True Green power for your MP3 players, cell phones, tablets, AA battries, AAA battries with adaptor clip, 5 vdc rechargable battries, etc.
Two ways to charge equipment.
Solar Panel from Harbor Freight ($12.00). Comes with wide variety of plug in tips also alligator clips, 9 V clip, and 2 AA batteries in rear compartment. Need to remove AAs if charging something else.
One of those “Reel” USB charging only (2 wires / not 4) cords with mini and micro tips, came with 5vdc rechargable battery.
Plug appropriate Solar Panel tip into reel cord and cord into male / female USB multi device or cord and 5 vdc rechargeable battery ($5) into male / female USB multi device or cord . Connect battery to multi-port USB multi-port USB adaptor or device directly into battery. Whatever power is available at one outlet of multi port device is available to all.
Take male / female USB cord and cut off male end. Strip outer insulation. If two wires (red / black) it’s a charging cord. If 4 (red / black/ white, green) then a data / charging cord. All you need are the red and black wires. If there are extras cut them off. Strip back red / black wires about 1 inch and attach to “J” hook test leads (Radio Shack $4). Can either twist and tape or solder.
Use red alligator to attach red “J” lead and black to black. Plug in 5 vdc rechargeable battery ($5 - some are direct connect others have seperate cord) and battery into pmulti-port adaptor or single devive with device cord.
NOTE: ALWAYS use 5VDC rechargeable battery as safety circuit interrupter Wwere appropriate. Never plug solar panel directly into device. Always set panel to next highest setting (6v for 5vdc, 9 for 6, and 12 for 9). Panel can generate over 20 volts in very bright no cloud conditions.