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  • DIY Portable USB Solar Charger ($20 - 4 Ports)

    I Built this to charge my phone.Got 18V 5W panel:https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OZC19AY/ref...andLM2596 regulatorhttps://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BHAOQO/ref...The problem is that even in direct sunlight all I get at 0.27A at 5.00V. So my phone charges too slow.Any idea how to increase amperage?Thanks!Thanks!

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  • DIY Portable USB Solar Charger ($20 - 4 Ports)

    Build this to charge my phone.Got 18V 5W panel:https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OZC19AY/ref...andLM2596 regulatorhttps://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BHAOQO/ref...The problem is that even in direct sunlight all I get at 0.27A at 5.00V. So my phone charges too slow.Any idea how to increase amperage?Thanks!

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