Rugged and lightweight, this 17 Watt solar panel with V72 laptop battery provides fast solar charging for laptops (including MacBooks with an adapter), digital cameras, GoPros and tablets. Panel easily slips into a backpack for portability or mount it wherever you need power. Panel is IPX7 waterproof, UV- and scratch-resistant.
17 Watt, 18 Volt Solar Panel +
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Charges all USB Devices including all Apple iPhones, Android and Blackberry smartphones.
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.
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.
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
Not compatible with any medical devices, including CPAP machines
4 Foot Extension - 3.5x1.1mm
Wire: Male 3.5x1.1mm to female 3.5x1.1mm extension wire with waterproof connections for connecting panels to battery. Approximately 4' long (125cm).
Instructions for Use: Remove the right-angle adapter attached to the solar panel cable, then insert the extension cable between the solar panel and the right-angle adapter. More than one cable can be combined for additional length.
10 Foot Extension - 3.5x1.1mm
Wire: Male 3.5x1.1mm to female 3.5x1.1mm extension cable with waterproof connectors for connecting panels to batteries. Approximately 10' long (300cm).
Instructions for Use: Remove the right-angle adapter attached to the solar panel cable, then insert the extension cable between the solar panel and the right-angle adapter. Cables can be combined for additional length.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Pro 4 Cable
Cable: Connects from the V72 Laptop Battery to a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or Surface Pro 4 tablet for charging at 12V. Adapter is not certified by Microsoft, but since there is no DC charging option for the Surface Pro 3 / Pro 4, this cable is the best option for charging from an external battery. Surface Pro 3 / Pro 4 adapter plug on one side and a male 5.5x2.5mm plug on the other.
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