Based in Brooklyn, New York, portable solar power firm Voltaic recently announced its latest addition to its line up. The new Arc 20W Solar Laptop Charger Kit. The unit comes with a portable, folding, four section 20 watt solar panel, and also Voltaic’s V88 battery. In short, this is a must have for anyone seriously on the go.
This unit is for charging large portable devices like a laptop, so it has some grunt. The kit has a good design, with a decent size solar panel that pairs with a great battery too.
This is what you get in the box:
A Voltaic Arc 20 Watt Solar Charger
A Voltaic V88 Portable Laptop Battery
Various Laptop Charging Adapters
A Car Charger Socket to charge 12V devices from the battery
An AC Charging Adapter so you can charge the battery from a power point.
The great folding 20 watt solar panel, puts this product at the top of its class. It is in fact a big improvement in mobile solar power tech. The folding panel is hard wearing, and has a coating of ETFE that protects it from UV and water. Also ETFE is one of the hardest materials available often in use in critical situations. But even with all this armour, the unit is not bulky at all.
The back of the panel has an 18 volt, 1,100 mA output you can use to charge lot of devices. Such as a Voltaic battery and has a 5 volt, 2.0 amp USB plug for all your other devices. They say it can charge up a standard smart phone in about 45 minutes out in the sun. But if you are not in the sun and need a charge, then the V88 battery will make your day. This thing can charge a laptop with USB-C, three times faster than just plugging into a mains socket. It does this with special optimized charge speeds with laptops in mind.
The V88 battery in fact, takes name from its 88.8 watt hour capacity. So it has more than enough to fully charge the current 13″ Macbook Pro with a 58 Wh battery. The V88 has a 24,000 mAh capacity. That is good then to charge a smartphone 7 times or 3 to 4 tablets, depending on battery capacity.
USB-C Power Delivery (Up To 45W)
Hi-Voltage Laptop Port (12V, 16V, 19V Or 24V)
USB Quick Charge 3.0
Capacity: 24,000 mAh / 88.8 Watt Hours
Output: 5V/2A USB, 5V/3A USB-C, and 12V/6A, 16V/5A, 19V/4.5A, 24V 3.5A
Input: 14-25V, 3A
Battery Type: Li-Polymer