5 Technologies for Keeping Your Batteries Charged
Much of your life is contained within your smartphone. When the battery goes dead, you may feel like your best friend is unconscious. Keeping the battery charged doesn’t have to be a pain, however. There are many technologies that can keep your smartphone from experiencing an outage.
- Solar Charging Packs
Solar charging units don’t have to be all that expensive, especially if you build it yourself using parts from a local electronics store. Leave one of these sitting in the window throughout the day in order to charge your smartphone. These devices can be great gifts or items to leave in your survival gear or emergency equipment. If you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere with a dead phone battery, the solar charger can give you enough power to call for help. Some will even charge your phone completely.
- USB Adapters
Most smartphones today come with a cable that can plug into USB outlets. Whether this is used on your computer or in a special power socket adapter, you can keep your phone energized in a variety of locations. Virtually any USB socket can be used in conjunction with one of these cables. In fact, some of these power kits will come with attachments that will fit a wide range of smartphone brands.
- Wireless Charging
Does your phone support the ability to be charged without actually plugging it into a device? Technologies are advancing so that items with rechargeable batteries can be simply placed on a pad in order to charge them. This allows you to set the phone on the charging mat and walk away without having to deal with micro USB or broken ports.
- Car Cigarette Lighter Chargers
Some phone kits will include the cigarette lighter chargers for automobiles. If not, then these units can be purchased at a variety of stores. Some will also be designed as universal units that have attachments for the most popular phone manufacturers. This will allow you to keep charging batteries in the car regardless of what phone brand you upgrade to or replace it with.
- Plug It In
Last, but not least, is the traditional method of simply plugging your phone into the wall socket by use of the power adapter. Many new power adapters have been designed to double as USB-capable devices, as they are fitted with a jack that any universal serial bus cable can plug into. Because they provide the same power as a computer’s USB port, virtually any USB-powered device can work in these charging adapters.
The hardest part about keeping your battery from draining completely is remembering to plug it in. Get into the habit of plugging it in when you go to bed or whenever you will be sitting stationary for a length of time. With all of the charging methods that are at your disposal, there should be no reason why your smartphone dies unexpectedly.