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Solar Charger for Android Phones

What's the best solar charger for Android phones?

All of our solar chargers power Android smartphones, from Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola and other Android-based systems. The most popular Android solar chargers are listed above.

How fast can I charge my Samsung S5 (or other Android phone) from solar power?

The power banks included with our solar chargers, power phones at the same speed as your wall charger. The time to charge your phone will vary based on the Wattage / size solar panel, the capacity of the battery in your smartphone and how sunny it is.

1 hour in the sun will give you this much usage (hours)

 3.5 Watts (Converter, 3.5 Watt Kit)6 Watts (Fuse 6W, 6 Watt Kit)9 Watts (Fuse 9W, 9 Watt Kit)
HTC One M8 1.8 hours 3 4.5
LG G3 1.4 2.3 3.4
Moto X 2 3.2 4.9
Motorola Nexus 6 1.3 2.1 3.2
Samsung Galaxy S4 1.7 2.9 4.3
Samsung Galaxy S5 1.5 2.4 3.6
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 1.6 2.7 4.1

Charge time (hours)

 3.5 Watts (Converter, 3.5 Watt Kit)6 Watts (Fuse 6W, 6 Watt Kit)9 Watts (Fuse 9W, 9 Watt Kit)
HTC One M8 6.4 hours 3.8 2.5
LG G3 7.3 4.4 3
Moto X 5.4 3.2 2.1
Motorola Nexus 6 8 4.7 3.1
Samsung Galaxy S4 6.4 3.8 2.5
Samsung Galaxy S5 6.8 4.1 2.8
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 8 4.7 3.1

How do I connect my phone to the solar charger?

Use the USB cable that came with your phone or our included MicroUSB charging cable to connect to the Voltaic battery included with your system.

solar charger for Android
solar charger for HTC One M8

The Arc 8W solar folder has an integrated USB output. For this product, you can connect directly to the USB port on the front of the folder. This will charge up your phone in direct sunlight when outdoors.

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Can I use my iPhone while I’m getting power from your charger?

Of course. Stay connected while you charge and be sure to let us know what you’re up to… Instagram, Twitter, Facebook? We’re there too. Share with us @voltaicsystems

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What if I want to charge my phone and a tablet and a GoPro...?

Our solar chargers power all USB devices. For smaller devices, any of our chargers will work. If you have a tablet, we suggest selecting a charger with a minimum of 6 Watts and 9 Watts for 10” tablets. For laptops, you will need a 10 Watt or greater system. See our Shop Gear page detailed selection advice.