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What is a solar battery charger?

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Solar panels take energy absorbed by the sun and convert it into electrical energy which can then be used to power a wide range of different types of devices. Larger residential solar systems, when sized and configured properly, can be used to provide electricity to an entire home. But there are also smaller systems that can be used to provide energy for various devices both at-home and on-the-go.

Solar Battery Chargers: An Overview

These days, the vast majority of smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices all use lithium ion batteries for power. The major benefit here is that they’re rechargeable – but you’re not always by an outlet in your home to do so. This is especially true if you’re in the car on a road trip, or if you just happen to be away for an extended period of time.

The answer? Solar battery chargers. These still take energy from the sun and convert it into electricity, but it’s done for the express purpose of being used to charge the various electronic devices that you may have with you. This can include but is certainly not limited to mobile devices like cell phones, lights, fans and even the battery in your car.

This is a very common configuration with car batteries, for example – especially recreational vehicles like large campers. In this specific situation, solar battery chargers may even be used at the same time as portable solar panels to help charge the battery as quickly as possible.

There are a wide range of other devices that can also be charged via solar batteries. Even dating as far back as the early 1990s, it was not uncommon to find everyday household objects like flashlights and reading lights that were charged via solar energy. 

All told, solar battery chargers are particularly helpful if you know that you’re going to be away from a traditional power source for an extended period of time. If you’re going on a long car trip, or if you’re going to be camping in the middle of the woods, solar battery chargers can provide you with all of the reliability you need to keep using your devices in the exact way that you need, no exceptions. 

If you’d like to find out more information about the ins and outs of solar battery chargers, or if you have any additional questions that you’d like to discuss with an expert in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact the team at SunVision Solar today.