Best portable solar chargers to keep your devices alive [2020 Guide]


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Traveling often, going backpacking, or hiking long trails can mean finding your devices out of juice on the way. And dead laptops are no fun, made even worse by the lack of power to charge. In this case, nature is your best resource. And what can be more useful than solar power when it comes to juicing up your devices again?

We’ve combed the internet for some of the best laptop solar chargers out on the market, and most of these chargers can juice up several of your devices with a single charge. Check them out below.

Best solar chargers for laptops and phones

Sherpa 100 Solar Kit

The Sherpa 100 solar kit is designed to power tablets, laptops, and DSLR cameras. It features an array of ports including two smart USBs for phones and tablets, a 12V port for lights, a port for laptops, and a detachable AC inverter for DSLR cameras. The solar kit can recharge from the wall, car, or from the sun with the included Goal Zero’s Nomad 20 solar panel. It has a battery capacity of 98Wh, 8800mAh (11V) and a solar capacity of 20W (18-22V). The charger is available to purchase from Goal Zero for $549.95.

Go Power! Weekender SW Complete Solar and Inverter System

This solar charger ships with a 125-watt solar panel and a 1500-watt pure sine wave inverter system. It is available on Amazon as well as other solar tool storefronts for $1,815.28. However, you may need at least a 200-ampere-hour battery to store energy from the solar panel. The charger is great for your power requirements on weekend and long trips.

The Weekender system combines a single solar kit and a pure sine wave inverter to produce a complete RV power package. It includes components that allow convenient access to AC or solar power through your breaker panel. It also lets you charge batteries from both shore and solar power. The solar laptop charger is available from Amazon for $1,643.99.

Solaris 62

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, then the Solaris 62 built by Brunton is ideal for you. It has a rugged design and is capable of storing a great amount of solar power. It can fold up to a compact 8.5” x 14.5” x 2” package that weighs just 3.4 pounds. You can also connect several panels to collect more energy. You can purchase the Solaris 62 from Amazon for $1,380.

Levin 20W

This high capacity battery ships with an LCD display, which works to indicate its capacity in terms of percentage and voltage level. It also features intelligent current control, input and output control, and more. The charger also includes a power adapter to juice up the battery pack using a main supply, as well as 10 laptop adapters, adapters to connect USB to mobile, and DC cables.

Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page. If you’re interested in other battery chargers, check out our wide collection of guides.