Connecting Fuse Solar Charger to Three Backpacks Jeff August 25, 2010 All, Devices 9 Comments Updated instructions are here. The Fuse Solar Charger is designed to, well, fuse to nearly any object. Below are three ways to connect it securely to a backpack including a technical hiking bag and a military bag. Look at the setup configurations, watch the videos and if you have any questions about how to attach it, let us know. The Fuse is equipped with three straps (two 1 inch and one 3/4 inch) and a series of clips. The most important thing to understand is that each part of each clip can be removed from the strap and attached elsewhere. This creates a lot of flexibility. These instructions can be modified to let you attach to a bike rack or tent, etc. The Technical Backpack: We attached both pieces of 1 inch webbing at the bottom of the Fuse and threaded the 3/4″ webbing across the top as in the picture below. We attached the female end of the clips at several attachment points on the bag and then simply clipped in. Here’s the video: The Military Bag (Molle): We attached both pieces the 1 inch webbing at the top of the Fuse and removed the male 1 inch clips from the end of the webbing. We attached the female 1 inch clips at the bottom of the case. We then wove the webbing through the Molle strapping, re-attached the male 1 inch clips and then clipped into the bag. Pulling hard on the straps secured it tight to the bag. Here’s the video: The Basic Backpack: We created a loop out of the 3/4 inch webbing and threaded it through the top of the Fuse to attach to the top handle of the backpack. We then attached the 1 inch webbing to the bottom of the fuse with the male 1 inch clips at the end. We attached the female 1 inch clips to the bottom of the shoulder straps and clipped in. Here’s the video: 9 Responses James Cash October 17, 2012 Would this also work on an iPad2? Reply admin October 17, 2012 Hi James, Yes, the Fuse 4W will changer an iPad 2 about 1/3 full when its battery is fully charged. If you want a bigger battery, there is an option to upgrade to the V39 battery which will provide a full iPad 2 charge. Charge time from the direct sun will be 20 hours in each case. If you need faster charge times, you can upgrade to models with 8+ Watts. /jeff Reply gugu October 28, 2012 Hi, I’ve two questions for you: 1. Can I charge rechargeable NiMh 1,2V AA batteries? Or should I buy an adapter? 2. I live in Italy and I’d like to buy the fuse solar with the V39 battery upgrade and the sony adapter SONYNPFW50 for my camera. Do you know which italian store has all these products? thank you. Reply admin October 28, 2012 You can pick up a AA USB charger locally in Italy – they look something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Rayovac-Everyday-Use-Position-Discharge-batteries/dp/B003D7LHK4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351453655&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+aa+charger We don’t have the V39 upgrade option in Italy, but you could buy the V39 and the Fuse 4W from our EU site at http://eu.voltaicsystems.com , http://www.zainosolare.it also has these products. Or you could order it from the US. For the SONYNPFW50 you would have to get it from us in the US or you could buy one locally in Italy – http://www.ebay.it/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350618649556&hlp=false Hope that helps, Jeff To connect Reply gugu November 2, 2012 So…thank you for your answer. I’ve done the order from your US store, …I hope the fuse with the V39 will come here in Italy in 3 weeks!!! gugu November 10, 2012 So, I received my fuse with v39 in 3 days, here in italy! wow! thank you. And…it works! Well I’ve another question for you, I hope the last one! I have the V39 instead the V11 battery. I must leave “6V” in the switch “6V-12V” on the bag or I’ve to switch on “12V”? And the “free” mini-usb cable that exit from this switch is projected for the V11…or I can charge another apparatus? thank you! admin November 10, 2012 Leave it on 6V. The V39 is such a big battery that I would only charge one battery at a time. It will take a lot longer if you split the power. Glad you like the charger! Jeff Henry Derpington III July 30, 2013 How do you connect the Fuse to a backpack if your backpack has no buckles or isn’t a military backpack? Can you in the first place? Reply admin July 30, 2013 Hi Henry, You need some sort of attachment points on your backpack. If you want to send a picture into email@example.com we can advise. Thanks, Jeff Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.