8 BEST SOLAR CHARGERS

8 BEST SOLAR CHARGERS

Anker PowerPort Solar
Anker PowerPort Solar

Dead telephones and tablets are not any fun, and it’s even worse when you don’t have access to a power outlet right away. Fortunately, the sun is always on (at least during the day). Why not harness the energy of solar power to maintain your devices running even when you are trekking through the middle of nowhere? Below, we have rounded up a few of the most effective solar chargers available, particularly in regards to performance and value. The majority of them are able to charge a number of your devices with a single charge — as long as there are clear skies, of course.

1. Fuse 6W Solar Charger

Fuse 6W Solar Charger
Fuse 6W Solar Charger
  • Capacity — 4,000mAh
  • Outputs — 1 USB (1A)
  • Weight –1.3 pounds
  • Solar Panel –6.15 Watts

Many solar chargers are advertised as ultra-portable solar possibilities, but few measure up to the Fuse 6W Solar Charger. The device comes with a universal attachment system, complete with a set of interlocking clips. This permits you to fix the charger to the rear of your existing pack and adjust the straps for a more comfortable fit. The Fuse 6W charges an external battery, though you may even charge the latter element by means of a conventional wall outlet or USB. In any event, once charged, the device should provide enough juice to fully charge your smartphone at least one time. We analyzed the Voltaic’s panel-equipped backpack before this year, so if you’re out there for a committed solar package, we suggest giving our Voltaic OffGrid Solar Backpack review a gander.

 

2. Solartab

Solartab
Solartab
  • Capacity — 13,000mAh
  • Outputs — 2 USB ports (2.1A)
  • Weight — 2.65 pounds (1.2kg)
  • Solar Panel — 5.5W

Solartab really impressed us with its 13,000mAh capacity and the ability to charge an iPhone completely in as few as 90 minutes. The plan of it reminds us a lot of the first-generation iPad, though at 2.65 pounds, it seems much heavier. The charger includes a tiltable stand so you can always place the solar panel together with the very best angle to sunlight, and a battery level indicator is available on the side. If you want, you can also control the Solartab via the enclosed micro USB cable, so you don’t always need to rely on solar power to keep the device fully charged.

 

3. Arc 20W Solar Charger Kit

Arc 20W Solar Charger
Arc 20W Solar Charger
  • Capacity –19,800 mAh
  • Outputs — DC Output, USB Output (1A)
  • Weight — 3.25 pounds
  • Solar Panel — 19.8 Watts

 

Unlike some of the clunkier, hard-shell Assembles on the market, the Arc 20 Watt Solar Charger easily fastens to a variety of awnings, packs, and tents, Allowing for consistent charging throughout your adventure. This kit also Includes Voltaic’s V72 Universal Laptop Battery, which is designed with a DC Output, which means that you can control most notebooks at least one time. The outside Battery also has protection from short springs and springs, therefore you need not worry about frying your devices.

 

4. JOOS Orange

JOOS Orange
JOOS Orange
  • Capacity — 5,400mAh
  • Outputs — 1 USB port (1A)
  • Weight — 24 ounces
  • Solar Panel — 2.4W out of the box

 

While JOOS comes in as the most expensive solar charger we looked at, it’s well worth it if you’re going to be using it in places where it may fall or you are likely encounter harsh circumstances. The body is constructed of metal, and the panels are recessed to help stop cracking should the device fall. You can even purchase reflector panels to get an extra $25, which double click the panel’s effectiveness and supply charging times that are close to what the Solartab offers. Another cool feature of the JOOS It’s watertight and effective at charing underwater.

5. Yolk Station Solar Paper 

Yolk Station Solar Paper 
Yolk Station Solar Paper
  • Capacity — None
  • Outputs — 1 USB port (1A)
  • Weight — 4 ounces
  • Solar Panel — 5W

Solar Paper is the thinnest solar panel available. It measures a mere 0.45 inches at its thickest point, and though it doesn’t contain a built-in battery, a screen on the cover of the device will tell you whether the charger is getting enough energy to control your device. In concept, with no battery to worry about, this specific solar charger could persist for a long time. There are several different options available, in the fundamental 5W version ($135) up to some 15W version ($335). Just bear in mind that you will need the 5W version if you would like to charge your cellphone, or the 10W if you would like to control tablets or greater than 1 device at a time.

 

6. Anker PowerPort Solar

Anker PowerPort Solar
Anker PowerPort Solar
  • Capacity — None
  • Outputs — 1 USB port (up to 3A)
  • Weight — 14.7 ounces
  • Solar Panel — 21W

 

Despite having no battery storage capacities, Anker’s PowerPort Solar wows us with up to 21 watts of electricity creation, which can be more than enough to control any mobile device quickly. Another attribute, called PowerIQ, also adjusts the amperage of the power supplied to match your device, thus ensuring your apparatus charges quickly and safely. The device’s compact design — it steps 11.1 × 6.3 inches when folded and 26.4× 11.1 inches when opened — makes it simple to store, too, and eye pockets on each end enable you to anchor it to almost anything. While it might not work the best if there are clouds in the sky, in direct sun, the PowerPort Solar has little competition.

7. Solio BoltBattery Pack + Solar Charger

Solio BoltBattery Pack + Solar Charger
Solio BoltBattery Pack + Solar Charger
  • Capacity –2,000mAh
  • Outputs — 1 USB, 1 Micro USB
  • Weight — 4.8 ounces
  • Solar Panel — 5W

Weighing a mere 4.8 ounces and measuring less than 4-inches long, the Solio Bolt is among the most compact solar chargers on the market. The apparatus can also hold a charge for up to a year, rendering it perfect for an emergency kit. The Bolt utilizes a central axis point, allowing it to open into a pair of individual panels. The small hole in the center of the unit was specifically designed to fit around a pencil, allowing individuals to firmly plant the solar panel at the ground and then position it toward sunlight.

 

8. ECEEN Foldable Solar Charger

ECEEN Foldable Solar Charger
ECEEN Foldable Solar Charger
  • Capacity — Not specified
  • Outputs — 2 USB ports
  • Weight — 9.3 ounces
  • Solar Panel — 13W

 

The ECEEN 13W 2-Port is among the best 13W chargers we have seen. The entire unit weights a mere 9 ounces and measures an inch thick, so rendering it exceptionally light and compact. A handy pouch on the back of the charger also allows you to stow your cellular phone, iPad Mini, and other mobile accessories while charging or over the go. A very simple stand on the back of the device extends performance even further, providing you a way for positioning the solar charger in direct sun. And at under $40, ECEEN’s model is currently one of the cheaper solar chargers on the market.

 

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