The Best Flexible Solar Panels

The Best Flexible Solar Panels

Flexible solar panels are useful for charging small electronics, when you are hiking or boating. These type of solar panels have no trouble charging devices like cell phones, tablet computers, LED lanterns, flashlights and AA battery chargers. Larger devices can be charged with these panels, but the charging time will be quite long.Flexible solar panels consist of a layer of photovoltaic cells atop a flexible substrate. They use thin-film technology, which is currently less efficient than … [Read more...]

The Best Rated Boat Batteries

DieHard Platinum PM-1

Marine batteries come in three basic varieties: starting, deep-cycle, and dual-purpose. Starting batteries provide strong bursts of power to crank an engine and are not meant to endure repeated discharge/recharge cycles. Deep-cycle batteries, on the other hand, aren’t built to start an engine. Instead, deep-cycle batteries provide a consistent power output for a long period of time, perfect for running trolling motors and accessories. Starting batteries and deep-cycle batteries aren’t meant … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Laptop Chargers Of 2011

Brunton Impel

External laptop batteries are a portable way to add extra running time to your computer. These power packs typically include interchangeable tips and have the capability to output different voltages so they can accommodate as many different laptop makes and models as possible. Universal laptop chargers have different capacities and employ different battery technologies. Always check to be sure your laptop is compatible with a charger. We’ve examined expert and user reviews on sites such as … [Read more...]

The Best iPhone Chargers Of 2012

dreamGEAR i.Sound Portable Power Max

Today, we use smartphones and tablet computers wherever we go. However, batteries life tends to be a constant issue. That's why carrying a spare USB charger in your daypack or purse makes a lot of sense. In most cases, you just need a bit of power to make a call or access the internet. USB chargers all contain a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and a USB socket that outputs 5 volts. The difference is the power capacity of the batteries inside the chargers, and this capacity is measured in … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Portable Generators Of 2011

Briggs & Stratton 30470

Portable generators are built to suit a range of needs, producing between 1,000 and 20,000 watts and costing several hundred to several thousand dollars. The best small generators are inverter-generators. Compared to traditional generators, inverter-generators typically produce less noise and cleaner power. They are great for recreational use and for powering sensitive electronics. You’ll also find generators for occasional home use—needed, for instance, when the power goes out—and generators … [Read more...]