What Is a Solar Power Bank?​

These are portable battery packs that you can carry around wherever you go, often for the purpose of charging smartphones and other mobile gadgets. Solar power banks have their own solar panel. As power banks are usually quite small, most of them have only a single solar panel. The average battery pack has the capacity to fully charge a smartphone two or three times before it runs out.

Choosing a Power Bank

The function and composition of all power banks are basically the same but they do vary a lot in terms of the specific features. It is very important to compare the features of the different types and brands carefully so that you can find the one that will work best for you.

Battery Size

The size of a power bank's battery determines the number of times that you can charge your phone on it on a single charge. If you are planning on using a solar power bank just for a weekend of camping, a regular battery should suffice. For longer periods without a power outlet, you might want to invest in a bigger battery size.

Solar Panel Size

The size and number of solar panels that are connected to the battery pack will determine how fast you can recharge the power bank when you are away from a power outlet. Because of their small size though, most power banks do have only one solar panel. With this single solar panel, it will take about 40 hours of charging under direct sunlight in order to bring the battery pack to full capacity. If you

Extra Features

Some power banks are equipped with a number of additional features that you might find useful. Built-in flashlights, a USB output, and wireless charging capabilities are some of the most popular features you can look for.


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