Charge Your Portable Aeiusny Power Station/Solar Generator With Solar Panels
Aeiusny is a pretty popular power station brand, also known as solar generators, that are popular to bring camping outdoors, but also among homeowners that want to have an emergency battery in case the power goes out.
Most solar generators don’t come with solar panels, but they have electronics inside of them that makes it possible.
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Today I would like to help you find solar panels that are compatible with Aeiusny’s batteries. I am also going to show you how you can connect third-party panels from companies like Renogy, HQST, Newpowa, and Eco-Worthy.
Before we look at the solar panels, let’s take a look at the Aeiusny power stations and what their input limitations and ratings are.
Aeiusny Power Stations Input Ports And Ratings
Note: Scroll left/right on small screens to view all products in the table.
Solar Panels Compatible With Aeiusny Solar Generators
So as we can see in the table above, Aeiusny isn’t very good at advertising max wattages and voltages.
How To Use Third-Party Solar Panels
If a solar panel has MC4 connectors, you can use this adapter (click to view on Amazon) to plug it into the Aeiusny solar generator.
It pairs directly with the 5.5×2.1mm input ports on the 250Wh and 296Wh models, but with the 288Wh you need to use the little adapter Aeiusny includes.
What you need to know is that the 250W and 296Wh can handle up to 30V VOC and 4/5A. A 100W solar panel generates about 6A at most, so I don’t recommend using a panel larger than 100W.
Aeiusny also makes a MC4 to 2 pin adapter (click to view on Amazon) which should be compatible with most third-party panels and the 288Wh. To be safe I would use a panel with a VOC rating below 22V like the Renogy 50W. The adapter is a little bit confusing because in one picture it appears that it has a positive male connector, while in the other picture it shows a negative male connector on the adapter.
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If you have a solar panel with a DC 5.5×2.1mm output port, you can also use this adapter (click to view on Amazon).
The most common configuration on solar panels with MC4 connectors is that it has a positive male connector and a negative female connector. I would recommend checking the adapter with a multimeter before plugging it in to make sure you’re plugging positive to positive.
How Long Will It Take To Recharge With Solar Panels?
It depends on how large the battery is and how many watts the solar panel produces.
For example, a 200Wh solar generator can be recharged in five hours if a solar panel generates 40W. 200/40=5.
A 60W solar panel generates about 40-50W since they’re not 100% efficient.
How Do I Improve The Charging Efficiency When Using A Solar Panel?
The easiest thing you can do that will improve the charging speed is to tilt/angle the solar panel towards the sun. If the solar panel is facing the sun directly, it will do a much better job of turning the solar rays into electricity.
Another thing you should do is make sure the solar panel isn’t shaded, even a little bit. With some solar panels, a small bit of shade will decrease the charging output significantly.
Can I Use Any Solar Panel With Any Solar Generator?
I have answered this question in a separate post, click here to read it.
If you have experience with either of the Aeiusny devices and can add/confirm the polarity of the ports and the adapters, please let me know by leaving a comment. I appreciate any help to make sure this post is as accurate as possible.