Surely everyone has come across a situation when it was necessary to provide energy to one or another apparatus during a campaign. As a rule, we use various external batteries for this. And since I work remotely, I got a good idea to put together a hiking kit so that I can go outdoors at any time and work in the air against the background of the mountains. However, when I went to a consumer electronics store in my city, I was faced with the lack of a large selection in the segment of laptop batteries, and this is extremely important, because it is simply impossible to work in nature without a laptop. Then I decided to study in more detail the issue of supplying energy to the laptop for a long period.
How to provide your smartphone and laptop with energy while hiking?
Many people will have enough time from their laptops, but due to active pastime and working with the Internet, a standard battery may not be enough for many. In this case, I will offer a number of options that can be a source of energy even during a week's hike.
I'll start with the most important thing. These batteries cost about 10 thousand rubles and offer a charge for laptops that take 19v input. I would not name specific models, you can find many options on the Internet. Such solar panels can be a really optimal way to charge a smartphone, because the energy of the sun is simply limitless. Although, of course, it all depends on the weather and time of day.
External batteries with support for laptop charging
External battery for laptop
These are also available on the market, for example, Citilink offers ACTUS CS-PBHTBP-20800 with a full 220 volt connector, but it is priced at 6900 rubles and does not provide the function of obtaining energy from the sun. When it is discharged, you will need to look for an additional source of energy, which is not very cool.
This can be purchased, for example, at Leroy Merlin. The cheapest option will cost about 5 thousand rubles, which is not bad. However, you need to have fuel with you, besides, gas generators have a specific smell and make noise, so this option is more likely for those who want to get energy even in complete darkness.
Another option could be a wind generator.
On Aliexpress, you can purchase compact wind turbines that are easy to assemble and transport. It is also a good option if you live in a windy area. A wind generator will be a good option rather in the case of a long stay in nature, but I would not consider it for temporary use. You can also look at sailing wind turbines.
What conclusion can you come to? Of course, the best option would be to buy a battery with solar panels and an additional purchase of a 20,000 mAh battery to charge the laptop, so that there is a reserve of charge in case the laptop is fully charged, and energy is generated from solar panels. The topic is interesting and I have not yet had experience with a similar one, but it is important for me to know what you think. Are there any readers among those who already use any means of obtaining energy in nature? Share your opinion in the comments and don't forget about our chat.