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

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

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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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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Solar charger and Anker Asto Pro2
Just bought an Anker  14w solar charger and a Astro Pro2 20000mAH battery from Amazon, In the Amazon review on the battery someone mentioned using it with a folding solar charger, so I assumed the two would be compatible.(the product description on Amazon doesn't speciy the battery charging voltage)   Just received them today, the battery requires 15 -19 v dc input and the solar panel has a 5v USB output, I needed a 16 volt battery for my laptop.What is the solution
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stock in the UK
when is this coming back into stock at Amazon UK ?
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gherardini
Yeah. Ebay. UK. Anker.
Reply Report as spam Dec 9, 2014 at 12:11 PM
nikolasmor
I would suggest checking Ebay's UK website. At times there is faster availability. 
Reply Report as spam Dec 9, 2014 at 9:02 AM
ANKER Team
It is available on Amazon UK right now!

Apologies that the link at the top of the page hasn't quite been updated.
Reply Report as spam Dec 9, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Solar Charging
Require special charging cable or does use work to solar charge?Does Anker 14 W portable charger work with iPad 2?   
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gherardini
Yes. "Compatible with all Apple and Android smartphones, tablets (including the Nexus 7) and other USB-charged devices."
Reply Report as spam Dec 2, 2014 at 7:28 PM
ANKER Team
You can use your device's original cable from the Solar Charger's output ports. The iPad's original cable will work fine and it'll charge well in bright sunshine.
Reply Report as spam Dec 3, 2014 at 3:30 AM
Use with Anker external batteries
Hi there. I'm looking at buying the 14W solar panel along with an external battery (leaning toward the 2nd Gen E5). I know similar questions have been asked by others already, but there are a couple things I'm not sure about.1. Will the battery contine to charge in less than optimal conditions? The max output of the charger is the same as the required input on the E5. So what happens to the charger output in cloudy conditions? Can you give a general idea of what would be the conditions where the battery would stop charging altogether?2. Can I use a battery like the E5 as an intermedaite between solar charger and my devices? I.e., so that the solar charger charges the E5 and the E5 charges my phone at the same time? Thanks!
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gherardini
First off, pass-through charging is NOT a good idea. Anker is starting to disable that capability in the firmware for their batteries because it does nothing but shorten battery life.  Do not charge a device while charing the battery simultaneously. You can certainly us the Solar charger to charge the E5, and if the panels are putting out less than its rated amperage, it WILL continue to charge your battery, just S L O W L Y. That's a lot of capacity the needs to be charged at dwindling speeeds. Can you do it? Yes. Optimal at all times? No. But it is certainly an option when no other options are available.
Reply Report as spam Nov 30, 2014 at 8:44 AM
ANKER Team
Thanks for all the questions.

1) It may charge in less than optimal conditions but it could be slow. The 2nd Gen E5 can be charged by lower powered chargers but we can't vouch for the performance. The battery will stop charging if the input goes too low, i.e. the light intensity to the solar panel is not high enough.

2) No, this battery is unable to be charged and discharged at the same time. We've actually removed this feature from most of our batteries as it is detrimental to battery life.
Reply Report as spam Nov 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Charging AA and AAA batteries
I need a solar charger to not only charge my phone and other USB devices but also to charge rechargable AA batteries. How can I go about doing this with the ANKER Outdoor solar chargers?
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ANKER Team
We don't have a device that charges AA or other batteries like that.

If you want to use our solar charger then you'll need a battery charger that accepts a USB input around 5V/1A (the max output of the solar charger is 5V/2A but you'll need optimal bright conditions to achieve this).
Reply Report as spam Nov 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM
TechToyWizard
I have need to charge AA and AAA batteries. but there are different battery technologies, so there can be no generic answer. For me what works best is a 12V AA/AAA vehicle charger which is optimized for that purpose.
Reply Report as spam Nov 27, 2014 at 2:47 AM
AnkerMember431
The ANKER Team and TechToyWizard are both right
Reply Report as spam Nov 29, 2014 at 12:49 AM
MandD
I'm not sure if it's okay to mention products from other manufacturers, but since Anker doesn't make a AA/AAA charger...If you're looking for a AA/AAA battery charger that runs off USB I highly recommend Sanyo's travel charger. It has a 4.6 rating on Amazon with almost 7000 reviews. Unfortunately it was recently discontinued, so it might be getting hard to find. Also, it's an intellegent charger so I'm not sure how well it would work running directly off of the solar panel. It might be best to charge an intermediate battery like the Anker E5 with the solar chager and then use the E5 to power the AA/AAA charger. http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?165664-Sanyo-NC-MDU01-AA-AAA-USB-Chargerhttp://www.henrys.com/81965-SANYO-ENELOOP-TRAVEL-USB-CHARGER-W-2-AA.aspxhttp://www.amazon.com/Pre-Charged-Rechargeable-Batteries-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B004UAG776/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417290248&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=SANYO ENELOOP TRAVEL USB CHARGER W/2 AA
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ANKER second Generation Asto E5
Will this solar charger and also the smaller unit solar charger charge my ANKER second generation Astro E5?
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gherardini
This one is 2A output, so it will charge nicely. The smaller unit is 1A output IIRC, so it'll take a bit more time to chage the E5
Reply Report as spam Nov 26, 2014 at 1:31 PM
gherardini
*charge
Reply Report as spam Nov 26, 2014 at 1:49 PM
TechToyWizard
Anker might want to consider building a version of this unit with a built in E5. I would consider it.
Reply Report as spam Nov 26, 2014 at 6:46 PM
ANKER Team
Yes, they will.

However, the smaller 8W version may charge it somewhat slowly as its output is limited to 5V/1A. The E5's optimal input is 5V/1.5A.
Reply Report as spam Nov 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM
AnkerMember431
It should charge it just fine!
Reply Report as spam Nov 29, 2014 at 12:46 AM
Anger Bluetooth
Can I used this charger my anker bluetooth device?
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nikolasmor
Yes, This device is compatible with all USB charged devices.
Reply Report as spam Oct 22, 2014 at 7:24 PM
ANKER Team
Yes, it'll work fine with our devices.
Reply Report as spam Nov 11, 2014 at 3:49 AM
Amazon fire phone
Can I used this solar charger to fire phone?
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nikolasmor
The Amazon Fire Phone is charged via USB and is compatible with this device.
Reply Report as spam Oct 22, 2014 at 7:33 PM
ANKER Team
You can use it to charge the Amazon Fire yes!
Reply Report as spam Nov 11, 2014 at 3:49 AM
Water Resistant?
Is it water and weather resistant?
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nikolasmor
Minimize exposure to water to protect electrical components, this device is not waterproof 
Reply Report as spam Oct 22, 2014 at 7:36 PM
ANKER Team
Unfortunately it isn't water or rain resistant.

If you notice inclement weather approaching then we would suggest moving it to somewhere where it will be protected.
Reply Report as spam Nov 11, 2014 at 3:49 AM
I bought one!
I thought this was a cool thing to have an intend on using it at my Beach Hut, but that will have to be next Summer now.So does anyone else use it in and around the home for anything?Looking for inspiration and an excuse to try it.Thanks  
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nikolasmor
I have one I use when I'm traveling.  Comes in handy on the back of my pack.
Reply Report as spam Oct 17, 2014 at 7:04 PM
ANKER Team
Saving any power from the grid must be a good thing!

Get it charging any of your smart devices or possibly even one of our external batteries for extra convenience.
Reply Report as spam Nov 11, 2014 at 3:49 AM
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