Review: SOKOO 22W 2-Port Foldable Solar Charger

SOKOO 22W 2 Port Foldable Solar Charger

8.9

Power

8.5/10

Design

9.0/10

Build

9.0/10

Reliability

9.0/10

Pros

  • Has 2.4A Speed through each port and a 3.3 Max Output
  • USB Ports can be exposed to some water, but not too much
  • Can be easy for portability when you use the Lanyard holes

Cons

  • Not really a Con feature but it makes most sense to recharge a power bank with this Solar Charger

Not too many people realize just how helpful Solar chargers are and the reason that they’re able to be so helpful is that they don’t even have a power capacity to hold.

All that Solar chargers rely on is light and it’s usually light from the sun. So as long as the sun is shining down you’re able to make use of the charger and charge your devices. The main problem that people have with Solar chargers is that they worry about the portability and also the powering capabilities that it has.

That is why we’re reviewing this Sokoo 22W Solar charger to see if it has what it takes to deliver a powerful charging experience that is worth your money.

Power

Output Charging:

 

There are 3 Solar panels that are used with this Sokoo solar charger and the conversion of power with the charger is 21% to 23.5%. The charger is capable of Outputting 22Watts of power and to put it in terms of the charging power that the two USB ports have. Each of the two ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output is 3.3A.

An output of 5V/2.4A is a max standard charging speed that is most likely going to charge any device that is not compatible with Quick Charge to charge at their max charging speeds.

So most smartphones are able to charge at their max speeds and even iPads can charge at max speeds too since they have a max charging speed of 2.4A. It’s important to know that the USB ports do not feature Quick Charge and as a result will not charge your Quick Charge compatible devices at their max charging speeds.

When each of the two ports is being used at the same time, then each of the ports is going to be giving a charging speed of 5V/1.65A.

Great for Recharging a Power Bank

That said, another major use that the charging this Solar charger offers can be used with power banks.

You can recharge a power bank with this Solar charger most likely at its max speeds if the Solar panels are getting full sun exposure and that way, you store the power that Solar charger receives into a portable charger that can be used for later.

Truthfully, that is the best way to use Sokoo Solar charger because directly charging your device from the Solar charger can be done but the charging might be inconsistent if you’re on the move or you can have the Solar charger attached to a backpack.

However, if you’re in a single spot, then it’s good to charge your devices directly from the Solar charger as the charging will be more consistent.

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Design

Size and Weight:

The size and weight of the Sokoo Solar charger are quite good and it’s what you would expect from a Solar charger as they use many Solar panels and in this case, this one uses 3.

When the Solar charger is folded fully the length of it is 12.20 x 6.69 inches. Then when the Sokoo solar charger has fully unfolded the size of it is 12.20 x 22.05 inches. The weight of the charger is 17.5 ounces, which is about a pound.

Overall, the size of the charger isn’t too bad as it’s meant to be large once you unfold it and when you’re not using it then it can be folded up to be more compact.

Functional Components:

The main functional parts of the solar charger are its lanyard holes and the lanyard holes are extremely useful if you have a backpack when you’re hiking or camping and want to attach the solar charger onto your backpack.

That way, you can receive Solar power on your back with the Solar panels facing out and that gives you the ability to charge your device while you’re on-the-go.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality is really good because it uses a PCB cushion that has been added in between the PET panel and fabric that gives it an enhanced rigidity.

The fabric is made of PVC and is water resistant. Sokoo states the Solar charger is waterproof and that even the ports can be exposed to water. However, you should not expose the USB ports frequently to water because that would result in oxidation (rust) and lead to the USB ports to stop working.

Tech:

On the tech side of things, the Solar panels are made out of monocrystalline solar cells that are able to offer better conversion of energy and it also features a laminated layer of PET that provides protection for the Solar panels.

Reliability

This Sokoo Solar charger is a great charging electronic because you’re able to charge your devices by using the sun and the best way to use the Solar charger is by using a power bank to store the energy that is produced from it.

Another reliable part of the charger is its portability because when the Solar charger is opened up all the way, you can attach it to your backpack by using its lanyard holes.

When the Solar charger is closed all the way, then portability is a lot better.

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Summary:

Power:

It has great output charging speeds that are able to charge most devices at max power because each of the ports is capable of outputting 5V/2.4A charging speeds. It’s best to use the Solar charger by recharging a power bank so you can store the energy from the solar charger.

Design:

The design of the Solar charger is really good as it can be connected onto a backpack and when it’s folded it becomes even smaller.

Build:

It has a great build to it because of its structure and also with the fact that the Solar charger is waterproof. Just don’t go exposing the ports to too much water because they can begin to rust.

Reliability:

Solar chargers, in general, are reliable charging electronics because as long as you have Solar rays from the sun shining down you’re able to use this Solar charger with its charging capabilities.

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Specs of the SOKOO 22W 2 Port Foldable Solar Charger:

  • Output:          Max Output Capabilities: 3.3A             Max Output Per Port: 5V/2.4A
  • Input:
  • Quick Charge: No
  • LED Power Indicator: 1 Red LED
  • Size:

Folded Dimensions: 12.20 x 6.69 inches

Unfolded Dimensions: 12.20 x 22.05 inches

  • Weight: 17.5 ounces

Conclusion:

For the most part, this Sokoo 22W Solar charger is going to give you a great charging experience that offers versatility and strength with its build quality.

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