Charge Your USB Devices with the SunJack 14W Portable Solar Charger
This is my second product that I’ve reviewed for SunJack. The first was the SunJack Waterproof LightStick. This time they kindly sent me the SunJack 14W Portable Solar Charger with the 8000mAh battery. With so many USB powered devices floating around these days, there’s definitely a market for keeping something handy nearby if you need a quick charge. If you use your cell phones, GPS devices or even your GoPro you know how quickly those batteries get depleted. It’s more of a hassle if you’re not near your car – for example, hiking or hunting. Even more importantly it can be a real help to charge or even run a walkie talkie if the batteries are wasted in a SHTF scenario.
You’ve probably seen comparable portable solar chargers out there. This one is unique in the fact that it can be coupled with and is actually sold directly from SunJack with an 8000mAh lithium-polymer battery. You can use the 4 mono-crystalline solar panels to charge your devices directly from two 5V USB ports, or you can collect the energy using the battery so you can charge later. The battery also has two 5V USB ports with 2A output on each allowing you to charge up to 4 smart phones and 1 tablet on a full charge. The battery is also equipped an LED light that is helpful if you’re in the dark trying to figure out how to hook everything up.
The actual SunJack 14W Solar Charger comes in a nice sturdy fabric cover with a zipper mesh pouch with a sleeve for securing the battery in place and it’s a great place to store your USB cords and carabiners. The panels also come equipped with sturdy loops for using carabiners so you can hang it on your backpack or even from your tent making it super easy to charge your devices while you do other things. The SunJack in full sun will charge the devices at speeds identical to your wall outlet at home. It’s size and portability make it a real winner for preppers to consider for their bug out bags or 72 hour bags. The dimensions are 6.75″ x 9.25″ x 1.75″ and weights around 2 pounds with the battery.
A portable solar panel such as the SunJack 14W is a critical item in any emergency or disaster preparedness kit. Just imagine the grid going down and not having a way to recharge or even provide light. SunJack also sells a camping light accessory that’s great for grid down scenarios to provide ambient lighting. The light uses USB power and can hang using the built-in loop on the bulb. It’s 340 lumens and is equivalent to a 40W incandescent bulb.