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[Amazon.ca] Solar Charger 26800mah, Kilponen Solar Power Bank $26

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[Amazon.ca] Solar Charger 26800mah, Kilponen Solar Power Bank $26

26800mah, Kilponen Solar Power Bank
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I've never seen one of these actually work with the solar part. And this looks like just another random brand name on the same device. It's a gimmick. The battery part might be fine, but I stick to the names i know for battery packs, myself.
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OutsideYourWorld wrote: I've never seen one of these actually work with the solar part. And this looks like just another random brand name on the same device. It's a gimmick. The battery part might be fine, but I stick to the names i know for battery packs, myself.
The idea is in itself, flawed. Batteries doesn't like being in sunlight. They don't like heat, but Solar panel needs to be in direct sunlight.

Even if it work it would make the battery worse, and it is way too small to work.
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Output: 5 V/ 2.1 A (MAX), 5 V/ 1A

no fast charging, only one port outputs at 2.1A, the other one...... good luck

you are better off with the older Anker's, at least they output 2.4a per port.
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Yeah nop, you could leave it in the sun for a week and battery won't be full lol
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★★★Warm Tips★★★
1. Don't place power bank in conditions unsuitable for human beings like car dashboard under strong sunlight without cooling air.
2. Make sure the phone charger is fully charged by USB cable before your trips as the solar charging is for emergency use ONLY.
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This is dumb. Lets do some math.

Solar panels can collect around 15W per square foot. That’s 144 sq in.

This solar panel is 5”x3” or 15 sq in — let’s say that’s roughly 0.1 sq ft. That means this solar panel will get 1.5 W in perfect sunlight.

26800 mAh x 3.7V is 99.2 Wh, let’s say 100Wh.

So this battery holds 100Wh and the solar can charge it by 1.5Wh every hour of directly sunlight. You’ll need nearly 70 hours of direct sunlight just to get one charge out of it.


And all that math is ignoring electrical losses, or just inefficiency due to the fact that this probably isn’t made using high quality components.

I’d pass on this any day.
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"It’s recommended to take the solar charging feature as the emergency back-up solution instead of main power source." ..

interesting.. buy a solar panel but not supposed to be used..
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The reviews are that good either, lots of doa or short after use.
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Expired anyway: now $33 -$2 = $31

Sorry for downvoting a newbie's thread.

Welcome to RFD anyway "nick1234567890c" and thanks for taking the time to post a deal.

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I think buy any charger and a folding portable solar solution that can be in direct sunlight but not combine the 2 in one device.

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