Nomad 7 Plus ($149.99)
- Charge phones and USB devices directly from the sun, featuring a dynamic auto-restart and intelligent electronics that optimize output to match the device. Best used to direct charge phones, Small devices, and 10-30 watt rechargers
- Easy-to-read LED indicator displays strength of solar conditions. Receive immediate feedback on panel-to-sun placement to improve Solar charging experience
- Detachable kickstand provides optimum angle placement, natural shade for charging devices and a vented pocket for temperature regulation. Weatherproof layering easily sloughs rain and snow
- The Nomad 7 Plus features an auto restart that s smarter than anything else on the market. With the ability to track power flow history, The Nomad 7 Plus knows the difference between a device that has reached a fully charged state and one that disconnects due to environmental causes, I. E. Lack of sunlight, shadow, etc
- You can plug your phone, camera, headlamp, etc directly into the panel or use it to recharge a power bank for later use.
The Nomad 7 Plus is a solar panel that produces electricity from the sun and that can be used to charge small devices and phones that require 10-30 watts of charge. The Nomad 7 plus also comes with a smart charging feature that disconnects the phone when it is fully charged. If there is any interference during charging due to shadows or lack of sunlight, the panel will reconnect the device as soon as the conditions improve.
The Nomad 7 Plus also comes with several LED indicators that tell you the strength of the sun as well as when a device is charging or not charging. The LED indicators are especially useful when placing the panel as they help you position the panel better for maximum charging efficiency. Its rugged design also makes it perfect for the outdoors so you can take it almost anywhere and charge your devices as long as there is adequate sunlight.
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RAVPower Solar Charger (Price not available)
- Friendly Reminder: Solar battery charger can recharge via power outlet or sunlight. Yet, it is recommended to use the solar charging feature as an emergency back-up solution, rather than the main power source. Being subject to sunlight intensity and panel conversion rate, it's difficult to produce high intensity power via sunlight - it's faster to charge via a DC adapter (NOT included).
- Recharge anywhere: versatile power inputs, such as solar and wall outlet allow you to recharge no matter where you are
- 10000Mah power fortress: fully charges an iPhone 8 for 3.3 times, a Galaxy S8 for 2 times, or an iPad mini 4 for 1.1 times
- Power Through Every Adventure: This shockproof charger comes with a brilliant, built-in LED that turns your solar charger into a flashlight — perfect for lighting up the dimmest conditions
- What You Get: 18 + 12 Month Warranty(after registration), RAVPower Solar Powered Charger, Micro USB Charging Cable, and User Guide
The RAVPower solar charger uses 25-watt solar panels that are very efficient, with an efficiency of up to 23.5%, which ensures the devices you connect to the panel will charge very fast. Some have even compared using the panel in full sunlight to charging directly from the wall. It also comes with iSmart technology that detects the devices you have connected to the panel and optimizes power delivery to each of the devices. Additionally, its smart IC frequency technology distributes the output current to the devices being charged to ensure all of them are charged evenly.
The RAVPower solar charger is a great option for those who spend a lot of time outdoors because of its impressive build quality and how light it is. That said, it can be used in a variety of other situations such as when there is an extended power outage to keep phones and tablets charged.
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BigBlue 28W Solar Charger($69.96)
- Updated Triple USB Ports: 3 USB charging ports( Each is 5V/2.4A Max) with smart charging technology which can recognize your device smartly then providing optimal charging speed vary with different devices. The 3 USB ports can offer the total current at 5V/4.8A Max. CE/ FCC/ RoHS certificated, BigBlue ensure 100% safe charging with overcharging, overheating and short circuit protection.
- Easy To Carry: With compact size (11.1 × 6.3× 1.3in folded) and lightweight (20.6 oz) design, BigBlue foldable solar charger panel bag is small and light enough to fit into any camping backpack, hiking daypack, or emergency kit. They’re also good for stashing in an emergency kit. The 3 USB ports allow you to charge multiple devices at once.
- High Energy Conversion: Highly efficient SunPower panel convert up to 21.5-23.5% of solar power into free energy in enough sunlight. This special PET polymer surface protects it from occasional rain or wet Fog and all the ports are covered by a cloth flap and rubber cover to protect them from dust or water damage.
- Wide Compatibility: Attached Micro USB cable for almost all 5V Android devices & some DSLRs, or Apple devices (needs extra original cable). Our solar phone charger can't store the electricity, please unfold it in the outdoor direct sunlight, then connect it to your device. Note: our solar charger doesn't fit the laptops and iPad Pro.
- Package & Support: You will get BigBlue 28W Solar Phone Charger, 50cm Micro USB Cable, User Manual and friendly Customer Service. Note: Any cloud cover arrives may influence the charging speed. We suggest you to replug the device and reopen the solar panels if the charging is too slow.
The BigBlue 28W Solar Charger comes in a neat 4-panel design that is easy to fold up and is lightweight enough so you can carry it anywhere. The built-in ammeter is a welcome addition, letting you know how well the device is performing and the amount of current being used to charge your phones or other connected devices.
The BigBlue 28W Solar Charger also comes with SmartIC technology that detects the devices connected and delivers the fastest charge supported by those devices. Because of the Industrial-strength PET polymer fabric, the BigBlue 28W Solar Charger is waterproof and has a pouch that helps protect your devices from rain and other environmental conditions.
Users will also appreciate the 4 clip hooks the BigBlue 28W Solar Charger comes with as these let you hang the panel anywhere it can get adequate sunlight. These hooks can also come in handy to secure the device if it is being used in windy conditions.
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BioLite SolarPanel 5+($67.95)
- High-efficiency monocrystalline solar-panel with 5 watt USB output to power phones, tablets, cameras, as well as BioLite gear
- Optimal Sun System: Integrated sundial aligns your panel to capture direct rays for maximum charge and 360 degree kickstand provides easy positioning on uneven terrain or hanging from trees and tents
- 2200mAh integrated rechargeable battery so your power is available even when the sun goes down, and micro USB Charge Input allows you to get a head start on your power by filling up the battery at home
- Ultra-slim Weather Resistant Design: Minimalist materials keeps it super thin and increases efficiency through heat dissipation
- Battery and Charge Strength Indicator plus Battery Status Button, so you see the strength of the sun to measure your panel capacity, and how much juice you have
The BioLite SolarPanel 5+ is an impressive charging panel due to two main reasons; it comes with a rechargeable power bank and an integrated sundial. The power bank ensures you can charge your devices even when you do not have a lot of sunlight. It can also be recharged from the wall when you need it fully charged before heading out. The sundial makes it easy to orient the panel so you place it in a position to receive the most sunlight.
The BioLite SolarPanel 5+ is well-designed and uses high-efficiency dollar panels with a 5w output. Due to this output, the BioLite SolarPanel 5+ can charge a variety of devices including tablets, phones, tablets, and other Boilite products. The weather-resistant design makes this panel great for the outdoors and because of its thin design, it is better able to dissipate heat, stay cool and therefore better maintain its high efficiency.
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Blavor Solar Power Bank and Charger ($74.99)
- 10,000mAh wireless power bank with solar. Not just wireless power bank but wireless charger as well compatible with iPhone XR/ XR MAX/ XS/ X/ 8/ 8plus, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9plus S8/S8plus and all qi-enabled mobile devices.
- Detachable 5 Solar Panels with higher solar energy conversion. When 5 premium solar panels is magnetically attached, it works as a solar panel charger with MAX 1300ma charging current; When it is detached, a sealing bar helps it work as individual portable power bank with dual output.
- Multi-Solar Panels and Qi Wireless Charger. The wireless power bank can wirelessly charge all cell phones that support Qi wireless charging technology. Cable-free and tangle-free, compatible with iPhone XR/ XR MAX/ XS/ X/ 8/ 8plus, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9plus S8/S8plus S7/S7edge etc.
- Flashlight & Compass Kit. Three modes light works as SOS flashlight and strobe; complementary compass kit, a MUST-HAVE handy tool for outdoor enthusiasts and urgent situations like suddenly shutdown of power caused by typhoon, hurricane etc.
- These two will be a perfect collections for family use or an ideal and useful gift option for beloved ones.
The Blavor Solar Power Bank and Charger is an amazing product with lots of features. Its most notable features are the 10,000mAH power bank, Qi wireless charger, the solar panel as well as the compass that comes in the box. The power bank can charge Android devices using the USB port and the Qi wireless charger and is compatible with the latest Apple devices as well as all devices that support Qi wireless charging.
The Blavor Solar Power Bank and Charger is well-built and with its IPX4 rating, it is a great device for the outdoors. Additionally, it comes with a dual flashlight which makes it a great option for outdoor adventures and camping. Because it is light, you can take it everywhere but note that it cannot be used on passenger airplanes due to the batteries it comes with. The charger is made out of premium ABS material while the power bank contains a high-efficiency Lithium polymer battery
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