Have you ever wanted to go on a trip, whether it be a weekend camping trip or an extended backpacking trip, but worried about the inaccessibility of energy on the road? Not many people know that you can have plenty of energy with you at any time to last weeks of charging cell phones, tablets, and other small electronics. While wall outlets are still harder to access for things such as Li-ion battery packed camera’s and computers, as long as you have USB port style charging can have all the power you want, and soon they will have USB to wall outlet adapters.
The solution to power on the road can be found in a few options. First, there are power banks such as the EC TECHNOLOGY® New 22400mAh Portable Ultra-high Density External Battery Pack Backup Charger, my favorite because of the low cost, high battery capacity, and even though the size is a bit larger and it weighs about a pound, it is still about the same size and weight as power banks with half it’s capacity. These things can charge a cell phone about ten times! Secondly, for complete power independence and in conjunction with the power bank, there are great, light-weight solar charges such as the Anker® 14W Solar Panel Foldable Dual-port Solar Charger. Anker has proven to me numerous times of their quality electronics, which is why I trust them with so many of mine. Use the two USB charging ports to charge your power banks, cell phones, and other electronics, plug a USB hub into it to charge multiple electronics at once. These items combined can keep you charged no matter how long your trip is as long as you get some sun along the way!
Another way to get energy is to search restaurants, bus stations, and airports almost always have power outlets available, bring along a smart hub to distribute the power to you devices most efficiently for the faster charge available! If you hitch hike, bring along a car charger and the smart hub to get some juice on the go, even if it’s only for a few minutes!
With these tricks and tips, you can have all the power you want, anywhere you want! Never worry about your phone or tablet’s battery again!
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