Introduction: Insulate the Back of Your Solar Panel!
Just got a goal zero solar panel. It's pretty cool. But. The instructions say not to charge devices when they're in the handy back pocket cuz they'll get super hot. :( This should work for any solar panel that has a pocket in the back to charge devices.
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Step 1: You're Not Supposed to Charge Stuff When It's in the Pocket
Well. The back pocket is handy. And I wanna put stuff in there and not have my phone or battery pack overheat. This is my solution
Step 2: Get Some Magic Sunshade Stuff
I had mine leftover from another project
All you need for this project:
Double bubble stick tape
Step 3: Cut It Out
Into the shape you need that will just snugly fit in the pocket. This takes some trial and error
Step 4: Test Fit
See where I had to cut out a bit for the charge port? Yeah.
Step 5: Put Strips of Double Stick On
This might be unnessicary um... unnecessary (hate that word) but you get the picture.
Step 6: Done!
And isn't that carpet fabulous?!
Now you still shouldn't charge items in the back pocket but if you accidentally did they, in theory would be a lot cooler. Yah.