When it comes to portable #solarpower, the market is flooded with small chargers sized for personal electronics, but for those who want to provide power for larger devices, such as laptops, the number of choices isn't nearly as big. However, recent entries into the large-sized portable #solar charger market, such as the #SolPadMobile, are working to change that, and a newly release device from #Renogy (the folks who brought us the Lycan Powerbox last year) looks to be a decent contender as well.
The Renogy Phoenix solar #generator is designed as an all-in-one portable power solution combining 20 watts of #solarpanels, a 16 Ah lithium-ion battery, and a pure sine wave 150W AC inverter into a single briefcase-sized unit (16.24” x 11.95” x 3.94”) weighing in at just 12.8 pounds. The 'briefcase' opens up to deploy the two 10W solar panels for charging the internal battery, or can be used in the closed position after charging to just access the 110V AC (the standard current available from home and office outlets), the single 12V 12.5A (auto cigarette lighter format) port, the double 12V 3A ports, or the four USB 5V 2.4A ports.
The small form factor of this solar charger makes it a good fit for not only off-grid excursions and events such as #picnics or tailgating, but also as an element of an emergency #preparednesskit, where it can serve as a #micropowerplant in the event of a blackout or natural disaster. The #RenogyPhoenixsolargenerator is available exclusively through Amazon, where it is currently priced at $588 (full retail price is $699), and more information is available at Renogy.com