How to charge a cell phone with a solar panel…

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I show how you could charge a cell phone in an emergency, if you get cut off from grid power.

I am using an 10 AWG extension cord to carry the power from the solar panel to my house.

I am using a 10 AWG extension cord to carry the power from the solar panel to my house.

The connectors came from a local auto parts store and are easy to crimp to the cables.  No soldering required.

The connectors came from a local auto parts store and are easy to crimp to the cables. No soldering required.

Easy to connect to the solar panel.  Only tool needed is a screwdriver!

It's easy to connect to the solar panel. Only tool needed is a screwdriver!

Sunforce 60012 7 Amp Charge Controller

Sunforce 60012 7 Amp Charge Controller

I bought the charge controller from Amazon.com back in August 2008 for $25.  It will handle a maximum of 7 Amps. [ Edit, Dec-9-2010: Amazon has been found enabling Internet censorship, so I will not buy from Amazon again. I am joining the boycott against corporations that enable censorship and hide the truth. I recommend that you look for charge controllers elsewhere. ]

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