Power Packs for Camping: Extra Power In The Outdoors!
— November 22, 2021 | 2 min read
USB POWER FOR CAMPING AND HIKING
You can’t beat the great Australian outdoors. While there’s nothing better than getting off the beaten track, most of us want to do so without our personal electrical devices running out of battery.
Projecta’s convenient COMPAC Series of Power Banks and Personal Folding Solar Panels are perfect for keeping your smart phone, laptop, tablet, camera, drone, GoPro, portable speakers charged and ready to go!
A Power Bank is essentially a small battery in a special case that stores electrical energy for use whenever you may need it. They can directly power your USB/USB-C devices or be used to recharge or top-up their inbuilt battery. As with any battery storage system, the greater the capacity, the more recharges and the run time it can support.
Projecta’s PB5 and PB10 Power Banks deliver 5000mAh and 10,000mAh respectively, and both have a maximum output of 18W. With their small, yet powerful Lithium-ion battery, they’re compact enough to fit discreetly in your pocket, while only weighing 101 grams (PB5) and 190 grams (PB10).
Their Fast Charge design makes them capable of recharging an iPhone to 80% in around one hour. The PB5 will does this up to two times, while the PB10 with do so up to four times. Alternatively, they can provide a MacBook or equivalent laptop up to an extra 50 minutes (PB5) to 100 minutes (PB10) of runtime. Power Packs are recharged the same way you would your phone or laptop – i.e. via a wall socket charger, vehicle’s power outlet, or large, fixed solar panel.
While they could do so for a short period in a pinch, the COMPAC series is not intended to run your fridge, camp lighting, or television. For continuous running of these you need to look at fixed solar panels and matching bulk storage devices.
Projecta’s Intelli-Start Jump Starters can also be used as an extra-large Power Bank. However, their size and weight doesn’t make them overly suited for carrying around.
PERSONAL FOLDING SOLAR PANELS
For a continuous, on-the-go power solution for phones, cameras, drones and tablets, Projecta’s Personal Folding Solar Panels are a great option. They feature a damage resistant and durable design that folds into an extremely compact bundle. This makes the 10W PP10 and the 15W PP15 perfect for your next hiking, fishing, riding, climbing trip – or any other outdoor adventure you can think of. Being flexible and lightweight, they can be carried folded, then conveniently laid out whenever you’re stationary.
However, in their unfolded state, they’re ideally sized for attaching to the outside of a back-pack via the panel’s sturdy corner tabs, providing continuous power while you’re hiking! In fact, a Projecta customer used them as a reliable power source when hiking the Himalayas and Mount Everest! With their 3.0A USB and USB-C outputs and versatile 3-in-1 charge cable, Projecta’s Personal Folding Solar Panels will not only look after your electrical devices – they’ll also recharge your portable Power Banks. The PP15 steps things up with its own, inbuilt 6000mAh Power Bank.
The COMPAC Series makes it easier than ever to enjoy everything Australia’s outdoors has to offer – the world’s greatest adventure wonderland.