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How does a Solar Power Cell phone work? Your guide to the top 5 Solar Cell phone Chargers on the market.

Updated on July 4, 2009

Solar Power Cell Phone Chargers Undiscovered

We live in the age when we are bombarded with fun, new cell phones. If you have one (who doesn't these days), then you know the hassle of keeping them charged. It seems that a new technology may let us recharge our cell phones for free where ever we may be.

Solar cell phone chargers have hit the market recently that allows you to charge your cell phone without hunting down an electric outlet. A cell phone charger allows you to charge your phone even in the most remote areas by harnessing the power of the sun. Some chargers will give you up to 96 hours of standby on your phone.

Most cell phone chargers are incased in a colorful, water-resistant casing. They display the battery capacity and the level of the charge on a LCD screen. They are also protected from being short circuited, over-charged and over-discharged.

Since a cell phone charger is typically only a few inches long and weighs approximately 5 ounces, they are a very portable device and easy to take along anywhere. A cell phone charger has the capability of fully charging your cell phone in about an hour using sunlight. This is about the same time needed to charge your phone using the USB port. If sunlight is not available, you can always use the traditional option of the USB port

Solio Classic Universal Hybrid Charger

The Solio Brand Charger

Uses solar power or conventional electrical power.  It has the ability to charge a mobile phone. Device known to be weather resistant and can hold solar power charges in excess of a year.

The Explorer Brand Charger

This Charger can go wherever you go because of its size.  It is charged with a solar-slave that can be hung in a window or the rear-view mirror in the car.  Just leave it wherever there is sunshine. This product is compatible with most mobile phones and is also connectible to the Nintendo DS Lite.

The Lenmar Brand Charger

Charge time: 4 - 6 hours. Able to be charged anywhere. Has a maximum lifetime charge value of 500. Also able to charge devices other than cell phones.

Honorable mentions in the solar powered cell phone chargers are as follows:The T-Mobile Universal Brand as well as Strapya.

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Go Solar Go Green

As you can see, cell phone chargers have a wide price range. It would be wise to start with a low-priced unit to see if a solar-powered cell phone charger will do the job for you.

The most important point to consider is that once you make the initial purchase of your solar cell phone charger, you never have to use power that costs you money again. You may occasionally have to plug in your cell phone because of a string of rainy, cloudy days, but that won't happen very often.

And the convenience of having a power source without worrying about the hassle of an electric outlet can't compare.

The last great advantage of a solar-powered cell phone charger is the savings to our planet. You can help by going green with your cell phone.


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      8 years ago

      Solar chargers are getting more popular at this time, you can even many kinds of solar powered devices as well as different kinds of chargers. It's good to see that even in small things solar power is utilized. nice hub.

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      8 years ago

      hi it me again,

      uh, how much are these?

      i want one, for my trackphone flipup.

      comment back. thanks.

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      8 years ago

      Yeah, it will be something striking. And that i love how successful solar panels have become, including the ultra thin, flexible solar panels. I would love for solar power to become a better solution. In truth, all of our energy is a variety of power from the sun, such as oil.

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      9 years ago

      thinx for the additional am asking for the development of the solar cell phone charger.


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