A solar battery charger is a device used to charge batteries away from a power outlet. Battery chargers are easy to use and do not require much attention. One simply connects the battery to a charger that has solar panels and lets the sun do the rest. The solar panel will collect energy from the sun and translate it to electricity. This is done by use of small solar cells in the battery charger that translate the sunlight into electricity.
After it has fully charged, the battery is connected to whatever device requires the power. This can be cell phone batteries, laptops or any other gadgets that are powered by batteries. It is a mobile device and can therefore be put on any part of the house that has direct access to the sun. This can be near a window or out on the roof. They can also be put on top of mini vans or family vans and be used during a family or office tour.
Types of Solar Battery Charger
The type of solar battery charger depends mainly on the size of the device. Energy is stored on the solar panels. The size of the solar panels determines how much energy the battery charger can collect and store. When choosing a solar battery charger, one has to put into consideration what the charger is going to be required to power. Simple devices like AA batteries do not require much power hence the size of the charger can be small.
Mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players and Ipods require a bit more power, and so the size of the battery charger will have to be slightly bigger. A laptop battery requires an even bigger battery charger as it requires up to 4 watts of electricity to power it for a whole day.
Advantages of Using a Solar Charger
The main advantage of a solar battery charger is that it can be used to store energy, which can be used at a later stage when the sun is not out or on a rainy/cloudy day. A battery charger recharges other batteries without taking them outside to the sun. For instance, it would be very inconvenient for a person to stand out in the sun in order to charge a mobile phone.
The battery can be connected to the solar charger out in the sun and later carried to wherever it is required. This means that the charger can be left out during the day and the power can be used later at night.
Depending on size, the solar battery chargers are rather easy to carry and store. They are also very easy to charge. Simply place the battery charger out in the sun and collect the charged battery after about eight hours. The energy stored will be enough to provide electricity or energy during the night.
The solar battery charger come with an AC outlet that can be used to charge a battery, which will then charge virtually any hand held device.