Portable Solar Charger

4,583

67

1

About: I like finding new uses for things, making things, and improving things. I'm a student who is currently looking for a better job, one where I can make an actual difference.

I wanted to make a portable solar charger that could be used to hold various accessories and keep my phone in the shade while charging. The first thing I did is buy an inexpensive panel that could output around 300ma @ 20 volts. After finding one I bought a USB car charger that can take an input voltage of 12-24 volts and connected the panel's output to the chargers input. After verifying that it does charge my phone, I made a small wooden box and used hinges to hold the panel. I used half an eraser as a wedge to make the panel hold an angle when its in the open position. This setup will fully charge most cell phones in about 4 hours.

Supplies:

Share

    Recommendations

    • Fandom Contest

      Fandom Contest
    • Woodworking Contest

      Woodworking Contest
    • Classroom Science Contest

      Classroom Science Contest

    Discussions