Solar Charger Questions
Here are the most common questions we receive from our customers:
How long does it take to solar charge?
There are very many variables and many USB type devices. We like to say that our solar chargers can charge the same rate as the wall charger. But it depends on the brightness of the sun, the USB device you are charging, the rate they can actually charge at, and the solar charger model you are using. The typical phone should charge very close to what a wall charger can do using an sCharger-5. Using a larger Suntactics solar charger is useful for devices requiring more power such as a tablet or high capacity power banks
How do I choose a solar charger with all the options out there?
Have you noticed how all the overseas solar chargers look so similar with a black canvas structures? Beware, most are copies. Some are mimics of each other! Clones of Clones! Our extensive research has also revealed that most overseas brands overstate the true power output. The marketing they use make prey on unknowing customers. We know solar charging so you get what we state in our claims.
Can I store power for later use?
Yes. You can pickup a USB Power Bank and solar charge that for later use. Power banks are available everywhere but choose wisely.
Can you recommend a USB power bank battery?
Take a look at our Amazon accessories page for recommendations
Can I charge a laptop with an sCharger?
No. Suntactics solar chargers are optimized for USB devices. Laptops require a much more substantial amount of energy compared to a small USB device. Check out our youtube video!
What about the price?
If you want cheap, go ahead and get an overseas solar charger. We admit some are contenders, but be warned, you may not get what you expected in the end. It’s just like Christmas tree lights. The next year you pull them out, they don’t work, you fuss with them, and it drives you crazy. And most of the time your warranty period is expired after that! If our solar charger fails we will help you immediately.
A build up of all of our customer questions over the years FAQs
If you still have not found the answer, please contact us immediately as we are very interested to hear if we missed something. You can also fill out the questionnaire form in the FAQs page.