“I’m trying to find a solar battery charger able to handle all of the standard batteries used in home electronics, and that doesn’t require a separate solar panel to use. So far I have not found a truly self-contained charger like this. Do you know of any such animal in existence?”

Defiance, Ohio, USA

A: Shelf Reliance makes a solar battery charger that does everything you are looking for in a single, compact unit. It is capable of charging D, C, AA, and AAA sized batteries. You can find the unit on the Shelf Reliance website here.

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Shelf Reliance Solar Battery Charger
Shelf Reliance Solar Battery Charger
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RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with over seven years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.