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Anker 14W Portable Foldable Outdoor Solar Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology

Anker 14W Portable Foldable Outdoor Solar Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology

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Product Description

Tap into the sun's radiance and power up your gadgets with freedom.

Brilliant power supply.

When you're out enjoying the great outdoors, enjoy yet another perk: free limitless power. Spread out the solar panels or attach to your pack to start repowering your gadgets.

Compatibility maximized.

Not all charging ports are created equal. Standard ports only communicate effectively with particular devices, like Apple OR Android, often limiting their recharge rate. But with PowerIQ™ technology, each port intelligently identifies your device to speak its unique charging language. So plug in any brand or model and enjoy compatibility that doesn’t limit your charging speed.

Packin' portability.

Folding down into an easily-stowable paper-sized package, the 1.7lb charger adds minimal weight and size to your pack. Well-placed eyeholes enable easy attachment to your pack, tent or trees.

Rugged quality.

With solar panels faced with industrial-grade PET plastic and bound together with heavy polyester canvas, this solar array sports ultimate weather-resistant durability. High-grade solar panels and premium circuitry ensure lifetime reliability.

For optimal use.

• Please use your device’s original cable or a third-party certified one (such as MFi).
• Compatible with all Apple and Android smartphones, tablets (including the Nexus 7) and other USB-charged devices. The iPod nano, iPod Classic, HP TouchPad, LG G2, Asus tablets and some GPS and Bluetooth devices are not supported.

Customer Reviews

Luke
  • Five Stars
  • incredible the end!
  • 2015-05-04

Just a guy
  • Works like a champ
  • Great charger!
  • 2015-05-03

Andre Lopes
  • Five Stars
  • excellent
  • 2015-05-03

Mr. Anonymous
  • Okay for the price.
  • This solar charger works okay. I bought it when it was fairly new, and I expect a fair amount out of $70.The design is good, as it folds up easily and transporting it is a breeze. I am a little nervous about its durability, such as putting it in a backpack. I'm sure it can't take much bending at all before the panels would crack.Connections for power are standard usb, and work well. The pouch is convenient, as I just store extra power cables in it.I can't imagine using a solar panel with a lower power output (even in full sun), as this one just doesn't seem to charge anything in any hurry whatsoever, even with the device off.Overall it seems a good product, but at the price I paid for it, I expected more. I will certainly continue to use it, as it has a good design, but it would need a decent price reduction for me to buy it again.
  • 2015-05-03

David J Quigley
  • Good Charger!!
  • I was looking for my first solar charging device and I am glad I bout this. First off every Anker product I have purchased has not disappointed and this is no different. For best results it does have to be in direct sunlight. It is great for outdoor activities where you need a charge. The best part is that after purchase charging your device is free!! I have Anker cases, chargers and cables and they all are good quality.
  • 2015-05-02
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Customer FAQ

Q1.  Which charging port should I use to charge my device?
Thanks to PowerIQ™ technology, each charging port can charge any device at full speed up to 2 Amps — the sun’s radiance is the only limiting factor.
Q2.  What kind of USB charging cables should I use with this charger?
To ensure complete safety and best performance, we strongly recommend using your device's original cable or a third-party certified cables (such as MFI).
Q3.  What if my device needs an input current of 1A, will the 2A output damage it?
The solar charger's maximum output current is 2A but it will never exceed the maximum current output that your device is designed for.
Q4.  What if the Anker 14W Foldable Dual-Port Solar Charger is not charging my device(s)?
A. Check to ensure that your device’s input current and voltage requirements fall within the accepted range.
B. Cloudy weather and indirect sunlight may cause fluctuations in the current output that prevent your devices from charging. In this event, try placing the solar charger in more direct sunlight or wait for the weather to clear.
Q5.  How do I check my devices input current and voltage?
Please refer to your device’s user manual, original OEM charging adapter, or contact the manufacturer to determine this information.
Q6.  If it is partially cloudy or not very sunny, can I still charge my devices with this charger?
Yes, but the charging output may be lower prolonged charging time. If the solar panel has its light suddenly limited (by a passing cloud for example) you may need to unplug and then replug your device to begin charging again.
Q7.  Can you use this charger to charge Anker external batteries?
It is compatible with external batteries that need a 5V input. However, the amperage output of the solar panel is not consistent throughout the day and it varies in season. We suggest using the solar panel to charge big external batteries when the sunshine is strong (the optimum time is 11.00-14.00 in summer), as the density of sunshine affects the output of the solar panel. Please also put the Anker external battery in the pocket of the solar charger to avoid direct sunlight or exposure or excessive heat which may damage the battery.
Q8.  Why it is advertised as 14W while its max output is 5V/2A?
The 14 watt mono-crystalline solar array is 15-18% efficient and can provide up to 5V / 2A total output shared between the two USB-charging ports.
Q9.  Is it waterproof?
No. Please minimize exposure to water to protect the charger's electrical components.
Q10.  What is the operating/storage temperature for this solar charger?
The ideal operating cell temperature is 77℉, the operating temperature ranges from -4℉~140℉.

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Latest Post

scerveris

Recently purchased the 14 watt solar charger and have exposed it to two full days of Southern California sunny skies.  I have attached both my iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air2 to the USB port inside the charging pack.  Absolutely nothing has illuminated on the charger to indicate it is charging and absolutely no indication on either Apple device that it is charging.

The device seems pretty straight forward.  What am I missing here?

 

 

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Gabrielkbkim

It seems that anker made manufacturing error 

Please Contact Support@ianker.com 

Reply Report as spam Apr 21, 2015 at 12:47 AM
TechToyWizard

This device is something I have a lot of experience with under the same conditions. I would guess that the solar charger is okay, there is so little that can mess up in them. Two thoughts ... check to ensure that your device’s input current and voltage requirements fall within the accepted range. Also, try attaching only one device as a test to see what happens.  Also, are you able to swap out the cables? You didn't state which ones you're using but there was some buzz about the lightning connector chip not playing nice with some solar chargers.

Reply Report as spam Apr 21, 2015 at 1:11 AM
ANKER Team
We're not sure!

If nothing at all can be charged from the panel, regardless of the cable you're using then there may be a fault. Please give our customer service team a shout at support@ianker.com. They'll be ready and waiting to help further.
Reply Report as spam Apr 22, 2015 at 1:00 AM
Will it charge the 2nd Gen Astro3?

Can I charge the Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 12800mAh External Battery with this Anker 14W Portable Foldable Outdoor Solar Charger?

Thanks.

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Gabrielkbkim

Yes if you have sunlight 

Reply Report as spam Apr 20, 2015 at 11:25 PM
TechToyWizard

Yes, it'll work just fine as long as you have the sunshine!

Reply Report as spam Apr 20, 2015 at 12:58 PM
ANKER Team
Absolutely yes!

You'll need bright and clear conditions to ensure a 5V/2A output from the solar panel though.
Reply Report as spam Apr 21, 2015 at 3:30 AM
Mr

Will it charge the Anker® 2nd Gen Astro E5 16000mAh Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank?

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Gabrielkbkim

YEs it can but beware that battery does not like heat

Reply Report as spam Apr 1, 2015 at 11:23 PM
TechToyWizard

Quote From Gabrielkbkim: thanks for the translation

Reply Report as spam Apr 1, 2015 at 11:26 PM
TechToyWizard

Yes BUT be aware that solar panels love sunlight but lithium batteries hate to get hot. Don't place your E5 in the sun next to the charger. Pack it under something to keep the direct Rays of the sun from hitting the battery.

Reply Report as spam Apr 1, 2015 at 9:58 PM
Alastair Hughes

It will take a very long time for it to charge it. It would work put not partically practical in the long run.

Reply Report as spam Apr 17, 2015 at 4:55 PM
ANKER Team
Both external battery and solar charger are compatible, but due to the Astro E5's big capacity we do not recommend solar charging this model.
Reply Report as spam Apr 6, 2015 at 1:00 AM
Can panels be daisy chained together?

Can panels be daisy chained together

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Gabrielkbkim

No dont think about it. It is dangerous. 

Reply Report as spam Apr 1, 2015 at 7:29 AM
TechToyWizard

But why? RU going to heat your pool? The product is designed as it is for a reason.

Reply Report as spam Apr 1, 2015 at 12:29 PM
ANKER Team
Unfortunately the panels are unable to be daisy chained together.
Reply Report as spam Apr 1, 2015 at 9:30 PM
Anker astro E4

How long does this take to charge the Anker astro E4?

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Gabrielkbkim

2-4 hour 

Depending the condition and the weather 

Reply Report as spam Mar 31, 2015 at 11:46 AM
TechToyWizard

You're asking how long the solar panel will take to charge an E4? There are a ton of variables so there can't be an exact answer. The panel doesn't have a huge output, and ambient conditions are a big factor with solar panels. It might take half a day (in the sun) or the full day. A solar panel isn't thought of as a quick charge device, any more that solar would be your fastest way to heat your shower water.

Reply Report as spam Mar 31, 2015 at 12:04 PM
ANKER Team
From a 5V/2A charger it'll take around 6-7 hours to charge the 2nd Gen E4.
Reply Report as spam Mar 31, 2015 at 9:30 PM
Long-term durability

How long can I expect this product to output an optimal charge? How will output efficiency be in, say, 10 years, compared to when the product is new? From what I've heard, solar panels' output power will diminish as years pass. It would be good to know this before considering a purchase. I don't expect it to last that long, I'm just curious as to what will happen over time.

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Gabrielkbkim

2-3 hours depend how the weather and what it is 

Reply Report as spam Mar 28, 2015 at 1:11 PM
TechToyWizard

We can all agree that it's hard to predict how any power device will perform 10 years from now. You can definitely expect some loss of efficiency. Think back 10 years ago, the smartphone hadn't even been invented yet (debatable, but the first iPhone came out in 2007 and it was the first of what we could consider a "modern" smartphone). So 10 years from now who knows what devices will exist. Fortunately (we hope) the sun will still be around and it's why I have a lot invested in utilizing solar power.

Reply Report as spam Mar 28, 2015 at 1:21 PM
ANKER Team
We wouldn't expect a significant loss in in efficiency over time but we wouldn't be able to vouch for performance after 10 years!
Reply Report as spam Mar 29, 2015 at 10:30 PM
battery + charger

what if i buy the Astro E6 and plug it to the 14W Portable Foldable Outdoor Solar Charger?

then i wait until the Astro E6 is charged and plug my note 4, right?

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Gabrielkbkim

14W to E6 to charge is okay 

E6 to Note 4 is okay 

But not E6 to 14W panel

Reply Report as spam Mar 27, 2015 at 10:33 PM
ANKER Team
That would work absolutely fine.

You can also charge your Note straight from the solar panel!
Reply Report as spam Mar 29, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Note 4
if the battery of my SG note 4 is down to 50% and the Anker 14W Portable Foldable Outdoor Solar Charger is fully charged: how long would it take to fully charge my phone?
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ANKER Team
It'll charge just as fast as the standard wall charger!
Reply Report as spam Mar 26, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Gabrielkbkim

1:30~3 hours 

It depends on how sunny outside is

Reply Report as spam Mar 26, 2015 at 1:38 PM
Cruisin

There is no battery, it is just a charger. You need something else if you want it charge without the sun.

Reply Report as spam Mar 26, 2015 at 3:39 PM
gherardini

A few variables here, but 1 - 3 hrs depending on sun is probably a pretty good guess.

Reply Report as spam Mar 26, 2015 at 7:28 PM
Esteban Valle-García

Quote From Cruisin: what if i buy the Astro E6 and plug it to the 14W Portable Foldable Outdoor Solar Charger? then i wait until the Astro E6 is charged and plug my note 4, right? 

Reply Report as spam Mar 27, 2015 at 6:43 PM
going on holiday
I am planning to go on holiday to pakistan in June where the sun is shinning for 13 hours and the heat is 31°C and electricity is very limited how good will the product work and which is the best external battery to use?
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gherardini

it will work very well. this solar charger will work with ANY Anker battery except for the Astro Pro2 line. I would consider the E5, the E6 or the E7. Any of them will work for days for you.

Reply Report as spam Mar 22, 2015 at 9:31 PM
ANKER Team
All our products will work in that temperature range so you'll need to decide which battery is best for your needs!

If you need further advice then our customer service team at support@ianker.com will be able to help further.
Reply Report as spam Mar 22, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Nexus5

Will this work with the nexus 5?

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orthopaedicsurgeon

Yes, it should.

Reply Report as spam Mar 19, 2015 at 5:12 PM
ANKER Team
Yes, absolutely.
Reply Report as spam Mar 19, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Lasika

Yes flawlessly

Reply Report as spam Mar 20, 2015 at 5:56 AM
gherardini

Yes it will. With its 2A output, it will work great!

Reply Report as spam Mar 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM
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