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Top 5 Best Portable Solar Chargers

Compare the top 5 best portable solar chargers using our comparison table below
1) Hilucky Solar Charger2) 15000mAh Portable Solar Charger3) RAVPower 24W Solar Charger4) Aedon A8 Portable Solar Charger5) Inno Tech Solar Charger
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Compatible WithApple and Android smartphones

Tablets and other USB charged devices
Apple and Android smartphones

Tablets and other USB charged devices
Apple and Android smartphones

Tablets and other USB charged devices
Apple and Android smartphones

Tablets and other USB charged devices
Apple and Android smartphones

Tablets and other USB charged devices
Capacity10000mAh15000mAhAuto20000mAh10000mAh
OutputUSB 1: 5V / 1A

USB 2: 5V / 2.1A
USB 1: 5V / 1A

USB 2: 5V / 2A
USB 1: 2.4A

USB 2: 2.4A

USB 3: 2.4A (Maximum 4.8A)
USB 1: 5V / 1A

USB 2: 5V / 2.1A
USB 1: 5V / 1A

USB 2: 5V / 1A
Input5V / 1.0A5V / 2AN/A5V / 2A5V / 1.0A
Battery Capacity IndicatorYesYes NoYes Yes
Charging OptionsSolar & USBSolar & USBSolarSolar & USBSolar & USB
LED FlashlightYesYesNoYesYes
Rain ProofYesYesYesYesYes
Dimensions (cm)13.5L x 1.7H x 7.5W16.1L x 1.7H x 7.9W16.8L x 30W15.6L x 2.3H x 8.2W16.1L x 1.7H x 7.9W
Weight206g281g748g422g281g
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A Guide To The Best Portable Solar Chargers

You can now recharge up your power bank without the use of any mains electricity.  Portable solar chargers can be powered up by sunlight or mains electricity, making them practical for any occasion.

Not only are portable solar chargers more environmentally friendly if charged up by sunlight, they are also as cheap as standard power banks and will also save you money on electricity!

 

How To Choose The Best Portable Solar Charger

Buying the most suitable portable solar charger shouldn’t be too difficult as a lot of the models are very similar but just made by a different manufacturer.  However if you’re not too familiar with a power bank let alone a solar power bank then we’ve explained what each function does below:

Capacity – The amount of power the solar charger holds, a larger capacity means it can charge up more devices before it runs out of power itself.  It’ll also take longer to fully recharge one with a larger capacity.

Output – If the output number is higher then this means that it’ll charge your devices faster.  If you want your devices to be charged up faster then pick one with a higher Amps output.

Input – Applying the same rule as the output, if the input “A” number is higher that means the device will recharge up its capacity faster.  The input speed will only apply when the device is being charged up via USB. 

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Powerful flashlight can be very useful

Battery capacity indicator – This will allow you to see how much power is remaining before the device will need to be charged up again.

Charging options – Most solar chargers can be charged up by USB and sunlight, but the ones that are charged up my solar power only are usually much more effective when being charged up but solar power as they tend to have more solar panels.

LED flashlight – As the solar chargers are designed for outdoor use as well, most will come with a built-in LED flashlight, some of the flashlights will be a lot more powerful than the flashlights on normal power banks.

Rainproof – Please be aware that the chargers are not waterproof but they are designed to be rainproof so you won’t need to worry about it raining when you leave your charger under the sun.

Weight – Designed to be lightweight so you won’t really notice the weight of it if it’s in your backpack.

 

Solar Charger vs Power Bank

If you don’t currently own a solar charge or power bank then we’ve listed the pros and cons of each one below so you can decide generic-portable-solar-chargerwhich one is the best one for you.

Solar charger pros:

  • Most can be charged by sunlight and USB.
  • Rainproof design allows you to leave it outdoors.
  • LED flashlight is usually a lot more powerful.
  • More economical by saving you electricity.

Cons:

  • Difficult to measure how long it takes to charge up.
  • Dimensions tend to be bigger as the built-in solar panel requires more space.

Power bank pros:

  • Higher output speed on average.
  • More styles and designs available.
  • Can choose models with a much larger capacity.

Cons:

  • Can only be charged via USB.
  • Not rainproof so not as practical in some situations.