16.8 Watt Solar Charger Kit

From $130

A rugged, lightweight and waterproof solar panel with an output of 16.8 Watts at 18V. You can easily slip this panel in a backpack for portability or mount it wherever you need power.

Charge laptops, tablets and phones via our V72 laptop battery.

Pair with a charge controller to power 12V lead-acid batteries.

Pair with a car charger socket and camera cradle for fast charging of large video camera batteries.

Setup your Kit


16.8 Watt Solar Panel


F3.5x1.1 to 5.5x2.1


V72 Laptop Battery


1 Panel Circuit Box


Panel Extension Cable




USB Flexlight


USB Touchlight

Applications and Charge times

With a few exceptions for ruggedized laptops, we recommend charging laptops via a battery like the Voltaic V60, not directly from a solar panel. Cameras can be charged directly from the panel as most camera cradles are looking for 12 to 24 Volts.

Approximate Charge Time from 16.8-Watt Panel**

Voltaic V72 Battery: 9 hours

Smartphone via Voltaic battery: 1-2 hours

Digital Camera: 1-3 hours

**For maximum power output, orient the panels towards the sun. When not angled towards the sun, output will be reduced. Dirt and scratches on the face of the panels will reduce the amount of light hitting the solar cells. Clean the panels with a damp non-abrasive cloth. Charge times are estimated based on optimal conditions and may increase in cloudy weather, high temperatures, or when panels are not angled towards the sun.

Panel Specifications

Dimensions: 393x274x6 mm (15.5x10.75x0.25 in)

Mass: 760 g (26.8 oz)

Substrate: 3mm Aluminum/Plastic

Cell Type: Monocrystalline

Cell Efficiency: 18%

Open Circuit Voltage: 20.0 V

Peak Voltage*: 17.5 V

Peak Current*: 958 mA

Short Circuit Current: 1054 mA

Peak Power: 16.8 W

Connector: 3.5x1.1 mm plug

Mount: 8 stainless steel bolts

*Panel output is computed based on cell manufacturer's data assuming 0% reduction of cell efficiency after packaging of cell strings. Electrical output tolerance +/- 10%. Under irradiance of 100 mW/cm2, absolute air mass of 1.5, at 25 °C, as per cell manufacturer's specifications.


2 Year warranty on bag/case and panel(s), 1 year warranty on battery. 30 Day Refund for products returned in new condition.