To charge your computer using solar energy, you need an external battery to power your computer. Combined with a portable solar charger, it’s the battery that powers your computer!
Powertec solar chargers are designed for outdoor professionals!
They enable you to recharge all portable electronic devices, including PCs and Macs. The equipment is lightweight, compact, robust and highly efficient.
This means you can work independently in large spaces or in homes without electricity.
So, how do you choose your laptop charger?
As with all other solar panel choices, the first thing to consider is how much power your laptop needs or consumes.
Indeed, voltages are different for all devices (generally from 16V to 21V).
Generally up to 19V for laptops and 21V for Macbooks.
Just look at your laptop’s power supply to find out its charging voltage/amperage.
Next, you need to choose the right battery to charge/power your laptop.
The purpose of the solar charger is to recharge your external battery in an environment where there is no conventional mains socket. The solar charger powers the laptop and does all the work.
There’s a new standard: USB-C .
All new laptops are equipped with it, and recharge using this unique cable…Powertec batteries equipped with them, such as the PT 20.000 – 65Wh PD and the PT111 – 111Wh PD, are easily recharged with our solar chargers.
If you opt for the PT 20,000 USB-C battery, it can be charged using a 5V PT Flap6 , PT Pocket and PT Flap 11 panel.
The more powerful (and efficient) the panel, the easier it will be to charge the computer via the external battery
The big advantage is the kit’s overall weight, with the PT Flap11 + PT 20.000 package weighing in at just 700g!
If you opt for the more versatile PT111 multi-hub (3 USB ports + 1 DC 5521 9 to 20V port), you’ll need at least one 12V-generating panel to charge it, either a PT Flap 16 Dual Output or a PTFlap 21 Triple Output.
So you’ll have 1kg of charge, but the possibility of charging absolutely everything with solar power… which is why these solutions are called Ultralight Solar Charging Stations.