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Solar Energy Chargers

Updated on January 8, 2015

Typical solar panels


Times are Changing

Whether you notice it in your everyday rush or don't, times are running fast and what once seemed to be a miracle, may become part of our lives very soon. This tendency is especially noticeable in the field of electronics. Do you remember the time when we saw laptops in the hands of rich people only from the TV screen? Now they are more or less affordable to any student. Do you remember the time when carrying a huge and heavy Nokia mobile phone in your pocket was a luxury? Now we are all using smartphones that are as powerful as desktop computers. What about starting to use alternative energy sources to charge your mobile phone? It is just about time. 21st century opens the era of natural energy usage on the planet.

Universal Solar Battery Charger

Among alternative energy products available on Ebay, Portable Solar Battery Charger is gaining popularity with hundreds of items sold worldwide. It is a small (approx. the size of an average mobile phone) solar panel with a number of outputs (6 attachments and USB/power cables) that are capable of charging anything from a digital camera to an mp3 player or a smartphone.


Simply make sure your device has one of the inputs listed above to avoid having regrets later after you make a purchase. I know it hurts to realize at some point that the money you spent is not paying off simply because you cannot use your device due to geographical or technical limitations.

I am not sure how useful this one is going to be in my country, since we are usually short of sunshine during most of the year, but the price of the item urges me to purchase it and give it a try. I guess I will be updating this review in the future as the seasons change, to be able to complete the description. According my observations and considering the amount of electronic devices I use daily, the purchase should pay off at least during my summer vacation.

However, if you live in a sunny country, this purchase can definitely be a decent saver for you and your family all year long. Considering the electricity prices these days, it should not take more than several months to get even with your home electricity provider. And who knows, maybe in a year or two using solar energy at least partly will become a must for every household in your area. At least it looks like this is where we are heading for.

USB Solar Charger 5V 1A


Alternatively, if you do not want to mess around with a bunch of adapters and need to start with simply charging your iPhone or other USB powered device (there are plenty of these in the market, so just check the specifications of your current item), try this simple solar panel charger with a single output. It is a thin and lightweight panel that can be carried in a school bag or a case without occupying too much space.

From Solar Energy To Electricity

Welcome to the future of alternative energy

My parents own a small countryside house, but they have constantly been having electricity problems due to location (it is approximately 60 km far from the nearest city with no power stations nearby), so I am thinking of installing several solar energy panels on the roof of the house to have more flexibility in electricity usage at least for 4-5 months a year.

Whether you want it or not, humanity is heading for the times when alternative energy resources like solar chargers will become a part of every single household on the planet. This will soon be a necessity rather than luxury for every single person. After all, it does not cost too much to make this transition. Just imagine - a shift from the civilization of destroyers to the civilization of the creators on planet Earth. Are you ready to be among the first to trigger this shift? After all, solar energy usage is already being taught to children in some classes, so lets not become ignorant parents from the era of steam engines.

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      3 years ago

      Thank you for the comment. It probably may take more time for them to charge, depending on amount of sunshine available.

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      3 years ago from Upstate New York

      I tried a solar charger for my kindle and also for my MP3 player, and it just didn't work. I think probably because there isn't enough sunlight. I might look into the 5V solar charger with a single USB port. It's configured differently than the solar charger I bought and seems to have more solar panels. We'll see. Depends on how much it costs. Please do let us know how you made out.


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