Portable For On The Go
For those of you on the move the Gallery section of Sunjcak shows plenty of people walking around with the panels carabineered to their backpacks, or attached to their bikes and even climbing equipment.
The battery pack that comes with the system is also capable of being charged via a wall jack. While this sort of defeats the purpose it makes it easy to pre-charge the battery so that your not relying on the solar panels alone to get you through the day for your devices as well as charging the battery.
The long cycle of 1000 charges makes this battery ideal for a long usage life. This makes the Sunjack the ideal solution for both regular campers and preppers who need to know the battery will work when they need it. The battery will hold a charge for 3 months when in storage. This 3-month charge life cycle is an issue for long term bug out bag storage if you’re counting on the battery and not the charging panel. Not a huge deal as you will have the solar panel to charge it from but something to be aware of.
As for durability testing, the kit was in my range/class Tupperware with armor, ammo and lots of other things getting banged around. It was exposed to light rain when I left it on the hood of my car and forgot about it and it was dropped from about 4 ft twice in a closed state. This is far from durability testing but it is inline with typical abuse for a device like this. The case itself is black and showed dirt fast but no harm has come to the battery or panels as of yet. If that changes we will update the review.
The Sunjack 14W+8000mAh Solar panel plus battery system is affordable and of a better quality than it’s cheaper competitors. A quick look on Amazon will net you several look-alike options in the 20-21W range. One look at the reviews will show you that these net 14-15 Watts with complaints of breakage or poor solar conversion. The Sunjack boasts 92% of its 215 reviews at 5 stars and an overall score of 4.5 stars.
If your looking for a quality solution to power you on the go we suggest the Sunjack series of solar charges. You can find you’re here: http://www.sunjack.com/collections/shop-portable-power with the 14W version we reviewed listed at $139.00.