Going on a hiking trip or camping? Then, you are certainly in need of a compact Solar Panel System. A portable Solar panel system has the capacity to charge all your gadgets, be it mobile devices, laptops or small charger for my electric car for that matter. Compact Solar Panel systems are heavier than the normal solar chargers but they are more powerful because they can convert and store electrical energy more than the normal chargers and can be used to charge wider range of devices.
Here are some of the compact solar generators that would be of much help to you, especially if you are a photographer who needs a lot of electrical power to capture the gorgeous moments.
Yeti 150 Solar Generator
The small solar generator 150 – YETI is the one that will take care of your power needs if want to go out for camping and do not want to part with your electronic devices. This solar generator is a powerful yet compact one that has enough energy to cater to emergency situations during camping. Called as a mini powerhouse, this Goal Zero Yeti 150 solar generator can provide power to all the essential electronic devices. You can charge it in three ways.
* Sunlight, that would take 11 to 12 hours of time to charge
* Fromm the wall which would take 6 hours
* From an automobile that uses a 12V port which would take 8 hours.
Some of the common devices that can be powered by the generator are MP3 Players, Smartphones, E-readers, Digital Cameras, Goal Zero Lights, tablets, Laptops, Car Adapters, DSLR Cameras, Display Monitors, CPAP.
Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator
This solar generator kit is a must and an essential part of your camping gear. This compact – Solar/Generators (high grade) scores over all its rivals because of its looks, sturdiness, lightweight nature and Battery.
* Looks: The kit is highly organized and sleek in its looks that all the wires and cables are organized so neatly.
* Lightweight: It is lightweight and compact and at the same time has a sturdy handle for easy carry.
* Battery: The battery is lead acid battery and has a long shelf life compared to other kits. It is also double efficient in charging the gadgets.
This generator is one of the lightest models one can find in the market. Weighing only 12 pounds, this can charge almost all types of devices without any trouble. There are 2 USB outputs, a 12-V output socket and an AC inverter.
Technology has advanced in the field of solar power. Especially in the field of controllers. If there is a good controller for solar panel kits (400 watt solar panel) for the solar panel kits, then one can extract maximum energy from the solar panels. While earlier controllers were not so efficient and also costed high, new controllers are effective both in terms of cost and functionality. That combined with compactness increases the performance and the portability of the kits.