Make a Solar Powered Charger


Get the shirts: bit.ly Facebook: facebook.com Buy a solar panel here: amzn.to For this to work you will need a 6v Solar Panel and a Female USB connector. Solder the USB connector to the negative and positive contact points on the Solar Panel and you are ready to go. It is really that simple. You may not want to leave the phone or Mp3 player plugged in at night because the power may drain out of the phone when no light is present. This is because we did not regulate the current of power. See you soon!

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  1. #1 by kvnklingler at August 18th, 2010

    @Neonspinnazz30 Or enjoy the woods instead of the TV….

  2. #2 by unclaxfan at August 18th, 2010

    @theXlegend17 thanks. ill try using a higher voltage panel. probs like a 10

  3. #3 by LILE676 at August 20th, 2010

    wheres the cheapest place u can get a 6v solar panel

  4. #4 by TwilightPACman at August 20th, 2010

    What if you don’t know how to solder?? is their another way?

  5. #5 by TFiPW at August 21st, 2010

    @TwilightPACman tying the wires together would work too. The point is to complete the circuit. Solder is basically soft, conductible metal that melts easily.

  6. #6 by niraveger at August 23rd, 2010

    what if you want to charge more than one thing at once? what whould you do if their voltage is diferent?

  7. #7 by crazyvinni1 at August 24th, 2010

    @cosmicalian and a big tv

  8. #8 by Giomation at August 28th, 2010

    @aslchinchilla That is funny, but that’s just how people identify what connector they’re talking about.

  9. #9 by Giomation at August 28th, 2010

    Dear Household Hacker,
    if you sotter the solar pannel to the female USB the wrong way does it ruin the solar pannel? I don’t want to spend money on these things if I have a 50% chance of ruining it, so please reply! Thanks!

  10. #10 by crazyvinni1 at August 29th, 2010

    hey i have a question how am i supposed to open the female back port like that

  11. #11 by oddy128 at September 8th, 2010

    my female USB has 4 prongs what the fudge! some one please message me on what ta fudge to do!

  12. #12 by TheManutd9 at September 9th, 2010

    @oddy128 use only the black and red cables

  13. #13 by Aifamer at September 10th, 2010

    does it work with an itouch too?

  14. #14 by cvbcbcmv at September 15th, 2010

    @oddy128 they will all have that, you have to buy a female USB socket. They have them at radio shack. Don’t let them tell you they don’t carry them because they do. They might not have it in stock though. The box was green I believe.

  15. #15 by cvbcbcmv at September 15th, 2010

    @crazyvinni1 you buy a female USB socket. Just a cable won’t have it.

  16. #16 by cvbcbcmv at September 15th, 2010

    @Giomation no just unsolder the cables (just heat it up again and it melts) and switch it around

  17. #17 by cvbcbcmv at September 15th, 2010

    @LILE676 pretty much the link he gives you is the cheapest it gets

  18. #18 by Spiderpig4545 at September 21st, 2010

    nice, but one problem it’s gonna take very very long to charge something since it puts out 50 mA(on a nice day) and my cellphone charger puts out 400 mA and its not like i have a power heavy phone (LG KS360) so it takes 8 times longer so 2 hours charge time instead of 15min…. But still it’s a nice concept and better than nothing =D

  19. #19 by treesarehere at October 3rd, 2010

    I have black , red , white, and green cables inside of the female cable? Should I use the black and red standard. Though it didn’t work. work for me. 🙁

  20. #20 by TheA1spartan at October 11th, 2010

    U should sell these. But with a greater volt power

  21. #21 by Hoser1358 at October 12th, 2010

    @cosmicalian YEA 110V XD

  22. #22 by Hoser1358 at October 12th, 2010

    @TheA1spartan depending on what you’re using youd need a different panel, if you try using a 12v with an ipod you’ll probably end up frying the battery, from what ive seen most if not all ipod chargers use 5v and most mobile devices should only go to 9v at the most

  23. #23 by Hoser1358 at October 12th, 2010

    @oddy128 you only use the ones on the sides, not the middle

  24. #24 by XX2466 at October 13th, 2010

    WERE CAN I GET ON OF THOSE FEMALE USB CONNECTOR

  25. #25 by HeLpErNaThAn at October 16th, 2010

    what is the song

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