Solar Panels and Battery Packs

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== Battery Packs ==
 
== Battery Packs ==
 
The best way to use a solar panel is with a battery pack to use as an energy store. It relieves much of the inconvenience of being tethered to a solar panel for charging and helps you overcome the unreliability of the sun. Plus, they're a handy emergency source of power for the times when you're not carrying the solar panel with you;
 
The best way to use a solar panel is with a battery pack to use as an energy store. It relieves much of the inconvenience of being tethered to a solar panel for charging and helps you overcome the unreliability of the sun. Plus, they're a handy emergency source of power for the times when you're not carrying the solar panel with you;
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/GoalZero_Guide10_Plus http://wiki.siftah.com/GoalZero_Guide10_Plus] - Charges four AA or AAA batteries and can be charged whilst charging.
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* [http://wiki.siftah.com/GoalZero_Guide10_Plus http://wiki.siftah.com/GoalZero_Guide10_Plus] - Charges four AA or AAA batteries and can do pass-through charging, ie: can be charged whilst charging.
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/DX_Dual_USB_Solar_Powered_Battery_Charger_232365 http://wiki.siftah.com/DX_Dual_USB_Solar_Powered_Battery_Charger_232365] - A cheap 10,000mAh battery pack with a built-in solar panel of it's own.
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/DX_Dual_USB_Solar_Powered_Battery_Charger_232365 http://wiki.siftah.com/DX_Dual_USB_Solar_Powered_Battery_Charger_232365] - A cheap 10,000mAh battery pack with a built-in solar panel of it's own.
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/eBay_18650_USB_Power_Bank http://wiki.siftah.com/eBay_18650_USB_Power_Bank] - 18650 cell based power bank from eBay with a handy built-in light.
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/eBay_18650_USB_Power_Bank http://wiki.siftah.com/eBay_18650_USB_Power_Bank] - 18650 cell based power bank from eBay with a handy built-in light.
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/DX_XIAOMI_Genuine_10400mAh_Power_Bank http://wiki.siftah.com/DX_XIAOMI_Genuine_10400mAh_Power_Bank] - 18650 cell based power bank from DX which does pass-through charging!
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/DX_XIAOMI_Genuine_10400mAh_Power_Bank http://wiki.siftah.com/DX_XIAOMI_Genuine_10400mAh_Power_Bank] - 18650 cell based power bank from DX which does pass-through charging!

Revision as of 09:30, 17 June 2014

Overview

Whilst the price of Solar energy isn't yet cheap enough to make it more attractive than pulling power from the grid, it's certainly now useful enough for situations where grid power isn't an option. My usage so far has been when camping and also when sailing - times when connecting to the grid isn't possible and having your own supply becomes more essential, read the info here with that in mind.

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Battery Packs

The best way to use a solar panel is with a battery pack to use as an energy store. It relieves much of the inconvenience of being tethered to a solar panel for charging and helps you overcome the unreliability of the sun. Plus, they're a handy emergency source of power for the times when you're not carrying the solar panel with you;

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