Arc 8W Solar Charger

Replaced by the Arc 10W

The Arc 8W Solar Charger powers your smartphone, camera, and other USB devices directly from the sun. This compact and UV-resistant folding solar panel easily attaches to your favorite backpack or stashes away when traveling.

For the more power, pair with a Voltaic V15 or V44 universal battery.


$59

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

8 Watt folding solar charger

Arc 8W Solar Charger with regulated USB Output

Optional - A battery is not included but is recommended

Features

  • ETFE coated solar panel is more durable and UV resistant than epoxy or PET coated panels.
  • Regulated USB output allows fast charging direct from the solar panel
  • Charger packs tight for easy storage and transport
Size and Weight
  • Open: 9" high x 20" wide x 0.03" deep (23 cm high x 51 cm wide x .08 cm deep)
  • Folded: 9" high x 8" wide x 0.19" deep (23 cm high x 20 cm wide x 0.5 cm deep)
  • 0.7 lbs (325 g)
Solar Panel Output
  • 8 Watts, 5V, 1.4A output

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

Tablets:
Charges all tablets that are powered by USB including Apple iPads and Samsung Tablets. Will not charge tablets that charge at 12 or 16 Volts.

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

Devices may stop charging when sun goes behind a cloud or panels are shaded. Re-position solar panel and/or connect and disconnect USB cable from solar panel to restart charging.

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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

    Add to Cart More Info

    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.