Whichever way you choose to camp, a reliable source of power is essential for enjoying your outdoor experience to the fullest. Get the most out of your battery pack or solar charger with this expert advice.
1. BATTERY CARE
To help extend the longevity of your portable battery AVOID these 5 things…
We recommend charging your power stations every three months (min) using the AC adapter if not in use. Further to this, we suggest a full charge overnight before leaving on a trip to ensure longest runtime.
Your power unit is almost guaranteed to get dirty when camping. Before leaving for your trip we recommend reading any care guides to ensure you are cleaning your products with the correct method.
4. TRAVELLING WITH LITHIUM BATTERIES
It is not allowed to carry Power Banks which use Lithium-Ion batteries in your checked-in luggage. They need to be stored in your carry-on baggage only and should not exceed 100Wh*.
In case of any issues, ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to deal with such issues as they arise like repairs. If the product is new, take a photo of the instructions so it is saved in your phone instead of taking them with you.
1. SOLAR SELECTION GUIDE
Step 1: KNOW YOUR GEAR
Start by calculating the total consumption rate of what you need to power.
Step 2: CHOOSE THE RIGHT BATTERY
To ensure you have enough power to run your gear, your battery’s capacity should be approx. double your daily consumption rate.
Step 3: PICK YOUR SOLAR KIT
Match your total consumption rate to a solar panel kit with the right daily output. *A simple equation to covert WATTS to AMPS [watts divided by voltage].
2. CELL PROTECTION
Before packing away your solar charger, give the surface a gentle wipe with a micro-fiber cloth. This will remove dirt, dust or sand to prevent any damage to the cells, providing better efficiency.
There are a few reasons why your solar charger won't provide the max possible output even in full sun, and here’s why.
a) The battery/power pack it is charging is full or near full.
b) The ambient temperature is very hot.
c) the angle of the panel to the sun is incorrect.