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PortaPow 15W Rainproof Foldable Dual USB Solar Charger for Portable Electronics

by PortaPow
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Price: £36.49 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Charge Apple / Android smartphones and tablets as well as battery packs, satnavs, etc at full speed in sunny UK weather and powerful enough to work in conditions too cloudy for lower wattage panels
  • Covered in tough rainproof fabric, with a pocket on the back to store your gadgets and mounting hooks to attach to a backpack, bicycle, etc
  • PET Laminated 18% Monocrystalline solar panels with upto 2.3 Amp / 5V output from one USB socket or shared between two
  • UK based support and 12 month warranty from PortaPow
  • 747g, 21x24.7x3cm closed (smaller footprint than A4 paper), 63x24.7x1cm open. More than 10% smaller and lighter than other similar power solar chargers

Frequently Bought Together

PortaPow 15W Rainproof Foldable Dual USB Solar Charger for Portable Electronics + PortaPow 10200mAh Slim USB Battery with Built In Micro USB Cable + PortaPow USB Power Monitor/Multimeter/DC Ammeter for Solar Panels, Mains Chargers, PC
Price For All Three: £68.47

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Item model number: PortaPow15WSolar
  • ASIN: B00LJ15N8I
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 July 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description


Charge your gadgets directly from the solar panel - much more efficient than other products which use a built in battery pack that needs to be charged before your gadgets can be. 2 voltage regulated USB output sockets to charge the latest smartphones and tablets from Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia etc directly at high speed. Works with smartphones, tablets, bluetooth headphones, satnavs, and other small devices which charge from a computer or a 5V mains charger. Powerful enough to trickle charge in cloudy conditions, making it useful all year round. We recommend using this with a battery pack such as the "PortaPow Slim" which supports trickle charging so you can capture the Sun's energy even when you're not charging your gadgets or there's too little light to charge them directly at a decent speed.

Thoughtful Design

Woven into a tough waterproofed polyester fabric case making it suitable for use in the rain, a pocket on the back keeps the USB sockets protected. Folds shut with magnetic clasps to keep the panel compact and protected while on the move. 10 mounting loops around the panel to attach it to a backpack, bicycle, etc. Uses a textured surface to capture more light, and is PET laminated for durability. The pocket is large enough to also store a smartphone but in hot weather you should keep your gadgets somewhere shaded away from the panel.


Includes PortaPow fast charge cable which can also charge your android smartphone at high speed from computers and other USB sockets. You can use the USB cable supplied with your device to charge other devices such as Apple iPhones etc.


PortaPow is a UK based company - our goods are not dispatched from abroad so you will receive your order quickly with no extra import tax to pay, and you can contact us and return the panel to us in the UK if there are any issues.

Box Contains

Solar Panel
Fast Charge Micro USB Cable
User Guide in Plain English

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best small solar panel you can buy! 3 May 2013
Size Name:7 Watt|Verified Purchase
I have tried a several portable solar panels in the past, some good & some rubbish. I already had Portapow's excellent 5 watt panel which a family member took a shine to (no pun intended) and permanently borrowed from me. So I was in the process of ordering another Portapow 5 watt panel when I noticed they had released a 7 watt version. This panel is simply fantastic. Small and compact it folds in half for extra compactness. It has a handy stand for positioning it into sunshine, a velcro pocket for storing small items and devices but where it really shone (no pun...) was when I hooked up a device and pointed it at a weak sun in a partly cloudy sky in The Isle of Man. The device was a Samsung Tab 2 (7) connected directly via the inbuilt usb connection cable. The samsung was showing 75% battery remaining when I connected it. I checked back in 20 minutes and it was 100% fully charged.....that is much faster charging than even plugged into the mains. Brilliant. This is the best, honestly, and I have tried a few!!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good powered solar panel 19 Aug 2013
Size Name:7 Watt|Verified Purchase
This solar panel is a great,
I took it backpacking with me for 4 days it held up well. it managed to charge up mine and my partners phones. i shall mention their name but i am sure they will be removed because of advertising these are HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy. Anyway they require around 700-1000mA to sufficiently charge. this item did it effectively well even in so poor Welsh weather (excluding rain obviously).

I would suggest to purchase a battery pack in combination for more of a effective package so when you in poor weather i.e. rain or at night, which is the time everyone's phone tends to run out you can use the pack. This also works well as you can charge your battery pack during the day whilst your away. If in the unlikely event you loose this solar panel and battery pack to theft its better that combination than the panel and your phone.....

Oh before I forget I shall give you the rough dimensions as they are not listed:

L x H x D
folded 167 x 240 x [12 (+-12 pouch)] mm
unfolded 335 x 240 x [6 (+-12 pouch)] mm
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Size Name:15 Watt|Verified Purchase
Length: 3:48 Mins
I bought the 15W and the 7W panels. Both are superb. I would suggest that the 15W is good for car camping and cycle touring while the 7W is light enough for backpacking. Stated specs come close to real-world operation. In perfect bright sunshine, you can expect to see over 2A on the 15W and over 1A on the 7W. Note that most phones and external battery packs will draw max 1.5A whatever is available (but the 15W panel has 2 sockets) I bought this after returning the AllPower 16W which produced only about 55% of the power that this Portapow 15W panel produces. Negatives are the design of the USB connectors on flying leads. I would rather they were fixed in place (like the AllPower) as this will make the panel last longer. I did a video comparison of the Portapow 7W, Portapow 15W and the Allpower 16W here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trtnBgIeFlE
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By lnnrt
Size Name:7 Watt
I have had this panel now for one year, and it is quite simply remarkable; lightweight, well-built, quite powerful and extremely easy to set up and use due to the built-in kickstand. Usefully, the position of the panel when the stand is used nearly always gives an optimal angle (i.e., most power output). The small pouch at the back can be helpful, but I must admit I do not use it. The panel is sturdy and yet elegant, and the fabric it is housed in is very good quality, showing no signs of wear or tear even after a year of heavy use. I also have their USB power monitor, which I really recommend you get as well. This way, you can see the power output live, allowing you to estimate charging times and even allowing you to reposition or re-angle the panel to get the most juice out of the sun (yet as said, the position provided by the built-in stand is hard to beat). Even if you already have another solar panel, you should at least get one of these small and wonderful power monitors!
I use the panel to charge just about anything: my Sony Android mobile, my Garmin ForeRunner watch, my Sony MP3 player, my digital SLR's (Sony A77) battery (through a third party USB powered charger), my Sony and Kindle eBook readers, and even AA and AAA batteries via a third-party USB charger. I did buy two small Li-Ion batteries 'though, that can take simultaneous input and output, so I can use these as buffers. The panel feeds into the battery, the battery feeds into the device. This way, the device sees a constant current, and the battery gets charged by the panel, even if intermittently (think drifting clouds). Having said that, the panel works just fine via direct connection, so the battery as intermediate step is a luxury thing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Backpacking Essential 4 July 2014
Size Name:3 Watt|Verified Purchase
So much better than alternative products like power monkey etc as this powers directly to the product instead of to a separate battery pack. The fact that it charges via USB is super helpful as almost everything does nowadays!
Great product that charges even in English springtime- PERFECT FOR BACKPACKING WITH LITTLE SUPPLIES IN A HOT COUNTRY. (In my case Mexico)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars best solar panel charger their is at this price
This is only one of many reviews for products iv bought online. but anyway here it goes.

Id been searching for a solar panelled solution to charge my mobile phone while... Read more
Published 1 day ago by matt mullen
4.0 out of 5 stars Works better in direct sun but over the day (9hrs) in ...
Works better in direct sun but over the day (9hrs) in just daylight it charged my Samsung tablet to 90% but in direct sun it took just 5hrs so its a good product for the cost in my... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Mouldini
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Not fully tested yet, let you know in due course.
Published 2 days ago by Abdul Jabar
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great price and charges my I phone no problem
Published 3 days ago by john emmett ross
1.0 out of 5 stars totally useless! Only worked in full sunlight
Used for a camping trip, totally useless! Only worked in full sunlight, steer well clear everyone!
Published 4 days ago by MR P B WOOD
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very nice, very well made, managed to recharge my phone whilst in the shade!
Published 5 days ago by Mr Roger Coates
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Although requires good direct sunlight, brilliant!!
Published 8 days ago by nicholas mccarthy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent solar-charger
Excellent technology - this is a simple, foolproof solar-power generator which I use with a portable high-density battery - with this Solar charger the sun charges up my battery in... Read more
Published 9 days ago by J. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent.
Worked really well, excellent.
Published 1 month ago by MR ANDREW S THORNTON
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful item
Brilliant. Charged my iPhone 4 in less than 3 hours (was a very sunny day) - will be great for my cycle tour.
Published 1 month ago by DrAndy
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