Solar Panels Compatible With Aiper Flash 150
The AIPER Flash 150 is a portable power station, also known as a solar generator, with a 162Wh battery capacity. It has an inverter that can run devices that require up to 150W and has a variety of ports.
It’s a feature-packed power station since it has a USB C and a USB QC 3.0 port, so newer devices can be charged quickly.
You can charge the Aiper Flash 150 either with the included wall charger, a car charger, or a solar panel. There are no solar panels included with the purchase, so today I would like to help you find compatible solar panels that will let you take this battery camping outdoors and recharge it far from the power grid.
Note that there is also a Aiper 167Wh available that has the same DC input as the Flash 150 and is compatible with the same solar panels I recommend down below.
What The Aiper Flash 150 Can Handle And Its Inputs
Aiper advertises that the Flash 150 can handle up to 30W of DC input through the 3.5×1.35mm DC port.
When it comes to solar panels, it can handle panels from 11-24V VOC and up to 2A. This means that plugging a 100W solar panel into it would be a waste most of the time.
If you find a compatible solar panel that doesn’t have a 3.5×1.35mm output but MC4 connectors, you can use an adapter like the Acopower MC4 to 3.5x1.35mm adapter.
In the table below, I will let you know whether the panel requires the adapter above or not.
Best Solar Panels Compatible With Aiper Solar Generator
Let’s take a look at a couple of great solar panels that you can charge an Aiper solar generator with.
Note: Scroll left/right on small screens to see the whole table.
Which Solar Panel Is Best For Me?
What is more important to you, portability or charging speed?
If you travel in an RV or van and want to leave a panel out all day, in all kinds of weather, the Renogy 50W Eclipse would be my choice. I like the built-in kickstand that makes it easy to angle the panel towards the sun.
Note that the Paxcess is 10W smaller and won’t perform as well as the Aiper and Rockpals in the morning and evening, although it will be more than enough to recharge the battery during peak sun hours (around noon) on a sunny day.
How Long Will It Take To Recharge The Battery?
The Aiper 150 has a 162 watt-hour battery capacity, so if you max the 30W input it will take about 5.5 hours.
Can The Aiper Be Used While It’s Charging?
You can use every port (DC/USB) except for the AC outlet while the battery is recharging.
How Can I Improve The Charging Efficiency When Using A Solar Panel?
The easiest way to improve the charging speed when using a solar panel is to tilt the solar panel towards the sun. This will especially help during the morning and evening hours when the sun is low on the horizon.
What Can The Aiper Flash 150 Power?
It has a 150W inverter so you can plug any device that uses less than that into the AC outlet. You could use a power strip and plug several devices into it, but they shouldn’t exceed 150W in total.
If you have no idea how many watts your device uses, you can use a P3 Kill A Watt, but most of the time it tells you on the device or its power brick how many watts it requires.
Sometimes the power adapter doesn’t tell you watts but volts and amps, then you can multiply the volts and amps to figure out the watts. For example, a 5V charger that is rated at 3A uses 15 watts (5V*3A=15W).
Common household devices that use less than 150W include speakers, TVs under 40 inches, laptops, tablets, and fans. You won’t be able to power any kitchen appliance or large tools.
How Long Will The Aiper Power Station Last?
If you’ve figured out how many watts your device requires, you can divide the number with the total amount of watt-hours the battery can hold, in this case, 162Wh.
You should also take into consideration that the inverter that powers the AC outlet isn’t 100% efficient, but around 85%. If you use the USB or DC ports, the efficiency is higher. Therefore, it’s a good idea to charge your USB devices via the USB ports when possible.
For example, a 60W laptop would last about 2.3 hours (162Wh/60W*0.85=2.3 hours)
A 5W phone charger would last almost 28 hours (162Wh/5W*0.85=27.54 hours)
Please leave a comment down below if you have any questions.