All electronic mobile devices that are taken with them outdoors, as well as rechargeable batteries of lights or a camera, may require recharging with active use. You can provide it with the help of the solar charger Allpowers X-Dragon 14 Watt.
Allpowers X-Dragon 14 Watt Solar Charger for Battery and Mobile Charges in the Field.
The Allpowers X-Dragon 14 Watt Solar Charger is designed to charge mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, cameras, video cameras, players, e-books, lights, echo sounders, satellite navigators, external batteries with a capacity of up to 25,000 mAh and other portable mobile devices. Allpowers X-Dragon 14 Watt comes in a simple cardboard box, complete with one microUSB-USB cable, two metal carabiners and instructions for use.
Key Features of Allpowers X-Dragon 14 Watt XD-6V14W Solar Charging.
Number of Panels: 2
Total power of solar panels: 14 watts
Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency: 22%
Number of USB Output Ports: 2
Output current and voltage on each port: 5 Volts, 2 Amps
Folded Dimensions: 310x185x15 mm
Sizes in the unfolded state: 420х310х5 mm
Weight: 460 grams
The Allpowers X-Dragon 14 W solar charger is made in the form of a book, its fabric case is treated with special impregnation to protect it from rain and dirt. Hinges are installed around the perimeter of the hull for mounting on a tent or backpack. Internal zippered pocket for storing electronic devices while charging.
Allpowers X-Dragon 14 W has a built-in automatic current and voltage controller that allows you to charge almost any mobile equipment, including Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod. Two USB ports can simultaneously charge two mobile devices, the output current from them in clear sunny weather reaches 2 amperes. It should be borne in mind that when connecting two devices, the current will be distributed to both devices. Between the ports there is an LED indicating that the charger has started to generate current.
Charge mobile devices with the Allpowers X-Dragon 14 Watt Solar Charger.
Position Allpowers X-Dragon 14 W so that sunlight illuminates the entire area of the panels
Using a suitable USB cable, connect a rechargeable device to the USB ports
The full charge time of a mobile device’s battery directly depends on its capacity and the level of illumination of the solar panel. The ideal angle of incidence of sunlight on the solar panels of the Allpowers X-Dragon 14 W will be a right angle, this will provide maximum efficiency of solar charging. In cloudy weather, the charge of the batteries of electronic devices is also possible, but its efficiency will be lower than in sunny weather.
Comparative sizes of solar panels Allpowers X-Dragon 14 Watt and Goal Zero Nomad 7 Watt.
The comparative sizes of the long and productively used Goal Zero Nomad 7 solar panel compared to the Allpowers X-Dragon 14 W are shown below. Technology does not stand still and the modern, twice as powerful X-Dragon solar panel, is only slightly larger than the solar panel Nomad 7, which has been in use for several years.
General principles for the use of solar chargers in the field.
In order to use solar energy with maximum efficiency, the solar charger can be understaffed with one or two external power bank batteries, since not every day can be so solar that the solar charge works at full capacity. This is where the energy previously stored in the power bank capacities comes in handy..
According to the experience of using solar chargers during multi-day trips into the countryside, we can offer the following algorithm for their operation:
1. The solar charger is deployed immediately with the first rays of the sun
2. First, external power bank batteries are charged from it
3. As the sun rises, solar charging rotates to ensure that the angle of incidence of sunlight on its panel is close to direct
4. After fully charging the power bank, the currently unused electronic gadgets are charged
5. If there is time before sunset, then the power bank is charged again
All electronic mobile devices, if necessary, are charged in the evening from external power bank batteries to ensure their performance the next day. As practice shows, it turns out much more convenient and faster in time. Directly from solar charging, they charge very rarely, as they are mostly used during the day.