Wattage: 100 Watts
Solar Panel Type: Solar Cell Mono-crystalline
DC Output: 12-18V/5.55A
USB Output: 5V/3A
USB QC3.0 Output: 3.6-6.5V/3A, 6.5-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A
USB Type-C Output: 5V/3A,9V/3A,12V/3A, 15V/3A,20V/2.25A
Folded Size: 19.92 x 14.8 x 1.77 inches
Unfolded Size: 57.87 x19.92 x 0.75 inches
I have ordered a couple of items from iClever in the past and always been happy with their products. They have really outdone themselves with this one though. Their 100 Watt foldable solar panel system in compact and easy to carry while still packing a huge punch. I have a couple of other foldable solar panel systems from different manufacturers that are the same size yet only provide 50-60 Watts of power. Albeit, those systems are significantly more lightweight.
The reason for this panel's super efficiency seems to be it's very high quality mono crystalline solar cells. These are thicker and heavier than many of the solar cells used in other portable systems but put out significantly more power. Inch per inch you get a lot more bang for your buck at only the expense of the system weighing a few ounces more.
The system is designed much as most other foldable solar panels are with multiple outlets for charging your devices. However, this product comes with a much wider array of charging connectors and outputs. I was able to connect it directly to my power bank, which accepts a 12-18VDC input and it charged it up incredibly quickly. Just as quickly as if I had plugged it into the wall charger, in fact.
Because these cells are much more sensitive you do not need them to be in direct sunlight in order to start generating power. Most of the cheaper panels seem to require that you have direct sunlight with no clouds at high noon in order to generate even a trickle of current. These will keep generating at least some power until the sun goes down. For that feature alone this product is well worth it's price.
The build quality of the product is excellent. Keep in mind that mono crystalline solar cells are more fragile than the cheap portable panels you usually see, so they need to be handled a bit more carefully. As long as they aren't dropped or thrown from a height or dropped on their edge they should be o.k. though.
This solar panel charger is fairly easy to use. It can be useful when travel or camping outside. It works beautifully with my Jackery solar generator! Fast charging, lightweight and easy to handle.
The panels are good quality. Came with no cracks or scratches had a removable film protecting it. The stitching on the fabric thelat holds the panel is good no loose threads. The panels when closed are held by push latches like the ones on fanny packs. The port side where the cables go are in a separate compartment that can be zipped up. The hub is not removable. I charged my laptop and phone at the same time at work outside and it had no problems charging it. Overall worked as intended, can't till our next camping trip.
Giving this review while I am lying down on my yoga mat. On the grass . 4th of July get away . Took my wife go picnic . Super powerful solar panel . Charging my 330W battery efficiently. Generated from 5 percent to 17 percent in only 25 minutes . My mini fridge runs 30W. No issue at all . . Like the buckle design instead the sticker . More Durable on the side all types of adapters fits all you need . It comes with stand holder on the back of the panels . You can open it up face the sun with any directions. I even tried put the whole panel on top of my SUV car roof . It works perfectly. This is something you need it in the car . Whatever is for emergency or family get away road trip . . So far very satisfied about it . Haven't test the waterproof capability . But pretty sure it will keep rain away . Bought this after several YouTube solar panel tutoring video. I believe 100W is the most popular one . Good solar panel highly recommend!! Happy 4th of July to everyone . Be safe ❤️ God bless America.
I camp a lot and we have several batteries we use for camping and emergency preparation. The batteries have power outlets, light, and USB ports, so when they are fully charged, you can use the batteries to power up your cell phone/devices for up to 10 hours. I was really hoping that I could use this solar panel charger to charge the battery during the day, so then that would allow us to use our devices and the light at night.
> On first sight, this solar panel charger is impressive. Large and well made. Handy carrying bag. Materials feel well made, not cheap.
> Slow charging. This may depend on where your located. I'm in Seattle, but i tried it for several sunny days in June. It took me about 10 hours to charge my backup battery. That works for camping - if I sit it out on the table, it would do what I intended it to do. It was very slow charging my iphone directly as well. I am not certain if this is because of being in Seattle though - if your in an area with very strong, direct sun - it may charge your devices faster.
OVERALL - I really like the idea of this charger - 100w would be enough to power up emergency batteries. I'm giving it 4 stars because of the speed of charging here in the PNW. It's a bit bulky as well. If you are carrying it in a pack hiking, it does have a footprint. It's do-able, but you wouldnt want to carry this on all your hikes as part of your standard 10 essentials. Great for camping though.