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    Default Waterproof Solar Power Bank - Any good?

    Thought id try a Tech subject

    Does anyone own one of these?
    Does it perform as promoted?
    The solar recharge side of things i am meaning.... Cheers

    I suspect its just a new way to sell a Power Bank, as the solar array seems hardly adequate in size to change anything, let alone a 20,000mAh battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    Thought id try a Tech subject

    as the solar array seems hardly adequate in size to change anything, let alone a 20,000mAh battery.

    2 or 3 years ago I bought something like that in Aldi, not waterproof and only 10,000mAh but I got it for only $9,90, I thought it was a pricing error and quickly grabbed the last 2.
    I didn't buy it for the solar surface but the capacity/price ratio.
    I tried it once directly in the sun and an hour later I decided never to do that again because it got far too hot for my liking and what I consider safe for standard Li-Ion batteries.

    That little array has about 1W, the battery has 20Ah x 3.7V capacity = 74Wh.
    Roughly 10-12 full sunny days to charge at an expected 6-8Wh a day. By then the battery capacity would have lost some Ah due to prolonged heat exposure unless you charged it in colder parts of the world.
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    Cheers mate
    Soon after posting i found a great video reviewing one, was hilarious.

    Essentially the whole thing is a joke

    If anyone was interested, here is the review



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    Last edited by ol' boy; 22-03-19 at 10:40 AM.
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