At 6 Watts, this waterproof, lightweight panel provides great charging performance for both smartphones and 7" tablets. Slide the panel in your bag or mount it nearly anywhere for a minimal, tough charging solution.
Charge smartphones, tablets and other handheld electronics that charge from USB with the V15 Battery. Use the V15's "Always On" functionality for Arduinos and other devices you want to run 24 x 7.
Upgrade to the V39 battery for more power storage. Connect to the V39 via the 3511 to 5521 Adapter.
Charge many Android phones directly via the MicroUSB adapter.
The most common application for this kit is to charge smartphones and tablets via our V15 battery. Some, but not all, Android smartphones will charge directly from the panel via our F3511-MicroUSB adapter. This system will not charge digital cameras that require you to remove the battery for charging.
Approximate Charge Time from 6 Watt Panel**
Voltaic V15 Battery: 5.5 hours
Smartphone via Voltaic battery: 3.5 hours
Smartphone direct (when possible): <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.
Dimensions: 220 x 175 x 5mm (8.7 x 6.9 x 0.2 in)
Mass: 241 g (8.5 oz)
Substrate: 3 mm Aluminum/Plastic
Cell Type: Monocrystalline
Cell Efficiency: 18%
Open Circuit Voltage: 7.0 V
Peak Voltage*: 6.0 V
Peak Current*: 975 mA
Peak Power: 5.85 W
Connector: 3.5x1.1 mm plug
Mount: 4 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.
Projects Using This Kit
2 Year warranty on bag/case and panel(s), 1 year warranty on battery. 30 Day Refund for products returned in new condition.