Where do YOU go solar?
For many fans of solar and dynamo products, exploring the great outdoors means embracing alternative energy, where the main source of power isn’t electrical outlets, but the sun.
When traveling abroad, solar- and dynamo-powered products are also key to staying connected.
One Solarrific user has been taking her 4W solar charger for a ride (and a hike, and a ferry) on day trips and camping excursions in Oregon and Washington.
And that’s fitting, because traveling these days often means relying on a smartphone for directions and maps.
This can get tricky when you’re sleeping under the stars with no way to recharge. The 4W Solar Charger turned out to be useful in these—and many more—situations.
For our traveling reviewer, sharing what she’s up to via Instagram, Facebook, etc. is particularly tempting when embarking on epic adventures, like hiking a seven-mile loop to Ramona Falls.
Nevertheless, as she discovered, sharing your agenda can really eat up your phone’s battery.
Easy fix: setting up the 4W charger over a lunch break helps you get the shots you want whether or not everything was fully charged when you left home.
Get a Boost from the Sun
Our outdoor adventurer knew that getting away from the crowds with an overnight stay in Manchester State Park, Washington, also meant getting away from electrical outlets.
The 4W charger provided peace of mind, as it was the perfect way to keep phones ready for use without worrying about saving that last 10 percent of battery life.
Passive Solar: Just Leave It on the Dash
Driving from Issaquah, Washington to Portland, Oregon wasn’t an all-day trip for our intrepid traveler, but she observed that three and a half hours on the road was plenty of time to leave the 4W charger on the car’s dashboard to charge her iPhone.
The 4W charger’s optimal location is in direct sunlight, so leaving it on a flat space in the sun like your dashboard is the perfect way to stay charged.