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
  • Input: 18-25V, 3A
  • Battery Type: Li-Polymer
  • 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
  • Input: 18-25V, 3A
  • Battery Type: Li-Polymer
  • 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
  • Input: 18-25V, 3A
  • Battery Type: Li-Polymer
  • 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
  • Input: 18-25V, 3A
  • Battery Type: Li-Polymer
  • 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.

13 Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent product!

    Posted by Lizzie on Dec 14, 2016

    The solar panel by itself is incredible. It's been charging the V72 through glass on a cloudy day. The kit is going to Haiti as part of the relief effort following the hurricane. We expect excellent performance.

  • 5
    Don't leave home without it

    Posted by RZ on Sep 15, 2016

    The Arc 20 has been an invaluable piece of kit that has helped keep our equipment charged while working in the field for extended periods of time. We've traveled with the Arc 20 for several weeks while trekking through New Zealand and Tahiti and most recently on a month long cross country road trip. We’ve used it to recharge camera batteries, action cameras, laptops, phones, tablets and have even used it to power a 12 volt fan while camping in warmer weather. While on the road the solar panel lives on the dash of our van, ensuring our Voltaic battery is always topped off and ready to take with us. One of our favorite aspects of the solar panel and battery is it’s compact form and weight. The Arc 20 is very light weight and takes up so little room in our pack there’s no reason for us to travel without it. For us, having portable power is a must and although we’ve used other portable solar panel systems in the past, Voltaic has proven to not only be the most reliable but the slimmest and lightest weight on the market.

  • 5
    Reliabilty and Packability

    Posted by G. Olson on Sep 2, 2016

    DANG! Whether on the road or out in the wild, the Arc 20 is IT. It packs up to the size of small book and packs anywhere. The construction of the panel is by far the best I've seen. Dirt, water, heat, or freezing temps are no match for the Arc 20 durability. I trust it, paired with Voltaic batteries to keep my camera gear charged where ever I might be filming or photographing.

  • 5
    Arc 20W Solar Charger Kit

    Posted by Jason Thompson on Aug 31, 2016

    I've used the Arc 20W kit for a little over two years now. My primary needs for the solar system has been using it for my photography and videography work. The locations I work in can be casual day missions to 40 day long climbing and ski expeditions in remote ranges of the world. From camera batteries to laptop charging this unit keeps my kit charged and me shooting. The dependability of the Arc 20W kit has been a major draw for me as with the lightweight nature of the system. Being able to charge batteries even in low solar periods of the day has kept me shooting which is critical.

  • 5
    Freakin Love the ARC 20 kit

    Posted by Bruce Wilson on Aug 31, 2016

    Im an adventure film maker and photographer. I've used the Arc 20 over the past year or so and it comes with me on ever trip I go on. I like that its low profile and folds up and fits into my camera bag as well as the battery. Its reliable. I've taken it all over the world with me from South Africa to Nepal to Mexico to Iceland because its what I need to make sure my cameras and laptop are good to go for shooting in remote places. I love it and swear by it.

  • 5
    Amazing product!

    Posted by Char Scar on Aug 30, 2016

    This product is amazing! It is by far the best solar charging system I have seen! It worked great on my full week backpacking trip and kept all my devices charged including my cameras. Definitely check it out if your looking for a portable power solution.