Portable Solar Power
If you are sick of dealing with dead batteries like I am than it is time for portable solar power. The most common trend in portable power these days is solar technology. I am trying to decide exactly what way I want to go. Given the times we live in we need to be able to recharge devices that we have come to depend on. My list would be different than yours, but generally we need a way to recharge them on the go.
One of the first things to consider is the ability to store a charge. If you are going camping it would be nice to start out with a device that could recharge your cell phone, radio, or gps without needing anything. This is becoming pretty common in the industry and many of the portable solar power units have a battery that can quickly recharge your devices.
The next main consideration is to be able to use your device while recharging. This will allow you to use your device even when it is dead and recharging. This changes the input power requirements, but it also allows for some flexibility. The reason for this is that now you can control where and when you want to recharge.
Since you have some control over when and where you also need the capability to charge multiple devices at one time. This may require you to have a pigtail with different connections. The reason for this it to ensure that given the time needed to charge the batteries is minimized.
I am on the lookout for the solution to my problems. There are three important things to consider when looking for your portable solar power, but whether I am camping or dealing with no power I would like to be able to recharge the different devices. If you have some experience with any portable solar power than please leave a comment below so we can all benefit from your experience.