If you were thinking of using one of these to recharge your devices while traveling off the grid, it takes longer than I expected. I’m going to continue testing this and post periodic videos until I find out.
I own a suite of backup power storage at home and emergency solar and gas powered generators, so that’s not what this is for. This more for EDC. I occasionally need to quickly recharge my phone when I forgot to charge it overnight or have a lot of app use for work, games, etc. These powerbanks are handy.
Some folks leave these solar powerbanks on their car dashboard to recharge (I don’t because I live in San Francisco where they’ll break into your car to steal sunglasses). I wanted to see just how long it takes to recharge one of these if left in a window?
I knew it would take more than a few days because the built in solar panel isn’t that large. But it took even longer than I expected (I wouldn’t have been surprised if I did some more math on the square inches of the panel and the capacity of the battery, whatever).
Despite this, I’m not going to nock this powerbank. It works as advertised, offers a pair of LED flashlight heads (“two is one” right?), has a good variety of charging ports, and offers wireless charging so you don’t even need to worry about a cable (provided your phone or device does wireless charging).
• +10,000mAh output fully charged
• USBA & USB-C input and output ports
• Wireless Qi charging
• 2 x LED lights (~200 lumen)
• Built in solar panel
• Water resistant
• Ruberized armored body
• Good value at $30 ( AMAZON: https://amzn.to/3jyTSyI )
• Takes a long time to solar recharge