it may be of interest to
share experiences. Currently I am involved in an Internet capacity-building
project with a group of ten human rights organisations in Lagos, Abuja,
Enugu, Kaduna, and Port Harcourt.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On
> Behalf Of Dr John Dada
> Sent: Saturday, July 03, 1999 11:24 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [GKD] RFI: Car batteries to power a village computer
> My name is John Dada, and I work with a rural NGO in Nigeria. Our
> services include promotion of the use of solar stoves, rain water
> harvesting, microcredit administartion and setting up computer kiosks on
> market days in the villages we serve.
> It is in connection with the last item that I wish to ask members of
> this list who may have experience of using a car battery to power a
> computer. This is the cheapest power source available for us to run our
> mobile computer kiosks. What do you use in the battery/computer
> interphase to regulate the current delivered, and also monitor the
> charge status of the battery? Thank you.
> John Dada. PhD, RN, DipEd
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