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 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.
If you have the 250W, you have a couple of more options than if you have the 288Wh or 296Wh since it’s unclear what kind of input the 288Wh and 296Wh can handle.
The solar panels that are compatible with each of the Aeiusny batteries are the Chafon 40W, Aeiusny 60W, and No products found..
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 confusing because in one picture, 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.
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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.
5 thoughts on “Best Solar Panels Compatible With Aeiusny Power Stations”
I’m a total newbie at this solar stuff. After a few weeks of research, frustration and headaches, I finally made my first solar purchases this past weekend. First, I have to say that I can’t believe how difficult it is to get even basic information about these power stations, much less any detail! If I’d been involved in R&D, built myself what I thought was the perfect solar power station, I’d be really pissed that the marketing folks never even mentioned any of the great features I’d implemented! On the other hand, I can also see where in some cases R&D might have told marketing not to mention some things that were truly pathetic! LOL!
Anyway, after a bunch of research I finally gave up on that battle since I’d found two models that seemed to have the features I wanted: the Aeiusny 500 and the Jackery 300. As far as I could tell, both had the capacity and output I thought I might need, as well as lithium batteries & MTTP controllers, both could charge via solar, 12v or 110v, both supported pass through charging, and both allowed me to use all of their outputs at the same time. Since the Jackery 300 is more expensive and currently sold out everywhere, and since I could buy a used Aeiusny 500 locally on OfferUp for about half the price of new, I got the Aeiusny! I also found an AllPowers 50w flexible solar panel available for sale locally, so I got that as well. I had to laugh — as if to prove what I said earlier about the hassles involved in getting info, for my solar panel, the AllPowers website lists the specs as well as showing a picture of the specs listed on the product itself…. and they don’t match!
Unfortunately, the power station was missing it’s solar charging adapter, and this web page of yours was what helped me make a my own. Thank you so much!! I don’t think I would have found it otherwise since I had no idea what sorta connector I needed, and your “2 Pin aviation” got me headed in the right direction. So I thought I’d let you know what I eventually found.
After looking at various 2 pin aviation type applications, I eventually narrowed this particular connector down to being a 2 pin CB mic connector. Strange but true! It’s an exact fit for the connector on a CB radio microphone cable. Fortunately I found an online vendor, Vetco, who happens to be local that had the connector in stock. So with that and a couple MC4 connectors that I found at a electrical supply store, I’m all set!
Let me know if there’s other info you might want about this unit and I’ll see if I can figure it out. In the meantime, thanks much for your info! It’s greatly appreciated!
Thanks for your comment, and for sharing your experiences and solutions!
I agree with you, the power station market is a messy one and it’s hard to get the correct information even when talking directly to the companies that sell them.
That’s very interesting about the 2 pin CB mic connector, and thanks again for sharing the information, it’s helpful not only to me but others reading this post as well!
Bob and Jesse,
Thanks so much for the discussion and shared experiences. Couldn’t agree more about the messiness of the market and the poor marketing materials on offer by these Chinese made products. To complicate matters for me, I am buying one marketed on Shopee, a Chinese-owned SE Asian online sales website, which has a 220V version of the Aeiusny 500W (288Wh) power station, but with absolutely NO indication of Aeiusny branding! It’s only through researching the 110V version that you can buy in the US (shipped from China) that I have been able to learn anything substantive at all about the product. Not sure if the model I bought for use in the Philippines is a back-door production or if for some reason the company doesn’t want to sell its 220V product under its name. I will be interested to see any product markings when it arrives next month. I hope it works well.
On the same Shopee website I also bought an 18v (20voc) 100W solar panel with a dc output (and conveniently 2 USB outputs on the panel itself). It comes also with a PWM solar charger controller too and at the time I purchased it I thought I would connect it to the Aeiusny power station through that controller. (You can buy essentially the same panel/controller set from Walmart here in the States.) But after reading the print on a tiny picture of the instruction manual, I realized that that would be a big No-No. The 50A charger controller is only for 12v lead-acid batteries. Luckily in the house on which the panel will be installed (it has an ip65 rating) there is already a 12v battery with an inverter so that the 100W panel can swing back and forth, connected either directly via DC cable to the 2P aviator head (listen to me using the jargon like I’m some kind of pro after 6 hours of eye squinting sleuthing on the internet!) that feeds into the power station or, alternatively, into the DC cable connected to the 50A charger controller charging up the car battery.
Anyway, I really appreciate your insights above. If the unit I ordered, like Bob’s, doesn’t arrive with the DC to 2P aviator adapter, I’ve already found on Shopee a $3 one, which is cheaper than on Amazon, though sadly for American consumers in need of it shipping only to SE Asia!
For what it’s worth, I also plunked down the $75 (3015 Philippine pesos) for the 60W fold up panel that is recommended. Again, zero indication of Aeiusny branding, though everything else in the pictures is a spittin’ image of the ‘real’ thing. The 60W panel doesn’t appear that it can be left outside during the frequent tropical rainstorms, which is a hassle, but like the 100W third party one I bought, it also has 3 USB ports on the panel itself, in addition to the DC to 2P aviator head adapter cable. I probably didn’t need both panels but since the specs on all this stuff are so opaque, and since things rarely go as intended in a place like the Philippines (though I love the place and the people nonetheless!) I decided better to be safe than sorry.
I also have a 28W Big Blue fold up panel (bought on Amazon and shipped to the Philippines for $18 shipping fee) that has 3 USBs, but no DC output. I’m fairly certain that one won’t be able to help out the Aeiusny power station in any way. But that’s okay because it will be doing its duty with phones and with the Krisdonia 25,000mAh UPS powerbank, the Linearflux HyperMax 20,800mAh, and the Oraimo 20,000mAh power banks. All of this theoretically will help a family too poor to pay for electricity keep their phones and usb lights and usb fans charged, and the tablet and Kindle I bought them too. Fingers crossed.
Jesse happy to have your thoughts on all this if you have any.
Can someone help me find where I can purchase the cable needed for connecting my model 500 aeiusny power generator to the aeiusny solar panel I just purchased. I’ve read the above comments but the names of items used are like another language. I need someone to show pictures.
I have the little solar adaptor for the generator , but it has two little screws to tighten a cabel into. I tried to use one of the I guess you call them pins that came with the solar panel. I’m not sure that is the correct thing to do.
I have to assume that I need a completely different cable (mc4?) But Amazon says it is not available. Now can someone help me figure out what to do next.
Which Aeiusny solar panel is it?