Solar Powered Battery Pack Recharger
Posted on December 11, 2007 by Jamie Slaughter, with 11596 views
Every little contribution to improve our environment is now a welcome one given the current state of the planet and the direction it is self-destructively heading towards. Batteries, although small as we all know, generate power and constantly replacing batteries, and throwing flat batteries away isn't a particularly useful way of conserving energy and limiting emissions.
Rechargeable batteries are a slightly better option. Although, this process still requires power from a main source to revitalize the current within the battery and bring them back from the dead. So, the next logical step - a way to maintain charge within a single battery for as long as possible - without the requirement of a mains power source to reincarnate the battery.
The solution comes from the sun, the largest energy source available to us. This battery pack can recharge batteries by drawing in the sun's rays and applying the energy as power. The pack also hosts a USB port which allows all other portable devices to play exclusively from the Solar power.
The one current snag is that only batteries provided by the company which have developed the charger will operate - as they warn any other batteries used could combust. The pack is available for around $54.