Best Solar Panels Compatible With Suaoki Power Stations

How You Can Recharge Your Suaoki Power Station With Solar Panels

Suaoki is a well-known company in the new solar generator/power station category. Their portable batteries are used everywhere, for home emergencies, camping outdoors, RV owners, CPAP users, and even people that want a UPS at home in case the power goes out.

Their portable lithium batteries are available in a lot of different sizes depending on what the customer needs, and with AC outlets, USB ports, 12V outputs, it’s easy to understand why they’re so popular.

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There are three ways to recharge these power stations: at home with the AC wall charger, in the car through a cigarette port, and with solar panels. Today I am going to focus on how to charge the Suaoki products with solar panels.

I’ll help you figure out the limitations of each power station Suaoki makes, the maximum charging wattage they can handle, how long it takes to recharge, and last but not least, the best solar panels you can use to recharge them.

Best Solar Panels For Suaoki Solar Generators

Let’s start by looking at a couple of great solar panels that can recharge the Suaoki power stations. Then we’ll look at each Suaoki battery to figure out inputs, limitations, and ratings.

Renogy 50W 12V Eclipse Monocrystalline Portable Solar Panel Built-in Kickstand
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
SUAOKI Solar Charger 60W Portable Solar Panel Foldable Power Station/Goal Zero Yeti/Webetop/Paxcess/ROCKPALS Power Station Generator and Laptop Tablet GPS iPhone iPad Camera
Rockpals 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
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel, Compact Design 42.2 X 19.6 X 1.38 in, High Efficiency Module PV Power for Battery Charging Boat, Caravan, RV and Any Other Off Grid Applications
SUAOKI Foldable 120W Solar Panel Charger Compatible Jackery/Goal Zero Yeti/Enkeeo/Webetop/Paxcess/ROCKPALS Power Station with Quick Charge 3.0, 60W Power Delivery USB C for Home Camping
Watts
50W
50W
60W
100W
100W
120W
Connectors
MC4
DC, USB
DC, USB
MC4 (includes DC adapter), USB
MC4
DC (includes APP adapter), USB
Compatible with every Suaoki Power Station
Requires MC4 Adapter
Kickstand
Weight
3.6 lbs
4.9 lbs
4.54 lbs
5.1 lbs
16.5 lbs
12.54 lbs
Size
24 x 22 x 2 inches
53 x 0.1 x 13.8 inches unfolded
11.5 x 2.9 x 7.1 inches
64.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 inches
42.2 x 19.6 x 1.4 inches
24 x 23 x 2.8 inches
Renogy 50W 12V Eclipse Monocrystalline Portable Solar Panel Built-in Kickstand
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Watts
50W
Connectors
MC4
Compatible with every Suaoki Power Station
Requires MC4 Adapter
Kickstand
Weight
3.6 lbs
Size
24 x 22 x 2 inches
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
Connectors
DC, USB
Compatible with every Suaoki Power Station
Requires MC4 Adapter
Kickstand
Weight
4.9 lbs
Size
53 x 0.1 x 13.8 inches unfolded
SUAOKI Solar Charger 60W Portable Solar Panel Foldable Power Station/Goal Zero Yeti/Webetop/Paxcess/ROCKPALS Power Station Generator and Laptop Tablet GPS iPhone iPad Camera
Watts
60W
Connectors
DC, USB
Compatible with every Suaoki Power Station
Requires MC4 Adapter
Kickstand
Weight
4.54 lbs
Size
11.5 x 2.9 x 7.1 inches
Rockpals 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
Connectors
MC4 (includes DC adapter), USB
Compatible with every Suaoki Power Station
Requires MC4 Adapter
Kickstand
Weight
5.1 lbs
Size
64.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 inches
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel, Compact Design 42.2 X 19.6 X 1.38 in, High Efficiency Module PV Power for Battery Charging Boat, Caravan, RV and Any Other Off Grid Applications
Watts
100W
Connectors
MC4
Compatible with every Suaoki Power Station
Requires MC4 Adapter
Kickstand
Weight
16.5 lbs
Size
42.2 x 19.6 x 1.4 inches
SUAOKI Foldable 120W Solar Panel Charger Compatible Jackery/Goal Zero Yeti/Enkeeo/Webetop/Paxcess/ROCKPALS Power Station with Quick Charge 3.0, 60W Power Delivery USB C for Home Camping
Watts
120W
Connectors
DC (includes APP adapter), USB
Compatible with every Suaoki Power Station
Requires MC4 Adapter
Kickstand
Weight
12.54 lbs
Size
24 x 23 x 2.8 inches

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Suaoki Power Stations Listed

Here are the most popular Suaoki power stations and their specifications. I couldn’t find every spec about every one of them, so if you have any extra information from the manual of either of these, please leave a comment and I will update the post to make it more accurate.

SUAOKI Portable Power Station, 150Wh Camping Generator Lithium Power Supply with Dual 110V AC Outlet, 4 DC Ports, 4 USB Ports, LED Flashlights for Road Trip Camping Travel Emergency Backup
SUAOKI Portable Generator, 222Wh Power Station Power Supply Rechargeable Lithium Battery Pack with 110V/200W AC Inverter Outlet, Dual DC 12V & USB Ports for Camping Travel Emergency Backup Outdoors
SUAOKI 200Wh Solar Power Station, S200 Portable Generator Lithium Battery Backup Pack with 120W Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet, 120W DC, Quick Charge 3.0, 45W Power Delivery USB C for Fishing Camping
SUAOKI 400Wh/120,000mAh Portable Generator Power Station Power Supply with Quiet 300W DC/AC Inverter, 12V Car, DC/AC/USB Outputs for Outdoors Camping Travel Fishing Hunting CPAP Trips
SUAOKI Solar Generators, G500 Portable Power Station 500Wh Camping Generator Lithium Battery Pack Power Supply with 110V/300W (600W Peak) Pure Sine Wave AC Inverter for CPAP Emergency Outdoor
SUAOKI UPS Power Station, G1000 Portable Power Supply 1183Wh Silent Gas Free Generator LiFePO4 Battery Pack with 1000W (2000W Surge) AC Inverter, 60W Power Delivery USB C for Camping CPAP Power Outage
Watt-hours
150Wh
222Wh
200Wh
400Wh
500Wh
1183Wh
Inverter rating
100W/150W peak
200W/250W peak
120W/200W peak
300W/600W peak
300W/600W peak
1000W/2000W peak
Includes Solar/MC4 Adapter
DC Input connector size
3.5x1.35mm
5.5x2.5mm
6.5x3.0mm, 7909 (includes 5.5x2.1mm adapter)
Anderson Power Pole/5.5x2.1mm
Anderson Power Pole/5.5x2.1mm
Anderson Power Pole/5.5x2.1mm
Solar Input Rating
13V~22V, (30W min)
13V~24V (Min 30W)
14-40V (60W max)
14V~40V (Max 120W)
14~40V 150W max
15V-40V (150W max)
Charging time with maximum solar input
No info
No info
3.3 hours
3.3 hours
3.3 hours
7.9 hours
Weight
2.9 lbs
5.51 lbs
2 lbs
12.3 lbs
22 lbs
48.5 lbs
Size
7.3 x 4.3 x 4.7 inches
9.8 x 6.3 x 3.4 inches
7.6 x 2.5 x 10 inches
9 x 5.5 x 9 inches
11 x 7.5 x 8.3 inches
13.7 x 13.5 x 12.4 inches
SUAOKI Portable Power Station, 150Wh Camping Generator Lithium Power Supply with Dual 110V AC Outlet, 4 DC Ports, 4 USB Ports, LED Flashlights for Road Trip Camping Travel Emergency Backup
Watt-hours
150Wh
Inverter rating
100W/150W peak
Includes Solar/MC4 Adapter
DC Input connector size
3.5x1.35mm
Solar Input Rating
13V~22V, (30W min)
Charging time with maximum solar input
No info
Weight
2.9 lbs
Size
7.3 x 4.3 x 4.7 inches
SUAOKI Portable Generator, 222Wh Power Station Power Supply Rechargeable Lithium Battery Pack with 110V/200W AC Inverter Outlet, Dual DC 12V & USB Ports for Camping Travel Emergency Backup Outdoors
Watt-hours
222Wh
Inverter rating
200W/250W peak
Includes Solar/MC4 Adapter
DC Input connector size
5.5x2.5mm
Solar Input Rating
13V~24V (Min 30W)
Charging time with maximum solar input
No info
Weight
5.51 lbs
Size
9.8 x 6.3 x 3.4 inches
SUAOKI 200Wh Solar Power Station, S200 Portable Generator Lithium Battery Backup Pack with 120W Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet, 120W DC, Quick Charge 3.0, 45W Power Delivery USB C for Fishing Camping
Watt-hours
200Wh
Inverter rating
120W/200W peak
Includes Solar/MC4 Adapter
DC Input connector size
6.5x3.0mm, 7909 (includes 5.5x2.1mm adapter)
Solar Input Rating
14-40V (60W max)
Charging time with maximum solar input
3.3 hours
Weight
2 lbs
Size
7.6 x 2.5 x 10 inches
SUAOKI 400Wh/120,000mAh Portable Generator Power Station Power Supply with Quiet 300W DC/AC Inverter, 12V Car, DC/AC/USB Outputs for Outdoors Camping Travel Fishing Hunting CPAP Trips
Watt-hours
400Wh
Inverter rating
300W/600W peak
Includes Solar/MC4 Adapter
DC Input connector size
Anderson Power Pole/5.5x2.1mm
Solar Input Rating
14V~40V (Max 120W)
Charging time with maximum solar input
3.3 hours
Weight
12.3 lbs
Size
9 x 5.5 x 9 inches
SUAOKI Solar Generators, G500 Portable Power Station 500Wh Camping Generator Lithium Battery Pack Power Supply with 110V/300W (600W Peak) Pure Sine Wave AC Inverter for CPAP Emergency Outdoor
Watt-hours
500Wh
Inverter rating
300W/600W peak
Includes Solar/MC4 Adapter
DC Input connector size
Anderson Power Pole/5.5x2.1mm
Solar Input Rating
14~40V 150W max
Charging time with maximum solar input
3.3 hours
Weight
22 lbs
Size
11 x 7.5 x 8.3 inches
SUAOKI UPS Power Station, G1000 Portable Power Supply 1183Wh Silent Gas Free Generator LiFePO4 Battery Pack with 1000W (2000W Surge) AC Inverter, 60W Power Delivery USB C for Camping CPAP Power Outage
Watt-hours
1183Wh
Inverter rating
1000W/2000W peak
Includes Solar/MC4 Adapter
DC Input connector size
Anderson Power Pole/5.5x2.1mm
Solar Input Rating
15V-40V (150W max)
Charging time with maximum solar input
7.9 hours
Weight
48.5 lbs
Size
13.7 x 13.5 x 12.4 inches

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What You Should Know When Choosing A Panel

So as we can see above, the smaller models have DC inputs, while the larger models have APP (Anderson Power Pole) inputs. The APP port will charge the large models faster than when using the DC 5.5×2.5/2.1mm port, so it’s great that Suaoki has put the Anderson Power Pole inputs on them.

While there are DC ports on the large models as well for the wall charger, Suaoki recommends using the APP for solar inputs. It’s still possible to connect solar panels to the DC port inputs though, in case you want one of the portable panels that don’t have MC4 connectors.

Related Post: Suaoki G500 Vs Jackery Explorer 500

Five out of the six models come with an MC4 to DC/APP adapter cable so they’re compatible with the panels above straight out of the box.

If you have the Suaoki 222Wh Portable Generator, you’re going to need an adapter like the iGreely MC4 to DC cable (click to view on Amazon) if you want to use a solar panel with MC4 connectors.

iGreely MC4 to DC Adapter Cable

iGreely Solar Panel to 8mm Adapter Cable DC 8mm Connector with DC 5.5x2.5mm Converter for Portable Backup Power Station GZ Yeti Jackery Solar Generator 14AWG 6ft

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This adapter is required to use MC4 panels with the 222Wh model.

How Do I Connect The Solar Panel To The Suaoki?

It depends on which power station you have and which solar panel you chose. If your Suaoki came with the MC4 to DC adapter and you picked a panel with MC4 connectors, it can only be connected one way.

If you chose a panel with DC and USB ports, it probably came with several different DC outputs, one being the 5.5×2.5/2.1mm your Suaoki supports. Suaoki’s largest Suaoki 120W even comes with a DC to APP cable so you can plug it into the larger models which has an APP input.

It’s also possible your solar panel came with MC4 connectors, and you want to use the APP input for a quicker charge, then you would need a MC4 to APP adapter (some power stations include this adapter). Note that you might have to rearrange the APP side of it to fit your Suaoki battery, it’s easy to do.

How To Use Third-Party Panels From Companies Like Renogy, HQST, Newpowa, ECO-WORTHY

You can use third-party panels without buying an adapter with every Suaoki power station except for the 222Wh, which requires the adapter above.

The MC4 adapter included with the other models have a positive female MC4 connector and a negative male MC4 connector. That makes it compatible with 100W solar panels from a lot of different companies, like Renogy 100W, HQST 100W, Newpowa 100W, and Eco-Worthy 100W.

These come with MC4 connectors and will connect directly to the adapter Suaoki included with your power station.

How Long Will It Take To Recharge The Suaoki?

Using the battery capacity in watt-hours and the output of your solar panel, you can calculate how long it will take.

The calculation looks like this: Wh/W=hours, for example. The G1000 has 1183Wh and can handle up to 150W solar input, 1183/150=7.89 hours.

Remember that a 100W solar panel doesn’t generate 100W but around 55-70W. So to reach the 150W limit on the G1000, you would need 200W or more of solar panels.

Can I Improve The Charging Efficiency When Using Solar Panels?

What you can do to make sure the solar panel is generating as much electricity is possible is to angle the solar panel towards the sun. This will help a lot in the morning and the evening when the sun is low on the horizon.

Laying the panel flat on the ground is only the most efficient way to charge when the sun is straight above in the summertime.

What If My Suaoki Power Station Isn’t Listed Above?

If I didn’t list a specific Suaoki power station in the table, it’s most likely still compatible with the solar panels I recommended. I haven’t seen a Suaoki power station without either a DC or an APP input.

Which Solar Panel Is The Best For Suaoki Batteries?

The panels I recommend above are good for different uses. Some are great for hiking, while others are better mounted on top of a vehicle like an RV, or put on the ground.

For portability, the Suaoki 60W is hard to beat. It folds down to become a very portable lightweight pack and has lots of connectors compatible with different devices. The fact that it has a USB port is also neat so you can charge several devices all at once. If you have a portable panel like this that lets you charge your devices during the day, you might not even need a large power station.

My favorite out of the panels on the list is the Suaoki 120W Foldable Solar Panel Charger. It’s a very versatile panel that can be used in lots of different ways. It’s easy to pack, easy to set up with the built-in kickstand, very efficient with its 120W, and has a lot of connectors for not only power stations but also 12V batteries. In addition to that, it has a USB C Port capable of delivering up to 60W so you can charge a Nintendo Switch and the latest laptops with it.

For camping, the Renogy 50W Eclipse is another one of my favorite panels. It’s rigid, has a built-in kickstand, can be left out overnight, and has a very efficient monocrystalline panel from a reputable company.

Which Suaoki Power Station Is The Best?

It depends on what you need to run. If you only need to charge your phone, tablet, and a speaker, the smallest model is more than enough.

If you travel fulltime in an RV, van, or car I would recommend at least the 400Wh model. It can run TVs, laptops, speakers, computers, and tablets.

To be able to run kitchen appliances like a small coffee maker and a toaster, the Suaoki G1000 is the only choice.

Can I Plug A Suaoki Power Station Into An RV/Van?

I have written a post that talks about doing this, but when talking specifically about Suaoki batteries, the only one I recommend plugging an RV or van into is the Suaoki G1000.

With a Camco 15A to 30A or a Camco 15A to 50A depending on if you have a 30/50A RV camper, you can plug it into the battery and let it recharge your trailer batteries, while also allowing you to use the outlets in your camper.

It won’t run the air conditioner or microwave, but it will run everything else with its 1000W pure sine wave inverter.

 

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