How It Works

Solar energy is growing to be quite popular in a variety of different forms and solar power banks are no different. However, many people may be lost on what exactly solar power banks are used for, what do they do, and how they work.

To keep things clear and try to answer all the questions you may have about solar power banks, here are the most frequently asked questions. From how to use them to what they’re even used for, the answers here will end up making you an expert on all things solar power banks.

What are solar power banks?

A solar power bank is a storage unit that produces energy from the sunlight it gains. These portable power banks are easier to carry than other solar power units, which means you can carry these banks around and use them for a variety of different purposes. They get renewable energy from the sun using small solar panels, a lithium-ion battery, and solar chargers and can charge mobile devices like smartphones and tablets via USB ports which acts as a battery charger.

What is the best way solar power banks are used? When are solar power banks the most useful?

You can really use portable power banks to whatever need you deem fit. However, solar power banks are actually quite useful for camping trips or in situations where you’re outdoors and you know there’s going to be no electricity or electricity sockets--travel, hiking, fishing, biking, or on long sunny days at the beach! It should be noted that smaller solar power banks are mainly used for emergency purposes or short time frames. 

How do you fully charge a solar power bank?

Like any solar energy technology, a solar power bank needs sunlight. To get a full charge, and to be useful in whatever situation you need it in, the bank needs to be out in the sunlight prior to use. In order to fully activate the battery, please charge it via outlet or computer for at least 10 hours for the first 2-3 uses.

How do I find out if my electronic device is compatible with a solar power bank?

For the most part, the majority of solar power banks that are designed to charge things like smartphones or electronic devices will work with every device. Our solar power bank can be hooked up with any given electronic device because it comes with a USB compatible outlet to plug into. Therefore, you probably already have the wire you’ll use to connect your device to your solar power bank lying around in your house somewhere.

How long does it take for small banks to charge in the sun?

For the average battery charge (where ranging about 1500mAh), it’ll take about two hours to charge half of the battery—in ideal conditions, that is.