When you are out in the wild, what you need is a dependable source of power, whether for lighting purposes or to charge your smart devices. A portable solar charger is, therefore, a great item to have. This review will focus on the Sunjack 14W portable charger, and what we like and don’t like about it.
Sunjack 14W Portable Charger
The design of the charger does not deviate much from what is ordinarily available in the market. What you get are solar cells sewn in a nylon folding case. The case is rugged and neatly folds up into a package.
When you purchase the unit, you get carabiners. The packaging has the necessary hooks, which allows you to hang the panels when the sun is out for purposes of charging. The pouch also has space for the cables, charging port, battery pack, and whatever device you want to charge.
It has four solar panels, and the battery pack is 8000mAH. The charge cycle is 1,000, and at approximately 2 pounds in weight, it is very compact. It will fit into your backpack without any problems.
You need approximately 5 hours of full sun to charge the battery pack fully. The unit may charge even when there is cloud cover, but it would be very slow and may not fully charge. If you are charging a smartphone, it will give you about 90 minute’s usage.
You can, however, charge your smartphone directly from the panels if the sun is out. The battery pack comes with LED light, and you have micro USB connection functionality on the grid. You can also charge up to 8 mobile devices.
What Do You Need To Know
- You do not need to have any experience to use the unit
- Setup takes a matter of minutes
- You get a durable design that looks and feels great
- The unit comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty
- The pack includes carabiners, a quick start guide, charging cables, the battery pack and portable solar charger
- The unit is compact; you can compare it to the size of a Kindle
- The battery will take about 5 hours to charge, and you can do it on the go
- You get a lot of functionality wherever you are, without having to worry that your devices will run out of power
As stated above, you get two USB ports, which are 5V and 1.5A DC. You can use these ports when the sun is out. You can also charge the battery using these same ports.
The battery has two USB outputs which can charge at 5V 2.4A and 9V 1.67A. The unit has a series of blue lights, which will show you the level of charging. It will also show you how much battery power is still have.
If you have an adventurous spirit, you should invest in the Sun Jack portable solar charger. It comes in at a friendly price point, is compact, and will give you high usage. Best of all, you get to charge your smart devices even when you are on the go.