portable power for camping
As we all know, perhaps the end of a traditional solar panel is spelled.
The lower cost of production and installation of this technology may be the future direction of development.
The problem is, it\'s just a future technology.
When the new technology is coming, the existing technology is also getting smaller, cheaper and better, and that\'s exactly what I found out this week.
A company called zero goal is changing our perception of power, and perhaps more importantly, our perception of illiteracy, poverty and hunger.
Founder Robert Warman spent a long time in Congo (Kim. DRC)
And hope to help the world through renewable energy.
His company donated a portion of sales to TIFIE.
Committed to promoting economic development and creating sustainable enterprises in Africa.
The products produced by Goal Zero are mainly centered on renewable energy and I received a portable solar panel (
What I always wanted)
Instead of storing energy, the panel takes energy from the sun and then connects directly to the USB device (
Like a mobile phone)
Charge its battery.
There are three different connectors in total (
You can even charge more than one device at a time)
It folds into a convenient and attractive bag, no bigger than notepad.
When you are outside, it is perfect to go camping or convenient.
You can even Daisy.
Connect up to four panels together to charge the device faster.
There are also competitors now, including Instapark Mercury 10.
One of the supporting products I see is the target zero switch 8 charger.
This tubular device (
This is the size and shape of a magic mark)
The capacity is 8 Wh and the output is 2,200 mAh.
In layman\'s terms, this means it will be able to easily charge most mobile phones or MP3 players.
You don\'t actually have to charge the device with solar panels, but any USB power supply can charge like your computer.
Once the switch 8 is charged, you can throw it in your backpack or glove box and forget about it-until you need it.
If you find that your phone or other device is running out of power, simply plug it into the USB connector at the bottom and it will start charging your device, or if the device is running out of power, you can use it immediately.
There is also an accessory called the bolt that connects to the top of the switch 8 and turns it into a bright LED flashlight!
Includes four lenses of different colors so you can even light the trail in style.
Finally, I looked at the lantern 250 lighthouse.
So far, this is my favorite technology for a while.
In some ways it looks like a vintage oil lamp, but it obviously goes beyond that when you look closely.
It has legs and easy-to-carry handles that allow it to sit on a flat surface.
There are three different settings in the light part that can give you the appropriate amount of light (
Of course, the corresponding power consumption)
But what\'s really exciting is that it has a USB port that lets you charge your phone directly from the lights.
For an emergency, it even has a special button to see a set of rotating red lights from the sky.
If you\'re worried that the lights are out of juice at night (
When you can\'t charge with solar panels)
Don\'t, because you can create your own power with your hand cranks.
Turning the handle generates about 10 minutes of light in a minute, which I think is a good deal --off.
When we get into the coldest part of the year, it\'s unlikely to be in your mind to use these products outdoors, don\'t forget, for emergencies, they will make great accessories in your trunk.
This is one of the products you wish you would never have to use, but when you use it, you must be glad you have the technology.
Syd Bolton is the curator of the Personal Computer Museum and the information technology manager of ACIC/Methapharm.
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