Arc 20W Solar Laptop Charger Kit

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How it Works Laptop Chargers

Compact and powerful, the Arc 20 Watt Solar Laptop Charger powers your laptops (including MacBooks with optional adapter), DSLRs, smartphones, and other USB devices. This versatile system easily attaches to your pack and folds up neatly for storage when traveling.

  • Update Design With Built-In USB Port
  • Included V88 Laptop Battery with USB-C Power Delivery
  • UV- and Water-Resistant ETFE Coating

Features

Size and Weight
  • Solar Panel Open: 34.4 x 9.6 x 0.1 in (77.2 x 24.4 x 0.3 cm)
  • Solar Panel Folded: 7.6 x 9.6 x 0.8 in (19.3 x 24.4 x 1.9 cm)
  • Battery: 7.3 x 5 x 0.6 in (18.5 x 12.5 x 1.6 cm)
  • 3.2 lbs (1.45 kg) including battery and solar panels
Solar Panel Output
  • Monocrystalline cells - 19% efficient
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 20.0V
  • Peak Voltage: 18V
  • Peak Current: 1.1A
  • Peak Power: 19.8 Watts
  • USB Output: 5V, 2A
Solar Panel Construction
  • ETFE coating
  • 2mm substrate
V88 Laptop Battery with USB-C PD
  • Capacity: 24,000 mAh / 88.8 Watt Hours
  • Output: 12V/6A, 16V/5A, 19V/4.5A, 24V/3.5A
  • USB QC: 5V/3A, 3.6V-12V, 18W Max.
  • USB-C PD: 5V/3A-20V/2.2A
  • USB-C PD Input: 20V/2A
  • DC Input: 18-25V/3A
  • Protection: Short Circuit, Over Charge, Over Discharge, Over Current, Over Temperature
  • Includes: Car Charger Socket, Laptop Output Cable, Set of Standard Laptop Adapters, and 18V AC Charger
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs (702g)
  • Dimensions: 21.8cm x 13.7cm x 2.2cm
Includes:

How it Works Laptop Chargers

Compact and powerful, the Arc 20 Watt Solar Laptop Charger powers your laptops (including MacBooks with optional adapter), DSLRs, smartphones, and other USB devices. This versatile system easily attaches to your pack and folds up neatly for storage when traveling.

  • Update Design With Built-In USB Port
  • Included V88 Laptop Battery with USB-C Power Delivery
  • UV- and Water-Resistant ETFE Coating

Features

Size and Weight
  • Solar Panel Open: 34.4 x 9.6 x 0.1 in (77.2 x 24.4 x 0.3 cm)
  • Solar Panel Folded: 7.6 x 9.6 x 0.8 in (19.3 x 24.4 x 1.9 cm)
  • Battery: 7.3 x 5 x 0.6 in (18.5 x 12.5 x 1.6 cm)
  • 3.2 lbs (1.45 kg) including battery and solar panels
Solar Panel Output
  • Monocrystalline cells - 19% efficient
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 20.0V
  • Peak Voltage: 18V
  • Peak Current: 1.1A
  • Peak Power: 19.8 Watts
  • USB Output: 5V, 2A
Solar Panel Construction
  • ETFE coating
  • 2mm substrate
V88 Laptop Battery with USB-C PD
  • Capacity: 24,000 mAh / 88.8 Watt Hours
  • Output: 12V/6A, 16V/5A, 19V/4.5A, 24V/3.5A
  • USB QC: 5V/3A, 3.6V-12V, 18W Max.
  • USB-C PD: 5V/3A-20V/2.2A
  • USB-C PD Input: 20V/2A
  • DC Input: 18-25V/3A
  • Protection: Short Circuit, Over Charge, Over Discharge, Over Current, Over Temperature
  • Includes: Car Charger Socket, Laptop Output Cable, Set of Standard Laptop Adapters, and 18V AC Charger
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs (702g)
  • Dimensions: 21.8cm x 13.7cm x 2.2cm
Includes:

How it Works Laptop Chargers

Compact and powerful, the Arc 20 Watt Solar Laptop Charger powers your laptops (including MacBooks with optional adapter), DSLRs, smartphones, and other USB devices. This versatile system easily attaches to your pack and folds up neatly for storage when traveling.

  • Update Design With Built-In USB Port
  • Included V88 Laptop Battery with USB-C Power Delivery
  • UV- and Water-Resistant ETFE Coating

Features

Size and Weight
  • Solar Panel Open: 34.4 x 9.6 x 0.1 in (77.2 x 24.4 x 0.3 cm)
  • Solar Panel Folded: 7.6 x 9.6 x 0.8 in (19.3 x 24.4 x 1.9 cm)
  • Battery: 7.3 x 5 x 0.6 in (18.5 x 12.5 x 1.6 cm)
  • 3.2 lbs (1.45 kg) including battery and solar panels
Solar Panel Output
  • Monocrystalline cells - 19% efficient
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 20.0V
  • Peak Voltage: 18V
  • Peak Current: 1.1A
  • Peak Power: 19.8 Watts
  • USB Output: 5V, 2A
Solar Panel Construction
  • ETFE coating
  • 2mm substrate
V88 Laptop Battery with USB-C PD
  • Capacity: 24,000 mAh / 88.8 Watt Hours
  • Output: 12V/6A, 16V/5A, 19V/4.5A, 24V/3.5A
  • USB QC: 5V/3A, 3.6V-12V, 18W Max.
  • USB-C PD: 5V/3A-20V/2.2A
  • USB-C PD Input: 20V/2A
  • DC Input: 18-25V/3A
  • Protection: Short Circuit, Over Charge, Over Discharge, Over Current, Over Temperature
  • Includes: Car Charger Socket, Laptop Output Cable, Set of Standard Laptop Adapters, and 18V AC Charger
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs (702g)
  • Dimensions: 21.8cm x 13.7cm x 2.2cm
Includes:

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How it Works Laptop Chargers

Compact and powerful, the Arc 20 Watt Solar Laptop Charger powers your laptops (including MacBooks with optional adapter), DSLRs, smartphones, and other USB devices. This versatile system easily attaches to your pack and folds up neatly for storage when traveling.

  • Update Design With Built-In USB Port
  • Included V88 Laptop Battery with USB-C Power Delivery
  • UV- and Water-Resistant ETFE Coating

Features

Size and Weight
  • Solar Panel Open: 34.4 x 9.6 x 0.1 in (77.2 x 24.4 x 0.3 cm)
  • Solar Panel Folded: 7.6 x 9.6 x 0.8 in (19.3 x 24.4 x 1.9 cm)
  • Battery: 7.3 x 5 x 0.6 in (18.5 x 12.5 x 1.6 cm)
  • 3.2 lbs (1.45 kg) including battery and solar panels
Solar Panel Output
  • Monocrystalline cells - 19% efficient
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 20.0V
  • Peak Voltage: 18V
  • Peak Current: 1.1A
  • Peak Power: 19.8 Watts
  • USB Output: 5V, 2A
Solar Panel Construction
  • ETFE coating
  • 2mm substrate
V88 Laptop Battery with USB-C PD
  • Capacity: 24,000 mAh / 88.8 Watt Hours
  • Output: 12V/6A, 16V/5A, 19V/4.5A, 24V/3.5A
  • USB QC: 5V/3A, 3.6V-12V, 18W Max.
  • USB-C PD: 5V/3A-20V/2.2A
  • USB-C PD Input: 20V/2A
  • DC Input: 18-25V/3A
  • Protection: Short Circuit, Over Charge, Over Discharge, Over Current, Over Temperature
  • Includes: Car Charger Socket, Laptop Output Cable, Set of Standard Laptop Adapters, and 18V AC Charger
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs (702g)
  • Dimensions: 21.8cm x 13.7cm x 2.2cm
Includes:

Device Charge Times

Based on good solar charging conditions
Device V88 Battery Smartphones DSLR Cameras Tablets Laptops
Number of Charges from Battery - 7.3 5.2 3.5 1.3
Hours to Charge from Solar Panel 7 0.8 1.1 1.7 4.6

Compatibility

Smartphones:
Charges all USB Devices including all Apple, Android, Google, and Blackberry smartphones.

Tablets:
Charges all known tablets using the manufacturer's USB charging cable.

Digital Cameras:
Charges both DSLRs and point-and-shoot cameras that charge from USB. For DSLRs, an optional camera charger cradle that matches your camera battery (see Adapter Section) is required. Read our tutorial on solar camera charging.

Microcontrollers:
Compatible with most microcontrollers including Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

Laptops:
Charges most consumer grade laptops (15” or smaller) from one of our Standard or Optional Laptop Adapters.
USB-C Laptops: Compatible with all laptops that charge from USB Type C. Charge directly from the USB-C PD Output using a USB-C to USB-C laptop cable (not included).
Acer: Standard “E” or Standard “L” Adapter
Apple: Optional MagSafe 1 or Optional MagSafe 2 Adapter. Read our guide to charging MacBooks for more information.
ASUS: Standard “C” Adapter or Optional 4.0 x 1.35 mm Adapter
Dell: Standard DELL Adapter or Optional Dell 4.5 x 2.8 x 0.6 mm Adapter
HP: Optional HP 7.4 x 5.0 x 0.6 mm Adapter or Optional HP 4.5 x 2.8 x 0.6 mm Adapter
Lenovo: Standard Lenovo Square Adapter, Standard “G” Adapter, Standard “K” Adapter, or Optional Lenovo Slim Tip Adapter
Microsoft: Optional Surface Pro / Book Adapter or Optional Surface 2 Adapter
Samsung:Standard “H” Adapter or Standard “C” Adapter
Toshiba: Standard “G” Adapter, Standard “C” Adapter, or Optional “B” Adapter
For additional information, visit our Laptop Adapter Guide.

AA / AAA Chargers:
If your device (headlamp, flashlight, radio, etc.) uses rechargeable AA / AAA batteries, confirm the device can safely charge from a 2A power supply before charging from the V88's USB port. To ensure safe charging to your AA / AAA batteries, consider using our USB AA / AAA Charger.

Medical Devices:
Not compatible with medical devices, including CPAP machines.

14 Reviews

  • 5
    Arc 20W solar laptop charger kit

    Posted by Steven Feld on Nov 13, 2019

    These are fantastic products and worked perfectly in a very remote rainforest setting in Papua New Guinea in 2018 when we first used 6 of them. They continue to serve the community well and they and we are happy to be bringing another 6 on our upcoming trip.
    Steven Feld
    voicesoftherainforest.org

  • 5
    Amazing - I recommend it to everyone!

    Posted by Galina on May 16, 2019

    I was searching for solar batteries and am so glad I did my research and found Voltaic gear before purchasing the 3-star rated batteries from REI! Just as others have said - I go backpacking with my camera gear wanting to make sure I always have all my stuff charged up and won't have the equipment crash halfway through. Post reading all the reviews on this site - I was sold! Not only is the customer service available (these guys very quickly and efficiently answered a few questions for me) but the battery is very well built! Some of my friends have commented on the fact that it is heavier than some of theirs - but the joke was on them when theirs stopped working halfway through the trip and I had to use mine to charge up all of our devices :) Rave about it to everyone I know!

  • 5
    Perfect addition to my legacy Array backpack

    Posted by Chad on Jan 9, 2019

    I have owned voltaic systems products for years. The original array backpack with the V60 battey kept up very well until the V60 finally died. So I take a look at current offerings and see the Arc 20 with V88 battery. Quick research and I can connect my array to this system to have 30 watts peak. Setup a test on a picnic table. Works wonderfully. When on the go I keep the V88 connected the the array and the arc20 stays in the same back. Very easy to use. Thanks Voltaic.

  • 5
    Light, tough, portable

    Posted by Peter on Oct 2, 2018

    Fast delivery, good tech support, works as described. Remember, it is a little panel, needs “sun” to charge, not much use on a cloudy day

  • 5
    Awesome gear as usual

    Posted by Goose on Sep 26, 2018

    I've been using various Voltaic backpacks and chargers since 2008 or so. They keep getting more useful and capable. The Arc 20 solved a particular problem for me: keeping an Internet hotspot going 24x7 at a remote cabin. The battery powered the hotspot in the evening and the panels charged during the day. Voltaic's gear worked as expected, which is to say always works well.

  • 5
    Best Solar Charging system "out There"...

    Posted by Thom on May 13, 2018

    I ordered the ARC 20 kit several weeks ago...It is ...without a doubt...the best made..the best solar charging system available . I am a partially disabled Viet Nam veteran and ease of set-up and operation are critical to me...The ARC 20 system DELIVERS..!!! I only wish I had gotten an extra battery pack with my order....I will never forget the kindness shown me by Voltaic Systems...per extending me a military discount and for creating such superlative solar charging products. Best! Thom Mauck