Ultra Lightweight Solar Charger?

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Ultra Lightweight Solar Charger?

Postby johnrs » Thu 21 Oct, 2021 9:53 am

Hi Folks
Looking for an ultralite solution.
Say 100+ gms for the panel to go with 100+ gms for a Nitecore 5000 powerbank.
And not keen on DYI modifications.
So total weight less than 250 gms for charger and powerbank.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Ultra Lightweight Solar Charger?

Postby crollsurf » Thu 21 Oct, 2021 10:39 am

I've got one of these https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10059056/9682041-portable-6w-5v-monocrystalline-silicon-solar-panel
I don't know how good it is compared to others but it works OK when plugged into a Anker 10,000 power bank. Can't remember but I don't think it works when plugged into phone.
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Re: Ultra Lightweight Solar Charger?

Postby ChrisJHC » Thu 21 Oct, 2021 5:30 pm

crollsurf wrote:I've got one of these https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10059056/9682041-portable-6w-5v-monocrystalline-silicon-solar-panel
I don't know how good it is compared to others but it works OK when plugged into a Anker 10,000 power bank. Can't remember but I don't think it works when plugged into phone.
I’ve got a very similar one (white border rather than black).
Works well.

Note that many phones use smart charging and don’t handle solar panels very well.
I get much better outcomes charging a power bank then using that to charge my phone.
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