Array Solar Backpack for Laptops

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How it Works Laptop Chargers

UPDATED DESIGN! Keep your laptop, DSLR, and smartphone charged with the new single-panel Array Solar Backpack. Perfect for photographers and travelers, this solar powered backpack provides high-performance solar power and thoughtful storage for all your gear and devices.
  • 24,000mAh USB-PD Laptop Battery
  • 25 L of Storage
  • Padded 15" Laptop/Tablet Sleeve
  • Made from 33 Recycled Plastic Bottles (Recycled PET Fabric)

Features

  • 25L of storage with dedicated smart pockets for charging devices on-the-go
  • Padded laptop/tablet sleeve ( fits most 15" laptops), large main storage compartment and plenty of convenient storage for cables, adapters and tablets
  • Expandable water bottle pocket with tripod carry strap
  • Fabric made from recycled PET (soda bottles) is waterproof, lightweight and UV resistant
  • High density molded back section with breathable mesh shoulder harness for ultimate comfort
Size and Weight
  • 19" high x 11" wide x 7" deep (48.3 x 27.9 x 17.8 cm)
  • 5.4lbs (2.45 kg) including battery and solar panels
Solar Panels
  • 9 Watts at 18 Volts
  • Water- and UV-resistant ETFE panel
  • Monocrystalline
V88 USB-C Power Delivery Laptop Battery
  • 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:
 

How it Works Laptop Chargers

UPDATED DESIGN! Keep your laptop, DSLR, and smartphone charged with the new single-panel Array Solar Backpack. Perfect for photographers and travelers, this solar powered backpack provides high-performance solar power and thoughtful storage for all your gear and devices.
  • 24,000mAh USB-PD Laptop Battery
  • 25 L of Storage
  • Padded 15" Laptop/Tablet Sleeve
  • Made from 33 Recycled Plastic Bottles (Recycled PET Fabric)

Features

  • 25L of storage with dedicated smart pockets for charging devices on-the-go
  • Padded laptop/tablet sleeve ( fits most 15" laptops), large main storage compartment and plenty of convenient storage for cables, adapters and tablets
  • Expandable water bottle pocket with tripod carry strap
  • Fabric made from recycled PET (soda bottles) is waterproof, lightweight and UV resistant
  • High density molded back section with breathable mesh shoulder harness for ultimate comfort
Size and Weight
  • 19" high x 11" wide x 7" deep (48.3 x 27.9 x 17.8 cm)
  • 5.4lbs (2.45 kg) including battery and solar panels
Solar Panels
  • 9 Watts at 18 Volts
  • Water- and UV-resistant ETFE panel
  • Monocrystalline
V88 USB-C Power Delivery Laptop Battery
  • 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:
 

How it Works Laptop Chargers

UPDATED DESIGN! Keep your laptop, DSLR, and smartphone charged with the new single-panel Array Solar Backpack. Perfect for photographers and travelers, this solar powered backpack provides high-performance solar power and thoughtful storage for all your gear and devices.
  • 24,000mAh USB-PD Laptop Battery
  • 25 L of Storage
  • Padded 15" Laptop/Tablet Sleeve
  • Made from 33 Recycled Plastic Bottles (Recycled PET Fabric)

Features

  • 25L of storage with dedicated smart pockets for charging devices on-the-go
  • Padded laptop/tablet sleeve ( fits most 15" laptops), large main storage compartment and plenty of convenient storage for cables, adapters and tablets
  • Expandable water bottle pocket with tripod carry strap
  • Fabric made from recycled PET (soda bottles) is waterproof, lightweight and UV resistant
  • High density molded back section with breathable mesh shoulder harness for ultimate comfort
Size and Weight
  • 19" high x 11" wide x 7" deep (48.3 x 27.9 x 17.8 cm)
  • 5.4lbs (2.45 kg) including battery and solar panels
Solar Panels
  • 9 Watts at 18 Volts
  • Water- and UV-resistant ETFE panel
  • Monocrystalline
V88 USB-C Power Delivery Laptop Battery
  • 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:
 

How it Works Laptop Chargers

UPDATED DESIGN! Keep your laptop, DSLR, and smartphone charged with the new single-panel Array Solar Backpack. Perfect for photographers and travelers, this solar powered backpack provides high-performance solar power and thoughtful storage for all your gear and devices.
  • 24,000mAh USB-PD Laptop Battery
  • 25 L of Storage
  • Padded 15" Laptop/Tablet Sleeve
  • Made from 33 Recycled Plastic Bottles (Recycled PET Fabric)

Features

  • 25L of storage with dedicated smart pockets for charging devices on-the-go
  • Padded laptop/tablet sleeve ( fits most 15" laptops), large main storage compartment and plenty of convenient storage for cables, adapters and tablets
  • Expandable water bottle pocket with tripod carry strap
  • Fabric made from recycled PET (soda bottles) is waterproof, lightweight and UV resistant
  • High density molded back section with breathable mesh shoulder harness for ultimate comfort
Size and Weight
  • 19" high x 11" wide x 7" deep (48.3 x 27.9 x 17.8 cm)
  • 5.4lbs (2.45 kg) including battery and solar panels
Solar Panels
  • 9 Watts at 18 Volts
  • Water- and UV-resistant ETFE panel
  • Monocrystalline
V88 USB-C Power Delivery Laptop Battery
  • 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:
 

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 14 7 3.5 3 11

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.

9 Reviews

  • 5
    Array 1 and Array 2

    Posted by Michael T. on Feb 17, 2019

    Bought the original Array Solar Backpack and still use it 4 or 5 years now. I saw this new Array Solar Backpack on Kickstarter, absolutely had to order it. The purpose for this upgrade was how it seems almost meant to carry the DJI Phantom 4 drone, drone controller, and the Glyph FPV headset with room to spare somehow. It's an excellent product and I highly recommend it. I still use the original Array for everyday carrying as my IT office.

  • 5
    Highly recommend

    Posted by David in Canada on Aug 14, 2018

    I bought the solar Array backpack 6 months ago. I have used in on a trip to Disneyland with 6 adults, 4 kids (kept all of our of phone charged), trip to NY where we walked all day for a week, multiple trips to other cities where we are walking & on day hikes. For all these trips we would have used a backpack anyways & having the solar power is fantastic. We never have to worry about power anymore (primary used for phones, have used on my surface &, charge my camera), we no longer bring our small external cell battery if we have this. The bag is standard backpack size & we have no issues with storage. It really does not weight anything different when it's on your back. You charge the battery at night & solar just maintains the battery all day. I'm honestly looking at buying this bag as gifts for a few family members. It's been one of my most practical and favorite tech buys in a while. The only negative thing I can think of is the number of folks who stop you to ask about the bag. I'm always happy to chat and it's wonderful for small talk it just happens a lot & I feel like a sales rep sometimes. Disney was 8-10 conversation an hour & even in NY lots of talks at cross walks while waiting on lights.

  • 5
    Great gift

    Posted by Kevin on May 7, 2018

    Got this for my brother who is a big tech and sustainability fan . Ended up being the perfect gift, especially for someone who travels a lot . Big enough to fit all your needs in, but small enough to not be a burden . Three thumbs up !

  • 4
    Array vs Converter

    Posted by M. Salvatera on Mar 14, 2018

    I have been a Voltaic fan since day 1. It is the only back pack I have had in the last 6-7 years. My first one lasted me for years. I took it all over the world. My last one lasted about 2+ Years. The reason why I am returning to try out the Array vs Converter. I feel like they are of course great. However, between the 2 I think there should be an in between. The top section is a bit bulky. I get the specific use case that it is being used for, but it would be nice for something between the Converter and The Array. Other than that it is great, sturdy and I am thinking of using the Converter but with the Array laptop battery. I am not sure it will even work, but I am testing the concept now.

    Wish me luck!

    -M

  • 5
    Great pack, good quality, worth the price

    Posted by Tom H on Sep 3, 2017

    I bought this Array pack by mail order and was delighted that it lived up to the billing when it arrived (even with a charged battery). It feels high quality and long-lasting and the panels charge the battery even on a dull, rainy day in England. And the sales support by Julia Connors was second to none. Well done Voltaics!

  • 5
    Self-sufficiency is worth every penny

    Posted by Damian on Mar 23, 2017

    I have had the solar Array backpack for a number of years in the old style and have loved having it everywhere I have been, which included a trip to Bologna, trekking through the hills of the Appenines, a trip to Acapulco, and Puerto Vallarta Mexico, as well as numerous jaunts through many towns and locales in Northern and Southern California. It has served my incredibly well, and I was excited to back the new design, which improves upon the old design slightly. The case is semi-rigid, which creates a nice pocket for stuff that won't get smushed as easily. Great for photographers, and protecting sensitive photo equipment and having the freedom in the wild to keep your devices fully charged for free. The battery is very good, able to charge anything from cellphones and GPS devices, to cameras and laptops. The solar panels produce a good amount of energy on their own, enough to keep a cellphone from dying while sending a critical text. (Happened before). All in all, this is an excellent product for those self-sufficiency seekers who love to be out in the wild, but can't live without energy for devices. I highly recommend this backpack to travelers, photographers, anyone that makes the world their office, and even to the average person who wants to save a bit on their energy bill by charging up their energy hungry devices using the freely available, immense power of the sun.