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Portable chargers to take you on a trip

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One of the big problems still to be solved in the latest generation mobiles is how little the batteries last when we are using 3G and GPS functions at the same time.

When I connect all the artillery on the mountain to mark a circuit with the GPS and 3G running, the battery does not usually last more than six or seven hours and sometimes I have been unable to record the entire route. And, of course, I do not even talk about tours of more than a day of travel in the mountains where at night it becomes necessary to recharge the camera and mobile and the only heat I find is that of the chimney of the shelter or feathers from my bag.

There are cheap and little rudimentary methods that can save our lives on those occasions and other more sophisticated and expensive ones that will become the envy of your travel companions. Let's go over some of these portable chargers that we can take on a trip:

Mobile charger with a single battery

This small mobile charger will serve you more than a hurry on your trips. It's about a mobile charger with a single battery. Without a doubt, the most rudimentary and simple idea in the world of technology: a battery that fits a USB plug.

I have tried it on more than one occasion and it really takes forever to charge the entire battery of your mobile. Of course, it is an ideal complement for long excursions where we are away from the worldly noise and we need those extra minutes to complete the route in GPS that we are tracing either from Runtastic, Sportypal, Wikiloc or any other application of the style.

Wind and solar charger for long breaks

If you want to make mountain crossings where you will be away from civilization during a good season and you cannot avoid mixing with nature and leaving aside all your technological devices, you may be interested in this new concept of portable charger designed by Cheng Peng.

It is a portable charger that collect solar and wind energy at the same time it will serve to feed a good number of technological devices. It comes with some solar panels and a small wind turbine which allows you to store energy either one way or another. The gadget is also equipped with an LED flashlight. The fan handles can be removed so it will make it much easier for us to carry the appliance on top.

I don't know how much energy this generates and the weight of the device. It is not very clear to me if, after all, the pedaling that the man in the image performs during the day would not be enough to carry out the task. We saw it in Yankodesign.

Mobile phone charger with hot water

As you can see in the video in this case we use two of the classic elements of antiquity such as water and fire to charge our mobile or any other electronic device. Through the thermoelectric technology this portable pot is capable of generating and transmitting the energy to the necessary mobile. Ideal for mountain getaways to heat the macaroni and incidentally charge the mobile.

You will find it on ebay.

Compact size solar charger

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