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What is a good crank-powered (such as a hand crank) generator to power small electrical equipment, like phones and cameras? The camera in question is an IstDL SLR camera. It can be powered by 4 AA batteries or using 6.5V power input. Here is some more information:

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The generator should be able to generate power via hand cranking and should have its own battery to power the camera for a while after cranking is done.

I will of course also need information about proper connecting wires/adapters. And finally, the generator must not burn out the electronics of the camera by providing the wrong voltage.

Other (similar) solutions are welcome.
 

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Any small inverter type generator should be fine..

Most equipment today can handle some electrical noise and the inverter generators today power is often equal to what you have at home.

Your more likely to have electrical damage due to a lightning strike then damage from electrical noise produced by most generators. And that would be only if you were running say a computer directly on it,..not just from charging while the devices are off. there is more risk of a engine hickup or failure than electrical noise.

If in doubt you could use a UPS power supply too so even if your generator does fail you have clean power and time to shut down equipment or restart your generator
 

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Any small inverter type generator should be fine..

Most equipment today can handle some electrical noise and the inverter generators today power is often equal to what you have at home.

Your more likely to have electrical damage due to a lightning strike then damage from electrical noise produced by most generators. And that would be only if you were running say a computer directly on it,..not just from charging while the devices are off. there is more risk of a engine hickup or failure than electrical noise.

If in doubt you could use a UPS power supply too so even if your generator does fail you have clean power and time to shut down equipment or restart your generator
It sounds like you're talking about gasoline/LP-powered generators. I am specifically interested in hand crank generators.
 
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