Budget Bug Out Solar

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I put together a budget portable solar setup for under $200; pairing the Beleeb 50W solar panel and the Jackery 160 solar generator/battery. These two highly-rated solar products on Amazon but they were not compatible out of the box. I had to find the appropriate cable which wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be to track down the info, so I’m sharing it with you. As an added benefit, this is also one of the most compact 160W solar setup that you can easily fit in the back of a truck cab or even a backpack.


Beleeb 50w solar panels: https://amzn.to/2IFwwYC

Jackery 160: https://amzn.to/3aggmAz

8mm to Anderson adapter cable: https://amzn.to/3aggmAz

8mm power cord: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_A4ifPf


  • Peak Power: 50 W
  • Cell Type: A-grade Monocrystalline
  • Cell Efficiency:23%-25%
  • Power Voltage: 18V
  • Max Power Current:2.77A
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 3.02V
  • Operating Temperature Range: -10℃ ~ 65℃ 
  • Extended Size: 87cm x 41cm x 1cm 
  • Folded Size: 29cm x 41cm x2cm
  • Weight: 1.35kg

Jackery 160

  • Capacity: 167Wh 
  • Input (DC 8MM): 12V~30V 42W Max
  • AC outlet : 110V 60Hz Continuous 100W Peak 150W
  • USB-C output port: 5V 3A
  • 2 x USB-A output ports: 5V 2.4A
  • DC Output port (6MM port): 12V/7A
  • Dimensions: 7.40*4.59*6.73 in
  • Weight: 3.97 lbs