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In this episode of DIY or Buy I will have a look at a commercial solar battery charger. That means I will conduct a few tests with it and afterwards create my own DIY version that improves the functionality of such a solar battery charger. And after finishing testing the DIY boad, I will conclude whether DIY or Buy is the winner. Let’s get started!

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UBON Solar Power Bank: जाने सब कुछ! | Review| Tech Tak

Tech accessory brand UBON has recently announced the launch of its first solar power bank — SL – 6067. This power bank is priced at Rs 1,299 and comes with a one year warranty. It comes in a white and black colour scheme and is available with all leading stores and e-commerce websites in India.

The solar power bank comes with a built-in 6000mah high capacity lithium battery equipped with a compact solar panel, which could recharge the battery under the sunlight. UBON claims that the solar panel conversion rate is 18-20 per cent. It has a single output port and attached is a wire which is with a V8 socket and a USB dock. It provides an output at around 10W and has a plastic body with aluminium shells with a micro USB input port for charging the power bank.
It also comes with additional safety features such as overvoltage protection, flame retardant case, dual safety circuits, over temperature protection, overcharge and discharge protection. It also has a blue charging indicator light which shows how much battery is left.

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RAVPower 15000mAh Solar Charger Power Bank Review – Portable Battery

Solar Charger RAVPower 15000mAh Outdoor Portable Charger Solar Power Bank External Battery Pack Power Pack Flashlight IPX4 Solar Panel Charging
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Looking to get a new solar power bank? In this unboxing and review we test the RAVPower 15000mAh Solar Charger Power Bank. The RAVPower solar charger features a solar panel for portable charging the power bank, Large 15000mAh charge capacity, and a rugged waterproof design.

Pros of the RAVPower 15000mAh Solar Charger Power Bank:
– Ability to charge via the solar panel or Micro USB
– Durable design that feels very sturdy. The material is rubbery and covered with grips.
– Built-in flashlight. The flashlight is bright enough for inside tent usage but wouldn’t be very useful for navigation
– 15000 mAh charge capacity. Enough charge your phone ~4 times.
– 2 USB charging ports means you can charge two devices at the same time
– Somewhat water proof
– Charges other devices very quickly. I found it to charge my Pixel 2 XL and Garmin Instinct watch as quick as most wall chargers
– Indicator lights that show the charge level of the battery and also when the solar is charging the powerbank
– Similar to other solar power banks from brands like BigBlue and Nekteck

Cons of the RAVPower 15000mAh Solar Charger Power Bank:
– Takes a week to charge the power bank from the solar panel.
– Flashlight is weak
– No included case


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Lee Blake Solar Install with Battle Born Lithium Batteries Donation for Lyra – Van Build 2018

On Thanksgiving Day, last day of the 2018 Van Build, Lee and Jaime, along with 2 helpers installed solar on Lyra’s minivan. Battle Born Batteries had donated a 200A kit so she could power her devices, wheelchair, etc.

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SUAOKI Solar Charger 60W Portable Solar Panel Review 2018

SUAOKI Solar Charger 60W Portable Solar Panel Foldable High Efficiency 5V USB 18V DC Dual Output Charger for Laptop Tablet
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SUAOKI Solar Charger 60W Portable Solar Charger for Outdoor Life
Clean portable power in an easy to transport protective case. The 60W solar panel is foldable, portable, silent, splash-proof and stylish. Stores easily in your vehicle or backpack. Whenever your laptop and phone run out of juice, simply unfold the solar panel and power up your device away from the socket with an friendly way. Suitable for Tablet GPS Camera iPad iPhone Radio Router and other 5-18V device. An intelligent chip (TIR-C technology) makes the solar panel charge faster and safer. It’s the perfect companion for all outdoor activities.
USB and DC Dual Output
Being able to generate up to 60W output under 3.8W Lux and featuring 5V USB and 18V DC dual output, the solar panel allows you to charge your phone and laptop simultaneously. The package includes a 10-in-1 connector cable that delivers power from the solar panel to your laptop directly without any adapter or AC outlets needed, also includes SAE, DC cables for more energy storage devices.

Charging Port Output: DC 18V/3.4A (Max) & USB 5V/2.1A
Power: 60W
Unfolded Size: 1700*293mm (67*11.5in)
Folded Size: 293*180*75mm (11.5*7.1*2.9in)
Bag Weight: 3.5kg (7.7lbs)
Attention: please check the model, size, voltage and power of your laptop adapter to ensure compatibility before using.
Charge Fast, Charge Smart
An intelligent chip (TIR-C technology) inside the unit will automatically adjust the electrical current in order to offer the fastest possible charge for whatever device is plugged in, without overloading or overheating that device. During charging, our newest solar cell made of single-crystal silicon will offer up to 20% efficiency, which is much higher than most of solar panels on the market.

Package Includes
– 1 x 60W Foldable Dual-Port Solar Charger bag
– 1 x Car Charger
– 1 x 10-in-1 Connector Cable for Laptops
– 1 x SAE-to-Clamp for Storage Battery
– 2 x DC-to-DC Cables
– 1 x DC-to-SAE
– 1 x User Manual
Suaoki 60W Portable Solar Panel
In fact, Suaoki offers a variety of solar chargers that are compatible with its power pack. Also, you could juice the device with a solar charger from any other brand if you already own one. But if you are planning to buy a new one, we recommend this 60W folding solar panel simply because it is a decently powerful one to charge the power pack faster. Moreover, its folding design makes it perfect for carrying in your backpack
Suaoki portable solar generator kit is indeed a great companion for campers and hikers. With a strong solar generator and foldable solar panel, you can go anywhere confidently. Certainly, you can enjoy adventurous outings with no worry at all. And survive an emergency with access to an unlimited source of energy from the sun. Of course, you get the Suaoki portable solar generator with the 60W folding solar panel for an affordable price. This kit will surely change the way you have been making into the wild for explorations.

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Blitzwolf L3 Solar and PL3 Quick Chargers Unboxing/Review

Blitzwolf contacted me to ask if I was interested in reviewing a couple of their products and their rugged portable solar charger immediately caught my eye. So fast forward a week or so and I’ve received two of the three products they are sending. In this video we do an unboxing of the PL3 QC charger and review of the L3 solar charger with some measurements after two solid days of actual sunlight (it’s basically winter here already and getting a few hours of steady sunlight has turned out to be rather difficult).

Of those two days at around 4-5 hours of moderate to bright sunlight a day I was able to harvest around 2500mAh which is equivalent to fully charging a fairly beefy smartphone or small power bank a day (not bad for suboptimal testing conditions). All in all I am very impressed with the quality of their build construction on both of the products I received. I cant wait to really abuse the L3 during spring and summer where I am sure it will get much more sunlight.

As soon as I receive the SHP3 smart plug and figure out a way to adapt the PL3 QC charger to work with US wall outlets I’ll post a followup review video.

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Hands On With Caviar’s $4,400 ‘Tesla’ Solar Charging iPhone X

Several months back, a crazy custom “Tesla” iPhone X with a built-in solar charger made headlines across the internet because of its unique design and its $4000+ price tag.

We managed to get our hands on one of the Tesla iPhone X models, designed by custom iPhone maker Caviar, to test it out, and while this isn’t something that most MacRumors readers are likely interested in buying, it’s always interesting seeing one of these insanely expensive custom devices in person.

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