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Solar powered charging backpack.

Taverne, Jonas; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Ayub, Ahmad Syahir; Sellami, Nazmi; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Bani, Nurul Aini; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar


Jonas Taverne

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Ahmad Syahir Ayub

Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar

Nurul Aini Bani

Abdullahi Abubakar Mas'ud


This paper demonstrated a step by step process in designing a solar powered charging backpack that is capable of charging a mobile phone efficiently. A selection of existing products available on the market were reviewed and compared to ascertain the cost, size, and output capabilities. Next, the solar cell types and regulators were compared and their respective merits were also investigated. The charging system was then designed and tested before being integrated with the backpack. The results clearly showed that the system managed to charge the mobile phone. However, it was found that the excessive power dissipation has caused the LR to generate significant heat.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Dec 5, 2017
Publication Date Dec 6, 2017
Institution Citation TAVERNE, J., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., AYUB, A.S., SELLAMI, N., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A. and MAS'UD, A.A. 2017. Solar powered charging backpack. Presented at the 2017 International conference on electrical, electronic, communication and control engineering (ICEECC2017), 5-6 December 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Keywords Solar cell; Regulator; Charging circuit; Backpack; Efficiency
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