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Initial post: Apr 17, 2010 10:44:11 AM PDT
K. Taylor says:
I am looking for the best solar product to charge my laptop when I am away from the world. Any suggestions?

Posted on Apr 27, 2010 12:28:01 PM PDT
D. Philbert says:
It seems like there would have to be a product already made for that, but if there isn't you could probably make one DIY. Just make sure you are putting the right voltage into the battery or you could shorten its life. However, most small solar panels are gonna be pretty low wattage so it would be unlikely that you would over do it.

Posted on May 13, 2010 2:31:05 PM PDT
Here is a good solar laptop charging kit and a blog review of it as well.

http://www.gosolarlife.com/solarlaptopsolutions.aspx
http://www.lovemachineinc.com/2010/04/off-the-grid/

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2010 9:46:31 AM PDT
Roadhunter says:
There are hundreds of these products. I think that's why he asking. He's trying to narrow it down.

Posted on May 28, 2010 11:44:23 AM PDT
Solargorilla - haven't tried it though but the concept sounds good.

Solargorilla Solar Laptop Charger

Posted on Jul 14, 2010 1:01:29 PM PDT
Stuart CODY says:
See my post on discussion "How to make DIY solar panels....." for philosophic rambles.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2010 3:02:19 PM PDT
Jake D. says:
I owned a Brunton Solaris 12 (until it was stolen out of my car D: ) I used it to charge my various electronic devices while cycling from Anchorage Alaska to Tijuana Mexico in 2008. It was pretty incredible, actually. It is lightweight and flexible, and folds up small enough to fit in even the smallest of laptop cary-cases. You will need to find a DC power cable for your laptop, otherwise you will have to try and run it through a power inverter. It is kinda finicky with things like that. I was able to get it to run a fairly high wattage inverter off of it only if it was REALLY sunny, and DIRECT sunlight. I wouldn't mess with inverters. Just get a DC cable for your laptop, and it should work decently, even with overcast sunlight. You may be more happy with one of their higher amp/wattage panels like the Brunton 26 Watt Foldable Solar Array or Brunton SOLARIS 52 CIGS Foldable Solar Panel (Black/Silver, 12 Volt). It will just give you more power to work with, even in lower light. One thing I SHOULD have bought to go with it was one of Brunton's portable batteries like this: Brunton SOLO 15 Amp/Hr Lithium-Polymer Storage Device. Since you don't always have sun when you need it, it is nice to just have a source to charge up and save for a not-so-figuritively "rainy day."

Posted on Nov 11, 2010 7:30:02 AM PST
tmjump says:
get a 60 watt powerfilm solar panel or go to powerenz.com

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 8:07:55 AM PDT
Go to www.essiesystems.com . It's a great product! My friend even used the solar panel on the plane, just fit it into the window, and used it the whole plane ride to china!

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 10:16:49 AM PDT
PolokingH2O says:
GoSolar! 42w is the solar kit I use when I travel. It comes with everything you need unlike the other kits. This one has a battery and inverter and is 42w.. check it out GoSolar- 42W Portable Folding Solar Charger Kit - Charge Laptops, Phones & Batteries - Includes Li-Ion Battery, Jumper Cables, DC Inverter and 42 Watt Folding Panel - By California Solar Accessories

Posted on Nov 2, 2011 4:15:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 2, 2011 4:18:34 PM PDT
R. Brown says:
I think a good place for larger portable solar generators and portable solar panels is www.PortableSoalrPower.Biz

They have tons of unique solutions and pictures to look at that might be what your looking for or maybe more than your looking for just depends on what you need out of a portable solar generator.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 7:35:13 AM PST
Perigee Power Solutions right here on Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2011 9:02:19 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 14, 2011 4:32:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2011 4:37:52 PM PST
Darren S says:
We offer many portable solar products and have found the lightest panel with enough power to keep up with a laptop is the 62W Sunlinq made by Global Solar: Amazon Link P3-62 Watt Black Foldable Sunlinq Flexible Solar Panel. We like the Brunton units and the new Goal Zero line is very convenient as they have an entire line of lightweight lithium storage batteries with USB and adapters. Goal0 12201 Nomad 27M Solar Panel ImpactBattery.com has a complete line of Portable Solar Panels
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