Cellphones have become an integral part of our life and it seems nearly impossible to imagine a world without cellphones. These cellphones are powered by batteries which are charged using electricity. The advancement of science and technology has however, allowed some creative people to come up with solar powered chargers that harness the energy of the sun to recharge the cellphones. These green devices are a good gift item and you can gift solar powered chargers to your loved ones this festive season. Here is a list of eight best solar powered chargers for cellphones:
1. Voltaic Amp portable solar charger for cellphones
anufactured by Voltaic Systems, the Amp Portable Solar Charger is a small gadget that can be used to recharge several smartphones including iPhones, Blackberrys, HTC, Motorola, etc. This charger can also be used to recharge digital cameras, video games and Portable GPS units. One hour of charge can give 3 hours of talk time to your cellphone. This charger features a 3,000 mAh Universal USB Battery as well which works in the absence of sunlight. The battery is rechargeable. Each side of the case contains a 2 Watt solar panel.
2. Scosche solBAT II solar-powered cellphone charger
This solar charger uses your existing USB cable to charge most several small electronics devices including smartphones, iPod, MP3, etc. This charger features a 1500mAh Lithium-Ion battery, which stores power, which is used to recharge the devices. This gadget recharges the devices using solar energy or the existing USB cable. This solar-powered charger features windshield mount cradle. It also comes with a carbineer mount. The output of this charger is 5VDC 500mA. The dimensions of Scosche solBAT II are 1.9 x 5.4 x 8.5 inches and it weighs only 5.6 ounces.
3. Portable solar charger for cell phone
Priced at around $13.99, this portable solar charger can be used to recharge cell phones and Bluetooth headsets. The package includes a travel adapter, a USB charging cable and 5 phone connectors. This charger features inbuilt LED flashlight .The charger is portable and lightweight. Its dimensions (H x W x D) are: 93mm x 42mm x 12mm and the capacity of the battery is 1350mAH. The output voltage is 5.5V and the output current is 1000mA.
4. iCharge Eco
This solar powered cell phone charger is small, lightweight and easy to carry. This device can be used to recharge iPhone, iPods, PSPs, Nintendo DS, and several other small electronics devices. This charger features solar panel which harnesses the sun’s energy. The iCharge Eco comes with a 1,350 mAh battery, which delivers output of DC5.0-5.5V/600 mA. It features several adapter plugs, which can be used to recharge many devices.
5. Green-house solar powered cell phone charger
This charger is an eco-friendly device because it uses solar energy to recharge cell phones and other small electronics devices. This charger has the potential to emerge as a perfect alternative to electrical cell phone charger. This is a perfect item for frequent travelers and outdoor adventurers. This compact device features solar panels, which trap sun’s energy. This solar powered charger also features an internal battery which can be used in the absence of sunlight to recharge the devices.
6. Solio Solar phone chargers
This solar charger manufactured by Solio is a “hybrid” charger with internal battery to recharge the devices in absence of sunlight. This charger can be used to recharge several devices including iPhones, iPods, cell phones, CD players, MP3 players, video games, digital cameras, etc. It has 3 blades fitted with solar panels to absorb the sunlight. The dimensions of this solar-powered charger are 2.5 x 1.3 x 4.7 inches (W x H x D). It comes with a 1-year warranty.
Price:$30.79 – $119.99
7. Brunton SolarRoll flexible solar module
This solar-powered cellphone charger contains amorphous thin-film solar cells to trap solar energy. The reverse flow protection Fluoropolymer makes this charger highly durable and strong. The overall dimensions of this gadget are 12″ x 40″ and it weighs 9.2 oz. The maximum output of Brunton SolarRoll Flexible Solar Module is 12 volts. The prices of this solar-powered charger range from $169 to $399.
Price: $169 to $399
8. Solar power mobile phone charger (ASM17)
This solar-powered charger can be used to recharge cellphones of different companies including Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG, Samsung, etc. This charger features and its solar energy conversion efficiency is more than 15 percent .The inbuilt battery of this charger takes around 80 minutes to recharge a cellphone. The battery used in this charger is 1, 200mAh and the output voltage of this charger is 5.0 to 6.0V.