Modern life has increasingly become dependent on various forms of energy for work, play, entertainment, communication and plain activities of daily living. To ensure that your cell phones, inverters and batteries can be recharged during a major power outage you should think in terms of investing in a solar detachable charger. Your charger will get recharged even during power outages since you will be dependent on sunlight rather than a utility company. When you are shopping, remember that solar technology continues to advance very rapidly. Usually, the best products available carry a higher price tag. For chargers, it is also important to look at what types of connections a product uses to power electronic devices. Some solar battery chargers work on far more products than others!
Li-Ion batteries are particularly good for rechargeable items because of the way they store and discharge power. Some chargers use USB cords, others use CLAs (similar to a car cigarette lighter),and still others use clamps usually associated with jump-starting cars. Solar chargers also should use technology to protect electronic devices from over-charging or other quirks related to battery discharge/charging rates. It is best to check with the manufacturer before purchase rather than placing your electronic/electric items at risk by using a less than satisfactory charger.
Remember that you are not going to use solar power just to light up areas or recharge products. You can use it to heat water in a solar pressure storage tank. Complete solar water heating systems that include OG-100 solar collectors, storage tank, and other components have an OG-300 certification. Residential systems don’t typically need custom engineering, which is why most residential systems are sold as complete SRCC rated kits. Buy a pressurized/vented to air compact system which is easily recognizable by its reservoir tank on top of the main tank which tops up the water level. The heat exchanger coil inside the tank provides pressurized hot water but the main tank is vented to atmosphere via a tube on top so the tank itself is not pressurized.