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How To Connect Solar Panels To Powdeom Power Stations

Powdeom is a company that makes portable power banks and power stations.

All of its power stations can be recharged with a USB C PD charger, which means they’re also compatible with solar panels that have a USB C PD output.

Related Product: Powdeom makes and sells its own 60W (click to view on Amazon), it’s foldable, waterproof, and has USB A ports in addition to the USB C output

Unfortunately, that’s not a very common output on solar panels though, but there are a couple out there.

In this article, I am going to share my panel recommendations and help you find the correct type of output.

Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

The Powdeom Batteries

There are currently three different models on the market.

  • Powdeom 140W/24600mAh – A very portable but powerful power bank with a battery capacity of 88.56Wh/24,600 mAh. Has two USB C PD ports and maxes out at 140W input. Includes a USB C cable.
  • Powdeom 155Wh/42000mAh – A slightly larger power station with a battery capacity of 155Wh. Has five USB ports in total and one AC outlet. The USB C PD port is rated at 65W. The DC input is compatible with solar panels rated between 16-25V, up to 60W. The DC port is a 3.5×1.35mm input.
  • Powdeom 300W/300Wh – The largest power station they make, has a battery capacity of 300Wh/81,000 mAh. Has two USB C PD ports, but only one is both an input and output. The DC input is compatible with solar panels rated between 16-25V, up to 60W. The DC port is a 3.5×1.35mm input.

The 155Wh and 300Wh models include DC chargers, but none of the three include a USB C PD charger.

You can use both the DC charger and a USB C PD charger at the same time to increase the charging speed.

Solar Panels With USB C PD Outputs

Since all of the batteries can be charged with a USB C PD output, I am going to list a couple of panels that has that port.

  • FlexSolar 60W / 100W / 120W – These three panels have USB C ports rated at 45, 60, and 60 watts. They’re foldable and very portable. They also have regular USB A ports so you can plug devices directly into them.
  • Lumopal 60W – A portable panel with a 60W USB C PD port. Has two USB A ports as well.
  • Nicesolar 100W Bifacial – A great portable panel with a 65W USB C PD port. Bifacial means that there are panels on both sides to increase the efficiency.
  • Elecaenta 120W – A 120W panel with a 45W USB C PD port. Portable and foldable. It also has a USB A port.

Solar Panels For The 155Wh/300Wh

Since the two larger power stations have DC inputs, we can also connected solar panels to it. It’s a DC35135 port, which is usually written as 3.5×1.35mm. Therefore we need to find a panel or an adapter for it.

If you’re looking at a panel that includes several different DC connectors, it’s likely that one of them is the DC35135, but always check the description to be sure before ordering.

If you want to buy or already have a panel that has two MC4 connectors, you need to buy this adapter (click to view on Amazon) to connect it to the power station inputs.

PAEKQ Solar Panel to 5.5x2.1mm Adapter Cable, DC 5.5x2.1mm Connector with DC 8mm, DC 5.5x2.5mm and DC 3.5x1.35mm Converter for Portable Power Station GZ Yeti Jackery Solar Generator- 14AWG 6Ft

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The adapter above has a positive MC4 female connector and a negative MC4 male connector, so it’s for panels with a positive MC4 male connector and a negative MC4 female connector. It includes a connector for the DC35135, which makes it compatible with the Powdeom inputs.

Here are a couple of different panels that are compatible with the 155Wh and 300Wh models. They include the correct connector unless stated otherwise.

  • SinKeu 40W – A small portable 40W panel that includes a DC35135 connector.
  • Renogy 50W – A rigid 50W panel. Great for permanent installations, but also works as a portable panel even though it doesn’t fold. Requires the MC4 to DC adapter.
  • Keshoyal 60W – A foldable 60W panel that includes the DC35135 connector.
  • EcoFlow 60W – A waterproof flexible panel that uses MC4 connectors. Requires the MC4 to DC adapter.
  • Renogy 100W – A rigid 100W panel, great for more permanent installations. Waterproof and very efficient. Requires the MC4 to DC adapter.
  • EBL 120W – A flexible 120W panel with MC4 connectors. Great for permanent installations on vans that want to be stealthy. Requires the MC4 to DC adapter.

The panels above are compatible because their working voltage is within the 16-25V range. If you’re looking at a different panel, check the specifications and make sure the optimum working voltage (VMP) is below 25V.

Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

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