Portable solar battery packs

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Re: Portable solar battery packs

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:40 am

Yes the solar charger has 2x 2a usb sockets and a little black box which controls the charge.





The battery packs have inbuilt charge wires and micro usb output and usb sockets and a charge indicator

The kit is almost universal and can be used in various ways I could plug my phone into the solar charger directly if I wanted to

I like having the options to charge be it mains usb charger / off a computer or laptop / off the car or solar if needed

And if something dies I can just replace the dead item rather than the whole system..

If you want a Decent battery pack look at the new jump start packs eg

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Suaoki-Starter ... ref=plSrch

With the added use of been able to jump a car off too
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Re: Portable solar battery packs

Post by Deeps » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:18 am

Like Andy I use a panel to either charge battery banks or devices like phones directly. I've also got usb powered battery chargers for AA/AAA and 14500/18650's. Here's a link to what looks very similar.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Battery-Char ... 2a823aee89

I also have a small folding mains adaptor so that if its available, mains will do nicely too. Link here.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... =UTF8&th=1

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Re: Portable solar battery packs

Post by jansman » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:07 pm

Cheers lads. :D some useful looking kit there,especially that battery pack Andy.Looks like I am going shopping.
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Re: Portable solar battery packs

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:23 pm

I got my jump pack from lidl last year only starts 2.0l petrol and 1.6 diesel but i managed to use it to start a 2.5l diesel perkins engine on a forklift at work when it wouldnt crank due to a knackered battery ...... Think paid £40 for it

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Re: Portable solar battery packs

Post by ukpreppergrrl » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:08 pm

I have one of those jump starter packs, not from Lidl, it's great but it does seem to discharge all by itself at an alarming rate - I put all my spare (i.e. not connected to the solar panels) 12v batteries (a couple of golf batteries and two jump starters) on charge every 3 months to keep them topped up, but in that 3 months this one had gone down to zero charge! Not sure if that is common or a faulty pack. :(
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Re: Portable solar battery packs

Post by hobo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:58 pm

These power banks are available to order at £36.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/RAVPower-26800 ... r+26800mAh
Still looking out for the higher capacity 32000s but these seem a very good price.
hobo wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:49 pm
peejay wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:21 am
I have the RavPower 24w panel which seems to do quite well. 3 USB outputs so I have 2 USB battery banks anyway & have used it to charge these. Easily get max 2.4a out of it in good sun so capable of charging as quickly as (most) wall-plug chargers.

Advantage of separate panel/power banks is I can add to the power banks if I choose.
Currently £62 at Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/RAVPower-UK-RP ... ower+solar
Ditto. I use a RAVPower 26800mAh power bank. Currently £37 from Amazon.

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Re: Portable solar battery packs

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:33 pm

Lidl are selling 10,000 mah power banks at the moment (lipo battery iirc)
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Re: Portable solar battery packs

Post by FlashPan » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:42 pm

One thing that seems to be missed sometimes is the re-charge time. Oodles of battery banks are out there but most do not feature the fast re-charge.

The one shown in amazon states this "Note: Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge"

So I guess if you are re-charging from a solar panel charged marine battery or just the mains it can/will take hours? Places link banggood do sell a range called blitzwolf which seems to have a good rep and although a bit more than others maybe this should be a feature considered a "must"?

https://www.banggood.com/BlitzWolf-BW-P ... rehouse=CN

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EDIT: just noticed banggood cannot post the above the UK. Not sure why as they did before. Sometimes if they have EU stock they will I reckon.
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Re: Portable solar battery packs

Post by hobo » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:27 pm

The RAVpower one claims 14-15 hour charge with a 2.4A charger.
FlashPan wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:42 pm
One thing that seems to be missed sometimes is the re-charge time. Oodles of battery banks are out there but most do not feature the fast re-charge.

The one shown in amazon states this "Note: Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge"

So I guess if you are re-charging from a solar panel charged marine battery or just the mains it can/will take hours? Places link banggood do sell a range called blitzwolf which seems to have a good rep and although a bit more than others maybe this should be a feature considered a "must"?

https://www.banggood.com/BlitzWolf-BW-P ... rehouse=CN

Cheers

EDIT: just noticed banggood cannot post the above the UK. Not sure why as they did before. Sometimes if they have EU stock they will I reckon.

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