Have you ever wondered how to turn your windows into a solar powered outlet with a 110 Volt AC socket?
A portable solar generator with an AC outlet is the perfect answer how to do this.
But before I share it with you,
Spoiler alert: Although solar windows charger is running on windows (literally!), the invention has nothing to do with Microsoft. Inventive Korean tandem Boa Oh & Kyuho Song designed it.
What is a solar powered outlet?
What is an ac solar power bank?
Simple in design yet very effective and cool, this unique product converts sun energy into electricity through a regular 'wall outlet' type socket.
Solar charger can store the energy in a power bank sufficient for supplying any small appliance that craves power (US 110V / Europe 220-230V). The portable power station with power plug attaches quickly to any window surface.
Solar Powered Outlet Construction
On the front side, there is a vacuum suction plate constructed to be easily attached to (or removed from) the window surface. A small network of concentrated solar panels is designed to maximize the sun's energy, convert it into electricity and is located behind the suction plate.
Electricity generated by solar panels goes to a small charge controller, which stores the energy into an integrated battery bank. The battery drives a pure sine wave inverter, which brings the voltage up to 110 Volts AC.
A regular wall-like socket is on the opposite side of the solar device - offering you a fully solar powered 110v outlet.
Solar Powered Outlet Performance
It takes 5 to 8 hours of direct sunlight to charge the battery pack in full.
Performance of portable, solar powered, electric outlet?
Unfortunately, this elegant solar power outlet with a 110v socket doesn't have sufficient power output for hungry device like a vacuum cleaner or microwave oven.
Still, for tablets, laptops, or smartphones, it has a perfect charging capacity. You can even turn off the device without unplugging the cable: rotate the AC plug anti-clockwise, and the power supply is instantly turned off.
During the laboratory stress test, solar powered electric outlet behaved quite well. After laying solar panel in the sun attached to a window from 9 AM to 5 PM, the battery recharged in full. Testing engineers were able to use it to recharge a cellphone in two hours! Quite a good result, even though the manufacturer claims only 1 hour of the continuous power supply!
Such direct plug-in AC portable socket for solar charging is relatively rare in the market. Usually, similar products act only as a solar battery charger or as a portable solar panel to charge phones.
Designers of "Plug It On The Window" solar power bank had simplicity and maximum convenience in mind for you to use electricity freely outdoors, in a plane, boat, tent, or car. In other words, now you can use all your favorite "grid" hungry devices and gadgets while you are "off-grid".
If there is one thing that missing on the solar powered generator, it is the USB port.
Solar Windows Charger
Solar power generator makes charging devices fun with a no fuss Installation.
- Easy-to-install using a built in suction cup that attaches to any window.
- Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery that stores the energy so you can charge your electronic devices around the clock.
- 4 watt solar panel
- 2,400 mAh battery capacity
- AC power socket