As we continue to look for reliable chargers for the batteries that power our gadgets, here is something that sounds interesting. Although it would need crowd-funding, the Forty2 portable solar power unit can reportedly supply 180-200 watts of continuous power and Li-ion battery packs rated at 350 watt-hours.
The Forty2 features two banks of photovoltaic panels which are mounted on opposing faces. The generated power can reportedly be enough power a small fridge or a big screen TV, or simultaneously charge several mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
Compared to other solar chargers or kits, this one actually powers the devices attached to it. The battery takes effect only once the electrical load becomes greater than the solar power provided.
People who shell out more than US$500 will reportedly be the first to get their hands on one of the first 250 units off the U.S. production line. The team hopes to have the initial batch of Forty2 devices ready for December shipping.