A solar charger

As its name suggests the solar charger can charge various types of electronic and electrical devices with solar energy, This device has many advantages 

One of the main advantages of the solar charger is that it can be transported wherever you go. It is available in formats and models specifically designed to take up little space in a bag. Thus, by using a solar charger hiking for example, fans of this activity will be sure to have on them a device that will allow them to recharge their devices and therefore to meet various eventualities.


The other advantage of the solar charger is that it is very easy to use. To do this, simply take it out and then orient it towards the sun to charge it. In order to better capture solar energy, it is advisable to orient it towards the south for a period of time varying between 3h and 23h for a complete recharge. Regarding the charging of an electrical or electronic device, simply connect the USB port of the USB solar charger to the device in question.

The solar charger is a very waterproof device. It can therefore be used in case of rain or bad weather. In addition to its tightness, it is also very resistant and can be used even in low light. Some models of solar chargers sometimes incorporate protection against reverse currents. This makes it possible to keep an electrical device in charge while avoiding emptying the battery.

As is the case for all solar panels, the solar charger uses directly the energy provided by the sun. It is therefore a device that promotes the preservation of the environment.

Apart from all these advantages, the solar charger is also very economical and reliable because it knows very little breakdown and has a life of about 30 years. It is also universal and therefore allows to charge various types of devices.

How to choose a portable charger? To choose your portable solar charger, it is important to take into account several parameters including:

The use for which it is intended

In the first place, it is necessary to determine the use one wants to make of the solar charger. It can be either a nomadic use or a sedentary use. It is then based on this that you can then determine the proper size of the charger to acquire. So, if it's a nomadic charger that you need, you need to opt for an easily transportable charger. On the other hand, if you need a charger for sedentary use, the choice will be that of a larger one.

The power of the solar charger

When choosing the portable solar charger, you should also consider the power of the one you choose. It is this power that determines the number of devices it can recharge. So, if you want to connect multiple devices to the charger, it's best to get a model with good power.

The type of charger

The choice of solar charger is made according to the devices you plan to recharge. If the charger is intended to charge batteries, you must purchase a rechargeable battery charger. If it is to recharge mobile devices such as tablets or phones, it is a solar pocket charger that you need. To power devices that consume a lot of energy like computers for example, it is a charger of great capacity that you need.

The type of connector to which the charger must be connected is also part of the parameters to be taken into account. To avoid having to invest in the purchase of a cable in addition to that of the charger it is recommended to choose a universal solar charger that can be used to charge your various devices. You will not need a solar charger for your phone or a solar charger for your other devices. In addition, to make sure you make a good choice, you can perform a solar charger test of different chargers that interest you before you decide.

Usage and maintenance tips

Although portable chargers are known to be highly reliable, it is important to maintain them well so that they can function well and provide good returns. Cleaning a solar portable charger is very simple. Just spray it with water to clean it. Also, to avoid possible thermal shocks, avoid using too cold water for cleaning, when the sun is too strong. In the same way, to prevent the appearance of white spots which will lower its production of energy, avoid using too calcareous water for the cleaning.

Criteria to consider when buying a solar charger

Before any acquisition of a solar charger it is essential to carry out a comparative solar charger and to take several criteria into account. Among these criteria, we have compatibility, charging time, dimensions, conditions of use and the battery.

Compatibility

In order to ensure that the chosen solar charger can charge the devices you are purchasing, make sure that it comes with the power cords that match your device. This will avoid some of the discomfort and you will not have to buy a proper power cord.

Charging time 

The charging time of the solar charger varies depending on the capacity of its battery. So, if you want to purchase a portable solar charger with good battery life, make sure that it's power is high. The latter is measured in mAH. Ideally, the mAH capacity of the charger should be higher than that of the battery of the device you want to charge.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the solar charger are an indication of its effectiveness. Its size is also a good indication of its power output.

Terms of Use

To get the most out of the features of the solar charger, you must choose it according to the environment in which it is to be used. Thus, if you plan to use the charger in extreme conditions of humidity, heat or cold, check that it can withstand these conditions. Also make sure the panels are UV resistant.

The battery

In order to be able to charge your mobile phone at any time, use solar chargers with an integrated battery when purchasing.

The price

The price of the solar charger is also taken into account in the selection criteria. This price varies most often depending on the model and the type of charger for which you choose. Already from 30 €, sometimes less, you can find some. But an excellent solar charger, with good features could cost you more than 180 € depending on the make and model. It is up to you to choose your charger according to your means and needs.