Im disappointed in myself that I did not think of this before. Adapter to use your power tool batteries for emergency phone charging. getting ready for hurricane season here
The outages here are usually during the big storms rendering our solar panels not terribly useful. The cellular towers have 48 hour batteries so we can still get internet on our phones but need some battery backup for those 8-10 hour outages. I have a generator backing up the panels as well. But hate to start the generator up just for a phoneWould portable solar panels have more potentials?
on amazon. here is the part number
I had never seen that before. That is a great idea though. Hopefully all the big names will start offering the batteries with the port like that.
I have a UPS for our camera system. Will keep it going while I get the generator going. Last time the power went out here it was middle of the night and it went black here. While I was getting cords hooked up it was nice to be able to glance at that monitor and see all sides of the place by the IR camera's since it was pitch black out there. Like so many things these have also come way down in price over the years now.My current cell phone doesn't have a backup, but for my last cell phone I got a backup battery with rubber armor. When the cell phone battery ran down I would flip a switch and the backup would completely charge the battery while still running the phone.
Had a power outage about 2 weeks ago due to a car taking out a power pole down the mountain. Noticed the car wreck on my way home but it didn't register until I got home and found the power gone. I had used my phone at work that day so it was half discharged. Should have charged it at work or on my way home. Charged it using my laptop since my internet was down (I should get a UPS for my WiFi and the internet - the latter is long distance WiFi).
A decent UPS should be adequate for household backup.