How do I build a solar chargeable NiMH power pack to run AC appliances? Answered
At a thrift shop I found a new 1.8 W (125mA) solar panel with all the parts that is used to trickle charge car batteries. It has three connectors, one a cigarette lighter, pos and neg cable clips and a regular connector for a power pack. Is it possible to use it to build a solar charger for a NiMH battery pack that will power a low end AC item like a cordless phone base or broadband modem during a power outage? If so, what else do I need and can it be done cheaply? Why I want to do this is because I don't want to have lead acid batteries in the house.
Answers to this would be much appreciated as I know there are issues with differences in voltage, etc.