SunJack 14 Watt Portable Solar Charger Review
If the sun is shining, or even if it is not you can be charging your devices. You can charge your mobile phones (compatible with most), iPads or tablets, any USB lighting devices, digital cameras, MP3 players and gaming devices.
The SunJack includes a fast-charge 8,000mah battery that can be fully charged in roughly five hours. From this point, you can charge your devices overnight if needed no need for sun in other words, or you can directly power any USB device from the SunJack when the unit is placed in direct sunlight.
- The powerful 8,000mah Sunjack battery when fully charged holds enough charge to power up four iPhones.
The SunJack’s battery can also be charged from any standard micro-USB plug. This means you can use your vehicle’s USB port (many newer models have one) or from a laptop computer for example, if you want a full charge before leaving on your adventure. It will take up to five hours for a full charge using this method.
Portable power on the go, you can take the SunJack anywhere with you. Take it camping, hiking, or on survivalist training deep in the backcountry. Have one in your disaster preparedness kit, one in your car, bug-out-bag, hiking backpack and in your camping supplies.
- Solar panels: 14 watts of high efficiency mono-crystalline
- Max output voltage/current: Two 5V/2A USB ports
- Battery: 8,000mAh lithium-polymer battery
- Size folded: 6.75” x 9.25” x 1.75” (17.15cm x 23.50cm x 4.5cm)
- Size unfolded: 30.75” x 9.25” x 1.75” (78.11cm x 23.50cm x 4.5cm)
- Weight: 2lbs (907.19grams)
At 14 watts, you can still charge the battery with indirect sunlight and on cloudy days in some cases. Some other charging panels may only be five watts and they simply will not charge unless in direct sunlight for the specified period.
The Sunjack at 14 watts ensures you can charge the included battery virtually anywhere there is sunlight, and not necessarily direct sunlight. Having 14 watts and two USB ports also allows you to charge more than one item at a time, charge your iPhone and iPad simultaneously.
At some point, you will be in a situation where you do not have power, so this means you do not have the ability to charge your cell phone. This can happen right in your own home or while camping, hiking or even if you become lost or stranded.
If you have the SunJack with you then you have one less problem to contend with and not having communications during a crisis is a big problem that needs to be addressed before you experience such a situation.
You do need a means of charging your devices during a power outage, if your vehicle breaks down or while out hiking and you find yourself lost. One less worry means you can focus on other tasks needed for survival.
It only weighs two pounds and folds up nicely (similar to an iPad) so you do not need to make special arrangements or leave anything out of your pack to accommodate the SunJack when packing for camping or hiking. Once at your campsite simply unfold where there is plenty of sun for optimum charging and then go about your other duties. You do not have to monitor the device while it charges.
The SunJack 14 watt portable solar charger retails for $150.00 to see a full line of their products visit TheSunJack.com. The optional light weight SunJack 340 lumen USB CampLight (equivalent to a 40W incandescent bulb) will fully illuminate a tent at night and makes a great addition to this charger.