Best Solar Panels Compatible With Paxcess Power Stations

Charge Your Paxcess Power Station With Solar Panels

Paxcess sells power stations, also known as solar generators, in a couple of different sizes. These can be charged in three ways, with the included AC wall charger, the car charger, and with solar panels.

Today I am going to help you find compatible solar panels to charge your Paxcess power station with, and show you how you can use any third-party panel. There are a couple of limitations though since the solar charge controller in the power station decides how fast the battery can actually charge.

Let’s start by looking at the Paxcess batteries and the inputs and limitations of each, then we’ll list compatible solar panels.

Paxcess Power Stations – Inputs And Limitations

100-Watt Portable Generator Power Station, 40800mAh 151Wh CPAP Battery Pack, Home Camping Emergency Power Supply Charged by Solar Panel/Wall Outlet/Car with Dual 110V AC Inverter, DC 12V, USB Ports
PAXCESS Portable Power Station, 280W/67500mAh Portable Generator with 110V AC Pure Sine Wave, 12.6V DC Ports,5V/ 3.1AUSB, CPAP Battery Power Supply, Solar Generator for Camping Home Emergency
Portable Camping Generator, 330W/78000mAh Portable Power Station, CPAP Battery Power Supply,Solar Generator with110V AC, 12V/10A DC,QC3.0 &TypeC, Wireless Charger,SOS Light for Travel Home Emergency
Watt-hours
151Wh
250Wh
288.6Wh
Inverter Rating
100W
280W
330W
DC Input Port
3.5x1.35mm
5.5x2.1mm
5.5x2.1mm
DC Input Limits
12-24V
12-24V
12-24V
Includes MC4 Adapter
Weight
3.3 lbs
5.3 lbs
7.1 lbs
Size
6.5 x 3.2 x 6.9 in
10 x 3.9 x 6 in
8.1 x 6.1 x 6.3 in
100-Watt Portable Generator Power Station, 40800mAh 151Wh CPAP Battery Pack, Home Camping Emergency Power Supply Charged by Solar Panel/Wall Outlet/Car with Dual 110V AC Inverter, DC 12V, USB Ports
Watt-hours
151Wh
Inverter Rating
100W
DC Input Port
3.5x1.35mm
DC Input Limits
12-24V
Includes MC4 Adapter
Weight
3.3 lbs
Size
6.5 x 3.2 x 6.9 in
PAXCESS Portable Power Station, 280W/67500mAh Portable Generator with 110V AC Pure Sine Wave, 12.6V DC Ports,5V/ 3.1AUSB, CPAP Battery Power Supply, Solar Generator for Camping Home Emergency
Watt-hours
250Wh
Inverter Rating
280W
DC Input Port
5.5x2.1mm
DC Input Limits
12-24V
Includes MC4 Adapter
Weight
5.3 lbs
Size
10 x 3.9 x 6 in
Portable Camping Generator, 330W/78000mAh Portable Power Station, CPAP Battery Power Supply,Solar Generator with110V AC, 12V/10A DC,QC3.0 &TypeC, Wireless Charger,SOS Light for Travel Home Emergency
Watt-hours
288.6Wh
Inverter Rating
330W
DC Input Port
5.5x2.1mm
DC Input Limits
12-24V
Includes MC4 Adapter
Weight
7.1 lbs
Size
8.1 x 6.1 x 6.3 in

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Solar Panels Compatible With Paxcess Power Stations

Here are a couple of solar panels that are compatible with each of the Paxcess solar generators.

If the solar panel has a green checkmark next to “Requires Additional Adapter”, scroll down a bit and I will link the adapter you’re going to need to connect that specific solar panel.

The panels that don’t require any additional adapters include several DC adapters and can be plugged in without any additional purchases.

PAXCESS Foldable 50W Solar Panel Charger for Suaoki Portable Generator/8mm Goal Zero Yeti 100/150/400 Power Station Battery Pack/USB Devices, with 3 USB Ports
Renogy 50W 12V Eclipse Monocrystalline Portable Solar Panel Built-in Kickstand
ROCKPALS 80W Portable Solar Panel Charger, Parallel Foldable Solar Panel for ROCKPALS 250W/300W Portable Power Station, 8mm for Goal Zero Yeti Power Station/Jackery Explorer 160/240
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel (New Edition), Design
Rockpals SP003 100W Foldable Solar Panel Charger for Suaoki Portable Generator / 8mm Goal Zero Yeti Power Station/Jackery Explorer 240, Webetop Battery Pack/USB Devices, with 3 USB Ports
Watts
50W
50W
80W
100W
100W
Open Circuit Voltage
18V
22.4V
18V
21.5V
18V
Connectors
DC, USB
MC4
DC, USB
MC4
MC4, DC, USB
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
4.9 lbs
12.3 lbs
5.3 lbs
17.7 lbs
5.1 lbs
Size
6 x 13.8 x 1.8 in (folded)
23.4 x 20.8 x 1.4 in
16.9 x 2.8 x 11.8 in
41.6 x 20.7 x 1.4 in
64.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 in
PAXCESS Foldable 50W Solar Panel Charger for Suaoki Portable Generator/8mm Goal Zero Yeti 100/150/400 Power Station Battery Pack/USB Devices, with 3 USB Ports
Watts
50W
Open Circuit Voltage
18V
Connectors
DC, USB
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
4.9 lbs
Size
6 x 13.8 x 1.8 in (folded)
Renogy 50W 12V Eclipse Monocrystalline Portable Solar Panel Built-in Kickstand
Watts
50W
Open Circuit Voltage
22.4V
Connectors
MC4
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
12.3 lbs
Size
23.4 x 20.8 x 1.4 in
ROCKPALS 80W Portable Solar Panel Charger, Parallel Foldable Solar Panel for ROCKPALS 250W/300W Portable Power Station, 8mm for Goal Zero Yeti Power Station/Jackery Explorer 160/240
Watts
80W
Open Circuit Voltage
18V
Connectors
DC, USB
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
5.3 lbs
Size
16.9 x 2.8 x 11.8 in
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel (New Edition), Design
Watts
100W
Open Circuit Voltage
21.5V
Connectors
MC4
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
17.7 lbs
Size
41.6 x 20.7 x 1.4 in
Rockpals SP003 100W Foldable Solar Panel Charger for Suaoki Portable Generator / 8mm Goal Zero Yeti Power Station/Jackery Explorer 240, Webetop Battery Pack/USB Devices, with 3 USB Ports
Watts
100W
Open Circuit Voltage
18V
Connectors
MC4, DC, USB
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
5.1 lbs
Size
64.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 in

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The Additional Adapter You Might Need

To connect solar panels that have MC4 connectors, we need an MC4 to DC adapter. Since the inputs on the Paxcess power stations differ depending on the model, you’re going to need a different adapter depending on which one you have.

Note that the largest Paxcess 330W power station comes with an MC4 to DC connector, if you have lost it, you need the one I link for the 250Wh down below.

For the Paxcess 151Wh, you need an adapter like this (click to view on Amazon).

ACOPOWER 3.5mm x 1.35mm Cable 10 Watts 20W 30W 50W Portable Generator 150Wh 37' MC-4 Connector Solar Panel Adapter to DC

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For the Paxcess 250Wh, and 330W, you need an adapter like this (click to view on Amazon).

6.6Ft Heavy Duty Waterproof Solar Male/Female Connector to DC 5.5mm x 2.1mm Solar Panel Adapter Cable for Charging Power Station, Solar Generator and Rechargeable Battery Pack

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With either adapter, you take the positive MC4 connector from the solar panel and plug it into the MC4 female connector on the adapter. Then do the same thing with the negative MC4 connector from the panel.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Improve The Charging Efficiency When Using Solar Panels?

The easiest thing you can do is to make sure the panel directly faces the sun. Angle or tilt the panel in any way you can, and you’ll see an increase in charging speed.

Another thing you should do is make sure the solar panel isn’t shaded even a little bit. Sometimes a small shadow can decrease the charging efficiency significantly.

How Long Will It Take To Charge The Battery With Solar Panels?

It depends on which power station and solar panel you have.

Paxcess advertises that it takes 7-12 hours to charge the 151Wh with solar. 10-11 hours with a 100W panel connected to the 250Wh, and 9-10 hours with a 100W panel to charge the 330W.

Do I Need A Solar Charge Controller?

Power stations/solar generators have built-in solar charge controllers and do not require any additional charge controllers.

Please leave a comment down below if you have any questions.

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