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Updated by tessa-wildfire on Apr 20, 2017
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BEST SOLAR PHONE CHARGER: USING THE SUN TO STAY CHARGED

Having a solar power charger can be extremely helpful, especially if you find yourself in an emergency situation, possibly in the wilderness. As the name says, these chargers will charge from the sun, but each varies on features like charge time, the amount of solar panels, and dimensions. In this article, we are going to give you a handful of reviews to peruse that include the best solar power chargers on the market currently.

Source: http://backpackingmastery.com/top-picks/best-solar-phone-charger.html

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Anker Power Port Solar Lite

Anker Power Port Solar Lite

Weight: 12.5 oz
Dimensions: 18.1 x 11 x 0.22 inches open; 11 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches closed
Features: Output of 5V/2.1 A, 2 solar panels, Fast charging, Portable, 2 USB charging ports

While this may be one of the best portable chargers out there, it does only work with USB devices, not jack ports. Smaller than a paperback book when closed, this charger can give you up to 3 hours of battery life, and quickly! Fast charging, small and cost effective, this solar charger has it all. It comes with a USB cable, and has a transition efficiency of 21.5 to 23.5 percent. Plus, you can attach it right to your backpack as you continue on your hike with friends! Your charging items will be safe due to the Short Circuit and Power Surge Technology with this charger. Keep in mind that if you are charging two devices, they will charge slower than if you are only charging one device. Other than that you can use the Velcro enclosure to store your charger, no matter where you are going!

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Rav Power 16 W Solar Charger

Rav Power 16 W Solar Charger

Weight: 2.2 lbs
Dimensions: 31.89 x 10.2 4inches open; 7.48 x 10.24 inches closed
Features: 5v output, 16 watts, 2 USB charging ports, iSmart technology

This charger features iSmart technology that lets the charger identify the device it is charging and adapt to it, so your device charges at the right output. With 3 solar panels, this small solar charger is waterproof, made with Nylon, and has a monocrystalline panel. While this charger might seem a little heavy and big, it is because it has 3 solar panels, and it will take in a lot of energy. Many users have enjoyed this solar charger while camping, on the beach, or mountaineering. You can use the green clips that come with the charger to attach it to your backpack, so you can hike while it charges.

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PowerAdd Apollo Pro Solar Charger

PowerAdd Apollo Pro Solar Charger

Weight: 1.2 lbs
Dimensions: 8.66 x 4.92 x 0.87 inches
Features: Lithium Polymer battery with solar panel, 23,000 mAh per 85 Wh 5V output

This charger is so powerful that it can charge your laptop! With 4 LED lights, you can see how much juice is left in your charger. There are 10 notebook connectors included and this device can even be charged before you go, straight from the wall. This charger does need a lot of time to power up the first time, with at least 26 hours of charge time. The great thing about this solar charger is that it is small, light in weight, and easy to use. That means it also fights right in with your other gear, not taking up a lot of space. You will love the one year warranty and 24/7 customer service, meaning you can be helped anytime, day or night. The downside is that some users stated that their solar charger did not work how it should when they got it, and there were some other users that said the charger did not work after it was initially charged. Most users have had no troubles using this product and would recommend it to their friends.

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PowerAdd Apollo 3 Power Bank Solar Charger

PowerAdd Apollo 3 Power Bank Solar Charger

Weight: 5.6 oz
Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches
Features: Solar energy technology, 8000 mAh, 2 USB ports, Wrist strap

This solar charger has many features that make it easy to love. First off, it has built-in Lithium Polymer cells, along with microchips, plus a 2-year warranty! It is compatible with most 5 volt USB devices, and includes a wrist strap, plus built-in light. It can fit right in your pocket, too! You will not have to put it in with your gear at all! Or, you can use the wrist strap. It can charge your phone or tablet. The built-in light lets you see at night, or when you may have a power outage at home. Many advise that charging this at home first is helpful, as it takes a while to charge with only the sun’s energy.

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PowerAdd 20 W Dual USB Port Solar Charger

PowerAdd 20 W Dual USB Port Solar Charger

Weight: 1.3 lbs
Dimensions: 10.4 x 6.3 x 0.55 inches closed; 31 x 10.4 x 0.1 inches open
Features: 2-year warranty, 2 USB ports, Voltage regulator, Power SI Technology

The one great thing about this solar charger is that it has a voltage regulator to keep your charging item stable. It is also compatible with Apple products, Samsung, LG, GoPro and many other devices. You can use the eye hole hook to carry the solar charge on your backpack as you hike in the wilderness, and it will charge. This item also is very efficient and will charge your items faster than other solar chargers do. The solar panels are PET Laminated and are built to last with the High Wear PVC Fabric that is used. With a 5 volt output, you can go hiking, camping, boating, or do any activity and this item will be there to charge your cell phone or tablet as you enjoy the outdoors!