Tips for Traveling with Solar

One of the biggest questions we get from customers is regarding the safety of traveling with solar chargers and battery packs. Whether you’re headed up to the mountains this weekend or flying overseas, we’ve put together a list of tips traveling with your favorite Voltaic gear.

Fly freely with your favorite Voltaic solar charger or battery pack.

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All of our systems and batteries are approved by the FAA for international and domestic flights. Solar panels (without batteries) can be stored in your checked or carry on bag.

In compliance with FAA guidelines on spare lithium ion batteries, spare lithium ion battery must be secured in your carry on bag and cannot exceed 100 Watt hours (the V15, V44, and V72 all pass!). Need to take more power? No problem, you’re allowed to carry spare packs of up to 300Wh total when flying. Each carrier can impose stricter rules than the FAA if they choose, but we have logged a lot of miles with our batteries and have never been stopped.

Charge up your battery pack before you leave.

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We all know how unpredictable travelling can be, so save the headache and make sure you fully charge your Voltaic battery pack before heading out the door. You’ll spend more time enjoying your holiday and less time worrying about your dead phone.

Test (or re-test) your gear before any trip.

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While you’re charging up your battery, make sure all your necessary adapters and cables are accounted for and that you’re electronics are good to go. If its your first time using your solar charger, be sure you know how it works and what to expect. Have a question? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team for a little peace of mind.

Secure your charging cables neatly with your Voltaic battery.

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Use your Voltaic bag or other cable management systems to keep all your pieces in the same spot. This will not only help you charge quicker when you’re on the go but you won’t have to worry about loosing or misplacing adapters along the way.

Pack it up & go!

Voltaic panels are made for adventure, so don’t worry too much about durability when travelling. Our tough panels can simply be placed on the outside of your bag (for optimum solar potential) or slid away inside the sleeve of any backpack. We recommend placing your Voltaic battery in a secure yet easy to reach spot.

Need help finding the right gear or have additional questions? You can reach out to us here, we want to help you have fun and go further!

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