Solar Powered Battery Charger

A solar powered battery charger can easily and cheaply supply you with renewable, clean and free energy whenever and wherever you need it. Whether you are looking to charge a car battery or an Iphone, there are solar power battery chargers available for almost every device and every voltage.

This page is made up of carefully selected chargers for different products but before you go any further, let's have a look at some of the advantages of a solar powered battery charger.

1. Never let your phone or mobile device go flat

2. Save large amounts of money of your energy bills

3. Freepower wherever you are

4. Reduce your dependence on fossil fuels and lower your carbon footprint.

To be honest there are few people on the planet today who would not benefit from have a solar powered battery charger for something.

Solar charge your battery!

Below you can find a wide range of different solar battery chargers to suit all different budgets and power requirements. Follow the link for more information on each type of battery charger or follow this link for more information about buying a portable solar power system.

Solar AA Battery Charger

A solar battery charger is a very cheap and efficient way to charge a battery.

They are usually fairly small and portable devices and in full sunshine they take approximately 15 hours to fully charge 4 batteries and half that for 2.

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12 Volt Solar Battery Charger

A 12 volt charger is suitable for larger batteries such as those on boats, RVs, electric fences and so on. They are relatively small but powerful. There is no maintenance and they generally all come with overcharge protection.

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Solar Car Battery Charger

Another popular solar powered battery charger is the car charger. Again, these are 12 volts and offer a really cheap and practical means for charging a car battery anywhere. They usually take about over 20 hours to fully charge a typical car battery.

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Marine Solar battery Charger

Marine solar battery chargers are there not so much for charging but rather for maintaining peak power in marine batteries. These amorphous solar powered battery chargers are usually 12 volts and come with all the relevant fittings.

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Solar Mobile Phone Charger

Perhaps one of the most useful item on this page is the solar mobile phone charger. These handy little solar chargers usually fit in your pocket or handbag and can provide you with enough juice to get you to the end of the day.

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How do Solar chargers work?

These simple chargers are at the cutting edge of solar power technology, a technology which has the power to change our world.

The chargers them selves are very simple devices which simply need to be plugged into whatever battery you want to charge and off you go. But what happens behind the scenes? How does the sun give you such awesome power?

Well it started over a million years ago when atoms were fused together at the centre of the sun producing photons. 8 and a half minutes ago these photons reached the surface and where they were then hurled towards earth. By putting your portable solar panel in front of these fast moving photons you are causing them to smash into silicon atoms in the panel thus 'breaking off' electrons from these atoms. The electrons then flow in a current joining up with other electrons along the way and thus produce electricity.

At least that is the simplest explanation I can think of, for more information see the page how does solar power work.

How efficient are solar powered chargers

Most modern solar panels operate at about 13% efficiency which means that they turn about 13% of the suns energy into power. While this may not sound a lot, it actually is quite high especially when compared to other every day objects such as lightbulbs which currently operate at only about 4% efficiency.

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