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Solar Power and Light Kit

Buy One and We'll Give One

Get this solar lighting kit and we will deliver a similar kit to a village without power in Malawi. Sold Out!





Read more about the the Buy One Give One program on our blog.
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Video

We provide a quick walk through of how to use the kit including solar panel mounting options.

The Village

Here are some shots of the Zatuba village in Malawi, the residents and the training session by our local partner, Empower. More on our blog.

Empower Training SessionMalawi VillagersMalawi Homes

Photos by Empower

Applications and Charge Times

The most common application for this kit is to charge smartphones 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 3.4-Watt Panel**

Voltaic V15 Battery: 11 hours

Smartphone via Voltaic battery: 5-7 hours

Smartphone direct (when possible): 4-6 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.

3.4-Watt Panel Specifications

(the Array and Fuse 10W have three of these panels)

Dimensions: 210x113x5 mm (8.3x4.4x0.2 in)

Mass: 150 g (5.3 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*: 566 mA

Peak Power: 3.4 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.


Compatibility

Our chargers are designed as universal chargers so this is a partial list of thousands of compatible devices. If you have a question about compatibility with your device or expected charge times, please contact us via our Tech Support Form.

Handhelds

Apple: iPhone 1G, 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4G, 4S, 5, iPod Touch, Classic, Nano, Shuffle (using your Apple USB cable or our optional 30-pin adapter) BlackBerry: Bold 9700, Curve 8900, Pearl 8130, Storm 9530, Torch, Tour 9630 - Not compatible with Blackberry 9810 Flip: SlideHD, MinoHD, UltraHD HTC: Eris, Evo, HD2, HD7 Hero, Incredible, Rhyme, Trophy, Thunderbolt Garmin: Oregon, Dakota, and zumo Series, eTrex with nuvi with Garmin's power cable Iridium: 9555 Satellite Phone via Iridium car charger and 12V output LG: Chocolate (requires optional adapter), Incite, Revolution, Rumor Kodak: zi6, zi8 Motorola: Atrix, Backflip, Droid, Droid X, Pro and 2 Nintendo: DS Lite with optional adapter Nokia: N72, N900, N97 Mini, X3, X6 Samsung: Epic, Charge, Galaxy S and X, Instinct, Mythic, Rogue Palm/HP: Pre, Veer Sony: PSP (requires optional 4.0x1.7mm phone adapter) TomTom: XL, XXL and GO Series.

Tablets

Learn more about expected charge times and battery capacity from our guide to solar charging tablets.

Apple: iPad, iPad 2, new iPad (aka iPad3), iPad Mini BlackBerry: Playbook Google: Nexus 7 LG: T-Mobile G-Slate Samsung: Galaxy Tab (requires optional Galaxy Tab adapter) (will not work with ASUS eee Transformer, Motorola XOOM or Acer Iconia Tab) Lots more detail on our Solar Tablet Charger guide.

Digital Cameras

In addition, you can adjust the Voltage output of the solar panels from 6V to 12V. The 12V setting is suitable for charging larger 7.4V digital camera batteries. You will need an optional camera battery cradle that supports the specific battery in your camera. Read more about our solar camera charger solution.

Warranty

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