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@tty I think it would be ill advised to go without a battery. For anything more complex than a light or a motor, a charge controller is required so as not to damage circuitry.

Also, many monitors require alternating current, so we would need an inverter to convert the solar's DC to AC. Although laptops and phones obviously run off of DC. Modern TVs and monitors also probably have, like, built in inverters, but we'd have to make sure not to disturb the voltage and current regulators.

Oh yeah, we also haven't *really* looked at current draw. (Power is a function of voltage and current, but still.)

HOWEVER, I think on a hot day when nobody wants to work outside we could totally chill indoors playing video games without draining the batteries much at all.

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