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Voltaic Systems Arc 20W Solar Charger Kit

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Regular Price: $279.99

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Product Description


Voltaic Systems is a portable power company based in Brooklyn, New York. A drained phone in the middle of Spain led the founder to design the first solar backpack. Since then, the number and types of electronic devices Voltaic System has developed has grown and the craftsmanship of products more sophisticated.

Compact and powerful, the Voltaic System Arc 20 Watt Solar Charger Kit powers your laptops (including MacBooks with optional adapter), DSLRs, smartphones, and other USB devices. This versatile system easily attaches to your pack and folds up neatly for storage when traveling. Includes Voltaic's V72 Universal Laptop Battery.

Includes: Arc 20 Watt Folding Solar Panel +

V72 Laptop Battery
Car Charger Socket - 5.5 x 2.5mm - charges devices that have a car charger
Standard Laptop Adapters
Laptop Output Cable - connects to Laptop Adapters
AC Charger - charges V72 battery from AC
DC Charger - charges V72 battery from DC (car)

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Product Specification
Solar Panel Open: 37 x 11 x 0.03 in (94 x 28 x .08 cm)
Solar Panel Folded: 8 x 11 x 0.75 in (20 x 28 x 1.9 cm)
Battery: 7.3 x 5 x 0.6 in (18.5 x 12.5 x 1.6 cm)
3.25 pounds (1.5 kg) including battery and solar panels

Solar Panel Output
Monocrystalline cells - 19% efficient
Open Circuit Voltage: 20.0V
Peak Voltage: 18V
Peak Current: 1.1A
Peak Current: 19.8 Watts

Solar Panel Construction
ETFE coating
2mm substrate
V72 Laptop Battery
Capacity: 20,000mAh, 72 Watt Hours
Output: 5V/2A USB, and 12V/4A, 16V/3.5A, 19V/3A
Input: 14-20V, 1.2A
Battery Type: Li-Polymer
Protection: Short Circuit, Over Charge, Over Discharge, Over Current, Over Temperature
Charges all USB Devices including all Apple iPhones, Android and Blackberry smartphones.

Charges all known tablets. Only a few tablets require an optional adapter.
Apple: Apple iPads require an Apple Lightning Cable to charge (not included).
Microsoft: Surface Tablets require our optional Surface 2 Cable or our optional Surface Pro 3 / Pro 4 Cable. Set the V72's output to 12 Volts for Surface tablets. ASUS: Transformer Tablets require our optional FUSB - 5521 adapter used with your own ASUS Transformer USB Cable. Set the V72's output to 12 Volts for Asus tablets.

Digital Cameras:
Charges both DSLRs and cameras that charge from USB. For DSLRs, optional camera charger cradle that matches your camera battery (see Adapter section) is required. Read our tutorial on solar camera charging.

Charges nearly all 15" and smaller laptops. Additional details and known exceptions follow.
Acer: Use our included "N" or "E" adapters
Apple: Pre-June 2012 laptops require our optional MagSafe 1 adapter. Post June-2012 laptops require our optional MagSafe 2 adapter. MacBook Pro 15" may need to be charged in sleep mode. Read our guide to charging MacBooks for more information.
ASUS: Most use either the included battery output cable or included "N" or "L" adapters. UX, Q200, S200 Series require our optional 4.0 x 1.35mm adapter.
Dell: Use the included "J" or "I2" adapters for some Dell laptops. Dell Inspiron / Latitude / STUDIO / VOSTRO series laptops require our optional Dell 7.4mm adapter. Dell Ultrabook / XPS series laptops require our optional Dell 4.5mm adapter.
HP: Some older HPs use the included "J" adapter. Envy series uses included "D" adapter. HP Business / COMPAQ / Pavilion / Elitebook series laptops will require our optional HP 7.4mm adapter.
Lenovo: Use included "K" or "M" (rectangular) adapter
Panasonic Toughbook: Use included Voltaic battery output cable
Samsung: Most modern Samsung use included "E2" or "Q" adapter.
Sony VAIO: Duo and Pro use included "D" adapter
Toshiba: Most use included Voltaic battery output cable

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