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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.

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Need a cable?
I want to charge my new Anker battery from the Anker solar charger.Where do I get a cable to connect from the solar cell output to the battery input?Thanks
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Sep 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM
Stemcgoo
It is the same cable that is provided with your battery, just a plain usb to microUSB cable
Reply Report as spam Sep 11, 2014 at 2:46 PM
ANKER Team


This depends on what battery you mean.

If you mean a battery that is charged by Micro USB then any Micro USB cable will work but if you want to charge a battery that usually takes charge from an AC Adapter then unfortunately the solar panel will not be powerful enough to charge it.
Reply Report as spam Sep 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM
External Battery Compliment
I just recently purchased the 14w solar charge.  I haven't had a chance to really use it in depth, but I can already tell, it would be a lot more convenient, had it an external battery paired with it.  Note: paired, not attached.What external battery would you recommend that would be paired with this solar charger?  Meaning, something that the solar charger can charge effectively, and something that has the biggest bang for the buck - as far as mAh capacity.I backpack and hammock camp - the charger is a great idea to charge the cell phone for emergencies.  The battery, is extra storage for cloudy days or evenings when the phone battery runs low.
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Sep 8, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Stemcgoo
I don't know if you are over complicating what you are trying to say?putting it bluntly I have the 14W solar charger, and I also have the 12000mAh Astro3 2nd gen.  This isn't the biggest battery but it's big enough.  I use my charger to charge the battery for night time use while camping - admittedly it needs a lot of good sun to charge such a large battery and in fairness even with 12 hours good sun I'm not sure it would fill the battery but it's certainly good for topping up.
Reply Report as spam Sep 8, 2014 at 2:19 PM
ANKER Team


Almost all of our external batteries will work well with the 14W charger (excluding the Pro series which need their own AC adapter).

You might want to consider the E5 because it only needs 5V/1.5A to charge (rather than the solar panel's 2A maximum) and still has 15,000mAh capacity.
Reply Report as spam Sep 9, 2014 at 12:30 AM
Why some devices are not supported.
"The iPod nano, iPod Classic, HP TouchPad, LG G2, Asus tablets and some GPS and Bluetooth devices are not supported."Why are these devices not supported? Since the output ports are USB, shouldn't any device that can be charged from a USB port be supported?I can understand that larger tablets may not be supported due to limited power that can be supplied. How is a small device like iPod nano also not supported?
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Aug 27, 2014 at 1:29 AM
ANKER Team


The lack of support is usually down to unusual charging technology as installed by the device manufacturer rather than a lack of power.
Reply Report as spam Aug 27, 2014 at 3:00 AM
ANKER Team


The lack of support is usually down to unusual charging technology as installed by the device manufacturer rather than a lack of power.
Reply Report as spam Aug 27, 2014 at 3:00 AM
Trickle charing my truck battery?
OK kind of off the wall, but... can the 14W Solar charger be plugged into a 12v port in an automobile (with say a usb adapter usually used to charge devices)? Will the current reverse and charge the 12v battery? Dumb idea? Would I need a solar charge controller and have to wire directly to battery? I've seen these: http://www.harborfreight.com/15-watt-solar-battery-charger-68692.htmlSo of course I think why not?
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Aug 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM
ANKER Team


You cannot charge the battery via the socket in the car.

The max output of the solar charger is 5V/2A so it'll charge pretty much anything that accepts that power level or lower!
Reply Report as spam Aug 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Goddard
Hey Community,  I am contemplating purchasing the Anker 14W Solar Charger but with only two USB .5V outlets how long will it take to charge my two 15000mAh Anker Batteries?Would purchasing a 12V Solar Charger or a solar charger with higher voltage or amperage be a better choice and does Anker make one?Thanks
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Aug 4, 2014 at 4:58 PM
enr1997
If you are charing 2 E5 external batteries on this charger I can tell you from personal experience it will take days. I own a set of these panels and I also have an Astro 2. This external battery takes 8 hours or more even in direct sunlight to charge
Reply Report as spam Aug 25, 2014 at 3:15 PM
ANKER Team


The output is 5V rather than .5V.

If you're trying to charge the E5 then it'll charge at full speed as long as you're in good sunlight! If you're trying to charge the 2nd Gen Astro Pro then unfortunately it won't charge. You'll need an output of 12V/2A for that.
Reply Report as spam Aug 5, 2014 at 3:00 AM
Iphone 5s lighting cable not recognized
i recently purchased solar 14w panel. For some reasons when i plug lightning cable directly to Iphone 5s from IQ port in the panel it says accessory not supported after 1 or 2 mins. I tested other connections and they are all recognized by Iphone 5s. Please help.
Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Aug 4, 2014 at 11:47 AM
dnakase
I also saw this on my iPhone 5 but I was charging through a kitchen window with intermittent cloud cover.  So like the support team said, it depends.
Reply Report as spam Aug 15, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Steve W
Got the same thing with my iPhone 4s....figures it's Apple, one reason I'm getting away from using their products. The Anker solar charger charges my Samsung Tablet & external batteries just fine, and can in turn use these to power the iPhone......go figure.
Reply Report as spam Aug 19, 2014 at 1:16 PM
ANKER Team


Please make sure that you're using the charger in direct and bright sunlight. If the light isn't steady and strong then it can cause voltage fluctuations which may cause the iPhone to detect an unsupported charger.

If you need any further help at all then don't hesitate to give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com.
Reply Report as spam Aug 5, 2014 at 2:30 AM
not charging
I have a '2nd Gen Astro3 12000mAh battery' which I have charged via USB, and used to charge an iphone4, garmin gps, and rechargable tail light. All of this with a bit of a learning curve and success.  I now also have a '14W portable outdoor solar charger'.  The first two attempts to charge the battery have resulted in no charge at all.  The battery started with 0% charge, I placed the charger where it would receive full exposure to the bright summer sun and protected the battery from direct sun and heat. When I returned that evening there was still 0% charge in the battery. I did the same thing both times, with the differance of using differant ports on both the charger and the battery the second time.  I also used the cable that came with the battery.  Your thought please.        
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Jul 23, 2014 at 10:38 PM
ANKER Team


The charge should be capable of charging the solar panel in bright sunshine so it could indicate a fault with the charger or cable.

Could you change the cable and ensure check if the panel is OK charging other devices?

Please get in touch with our customer service guys at support@ianker.com and let them know if you're still having problems.
Reply Report as spam Jul 24, 2014 at 3:30 AM
14W vs 5V 2A
Another puzzle.  As I understand it A=W/V. Why is the  output of the14W charger 5V 2A instead of 5V 2.8A ?  Thanks
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Jul 19, 2014 at 9:44 PM
ANKER Team


The 14W is the rating of the solar panel before taking into account inefficiencies of solar charging, power conversion, power transfer etc.

On an optimum, bright day it will operate at 10W.
Reply Report as spam Jul 21, 2014 at 1:30 AM
14W solar Charge w/ 2nd gen astro 12000
I have seen this question ask in other ways, but I am still unclear. I have the above mentioned Anker devices. In the instructions for the 2nd gen astro 12000 there a charging time chart. 5V 2A 6-7 hours, 5V 1.5A 8-9 hours, 5V 1A 11-12 hours. Does this mean that if the  Anker 14W Portable Foldable Outdoor Solar Charger is recieving less then optimum solar energy (over cast, improper angle to the sun, etc.) that it will simply take more hours to charge the Astro 12000? 
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Jul 19, 2014 at 9:24 PM
ANKER Team


Yes, that is essentially what it means.

There is an threshold that varies from device to device though. When the charge level gets below a certain point, the Astro3 will simply cease to charge or will charge with no stability. But it's difficult to determine that exact point without testing each device individually.
Reply Report as spam Jul 21, 2014 at 1:30 AM
International Order?
I tried to order this charger from Amazon just to realize they won't ship to Hong Kong. Is there any reseller out there that would ship to Hong Kong as well? Thanks!
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Jul 19, 2014 at 11:21 AM
AnkerMember431
Try contacting Anker personally and see what they say. Here is their email: support@ianker.com
Reply Report as spam Jul 19, 2014 at 5:12 PM
ANKER Team


You can try out eBay store as well as this reseller in HK:

http://www.ismartpower.my/index.php
Reply Report as spam Jul 21, 2014 at 1:00 AM
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