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Voltaic Arc 20W Kit - VARC20WK

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Voltaic Arc 20W Solar Charger Kit

Lightweight, powerful, and extremely portable - Voltaic's Arc 20 Watt Solar Folder is the perfect source of power for all your adventures.

This versatile folder is coated with ETFE, meaning that it's stronger and more UV resistant than the other solar folders on the market - providing you with a fast and consistent charge, longer.

Keep it folded in your pack while you're hiking and pull it out just in time to soak up that afternoon sun.

Comes standard with the Voltaic V72 universal laptop battery to store and regulate power to all your devices.

Arc 20 Watt Folding Solar Panel +

V72 Laptop Battery

MicroUSB Adapter - connects to Android phones (iPhones use standard USB cable)

USB Output Cable - connects to phone adapters

Standard Laptop Adapters

Laptop Output Cable - connects to Laptop Adapters

Car Charger Socket - 5.5 x 2.5mm - charges devices that have a car charger

Car Charger Socket - 3.5 x 1.1mm - connects solar panel directly to devices that can be charged from a car charger

AC Charger - charges V72 battery from AC

DC Charger - charges V72 battery from DC (car)Includes:


Size and Weight

Solar Panel Open: 37 x 11 x 0.03 in (94 x 28 x .08 cm)

Solar Panel Folded: 8 x 11 x 0.75 in (20 x 28 x 1.9 cm)

Battery: 7.3 x 5 x 0.6 in (18.5 x 12.5 x 1.6 cm) 3.25 pounds (1.5 kg) including battery and solar panels

Solar Panel Output

Monocrystalline cells - 19% efficient

Open Circuit Voltage: 20.0V

Peak Voltage: 18V

Peak Current: 1.1A

Peak Current: 19.8 Watts

Solar Panel Construction

ETFE coating

2mm substrate

V72 Laptop Battery

Capacity: 20,000mAh, 72 Watt Hours

Output: 5V/2A USB, and 12V/4A, 16V/3.5A, 19V/3A

Input: 14-20V, 1.2A

Battery Type: Li-Polymer

Protection: Short Circuit, Over Charge, Over Discharge, Over Current, Over Temperature


Battery Functions:

DC Input to Charge Voltaic battery

DC Output to charge laptops

12/16/19V Selector - controls High Voltage Output

USB Output (5 Volts) to charge smartphones and other USB devices

Power Button and Charge Indicator


Charges all USB Devices including all Apple iPhones, Android and Blackberry smartphones.

Charges all known tablets. Only a few tablets require an optional adapter.
ASUS: Transformer Tablets require our FUSB - 5521 adapter

Digital Cameras:
Charges both DSLRs and cameras that charge from USB. For DSLRs, optional camera charger cradle that matches your camera battery (see Adapter section) is required. Read our tutorial on solar camera charging.

Charges nearly all 15" and smaller laptops. Additional details and known exceptions follow.
Acer: Use Voltaics standard "N" or "E" adapters
Apple: Pre-June 2012 requires optional reconfigured MagSafe 1 adapter or Apples' Airline adapter connected to Voltaic's standard car charger socket. Post June-2012 MacBooks also require the Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter. MacBook Pro 15" may need to be charged in sleep mode.
ASUS: Most use either the battery output cable or standard "N" or "L" adapters. UX, Q200, S200 Series require optional 4.0 x 1.35mm adapter.
Dell: Use Voltaics standard "J" or "I2" adapters. Dell's internal battery will run off Voltaic's battery, but may not recharge. This means you should not run your Dell battery completely flat when planning to use an external battery.
HP: HP Business Class laptops will require an optional HP adapter. Envy series uses included "D" adapter. Older HPs use included "J" adapter. Customer incompatibility cited with Elitebook series.
Lenovo: Use included "K" or "M" (rectangular) adapter
Panasonic Toughbook: Use Voltaic battery output cable
Samsung: Most modern Samsung use included "E2" or "Q" adapter.
Sony VAIO: Duo and Pro use included "D" adapter
Toshiba: Most use Voltaic battery output cable


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