Who is Suaoki?
Suaoki was found in 2015, it is one the fastest developing online retailer offering various kinds of popular products ranging from automotive, solar powered devices to laser measurement fields. As a matter of fact, they have quite few best selling items available in Amazon including this SUAOKI Portable Power Station 150Wh and their Portable Car Jump Starter.
About Suaoki 14W Portable Solar Charger
This product features an efficient solar panel, producing 14 watts of power at a maximum charging speed of 5V/2.8A or 5V/1.4A per device when put under direct sunlight. This will surely recharge your smartphones and tablets just like you were charging them from an electrical outlet at home. In fact, it has an impressive conversion rate of up to 20% and dual USB ports so that you can charge two devices simultaneously. Its foldable design includes six eyeholes that you can use for attaching it to your backpack.
SUAOKI 14W Portable Solar Charger is made of a lightweight and strong durable material to add to its portability. Besides, the solar charger itself is waterproof, making it ideal for outdoor use. Portable, efficient and instant, this product is surely one of the best portable solar chargers for outdoor enthusiasts.
Dual USB Ports
This feature is convenient for users because it allows you to charge two devices at a go. The two ports (I & A) have adequate power to charge your two devices efficiently and effectively. The built-in dual USB (5V/2.8A) ports come with a waterproof rubber cap each, implying that it will charge your devices even under wet conditions.
The ports are placed at the back of the portable solar charger, thus ensuring they are easy to access and use. For best performance, select ‘A’ port for Android devices and ‘I’ port for iOS devices.
USB ports with waterproof rubber cap
Intelligent Charging Technology
Thanks to its intelligent charging technology, the solar charger automatically adjusts the level of power input required to provide the extra juice to your devices. This innovation allows the charger to give out optimum charging current input, which means that it will charge the device as per its demand for power. It will also reduce the charging time of the device significantly. As such, you won’t have to stay put for long just waiting for your device to fully charge so you can use it.
High Conversion Rate
This solar charger model is designed with an ETFE-coated panel that will quickly absorb the sunlight and convert it up to 20 percent solar power energy. The collected energy is enough to charge up two devices sufficiently and efficiently at the same time. Furthermore, the adjustable stand has a built-in sundial that helps you to find the perfect angle to get the most sunshine, delivering more power for charging your devices. As mentioned in the user manual, placing your solar panel properly can increase the solar panel output power by 30 percent.
Adjustable Stand With Built-In Sundial
Highly Portable and Lightweight
Splash and Dirt Proof
SpecificationsTable could not be displayed.
What are inside the box
The User Manual
Hands-On Field Test
How Do We Test?
The goal of our field test is to verify the solar charger can deliver what it was said in the user manual at a high level. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to perform longevity test or any of the industrial compliance & safety standard such as FCC and CE as labeled at the back of the solar panel.
Apart from the Suaoki 14W portable solar charger, an iPhone6 and the following test tools were used to perform this hands-on field test:
Charging Status LED
For some reasons, we could not find anything that talk about the visual indicator LED in the user manual. From the text written on top of the USB ports, it looks like there are three different charging modes:
Mode 1.) No Charging – Solar panel is exposed to sunlight but no devices are plugged in.
Mode 2.) Charging < 0.5A – Solar panel is charging your devices with a current less than 0.5A.
Mode 3.) Charging > 0.5A – Solar panel is charging your devices with a current larger than 0.5A.
Obviously, you want to keep the solar charger in Mode 3 to achieve the shortest charging time. Since the status LED is mounted at the back of the solar panel, we do find it hard to monitor the status LED when the adjustment stand are placed on the ground.
What much power can we really get?
How fast can it charge your phone?
We have tested many solar chargers and what sets this charger apart from other models is that it’s lightweight, water-resistant, and dirt-resistant. Its two ports make it highly versatile because they allow you to charge two devices at the same time. The intelligent charging technology and high rate of power conversion make the charger a worthy buy.
This SUAOKI 14W Portable Solar Charger might not as powerful as other high end portable solar panel, but there is no doubt that it is highly efficient considering its compact size. Although it failed to produce the max output power of 14 watts in our field test, it should have enough power (8 Watts) to charge up two smartphones when a power outlet is out of reach. If you like to spend time outdoors or go camping, this solar charger is definitely something you may consider purchasing.
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1. If my device needs an input current of 1A, will the 2A output charger damage it?
No. Enabled by intelligent charging technology, charger can change the delivered current of the solar depending on the need of your electronic devices. If your iPhone require 1A as input, the charger will deliver 1A.
2. The solar charger is not charging my devices. What should I do?
3. If the weather is partially cloudy or shady, will the solar charger still work?
Yes, the solar charger works in cloudy days, but it will become less effective and the charging time will be prolonged as a result.
4. What is the difference between the 2 USB ports (A port and I port)?
You can charge your devices with either USB port, but for the best performance, you need to charge iOS devices with I port and Android devices with A port.
5. What is ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)
This product has adopted ETFE coating. Compared with PET-coated panel, ETFE-coated panel can absorb sunlight more efficiently. Compared with Nylon, ETFE-coated panel is also more durable because it could protect the panel from pollutants.