2 Watts in full sun means you have enough power for the bigger toys like Kindles, Blackberries, iPod Touch, iPhone, GPS receivers, small digital cameras, and more. Simply plug your USB device into the panel using your device’s USB sync cable, and you’ll be charging.
Combine the SunLINQ USB Mini solar panel with a small USB battery pack to help you manage the power you generate. This will allow your device to charge at full speed any time, not just at the panel’s output when the sun is shining.
The SunLINQ USB Mini is small, light, and easy to attach to backpacks, tents, etc. The SunLINQ USB Mini solar panel is also extremely easy to use… just plug into it via the built-in USB port socket. Just like on your computer.
Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having silent, green power working for you while you enjoy your outdoor activities.
Charging cameras & other lithium batteries
The SunLINQ USB Mini panel is able to charge 3.6V & 3.7V camera batteries when you use a universal USB camera battery charger (click here). Sometimes small cameras will charge via their USB data cables, but you will need to check with the manufacturer. Other batteries (phones, GPS, iPods, etc) can be charged this way too, but it is far more convenient to simply use your USB sync cable for these devices. Simply plug them into the USB port on the panel anytime to charge them up!
How does it work?
Open the panel & lay it out in the sun. Plug your smart phone, iPod, GPS, or other small USB device into the USB port for power. Exactly like plugging into your computer’s USB port. Note that the charging rate will depend on the strength of the sun, and some smart phones & iPhones are fussy when it comes to low-power USB ports. So, in the case of fussy devices that want 500mA or even the full 1000mA USB power, use a USB solar storage battery to collect the power from the panel & deliver what your device is asking for, day or night!
This little panel uses very efficient thin film solar technology, and so is great for Canadian & North American locations. At 2 Watts peak, you will see 5-6 Watt-Hours of power per summer day from this panel, which equates to approx a complete iPhone/smartphone battery charge.
How do you use this power? You can plug USB devices directly to the panel, but some “smart” devices like phones might complain that there is not enough power to make them happy. In such cases, you are advised to connect the panel to a USB storage battery, which can in turn drive your USB devices & phones at the level they want, without being at the mercy of the sun from moment to moment.
5V @ 400mA
(max 2 Watts)
Solar Panel Type:
CIGS thin film
5 x 9“
12.7 x 22.9cm
9 x 15“
22.9 x 38.1cm
4oz / 113g
1 year warranty
SunLINQ USB Mini Crib Sheet…
Phones, PDAs, & Smart Phones:
The SunLINQ USB Mini supports any phone that offers a USB connection option. This includes smart phones like Blackberries. To charge other phones, you will need to add a solar storage battery that offers the connection tip you need for your phone.
iPods & mp3 Players:
Connect your iPod or other mp3 player to the SunLINQ USB Mini using the SunLINQ USB Mini’s USB port.
Most cameras will not charge from a USB source, so to charge a digital camera, you will need to connect the SunLINQ USB Mini to a solar storage battery that offers a connection to a camera charger for your camera model. Pairing the SunLINQ USB Mini with the Solio Mono is a great choice for this purpose.
The SunLINQ USB Mini can power many GPS units via its USB port.
AA/AAA Battery Charging:
We’ve tried the SunLINQ USB Mini with 12V DC-input & USB battery chargers, and can testify that the panel works fine in these applications. Some models require more than the maximum power output of the SunLINQ USB Mini unfortunately, so be sure to stick to the most basic models that use the least amount of power. As a general rule, if the charger is labelled a “fast charger”, or anything faster than a 90 minute charger, then it will likely NOT work with this panel.
The SunLINQ USB Mini is not able to power laptop computers.