Review: RAVPower 24W Solar Charger with Three Solar Panels and 3 USB Ports

RAVPower 24W Solar Charger with Three Solar Panels and 3 USB Ports

8.6

Power

8.5/10

Design

9.0/10

Build

9.0/10

Reliability

8.0/10

Pros

  • Uses 3 USB Ports to Charge three devices at once
  • Each port is able to Output 2.4A with a Max Output of 4.8A
  • Easy portability using the Lanyard holes that are Stainless Steel

Cons

  • You must have a source of light hitting the Solar panels to use this Solar Charger or for any Solar Charger for that matter

Solar chargers aren’t the most used type of charging electronics on the market and it makes sense that they aren’t as you have to rely on the sun, or basically a source of light as your source of power for charging your devices.

That said, what matters most is how the solar charging is being taken advantage of because if you take a look at our Solar power bank reviews, you can quickly realize that Solar charging to refill a portable charger isn’t very helpful as it’s a very slow process.

However, when it comes to Solar chargers, charging electronics that just use multiple Solar panels and USB charging ports; then that’s when Solar power is most useful for charging purposes.

That is why we had to do a review for this RAVPower 24W Solar charger as it’s actually very useful with its use of Solar panels and charging ports.

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Power

Output Charging:

The main reason that Solar chargers are better than Solar Portable chargers is that of their use of numerous and larger Solar panels which allow them to capture more power and provide more charging power for your devices.

That’s exactly the case with this RAVPower solar charger as it has 4 Solar panels that are able to give you more coverage of Solar rays that hit the Solar panel which result in you receiving more constant charging power.

The charging is really good with a Solar charger too as it has 3 USB charging ports and that means you’re able to charge 3 devices at once.

What’s even better is the individual charging speed of each of the ports.

Power from Each Port

Each of the charging ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and that’s enough power to charge most USB chargeable devices at their max charging speeds.

Not only is the individual charging speed of the ports top tier but the max output of 4.8A means that you can potentially use two ports at their max power at the same time.

Just to put that into perspective, you can actually charge two iPads at their max power at the same time with this charger.

If you’re charging with all three of the USB ports with the max output of 4.8A being reached, then each of the ports is able to output a charging speed of 5V/1.6A which is pretty good when you consider we’re talking about a Solar charger and not a portable charger.

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Design

Size and Weight:

Since it’s a Solar charger, it’s going to have two main form factors and that would be folded and unfolded.

When this RAVPower solar charger is unfolded it has a length of 33 inches and a width of 11.8 inches.

So, of course, it’s going to be long and possibly even cumbersome when you actually get to use the Solar charger but that’s normal and that is why there are two main ways to use the Solar Charger.

When you’re stationary, you can lay the Solar charger flat on the ground or, while you’re on the move you can use Lanyard holes that the Solar charger has to hook it on your backpack. That way, while you’re moving you can still charge your devices.

When this Solar charger is folded it’s much smaller as it has a length of 9.4 inches and a width of 11.8 inches which can fit into a backpack if you’re not using it.

Functional Components:

On the functional side of this Solar charger, things are quite simple as it has 4 of its Solar panels facing outward on one side. The 3 USB charging ports are under the Nylon fabric and all three of the ports have their own structures as they’re not part of a single hub.

Lastly, as I mentioned as one of the best ways to use the Solar charger is by using the Lanyard holes and this charger has 4 of them.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality of this charger is great and that’s because it uses waterproof Nylon fabric and the Lanyard holes on it are stainless steel so they won’t get rust even on those rainy days while you’re hiking.

Tech:

On the side, this RAVPower Solar charger has a great build quality as they, of course, don’t overheat as the Solar charger relies on the sun for actual use.

To avoid your own device from getting overheated while charging, we recommend placing your device under the Nylon covering where the USB charging ports are.

Reliability

When it comes to Solar charging in general, the level of reliability is most reliant on exposure of Solar rays.

That said, assuming that conditions are ideal, then this Solar charge is going to be very useful as it has 4 large Solar Panels and 3 USB charging ports with some powerful charging speeds.

You can also use the Solar charger while you’re on the move or stationary. It’s important to remember that this is not a portable charger and doesn’t store power inside of it. It simply takes one form of power, transfers it into another and charges your devices.

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Summary:

Power:

The charging power that you’re able to get from this Solar charger is really good and its use of 3 USB charging ports is not very common at all and of course, the charging speed of 5V/2.4A from each of the ports is also very useful.

Design:

It’s designed just like most Solar Chargers by having two main form factors, with it being folded and unfolded.

Build:

The built quality of this Solar charger is pretty good nothing too special, but that’s mostly because it doesn’t have to be as it has a Waterproof Nylon covering and it uses stainless steel with its Lanyard holes.

Reliability:

Solar power, in general, is reliant on light exposure and this charger is no different. That said, when the light does rain down on the Solar panels you’re able to charge 3 devices at once at some pretty fast speeds as it has a reliable 4.8A max output of power.

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Specs of the RAVPower 24W Solar Charger with Three Solar Panels and 3 USB Ports:

  • Output:

Each USB Port: 5V/2.4A

Max Output: 4.8A

  • Input:
  • Quick Charge: No
  • LED Power Indicator: None
  • Size:

Opened: 33 x 11.8 inches

Closed: 9.4 x 11.8 inches

  • Weight: 1.6 Pounds

Conclusion:

RAVPower 24W Solar is one of the best solar chargers on the market with its use of many Solar panels with 3 USB ports that each offer a charging speed that can get your devices charged up rather quickly.

2 thoughts on “Review: RAVPower 24W Solar Charger with Three Solar Panels and 3 USB Ports”

    • Hey there,

      The operating temperature of this solar charger is -40° Celcius (Fahrenheit too) to 50° Celcius (122° Fahrenheit).

      The higher or lower the extreme, the less effective the solar charger is with its charging speed.

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