This article explains different ways to charge your phone if you don’t have a phone charger, including using a hand-crank charger or a solar charger. All of these methods require either a charging cable that is compatible with your iPhone or Android device or a wireless charging pad.
1. Use a USB Port to Charge Your Phone
Charging from the computer’s USB works quite well. It’s also reasonably fast if you have a newer USB adapter that is compatible with your phone.
Most USB ports found in airports and some coffee shops provide enough power to charge a standard smartphone. Also, some hotels have USB ports built into lamps and bedside tables. They are usually of the USB-A shape, which is the rectangle end of the cable you usually use to charge your phone.
2. Charge Your Phone With a Battery Pack
All modern battery packs can supply enough power to charge your smartphone, although not all of them may support fast charging (even if your phone does).
Charge your battery pack in advance and remember to take it with you when you won’t have access to your regular phone charger (or simply carry it with you at all times).
Each battery pack will be slightly different, but typically all you need to do is to plug the charging cable into it and into your phone and turn it on.
3. Use a Hand Crank Phone Charger
A hand-crank phone charger converts your muscle power into electrical energy.
As you crank the handle, it activates the dynamo inside the charger and generates power. The best hand crank phone chargers can charge your phone by around 2% after just 3-5 minutes of cranking. If you want to get it fully charged, you’re going to have your work cut out for you.
Many hand-crank phone chargers come with special connectors that allow you to hook it up to your phone even if you don’t have a charger nearby. They also come with in-built batteries so you can store your hard-earned power for use later on.
4. Use an Eco-Friendly Solar-Powered Charger
Rather than relying on vigorous activity to charge your phone, a solar-powered charger is a great choice for outdoor adventures which only requires sunlight to run. Solar chargers typically work in one of two ways: Sunlight charges a battery in the unit, which is then used to charge the phone or the solar charger charges the phone directly.
1. Set up the charger to collect sunlight, or place it on your backpack to charge it while hiking.
2. Plug your charging cable into the charger and into your phone.
5. Charge Your Phone With a Car Charger
Most modern vehicles have USB ports that you can use for charging mobile devices. If not, you can buy an adapter that plugs into the lighter port.
1. Start your car or turn it to accessory mode.
2. Plug one end of the charging cable into the car’s USB port or adapter and the other end into your phone.
6. Use a Wireless Charger for Easy Charging
If your smartphone works with wireless charging, you don’t have to do anything other than place your phone on the charging pad.
The urban myth that you can use fruit to charge your phone is technically true but requires a lot of fruit and additional equipment. Therefore, it is impractical and not recommended.
In conclusion, If you usually charge your phone using a traditional wall plug-in charger, you may not have realized all the other ways that you can power up your device. We hope this article has provided you with some alternatives that can make charging easier, more convenient, and possible when no power supply is available.