Typically, cell phone chargers have to be plugged in to an outlet in your home or your office to get them charged. The electricity the charger takes isn’t free. Not only do you have to pay your service provider, you have to pay the electric company to keep it functioning. You can charge your cell phone battery pretty much anywhere if your cell phone dies. With a solar cell phone charger, you also have the capability of charging it outdoors. You do need sunlight to start the process, but most solar cell phone chargers come with a storage device so that you can charge your cell phone even in the middle of the night.
Of course, there are a few questions posed by the idea of a Solar Cell phone Charger. Perhaps most importantly, How does the solar cell phone charger work? Quite simply, instead of relying on the energy companies, the Sun itself will charge the battery for you. Solar chargers can hold on to their charge for up to a year.
Other things you need to consider before purchasing a Solar Cell Phone Charger:
- How much energy could I save in Kilowatt hours each year using a solar cell phone charger? Most cell phone chargers use approximately 1 watt per day. Although that does not sound like much up front, it does add up. Cell phone chargers in combined right now average enough usage to power 100,000 homes per day.
- How much time does a solar charger require to fully charge a cell phone? On average, you will need about 3 hours of direct sunlight to charge the 2 Watt Solar charger, or 30 minutes if you have an 18 Watt version.
- What are the best solar cell phone chargers? There are two that are recommended the most frequently. The first is the iSun which comes with 2 Watts of energy output and is convenient for long road trips. The other is the Solio Classic which combines both electricity and Solar Energy to charge the cell phone.
- How much waste is produced by manufacturers who produce those “green” solar chargers? Although “Green” is the term of the year, many people have no idea how much waste is still produced in the manufacture of the Green Products. When it comes to transport, and raw materials, used to create them, it is sometimes worse.