Arc 20W Solar Charger Kit

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5 / 5.0 Based on 6 Review(s)

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Compact and powerful, the Arc 20 Watt Solar Charger Kit powers your laptops (including MacBooks with optional adapter), DSLRs, smartphones, and other USB devices. This versatile system easily attaches to your pack and folds up neatly for storage when traveling. Includes Voltaic's V72 Universal Laptop Battery.

$278

  • smartphone charges from Voltaic battery
  • hours in the sun to charge smartphone
  • hours of smartphone usage from 1 hour in the sun
  • battery charges from Voltaic battery
  • hours in the sun to charge DSLR battery
  • tablet charges from Voltaic battery
  • hours in the sun to charge tablet
  • hours of tablet usage from 1 hour in the sun
  • tablet charges from Voltaic battery
  • hours in the sun to charge tablet
  • hours of tablet usage from 1 hour in the sun
  • laptop charges from Voltaic battery
  • hours in the sun to charge laptop
  • minutes of laptop usage from 1 hour in the sun

20 Watt folding solar panels - how it works
laptop battery - whats included

Includes:
Arc 20 Watt Folding Solar Panel +

  1. V72 Laptop Battery
  2. Car Charger Socket - 5.5 x 2.5mm - charges devices that have a car charger
  3. Standard Laptop Adapters
  4. Laptop Output Cable - connects to Laptop Adapters
  5. AC Charger - charges V72 battery from AC
  6. DC Charger - charges V72 battery from DC (car)

Features

Size and Weight
  • Solar Panel Open: 33.9 x 10 x 0.1 in (86 x 25.5 x 0.3cm)
  • Solar Panel Folded: 7.5 x 10 x 0.8 in (19 x 25.5 x 2 cm)
  • Battery: 7.3 x 5 x 0.6 in (18.5 x 12.5 x 1.6 cm)
  • 3.25 pounds (1.5 kg) including battery and solar panels
Solar Panel Output
  • Monocrystalline cells - 19% efficient
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 20.0V
  • Peak Voltage: 18V
  • Peak Current: 1.1A
  • Peak Current: 19.8 Watts
Solar Panel Construction
  • ETFE coating
  • 2mm substrate
V72 Laptop Battery
  • Capacity: 20,000mAh, 72 Watt Hours
  • Output: 5V/2A USB, and 12V/4A, 16V/3.5A, 19V/3A
  • Input: 14-20V, 1.2A
  • Battery Type: Li-Polymer
  • Protection: Short Circuit, Over Charge, Over Discharge, Over Current, Over Temperature
laptop battery - whats included

Battery Functions:

  1. DC Input to Charge Voltaic battery
  2. DC Output to charge laptops
  3. 12/16/19V Selector - controls High Voltage Output
  4. USB Output (5 Volts) to charge smartphones and other USB devices
  5. Power Button and Charge Indicator

Smartphones:
Charges all USB Devices including all Apple iPhones, Android and Blackberry smartphones.

Tablets:
Charges all known tablets. Only a few tablets require an optional adapter.
Apple: Apple iPads require an Apple Lightning Cable to charge (not included).
Microsoft: Surface Tablets require our optional Surface 2 Cable or our optional Surface Pro 3 / Pro 4 Cable. Set the V72's output to 12 Volts for Surface tablets.
ASUS: Transformer Tablets require our optional FUSB - 5521 adapter used with your own ASUS Transformer USB Cable. Set the V72's output to 12 Volts for Asus tablets.

Digital Cameras:
Charges both DSLRs and cameras that charge from USB. For DSLRs, optional camera charger cradle that matches your camera battery (see Adapter section) is required. Read our tutorial on solar camera charging.

Laptops:
Charges nearly all 15" and smaller laptops. Additional details and known exceptions follow. Details on included adapter set is found here.
Acer: Use our included "N" or "E" adapters
Apple: Pre-June 2012 laptops require our optional MagSafe 1 adapter. Post June-2012 laptops require our optional MagSafe 2 adapter. MacBook Pro 15" may need to be charged in sleep mode. Read our guide to charging MacBooks for more information.
ASUS: Most use either the included battery output cable or included "N" or "L" adapters. UX, Q200, S200 Series require our optional 4.0 x 1.35mm adapter.
Dell: Use the included "J" or "I2" adapters for some Dell laptops. Dell Inspiron / Latitude / STUDIO / VOSTRO series laptops require our optional Dell 7.4mm adapter. Dell Ultrabook / XPS series laptops require our optional Dell 4.5mm adapter.
HP: Some older HPs use the included "J" adapter. Envy series uses included "D" adapter. HP Business / COMPAQ / Pavilion / Elitebook series laptops will require our optional HP 7.4mm adapter.
Lenovo: Use included "K" or "M" (rectangular) adapter
Panasonic Toughbook: Use included Voltaic battery output cable
Samsung: Most modern Samsung use included "E2" or "Q" adapter.
Sony VAIO: Duo and Pro use included "D" adapter
Toshiba: Most use included Voltaic battery output cable

Average Rating

5 / 5.0 Based on 6 Review(s)
  • Don't leave home without it by RZ (on 9/15/2016)
    The Arc 20 has been an invaluable piece of kit that has helped keep our equipment charged while working in the field for extended periods of time. We've traveled with the Arc 20 for several weeks while trekking through New Zealand and Tahiti and most recently on a month long cross country road trip. We’ve used it to recharge camera batteries, action cameras, laptops, phones, tablets and have even used it to power a 12 volt fan while camping in warmer weather. While on the road the solar panel lives on the dash of our van, ensuring our Voltaic battery is always topped off and ready to take with us. One of our favorite aspects of the solar panel and battery is it’s compact form and weight. The Arc 20 is very light weight and takes up so little room in our pack there’s no reason for us to travel without it. For us, having portable power is a must and although we’ve used other portable solar panel systems in the past, Voltaic has proven to not only be the most reliable but the slimmest and lightest weight on the market.
  • Reliabilty and Packability by G. Olson (on 9/2/2016)
    DANG! Whether on the road or out in the wild, the Arc 20 is IT. It packs up to the size of small book and packs anywhere. The construction of the panel is by far the best I've seen. Dirt, water, heat, or freezing temps are no match for the Arc 20 durability. I trust it, paired with Voltaic batteries to keep my camera gear charged where ever I might be filming or photographing.
  • Freakin Love the ARC 20 kit by Bruce Wilson (on 8/31/2016)
    Im an adventure film maker and photographer. I've used the Arc 20 over the past year or so and it comes with me on ever trip I go on. I like that its low profile and folds up and fits into my camera bag as well as the battery. Its reliable. I've taken it all over the world with me from South Africa to Nepal to Mexico to Iceland because its what I need to make sure my cameras and laptop are good to go for shooting in remote places. I love it and swear by it.
  • Arc 20W Solar Charger Kit by Jason Thompson (on 8/31/2016)
    I've used the Arc 20W kit for a little over two years now. My primary needs for the solar system has been using it for my photography and videography work. The locations I work in can be casual day missions to 40 day long climbing and ski expeditions in remote ranges of the world. From camera batteries to laptop charging this unit keeps my kit charged and me shooting. The dependability of the Arc 20W kit has been a major draw for me as with the lightweight nature of the system. Being able to charge batteries even in low solar periods of the day has kept me shooting which is critical.
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Accessories

Adapters
Optional Laptop Adapters

Optional Laptop Adapters

Model
  • "L" - 2.3x0.8mm - Female 5.5x2.1mm

    $6

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    Adapter: Male 2.3x0.8mm plug on one end and female 5.5x2.1mm plug on the other. Connects to V72 Battery Output Wire.

  • "I" - Dell 3 Pin - Female 5.5x2.1mm

    $6

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    Adapter: Male 3 pin plug on one end and female 5.5x2.1mm plug on the other. Used for charging compatible Dell laptops. Connects to V72 Battery Output Wire.

  • 4.0x1.35mm - Female 5.5x2.1mm

    $8

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    Adapter: For ASUS Ultrabooks. Male 4.0x1.35mm plug on one end and female 5.5x2.1mm plug on the other. Connects to V72 Battery Output Wire.

  • Dell "32" Right-Angle 4.5x3.0mm - Female 5.5x2.1mm Adapter

    $8

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    Dell adapter with microchip to communicate with Dell laptop and allow charging from our V72 Laptop Battery. Male 4.5x3.0mm plug on one end and female 5.5x2.1mm plug on the other. Connector has a positive center pin.

  • "B" - 6.2x3.1mm - Female 5.5x2.1mm

    $6

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    Adapter: Male 6.2x3.1mm plug on one end and female 5.5x2.1mm plug on the other. Connects to V72 Battery Output Wire.

  • Dell 7.4x5.0mm - Female 5.5x2.1mm Adapter

    $8

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    Dell Adapter with microchip to communicate with Dell laptop to allow charging form our V72 Laptop Battery. 7.4mm Outer Diameter x 5.0mm Inner Diameter with Center Pin

  • HP 7.4x5.1x0.6mm - Female 5.5x2.1mm Adapter

    $8

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    Adapter: Male 7.4x5.1x0.6mm plug on one end and female 5.5x2.1mm plug on the other. Connector has a positive center pin for HP Business Notebooks. Connects to V72 Battery Output Wire.

  • Female USB - Female 5.5x2.1mm - Asus Transformer

    $6

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    Adapter: For ASUS Transformers that charge at 15 Volts. Female USB plug on one end and female 5.5x2.1mm plug on the other. Includes Female 5.5x2.1mm to Female 3.5x1.1mm barrel adapter and Female USB adapter with a 3.5x1.1mm plug. For use with V72 on 16V setting.

  • MagSafe 1 Adapter - Female 5.5x2.5mm

    $20

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    Adapter: Connects from output cable of V72 Laptop Battery to pre-June-2012 MacBooks. Salvaged and reconfigured MagSafe 1 Adapter on one end and female 5.5x2.5mm plug on the other.

  • MagSafe 2 Adapter - Female 5.5x2.5mm

    $20

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    Adapter: Connects from output cable of V72 Laptop Battery to post-June-2012 MacBooks. Salvaged and reconfigured MagSafe 2 Adapter on one end and female 5.5x2.5mm jack on the other.

USB Camera Chargers

USB Camera Chargers

Model
  • Canon BP511 512 522 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Canon EOS 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, and 300D (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon BP808 809 819 827 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Canon camcorder (full compatibility list below) battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon BP911 915 930 945 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Canon Camcorder or PhasOne Battery (full compatibility list below) from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon LP-E10 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Canon T5 and 1200D (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon LP-E12 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your EOS M (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon LP-E5 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Canon 100D, 450D and 500D (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon LP-E6 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Canon 5D Mark II / Mark III and EOS 60D (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon LP-E8 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Canon T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i and 700D (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon NB11L USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Canon Powershot and ELPH (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon NB12L USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Canon G1 X Mark II and G1X Mark 2 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon NB13L USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Canon G7 X (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon NB2L USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Canon Rebel XTi and XT (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon NB4L NB8L USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Canon SD1400IS, SD940IS and SD960I (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon NB5L USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Canon Powershot and ELPH (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon NB6L USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Canon Powershot S95 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Canon NB-7L USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Canon G12 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • FujiFilm NP48 USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Fujifilm XQ1 and XQ2 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • FujiFilm NP95 USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Fujifilm X30, X100, X-S1, F30, F31(full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • FujiFilm NP-W126 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Fujifilm X-T1 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Nikon EN-EL10 40B 42B USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Nikon Coolpix (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Nikon EN-EL12 USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Nikon AW100 and AW110 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Nikon EN-EL14 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Nikon D3100, D3200, D3300, D5100, D5200, D5300 and D5500 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Nikon EN-EL15 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Nikon D7000, D600, D610, D750, and D80 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Nikon EN-EL19 USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Nikon Coolpix (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Nikon EN-EL20 Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Nikon 1 J1 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Nikon EN-EL21 Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Nikon 1 V2 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Nikon EN-EL23 USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Nikon Coolpix P600, P610, P900, S810C (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Nikon EN-EL3 FNP150 Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Nikon D80, D90, and D700, (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Nikon EN-EL9 Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Nikon D3000, D5000, D40 and D60 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Olympus BLM1 BLM5 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Olympus E-500 or 510 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Olympus BLN1 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Olympus E-M1, E-M5 and E-P5 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Olympus BLS1 BLS5 BLS 50 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Olympus E-PL1, E-410 and E-420 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Panasonic BCF10 USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Panasonic TS1 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Panasonic BCG10E USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Panasonic ZS20 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Panasonic BCJ13E USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Panasonic LX5 and LX7 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Panasonic BLB13 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Panasonic camera (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Panasonic S006 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Panasonic FZ18 and FZ35 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Pentax DLI109 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Pentax K20D, K-30, K-r and K-x (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Pentax DLI90 USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Pentax K-5, K-5 II, K-5IIs and K-7 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • Samsung BP1030 1130 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your Samsung NX-1000, NX-300, and NX-200 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • SONY FM50 FM500 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your SONY SLT-A77, A99, and Alpha SLT-A58 (and more: full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • SONY FP50 FP70 FP100 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your SONY Camcorder (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • SONY FW50 USB Charger

    $10

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    Charge your SONY Alpha a7, a7R, NEX-6 and a5100 (and more: full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 800mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • SONY NP-BX1 USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your SONY HX9V and W55 (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.

  • SONY NP-BG1 FG1 USB Charger

    $7.5

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    Charge your Canon Cybershot (full compatibility list below) camera battery from any USB port including every Voltaic solar charger and battery. Fast charging with up to 400mA output into camera battery. MicroUSB charging cable included.