sCharger-14 VS Anker 14
Trying to find the best solar charger can be confusing, there are so many of them out there. In this Anker solar charger review we tested our Suntactics an sCharger-14 against the Anker 14W Solar Charger. We are mainly interested in the charge current at which the iPad can charge from each solar charger.
We hope this video will help you with your decision.
Suntactics sCharger-14 Review – Charging an iPad
Size: 11.6in x 14.5
Output Current: ~2060mA
The volt meter that’s hooked up to the iPad shows a 2Amp charge rate. This the exact amount of power that the typical iPad charges at. Note the the iPad will not charge at more than a 2Amp rate.
The sCharger-14 outputs a total of 2.8 AMPS with two USB ports. You can use it to charge a large tablet and smartphone or a small USB device, or another tablet at the same time.
Anker Solar Charger Review – Charging an iPad
Size: 35in x 10.6in
Output Current: ~988mA
We have tested the Anker 14W solar charger and it is not a legitimate 14-Watt solar panel, a 14-Watt solar panel should have enough power to charge an iPad at 2-AMPS (14-Watt 5-Volt panels should be 2.8 AMP chargers). You can see from the video it only outputs ~988mA or less than 1-AMP of power which not near enough to charge an iPad at wall speed.
This review concludes that the Suntactics sCharger-14 can charge an iPad faster than the Anker can. The sCharger-14 is also smaller and lighter.
This isn’t the only test we have made! We also put our sCharger-5 (5-Watt) solar charger head-to-head with the most popular portable solar charging company in the market; the Goal Zero Nomad 7.