The SunSoaker 5W Kit is a 5 Watt thin film solar panel with built in custom USB port for charging your personal electronic devices, such as smartphones, power packs, Bluetooth speakers, and other small USB devices. For iPads and tablets, we recommend the SunSoaker 10W. The SunSoaker 5W comes complete with 4 carabiners and 4 suction cups. Our zero waste packaging allows you to conveniently transport your SunSoaker 5W while ensuring its contents remain together.
Make the outdoors electric by converting natural sun light into energy with the ultra light and extremely durable SunSoaker 5W, and never be caught with a tapped out battery again!
Note: Phone and cord sold separately and are not part of the kit.
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Durable and lightweight charger (if you replace the storage container)
This 3.2 oz solar panel outputs 5V at 1 Amp = 5 Watts. This is comparable to the old slow usb chargers for cell phones. You do have to protect it while traveling because it's a thin flexible film, and if it's folded or punctured it could damage the internal solar panel circuitry. Comes with a built-in USB port. I found that the storage container it comes in more than doubles the weight. As an ultra-light Backpacker I'm very conscious about weight of what I bring. So I replaced the storage container with a modified smart water bottle, for lightweight stiffness, storing the panel rolled up Inside. Panels work best with a battery pack, if the sunlight is variable brightness (partly cloudy, early/late in the day, wrong angle toward the sun, etc. So I bought a 2 ounce lithium battery pack. This allows me to charge while I hike with my phone. Because the 10 Watt panel only weighs 5.5 oz (2.3 oz more than this panel), but charges in half the time, you might consider that one instead for frequent use.