You are about to take a selfie of yourself amidst the wilderness of a dense forest. But right when you are about to click the shot, your phone dies. That’s exactly what happened to me when I first went out on a solo trip. Having found no outlet from where I could recharge, my entire experience turned out into a nightmare. “How am I supposed to contact with my family?” – I was troubled by this one single thought as it crept into my mind, thereby increasing the anxiety and fear. But not anymore.
I got over that nightmare and now I always make sure that I have a backup whenever I am going out on a hike or camping. The most essential one that I love to carry around are – Otonohm’s Energy Essentials.
Why? Because it offers high performing solar energy efficient panels that can bear lot of capacity when it comes to energy storage.
Let’s take a close look into each of them to help you understand the relevance and how they become trekking essentials that you cannot leave behind at home. So here are some of the things which I carry everytime I go out on a trip. You can follow these Mobile Solar Panel guide to be aware of what selected models you would carry on your expedition.
- Solar Panels
The Otonohm solar panels are made up of efficient portals with the best photovoltaic technology.
- Power Stations
These are efficient and powerstrip charging stations that are powerful enough to load multiple devices and power them simultaneously.
- Power Banks
These are external batteries with a capacity of 12 V Battery Boosters with an all-day support facility.
Guide to finding the best solar chargers for your next hiking expedition
#1. Watch out for charging efficiency
Some solar panels come with an 18 hours or more capacity. In most places, the amount of time exceeds the daylight hour. If you need to recharge your electronics often, then it would be best to choose a solar panel that can charge faster.
In addition, you also need to consider the region where you are traveling. That’s because solar panel for hiking often tend to struggle in places where the sky is cloudy and the weather is gloomy.
#2. Check the Amperage, Wattage and the Voltage
To understand how much power supply could your solar panel provide, you have got to use the simple equation – watt – hours = amp – hours X volts.
You need to find out the volt and the amp-hour information if you want to keep your devices charged. Using the formula, you would come to know how much power wattage do you need from your solar charger.
#3. Output Connections
You also need to consider the number of devices that you are going to be connecting with your solar charger. Or for that matter, how many cords would you be using to plug into the charger. There are many solar chargers that have only one USB port for connecting to the electronics. Others however, might have multiple connection points. You will have to consider what you actually need.
#4. Size and Weight
The size and the weight of your solar panels will always matter when you are going on a hike. Some solar panels are bulky and will take up more space in your backpack. Others are foldable and are easy to carry wherever you go.
Hope the following factors will now help you to find the solar charger of your choice. Need more help? Then contact Otonohm for more information on solar panels.