A difference in price, but above all in quality.
On the portable solar charger market, low-cost panels are appearing at attractive prices, generally made in China. This is huge competition for top-of-the-range portable chargers, such as those based on Powertec technology.
Are the cheapest really worth it? Do you have to pay more for good equipment? We bring you the answers in this article. Sometimes, it may be necessary to invest a little more in your hiking accessory for better quality.
Low-cost, low-quality solar charger
The low-cost universal charger is less expensive and may be an advantage for those of you on a tight budget, particularly in times of crisis. Even though their technology has evolved considerably over the years, it doesn’t rival that of the more expensive portable solar panel. Most of them are manufactured in China, where the quality of production can leave a lot to be desired.
The result? A product of mediocre quality that can’t match the top-of-the-range USB solar panel. The classic low-cost charger has very fragile cells, is heavier and not waterproof in bad weather.
In short, it’s an accessory that’s more likely to break, so it can become unusable after a while. A waste of money! Instead, invest directly in a top-of-the-range flexible solar panel that you’ll keep much longer.
Top-of-the-range solar battery charger for professionals
Behind the top-of-the-range portable solar charger lies years of research to bring you a quality product with multiple benefits. In particular, the Powertec foldable solar panel with a voltage of 5 and/or 12V is :
- Lightweight (less than 500 g),
- Easy to transport because it doesn’t take up much space (foldable and very thin, sometimes only 2 mm thick),
- Unbreakable and shock-resistant,
- Waterproof, practical in case of rain,
- Made with flexible aSi or semi-flexible monocrystalline solar cells offering very high efficiency (>20%),
- High performance (power between 400 and 2300 mA depending on your needs and uses),
- Guaranteed for 3 years.
Buying this type of usb solar charger is not just choosing an accessory, it’s also buying an innovation. Even if this panel is more expensive, your investment will quickly pay for itself thanks to its many benefits and durability. No need to buy several low-cost chargers that break down every time, which is more expensive than buying a single top-of-the-range product.
Ideal for professional hikers and campers, and for recharging all your everyday electronic devices (such as your smartphone or iPhone) or outdoor devices (including GPS, torches, headlamps and GoPro).
Powertec offers a wide range of top-of-the-range, top-quality hiking solar chargers with unique technology.