Millions on the East Coast Could Use One of These
07/02/2012 4 Comments
According to the news, almost 2.4 million people from Illinois to Virginia were still without power Monday morning, with the biggest concentration of outages in the Washington, D.C. area.
People are flocking to Starbucks and stores with outside outlets to charge their cellphones, tablets and laptops in the Washington DC area. People are reported to be lining up at any available power outlet to charge their devices. I will bet they wish that they had one of these.
I built this solar charging device to enable us to charge our Cellphones, iPads, Kindles and MacBooks when the power goes out. At the top is a power controller, at the bottom a distribution box with two USB charging ports (white area on distribution box). It is possible to connect an inverter to a battery, not shown in the photo, to power up other devices. The panel charges the battery.
We also plan to use it to charge our trailer batteries when “boondocking” far from an electrical outlet. The back folds over the panel protecting it during travel. If you would like more information leave a comment with contact information.