Recharge The RAVPower 252.7Wh/70200mAh Portable Power Station With Solar Panels
The RAVPower 252.7Wh/70200mAh (also known as RP-PB187) is a popular portable power station that is great not only for camping but also for emergencies when the power goes out at home.
With its 252.7 watt-hour battery capacity, two AC outlets, USB C PD, and portable design, it’s easy to understand why people choose this one in the power station/solar generator jungle.
If you have a different RAVPower battery and want to know how to use solar panels with it, please leave a comment and I will do my best to help you out.
There are several ways to charge the lithium batteries inside the RAVPower. With the included wall charger, the car charger, an USB C PD wall adapter, and with solar panels.
Today I am going to share the best solar panel options for your RAVPower power station. Since not all solar panels or power stations are created equal, it can be hard to find the right plug and connector.
Best Solar Panels To Pair With Your RAVPower Power Station/Solar Generator
According to RAVPower, the input DC port on this specific model is a 5.5×2.1mm port.
A lot of portable panels come with that connector or adapter, which makes it pretty easy to find a compatible panel.
There is more to a solar panel than just its connector though, like voltages and amps that you need to watch out for. Therefore, I recommend choosing one of the panels down below.
If you’re looking at a specific panel and wonder whether it will work or not, please leave a comment and I’ll help you out.
Note: Scroll left/right on small screens to view all products in the table.
The Additional Adapter You Need If Your Solar Panel Has MC4 Connectors
If the solar panel you’re considering purchasing from the table above doesn’t have a checkmark next to “Requires Additional Adapter”, it’s going to be directly compatible with the RAVPower solar generator. That means that it at least includes an adapter with the right 5.5×2.1mm connector.
If you want a solar panel that isn’t directly compatible, as in it has MC4 connectors, you’re going to need this adapter (click to view on Amazon).
This is an adapter for solar panels with a positive MC4 male connector and a negative MC4 female connector. The Renogy panels are wired this way.
To use the adapter, simply plug the MC4 connector into the adapter (male to female, female to male).
How Fast Will A Solar Panel Charge The RAVPower Power Station?
The RAVPower power station can handle a maximum of 60W input, so with a 100W solar panel during a sunny day, the battery will charge in less than five hours.
Can I Connect Two Solar Panels?
Can I Use 24V Panels?
No, since the RAVPower solar charge controller can only handle up to 24V VOC. A 24V panel usually have a VOC rating above 30V.
Please leave a comment down below if you have any questions.