Traveling? A Solar Power Bank Will Keep Your Phone Alive!
Perhaps the only bad thing about going out is your phone battery running out. Sure, you can take a power bank with you, but what if you forgot to charge it? Or even worse, what if you run out of charge on your power bank? Sure, you could borrow someone else’s phone for an emergency call, but what about that perfect snap you were planning to all your Snapchat contacts? If you are going camping or boating, or if you have plans to travel around the world, packing a solar power bank might save your day.
What are solar power banks?
Solar-powered banks are portable batteries (essentially power banks) that can be recharged by exposing it’s their solar panel to sunlight. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and typically can provide between 2 and 3.1 amps of charging power. They’re a great way to keep your phone charged while you’re on the go, and they can also be used to charge other electronic devices like tablets and laptops.
These are far more convenient than regular power banks that too, will run out of charge eventually. Simply put, you do not need a power outlet to charge your solar power bank (and assuming that you are outside, you wouldn’t have access to one).
There are many different types of solar power banks, with each designed for a specific purpose. Some are larger and designed to hold more charge, while others are smaller and designed to be more portable. The best solar power banks will have multiple charging ports so you can charge multiple devices at once. They also usually have a LED light to indicate the battery’s status.
These can be utilized to charge a variety of other devices, such as laptops, tablets, and even cars! However, we will not be focusing on cars and non-handheld devices for the remainder of this blog.
How do solar power banks work?
This sort of power bank uses solar panels to convert sunlight into electrical energy. This energy is then stored in the battery, which can then be used to power your devices. Solar power banks work best when there is plenty of sunlight available to them, though they will work in partial sunlight as well.
Solar power banks vs normal power banks
This is a no-brainer. As we have already discussed, regular power banks have to be charged at a power outlet, which makes them essentially useless once you run out of charge, if you don’t make it back home in time. A dead power bank is just as useful as a dead phone – it’s a brick until it is recharged. It is, however, worth noting that you will be able to recharge your phone at least twice using a new power bank, depending on the charge capacity of both devices.
Solar power banks are a great way to keep your phone alive on the go. If you run out of charge, you can essentially just let it rest for a while in sunlight, where the solar panel will quickly recharge its battery. Chances are, you will never really run out of sun during the day. Most solar power banks can also be charged at wall outlets if required, so you wouldn’t have to worry about having to go out just to charge your power bank.
Pros and cons of buying a solar power bank
When traveling it is always a good idea to have a power bank with you in case your phone runs out of battery. However, what are the pros and cons of buying a solar power bank?
Pros of solar power banks:
1. They’re small and lightweight, so they take up minimal space in your suitcase.
2. They don’t run out of charge, as long as you don’t run out of sun.
3. They usually charge quickly, so you can get back to using your phone as soon as possible.
4. Solar power banks are environmentally friendly since they don’t use any electricity from the grid.
The only two cons of purchasing a solar power bank are:
1. They are usually quite expensive. You can find a cheap power bank in most electronics stores, but this is not the case with solar power banks.
2. Their solar charging ability is almost useless during the night, or if it is raining. It needs at least some sunlight to charge properly.
While these aren’t necessarily large cons, they may put off some buyers. Even though you can’t charge your power bank during the night, most solar power banks come with the ability to be plugged into a wall outlet, just like any regular power bank.
Solar power banks are environmentally friendly
Solar energy is amongst the cleanest alternatives to fossil fuels. Using a solar panel releases no harmful gasses into the atmosphere. Solar power banks are environmentally friendly because they don’t rely on traditional batteries or electricity grids, and they can help reduce your carbon footprint while you’re away. If you want to support going green, buying a solar power bank is a great way to start. Yay sunlight!
Traveling can be so amazing, but it can also be tough to keep your phone going all day long. That’s where traveling solar power banks come in! These little devices allow you to charge your smartphones, tablets, or laptops using the sun’s energy, which means you’ll never have to worry about running out of battery again. If you’re ever feeling stranded without a way to recharge your phone, consider packing a traveling solar power bank and you won’t regret it!