17W Solar Kit by Voltaic

CAD $375.00

Voltaic System’s top solar charger components bundled together. 17W of high-efficiency crystalline solar, combined with the state-of-the-art V72 solar storage battery & connectors. Take it to the cabin, on your African mission, trekking in Nepal, or remote field study. Charges everything up to & including laptops. Includes FREE accessories.

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Product Description

Lightweight, easy to pack, and simple to use. The Voltaic 17W Solar Kit is the preferred solution for people wanting to have power at a remote cabin or campsite for cameras, laptops, phones, radios, and other small electronics. The Voltaic 17W Solar Kit combines a rugged, lightweight and waterproof 17W solar panel with a lightweight 88 Watt-Hour solar storage battery.

The Voltaic 17W Solar Kit Includes…
  • 17 Watt 18V Solar Panel
  • V88 Battery Pack (88WHr)
    • AC, DC & USB-C input options
    • Standard laptop connectors
    • 2.1A USB port
    • 12V CLA output socket
  • 4′ Solar panel extension cable
  • 4′ Solar panel mounting straps
Applications and Charge times
With very few exceptions, we recommend charging laptops via a battery like the Voltaic V88, not directly from a solar panel. Hence, this 17W kit is an excellent compact portable power solution for outdoor & mobile offices.
SLR Cameras can be charged via 12V car charger cradles or universal camera chargers… plug them into the V72 battery pack for the best performance (faster than your AC charger in most cases).
Charging your devices via the V88 battery will ensure that they charge at least as quickly as they do from a wall outlet.
Charging The V88 Battery From Solar

The V88 holds 88Wh of energy, and so will take 7-9 hours of sunlight to fully charge from the 17W panel. Effectively a full day.
Can more 17W panels be added? Yes!
The V88 can handle 60W of input, or as many as 3 of the 17W panels, or use the ARC 20W panel. Use the combiner cable to join modules (best to do the combining at the battery, not at the modules in order to minimize energy loss)

**For maximum power output, orient the panels towards the sun. When not angled towards the sun, output will be reduced. Dirt and scratches on the face of the panels will reduce the amount of light hitting the solar cells. Clean the panels with a damp non-abrasive cloth. Charge times are estimated based on optimal conditions and may increase in cloudy weather, high temperatures, or when panels are not angled towards the sun.
17W Solar Panel Specifications
  • Peak Power: 17 W
  • Cell Type: Monocrystalline
  • Cell Efficiency: 18%
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 20.0 V
  • Short Circuit Current: 1054 mA
  • Peak Voltage*: 17.5 V
  • Peak Current*: 958 mA
  • Substrate: 3mm Aluminum/Plastic
  • Connector: 3.5×1.1 mm plug
  • Mount: 8 stainless steel bolts
  • Dimensions: 393 x 274 x 6 mm (15.5 x 10.75 x 0.25″)
  • Weight: 710 g (25 oz)

*Panel output is computed based on cell manufacturer’s data assuming 0% reduction of cell efficiency after packaging of cell strings. Electrical output tolerance +/- 10%. Under irradiance of 100 mW/cm2, absolute air mass of 1.5, at 25 °C, as per cell manufacturer’s specifications.

Voltaic V88 Battery Specifications
  • V88 Laptop Battery with USB-C PD
    • Capacity: 24,000 mAh / 88.8 Watt Hours
    • Output: 5V/2A USB, 5V/3A USB-C, and 12V/6A, 16V/5A, 19V/4.5A, 24V 3.5A
    • USB QC : 5V/3A, 3.6V-12V, 18W Max.
    • USB-C PD : 5V/3A-20V/2.2A (15W-44W)
    • Input: 14-25V, 3A (75W)
    • Battery Type: Li-Polymer
    • Protection: Short Circuit, Over Charge, Over Discharge, Over Current, Over Temperature
  • Size and Weight
    • 1.5 pounds (702g)
    • 21.8cm x 13.7cm x 2.2cm
  • Charge Time
    • 2.5-3 hours from included AC charger
  • Battery Functions:
    1. DC Input to charge Voltaic battery
    2. USB Quick Charge Output
    3. USB-C PD Output
    4. DC Output 12-24V
Included in the battery kit…
  1. V88 Laptop Battery
  2. Car Charger Socket – (5.5 x 2.5mm) charges devices that have a car charger
  3. Standard Laptop Adapters (Optional adapters available for purchase)
  4. Laptop Output Cable – connects to Laptop Adapters
  5. AC Charger – charges V88 battery from AC

Read the application note regarding USB-C laptop charging

Modern Outpost Exclusive FREE accessories…

Panel Extension Cable : Adds an extra 1.2M (4ft) of distance between the panel & battery.
Attachment Straps : Tough nylon equipment straps (4ft long) that fit through the corner brackets on the solar panel.

Total Kit Weight: 1412g (3.1lb)

Additional Information

Weight 2.7 kg

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