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Things To Consider Before Buying A Solar Portable Charger

When it comes to being handy, a portable solar charger is the best thing one can buy. It is not only essential as part of your home’s emergency kit but a must-have when it comes to long road trips. If you love outdoor activities like camping or hiking, then also you should invest in one. But what are the criteria to look at when you are buying your first portable solar charger? To help you out, here are the three main ones.

The Wattage Of Your Solar Charger

The first thing to consider is the wattage of your solar-powered charger. It will totally depend on what you want to charge with that portable charger. Of course, the charger that can successfully charge your smartphone can’t jumpstart your car’s battery! Generally, if you have an Apple device, you will need a charger with a wattage of around 7 to 15 Watt as Apple devices are notoriously power-hungry. For android phones, 4-to-7-Watt chargers are enough; if your smartphone is a very basic one, even a lower-powered solar charger can work. However, the point to keep in mind is that chargers with lower wattage take a longer time to charge your phones than a charger with higher wattage.

Where The Solar Portable Charger Is Going To Be Used

The next thing to consider is where you are going to take the portable charger, especially if you are going for a trip. If you are going to a place that has a limited amount of strong sunlight, you will need a charger that can charge even with low sunlight. The manufacturers mention that in the specification so, read that carefully before choosing one.

Connection Type  Of  The Charger

What kind of USB port your charger has is also very important. Make sure that it is USB 2.0 as most devices have this kind of connection. Also, remember that this kind of charger won’t charge devices that need special adapters like a camera. Hence if you are getting the charger for charging devices that don’t have this common type of USB, you will need to bring an adapter with you. Similarly, if you are planning to use the solar charger to charge your laptop, you will need to bring a battery along with DC to the AC inverter.

So, these are three main things to consider when you are planning to buy a solar portable charger. Keep them in mind while looking at the specification of the models you check out and buy the best suited to your needs.

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