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Solar Aid, 2003

This is a Project. It was designed by Godisa Technologies and manufactured by Godisa Technologies. It is dated 2003. Its medium is uv-resistant abs plastic, 680-ohm resistor, 10-kilo-ohm resistor, 100-ohm resistor, transistor, diode, led, batteries, solar panel, rubber, screws.

Approximately 10% of the world population has a disabling hearing impairment, and 80% of these people live in developing countries. The most expensive part of a hearing aid is the battery, which needs to be continually replaced. The Solar Aid solar-powered hearing-aid battery recharger, developed in Botswana, helps those with hearing disabilities afford to continue in school and participate in economic activity.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (Charger): 11.4 × 2.5 × 7.6 cm (4 1/2 in. × 1 in. × 3 in.)

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