SOS in a Box: Portable Solar Powered Backup Generator System

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Sun Flare Systems SOS in a Box

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.

2 Comments to SOS in a Box: Portable Solar Powered Backup Generator System

  1. Richard Corso

    Like most solar powered systems it’s expensive, inefficient and a waste of money. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to use this product – seek help immediately as this solar based system will only work for a short period of time and only be able to power a small radio receiver or little LED light. Most comments and so called reviews either do not understand how solar power systems work, a lazy and simply regurgitate the manufacturers product data or a paid by the supplier of this product to do the favourable reviews. The advertised power outputs are NEVER achieved and the charging capabilities are limited to a few hours a day and that’s if you have direct access to unobstructed sunlight. These solar based systems are useless without some sort of battery that’s charged from the solar panels/charge controller. Any suitable battery will add considerable weight to the overall system so reduces the portability of the system and you now have the problem of safely storing a large battery. For the record I have used and test several solar based charging systems and NONE have achieved anywhere near the advertised power ratings. Solar power systems are less efficient than the inefficient wind power systems which is say something! Save your money and buy a simple but more efficient hand cranking type system – then you will realise why the military use hand cranking systems and not the very overrated solar systems – I rest my case.

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