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Folding Solar Panels – Brunton, Sunlinq, PowerFilm, CT Solar, Max Burton, Wagan, Suntactics, Sierra

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Foldable Solar Panels

Are lightweight and portable devices, used for charging rechargeable batteries, cell phones, GPS, computers, satellite phones, 12 Volt car battery, portable USB power packs and laptops. The solar panels are generally less than 5 pounds and are less than 2 inches thick when folded. They are designed to use for outdoor purposes. These are foldable and hence do not occupy much space, can be easily packed for camping, expeditions or emergency power at home or when traveling. Foldable Solar Chargers are better suited for typically dry environments and must be dry when in use.

1) Brunton Solaris Foldable Solar Array

i)Brunton Solaris Foldable Solar Panel, 6 Watt SOL-6 – the most compact models in the Brunton Solar Panel line. CIGS technology maximizes performance while optimizing portability.

  • Overall dimensions: 29″x9″
  • Weight: 7.1 oz
  • Panel type: CIGS
  • Max output: 6 watts
  • Suggested retail US $129

ii)Brunton Solaris Foldable Solar Panel, 12 Watt SOL-12 – the most compact models in the Brunton Solar Panel line. CIGS technology maximizes performance while optimizing portability.

  • Overall dimensions: 29″x17.5″
  • Weight: 11 oz
  • Panel type: CIGS
  • Max output: 12 watts
  • Suggested retail US $259

2) Brunton SOLARIS 62 Foldable and Portable Solar Battery Charger- Lightweight and compact design with flexible high performance CIGS solar cells & multi section folding panels for ease of storage and use. It can charge vehicle batteries with battery clamp cable & works in all types of weather, even in low light conditions.

  • Dimensions: 52.5″ x 30″ open, 8.5″ x 14.5″ x 2″ folded
  • Weight: 55 oz
  • Max output: 62 watts (12v / 3100mA)

3) Brunton Solaris USB 2 Foldable Solar Panels – is lightweight and has a compact design with multi-section folding panels for easy storage and use. It has USB output for Cell Phones, MP3 Players, Portable Game Consoles, and Smart Phones and flexible high performance CIGS solar cells. It works in all types of weather even in low light conditions.

  • Weight: 4oz
  • Dimensions: 9″ x 15″
  • Max. Output, USB: 5v / 400 mA

 4) Brunton Solaris USB 4 Foldable Solar Panels -  is lightweight and has a compact design with multi-section folding panels for easy storage and use. It has USB output for Cell Phones, MP3 Players, Portable Game Consoles, and Smart Phones and flexible high performance CIGS solar cells. It works in all types of weather even in low light conditions.

  • Weight: 6.3 oz
  • Dimensions: 9″ x 25″
  • Max. Output, USB: 5v / 800 mA

5) Brunton Explorer Foldable Solar Panel – It is thin, lightweight and flexible with a compact design. It has independent panels to maximize performance & integrates with Brunton battery systems for off-the-grid power. The USB output charges handheld electronics.

  • Dimensions: 9.25in x 27in
  • Weight: 14.8oz
  • Panel Type: Polycrystalline
  • Output: USB (5V/800mA)

6) Brunton Solaris 26 Watt Foldable Solar Array – is the most compact high output model available. It utilizes the CIGS which is the most efficient thin film solar technology available, that maximizes performance while optimizing portability.

  • Overall dimensions: 21.5″x37.5″
  • Overall dimensions folded: 11″x8.5″x1″
  • Weight: 28 oz
  • Panel type: CIGS
  • Max output: 26 watts

Sunlinq makes a range of 12v Solar Panels from 6.5 Watts to 62 Watts and many are waterproof.

1) Sunlinq 1  USB folding Solar Panel - is light and compact, and easily transported making it a very portable solar panel. It has a 2 watts of charging power designed to charge cell phones, PDA’s, MP3/MP4 players, GPS, digital cameras, batteries and any device that is able to connect and charge via USB. It can charge the average cell phone in 2-3 hours or and iPod in 2-4 hours.

Specifications

  • Solar Power Output 5 V @ 400 mA
  • Weight: 4 ounces
  • Panel Folded: 5 x 9 inches
    Panel Open: 9 x 15 inches
  • Retail Price 69.95$

2) Sunlinq 2 USB Flexible Solar Panel - is compact, lightweight,  and is easily stored and transported. It is a perfect Solar iPhone Charger. It also charges other USB devices such as cell phones, PDA’s, MP3/MP4 players, GPS, digital cameras, batteries and any device that is able to connect and charge via USB.  Its 4 watt USB Solar Charger charges at a rate of 800mA and can charge the average cell phone is 1-2 hours and iPod in 1-3 hours.

Specifications

  • Solar Power Output 5 V @ 800 mA
  • Weight: 6.3 ounces
  • Panel Folded: 5 x 9 inches
  • Panel Open: 9 x 25 inches
  • Retail Price 94.95$

3) The Sunlinq 3 -  is a flexible, foldable and durable solar panel that charges cell phones, lanterns, GPS units, satellite phones, MP3 players and portable games. It is made with PowerFLEX technology and is weather resistant, and durable. It is made from CIGS solar cells. It provides higher efficiency than other flexible solar cell technologies, including amorphous silicon, and is proven to be stable. The Sunlinq 3 has a built-in blocking diode and voltage limiter to protect devices. It has Grommets for easy hanging, mounting or securing in any position.

Specifications

  • Maximum Power 6.5 Watts
  • Maximum Amperage 433 mA
  • Size folded 9″ x 5″ x .5″
  • Size open 29.5″ x 9″ x .03″
  • Weight 0.45 lb
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty 1 year
  • Retail Price 119.95$

4) The Sunlinq 5 is a 25 watt folding solar panel that is flexible, foldable, lightweight and compact for portability and storage. It is weather resistant and durable. It is also UV stable, and made from high efficiency solar cells with CIGS. It produces enough power to charge Bilge pumps, fish finders and rechargeable flashlights, lanterns, CB radios, cell phones, GPS units, satellite phones, and 12 volt batteries.

Specifications:

  • Maximum Power 25 Watts
  • Size folded 11″ L x 8.25″ W x .7″
  • Size open 41.25″ x 21.5″ x .03″
  • Weight 1.7 lb
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty 1 year
  • Retail Price 399.95$

5) Sunlinq 6 Military Grade -  is a rugged weather-proof  portable solar charger power source. The Sunlinq 6 is made from CIGS Technology. It is made to the demanding specifications of the US military to provide powerful solar power in even the most difficult condition. It is a lightweight solar panel and foldable so, it can be taken almost anywhere. It has solid state, thin-film, PowerFLEX solar cells.

Specifications

  • Weight: 2.4 lbs
  • Dimensions Folded: 10.5″ x 8.5″ x 1.2″
  • Dimensions Deployed: 44″ x 21″ x 0.1″
  • Retail Price 399.95$

6) The Sunlinq 7 – Use this charge controller on any Sunlinq solar panel over 12 watts and up to 100 watts. This is a must have protection if you are leaving your Sunlinq Solar Panel charging a battery for an extended period of time. Retail Price 49.95$

7) Global Solar’s Sunlinq 7 – this solar charger is lightweight, foldable & portable, that provides a large power source. The Sunlinq 7, 62 Watt panel is a rugged military grade solar panel that uses CIGS Technology and is available in 12 and 24 volt applications. This Portable Solar charger is made to the demanding specifications of the military to provide power even in the most difficult circumstances.

Specifications

  • Weight: 3.1 lbs
  • Dimensions Folded: 14.5″ x 8.5″ x 1.4″
  • Dimensions Deployed: 52.5″ x 30″ x 0.1″
  • Retail Price 999.95$

8) The 12-Watt Sunlinq 4 Portable Solar Panel is a lightweight solar panel that produces enough solar power to recharge 12-volt batteries and 110-volt portable power sources. It can charge Lanterns, GPS units, Flashlights, Cellphones, MP3 players & Satellite phones.

Specifications

  • Weight 0.9 lb
  •  Size folded 9″ x 5″ x .7″
  • Size open 29.5″ x 18″ x .03″
  • Maximum Power 12 Watts
  • Maximum Amperage 1000 mA
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty 1 year
  • Retail Price 199.95$

PowerFilm, Inc. – Foldable Solar Chargers are the lightest, most compact, and most portable solar solution for remote, expeditionary power needs. PowerFilm Foldable Solar Chargers come in a wide range of power output configurations and are virtually unlimited in application. Solar chargers of varying capacities are available for charging cell phones, satellite phones, even laptops. A full line of supporting accessories makes PowerFilm Foldable Solar Chargers the perfect choice for portable and remote solar charging needs. The series of foldable solar panels along with their specifications is given below:

1) F15-300N

  • Wattage: 5
  • Operating Voltage: 15.4
  • Folded Dimensions: 3.3″ x 10.5 ” x 1″
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 10.5″ x 24.4″
  • Weight: 0.45 lbs.
  • Size of Electronics: Small

2) F15-450N

  • Wattage: 7.5
  • Operating Voltage: 15.4
  • Folded Dimensions: 3.5″ x 10.5″ x 1.5″
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 10.5″ x 35″
  • Weight: 0.6 lbs.
  • Size of Electronics: Small

3) F15-600

  • Wattage: 10
  • Operating Voltage: 15.4
  • Folded Dimensions: 3.5″ x 10.5″ x 1.3″
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 21″ x 23.7″
  • Weight: 0.73 lbs.
  • Size of Electronics: Small- Medium

4) F15-1200

  • Wattage: 20
  • Operating Voltage: 15.4
  • Folded Dimensions: 6.5″ x 11″ x 1″
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 31.7″ x 30″
  • Weight: 1.27 lbs.
  • Size of Electronics: Small – Large

5) F16-1800

  • Wattage: 30
  • Operating Voltage: 15.4
  • Folded Dimensions: 9.5″ x 11″ x 1″
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 31.7″ x 41.3″
  • Weight: 1.76 lbs.
  • Size of Electronics: Small – Large

6) F16-3600

  • Wattage: 60
  • Operating Voltage: 15.4
  • Folded Dimensions: 9.5″ x 11″ x 2″
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 43″ x 59″
  • Weight: 3.19 lbs.
  • Size of Electronics: Small – Large

7) FM16-5400

  • Wattage: 90
  • Operating Voltage: 15.4
  • Folded Dimensions: 11″ x 14″ x 3″
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 54.4″ x 68″
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Size of Electronics: Small – Large

8) FM16-7200

  • Wattage: 120
  • Operating Voltage: 15.4
  • Folded Dimensions: 14″ x 14″ x 3″
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 86.5″ x 54.5″
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs.
  • Size of Electronics: Small – Large

 9) USB+AA Solar Charger - Includes Two AA Rechargeable NiMH Batteries.

  • Wattage: 1.5
  • Operating Voltage: 3.6
  • Folded Dimensions: 5.5″ x 3.25″ x 1.38″
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 5.5″ x 24″
  • Weight: (without batteries) 4.9 oz.
  • Size of Electronics: USB 2.0 compliant devices

10) AA Solar Charger – Includes Four AA Rechargeable NiMH Batteries.

  • Wattage: 2.2
  • Operating Voltage: 3.6
  • Folded Dimensions: 5.5″ x 3.3″ x 1.4″
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 5.5″ x 31.5″
  • Weight: (without batteries) 4.18 oz.
  • Size of Electronics: AA Batteries (2 or 4).

Max Burtons’s 8 Watt Foldable Solar Panel – is made to solar charge the Max Burton Power Center 100.  It also comes with a male and female Cigarette Lighter Adapters to charge your electronic gear. Plug in devices like cell phones into the Solar Panel through the cigarette lighter adapter, to charge them free from the sun’s power. It can also be used to charge your car’s battery.

The Sierra Wave 30-Watt Solar Collector – is a portable monocrystalline solar panel used to generate energy to power a variety of portable electronic devices and 12 volt batteries. The panel will collect 30 watts of energy to be used charge 12 volt batteries with the battery clamps or use the Cigarette lighter adapter to charge a wide variety of portable devices like cell phones, satellite phones GPS units and much more.

Specifications

  • Dimension: Closed 20.5″ x 15.5″
  • Open 30.25″ x 20.5″
  • Weight : 10.5 lbs
  • Retail Price 320$

The Suntatics USB – solar battery charger is made from high efficiency mono crystalline solar cells. The panels come with a weather resistant casing, so it can be used in wet conditions. It does not require batteries to store power just hook up the USB cord that came with your iPhone, Droid, Kindle or any other USB device, place the solar panel in the sun and charge up to 1000 mAmp per hour.

The Wagan 12-Watt Solar Collector – is a portable monocrystalline solar panel used to generate energy to power a variety of portable electronic devices and the Wagan Power Packs. The panel will collect 12 watts of energy to be used to charge a wide variety of portable devices like cell phones, satellite phones GPS units.

Specifications:

  • Dimension:
    - Close: 8.0″x 11.5″ x 2.0″
    - Open: 25.5″ x 11.5″ x 0.25″
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs
  • Life Time: 5 years
  • Retail Price 149.95$

CT Solar – Believed to be the most rugged true Expedition Grade solar power equipment manufacturer. Its 32.2W Blue Nylon Folding Solar Panel is designed for the most demanding conditions. They are very durable and rugged, with eyelets at each corner and at middle to allow mounting or suspension with rope or bungee cords.

Specifications

  • Wattage – 18 to 20V
  • Current – 2.3A
  • Dimensions – Folded 14.125″ X 11.5″, Open 14.125″ X 48″
  • Weight – 6 pounds 4 oz

 

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