DIY Solar Powered Cellphone Charger

By on April 9, 2014

Cell phones are one of the modern conveniences we rely on the most.

The average person would be completely lost if forced to live without their phone for a day, much less for a longer span of time.

You can be left without electricity for an extended amount of time for multiple reasons.

Blackouts, fallen power lines, being in a survival situation, or just going on a camping trip can leave you an outlet short to juice up your technology.

Quickly, your phone battery is drained and your devise becomes useless.

We have a solution to this problem, and it comes in the form of a portable, rechargeable, solar powered cell phone charger.

Keep reading to learn how to build your own!





  • Solar Panel
  • USB Power Bank
  • 4 Port USB Hub
  • 7805 Regulator Chip
  • Micro USB Cable  With a Stripped End
  • Multitool
  • A short length of stranded wire
  • Superglue

DIY Solar Charger Steps:

Solder And Mount The Regulator

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 2.00.26 PMsolar-chargersolar-chargersolar-charger solar-charger

Mount The Remaining Devices

solar-charger solar-charger

Finished Solar Charger






For the full DIY, click here.


Like DIY Solar Power Project? Click here.

Get the latest news, reviews and features directly into your inbox.

By submitting above you agree to the Survival Life Privacy Policy

Like Survival Life on Facebook

Survival Life Contributor

About Survival Life Contributor

At Survival Life our mission is to be the best survival blog providing a vast array of knowledge, tactics, and skills in the survival and preparedness fields, to any and all who wish to become more prepared for whatever may come. We will take a logical and no nonsense approach to survival without bias in hopes of dispelling the myth that anyone who prepares themselves is crazy or paranoid. Our goal is to be the ultimate one stop destination for anyone that has an interest in or questions regarding survival and preparation. We strive to maintain a truthful and unbiased compendium of knowledge, both in original content, product reviews and survival tips, as well as curated articles from other top survival websites.