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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

David Bartecchi
  • I purchased this to keep my I phone 5 charged ...
  • I purchased this to keep my I phone 5 charged while camping as I use my phone for GPS and camera. I also purchased the Anker 2nd Gen Astro E5 portable charger external battery power bank. I found the panel worked extremely well charging my iPhone as well as the battery pack. It's small, lightweight and rugged - just what I was looking for.
  • 2015-07-03

Joseph R. Bauman
  • The construction is sturdy, and I was able to use the charger ...
  • I've only used the charger a few times, but it appears to work just as advertised. I have used it to charge two devices at once, and in full sun, my Samsung Galaxy S4 charged just as fast as it does when plugged into a wall outlet. The construction is sturdy, and I was able to use the charger without complaint during a week-long camping trip at the beach, which included two severe thunderstorms and constant exposure to sand.
  • 2015-07-03

Ahmed Ali
  • Four Stars
  • Good
  • 2015-07-03

Dillon
  • Great in all weather, unless you have an iPhone
  • It worked above expectations, yeah, it didn't charge like an outlet unless it was sunny, but people, realize it's a solar charger. And the fact it worked at all during overcast weather was amazing. Disclaimer, if you plan on charging an iPhone, this probably isn't for you
  • 2015-07-02

Dunadan
  • I love Anker equipment and have never been unhappy with their ...
  • I love Anker equipment and have never been unhappy with their products. The Solar Charger is no different; it is well made and exactly what I have come to expect from them. Have barely had any time to play with it, so hopefully more later about extended use.
  • 2015-07-02
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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

Mr Jernberg
How come this is a 14w panel but it only puts out a max of 10w?
Replies(0) Collapse Report as spam Jul 4, 2015 at 2:27 PM
Mr Iyke

 

Questions  relate  to  Anker 14W Dual-Port  Solar Charger .

 

Do this ever going to need  charged  using a household electricity supply/outlet ?

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If yes , can it be recharged on both 110- 120V/60hz                AND                  220-240V/50hz  outlets , when there is little or no sunlight ?

These  are two different questions . Please answer each question separately . Thanks .

 

Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Jul 1, 2015 at 11:18 PM
Gabrielkbkim

No need to charge using wall outlet Silly!!

it only need sunlight and it outputs voltage 

Does not take voltage from other source 

Reply Report as spam Jul 2, 2015 at 8:03 AM
Gabrielkbkim

if you need to charge while in home Get Anker Power IQ Wall Charger 2 port or 5 port 

Reply Report as spam Jul 2, 2015 at 8:04 AM
ANKER Team
Sorry, but this charger does not come with an integrated battery. It will not charge without being exposed to sun light.
Reply Report as spam Jul 3, 2015 at 4:00 AM
10400 mAh

Hello, i bought this Anker 14w charger to charge my 10400 mAh battery, the pannel is in direct sun, correctly angled (June in Spain so very sunny) and after 6 hours i only have the first light lit on my battey (which is hidden and protected from the sun).

I am using the USB that was provided with the pannel.

So is this normal? 6 hours for a quater charge? Is this pannel capeble of charging a 10400 mAh Battery?

Thank you.

Andrew Tyrrell

Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Jun 9, 2015 at 7:16 AM
ANKER Team
So sorry to hear about that!

Please confirm your battery's maximum input and try charging it with another charger. Also try charging it via another cable when connected to our solar charger and confirm whether the solar charger can charge other devices, e.g. your phone.

If the charger fails to charge other devices, it can be related to the charger. Please contact our customer service team in that case and they will help you out quickly: support@ianker.com
Reply Report as spam Jun 10, 2015 at 3:00 AM
AndrewTyrrell

It will not charge my phone, as if the light dips for any reason, i get a "not supported by this device" and no further charging will happen.

After the whole day, the 10400 mAh battery charged to 50%, I was hoping for more. 

Reply Report as spam Jun 11, 2015 at 5:21 AM
Gabrielkbkim

Can you charge your phone 100% using solar panel?

if you can I think there could be problem with the battery bank 

 

Contact support@ianker.com and see what they say 

 

Reply Report as spam Jun 9, 2015 at 6:14 PM
Does it auto-restart?

Hello... does the 14W panel automatically restart charing an i-device if clouds temporarily interupt the sunlight?

Replies(4) Collapse Report as spam Jun 4, 2015 at 7:57 AM
AndrewTyrrell

No, neither my iPhone (3GS), iPad (3) or my partners iPhone (6+) will contunue to charge after being interupted bu sunlight, they all say "charging not supported with this device". 

Reply Report as spam Jun 11, 2015 at 5:17 AM
gherardini

No buttons. When sunlight is available and it has something to charge, it'll start passing electrons.

Reply Report as spam Jun 4, 2015 at 9:15 AM
Gabrielkbkim

Sunlight is the button 

Reply Report as spam Jun 5, 2015 at 11:12 AM
ANKER Team
Yes, it will continue charging as soon as the sun is back.
Reply Report as spam Jun 5, 2015 at 1:00 AM
garmin montana 600

will it charge garmin products? Also wil it charge a gopro?

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gherardini

Yes, it will charge both product lines just fine.

Reply Report as spam Jun 2, 2015 at 7:36 AM
Gabrielkbkim

yes it does as i tried with my Garmin Edge 1000 and gopro hero 4 

Reply Report as spam Jun 2, 2015 at 1:56 PM
Problem of charging the mini ipad3

 

I have a mini iPad 3 (A1600) and I cannot to charge it by the anker 14Watt

The miniipad doesn't permit to charge because doesn't recognize the  anker 14 Watt as suitable disposable

 

 

Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Jun 1, 2015 at 6:05 PM
dehr

Are you using it in full sunlight?  If there isn't full on strong sunlight then the charger is not going to be charging at its full potential, which may end up causing an issue with the iPad because there is not enough power available to charge. I have also noticed from my solar charger that putting it at a direct angle to the incoming sunlight so the sun is making more of a direct hit on the panels helps with reaching the full charging potential

Reply Report as spam Jun 1, 2015 at 7:04 PM
Gabrielkbkim

there should be no problem while charging in sunny day 

and if you are using anker lightning cable there should be no problem 

Reply Report as spam Jun 1, 2015 at 9:44 PM
ANKER Team
Sorry to hear that you are having trouble using the solar panel. Please make sure to use a certified cable for charging and try another one just to be safe. If it still doesn't work in direct sunlight, please contact our customer service team at support@ianker.com.
Reply Report as spam Jun 2, 2015 at 5:00 AM
Charging XP-10 Micro-Start battery

I just purchased a battery (Micro-Start XP-10) that I would like to be able to charge with a solar panel vs. an electrical outlet.  The information I obtained said that it charges at 14 volts and 1.0 Amps.  If I want to attach the solar panel to the transformer provided with the unit the specs are 100-240 volts and 50/60 hertz.  I know nothing about solar panels, can you recommend which unit I need?  I prefer portable and like the idea of being able to fold it up for compactness.

Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam May 28, 2015 at 3:16 PM
Gabrielkbkim

i see that micro start XP-10 is jump starter/ power supply like our Anker Astro Pro 2

Solar power only outputs 5V 2.Amp 

Reply Report as spam May 28, 2015 at 5:23 PM
compatible (TBD) rechargable battery

Hi there,

Need help to decide which Anker external battery will suit my needs. I want to recharge this battery with the Anker® 14W Solar Panel Foldable.

I will be biking and canoeing at least 10hr a day, under expected sunny conditions. I'm expecting to lay the foldable solar pannel on the roof of my byke trailer or in the cannoe, and charge the battery during the day.

My current needs are: nexus 7, nikon lithium battery but extra capacity does not hurt.

Besides the battery, what other accesories should I be buying as well?

Thanks,

 

 

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JesusIbarra

hi. i do not own one of the solar energy pannels but i can tell you it wont be a good thing to mix with the water, but i believe that you would do just fine it has 2 usb connections but i suggest you buy a power pack. now i have the 25600 mah e7 also from anker it has enough juice to recharge my ipad mini 2 (6471mah) and my note 4 (3200mah) about 2 to 4 times and gives me enough juice for heavy usage and get me thru 2 days of complete charge. but they also have different mah options from 20800, 16000, 10000, and other smaller battery options. but i suggest you buy the pannels and a power pack for an emergency. now if you buy the power pack make sure you charge it completely one or 2 days before you leave on your trip. good luck.

Reply Report as spam May 22, 2015 at 7:22 PM
Gabrielkbkim

As a biker my self i recommend buying this and 2 pack of 16000 MAH battery Pack

it got me going for 3 days 

Reply Report as spam May 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM

CJN

LB1 High Performance External Battery

Hello

Would the LB1 High Performance External Battery Power Bank  1000mAh be compatable with the 14w foldable solar charger.

Thanks for previous responses

Cheer Christian

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Gabrielkbkim

14 W to power in on powerbank 1000MAH yes 

Reply Report as spam May 13, 2015 at 9:46 AM

CJN

TRIXES 12000mAh External Battery

Hi

I'm very interested interested in the 14w foldable solar charger.

I'll be travelling in Africa and will need to charge an ipod classic and and canon powershot, which has rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH.

I understand that that your devices are not directly compatable with the ipod classic, will the TRIXES 12000mAh External Portable Battery Charger Power Bank your solar charger.

If not can anyone recommend a suitable battery that could work for me.

Thanks Christian

Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam May 12, 2015 at 5:18 AM
Gabrielkbkim

It should charger iPod classic. And also the power bank 

But I recommend for you to get the anker 2nd gen astro pro 

I have Nikon with ep-5a power supply connector 

With a right plug I use the astro to power my camera

Reply Report as spam May 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM
ANKER Team
Sorry to tell you that our PowerIQ technology is not able to charge iPod Classic. As the input of the Trixes external battery is 5V, it will be compatible with our solar charger. However, we only recommend to charge capacities of up to 10.000mAh via solar power.
Reply Report as spam May 12, 2015 at 9:00 PM
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