Portable solar panels for outdoor activities
More and more people are switching to portable solar panels as an alternative to grid electricity. While these are more expensive, these are ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping or trickle charging your RV or boat
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Portable Solar Panels for Outdoor ActivitiesMore and more people are switching to portable solar panels as an alternative to grid electricity.While these are more expensive, these are ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, campingor trickle charging your RV or boat. If you suffer from a power outage, these panels make forideal backup. Portable panels usually use 12 Volts. Those who want to opt for portable solarpanels should be prepared to invest an added amount. This is required for additional connectionso that the panels can be used. Make sure that the connectors fit with the recharging plugs onthe devices that you want to use.You may even purchase some battery clips in case you want to charge your boat or vehicle. Totrickle charge the car, place the caravan solar panels in a place with lots of sunshine and plug itwithin the cigarette lighter socket. You may even attach the clips to the battery of the vehicle toensure that the batteries are completely charged. As solar portable panels have small size, theywill not generate the same amount of energy that is generated by the larger panels. They willnot heat the whole house, but the batteries of your cellphone, iPod and GPS can be recharged.Like the larger solar panels, the portable ones generate energy from the rays of the sun. This iswhy they should be placed under the open sky under direct sunlight. You must never forget thatthe solar panels which are purchased have inbuilt regulators, without which you might justovercharge the battery. The regulator automatically adopts the energy output to the amount ofenergy that is required. Make sure that the panel has a regulator which helps in controlling theamount of energy required in the panel. It prevents the device from over-charging.The solar panels should not be folded. Although some of them might be foldable, waterproofand durable, these should be handled carefully. Avoid folding the cells or poking them withsharp objects to prevent damage. The portable solar panels can be used to power an electricalobject, but while charging the battery, make sure that only the rechargeable batteries arerecharged. Recharging the ordinary batteries can damage the panel in the long run. Solar powerpanels can be carried everywhere, even while camping or during an outing. Make sure that thepanel is placed on a safe spot to prevent tripping while you are camping with kids.
About the Author :The portable solar panels can be attached to a customized connector to provide connection tothe caravan solar panels.