We talked about several all-in-one solar generators here before. Well, it seems Renogy’s Phoenix has been the most popular one for a while. Happy news for the campers and hikers, who look for a Phoenix alternative. You get two more lovely all-in-one solar generators from a Singapore firm. The HANS power packs. I’m sure you will love the HANS series of power packs mainly for their handy and emergency-lamp-style cases. The power packs are HANS PowerPack 150 and PowerPack 300. They are indeed lightweight and ultra-portable.
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HANS Power Packs with Solar Charger
The two HANS power packs offer two power options. As you see, the base model – HANS 150 PowerPack – is a 144Wh machine with a 10Ah Li-ion battery inside. The next one – HANS 300 PowerPack – is a 288Wh generator with a 20Ah Li-ion battery. Commonly, both the power packs integrate 4.5W solar panels for outdoor charging. Also, they feature 5W LED lights to give you better light in the wild. Apart from the HANS power packs, you get a 60W foldable solar briefcase, which is the cool way you can expand the solar capacity of the power packs.
HANS PowerPack 150
Simply, it is the entry-level model of the series. As put it above, this is a 144Wh personal solar generator. That is, this model challenges most of the small solar generators from other makers including Phoenix. However, it weighs very less at around nine pounds and it has got a size of just 14.5 x 6 x 6 inches. Of course, as you see in the photo, HANS 150 is very handy and compact, thanks to its strong handle and portable design.
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Well, a fully charged HANS PowerPack 150 can provide you 150 hours of light. See, the device has got three 1W and one 2W LED lights. Further, it can charge a tablet up to 4 times or a phone up to 15 times. You could also power up small fans, GSP navigator, radio, or lights. Well, it features 5V USB 11.5-16.8V carports. By the way, a built-in solar cell is a 4.5W unit. With it, it will take over 30 hours to fully charge the device.
HANS PowerPack 300
It is the top-end model of the HANS power packs. Design and feature wise, it is exactly the same machine. But, as you see, it is more powerful and is capable to store more energy. In clear words, you get HANS PowerPack 300 with a 288Wh (20,000 mAh) output. As a result, the device weighs 10.6 pounds. Still, it keeps the same size. So, simply you get a more powerful variant of HANS with the same portability features.
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Exactly, this flagship model touts two times more battery capacity than PowerPack 150. Obviously, that helps you store more energy in the back-up and charge more devices in the wilderness. Still, you have the machine with the same 4.5W integrated solar panel. Naturally, such a small unit of panel alone can’t charge the powerful battery in a day or two. That is why HANS sells a 60W folding solar briefcase.
HANS Solar Briefcase 60
It is a wonderful folding briefcase solar charger for HANS power packs. As per its maker, this 60W solar charger can power up a PowerPack 150 in four hours and a PowerPack 300 in eight hours. Of course, it depends upon the availability and intensity of the sunlight, though. Whatever, this solar charger is a very strong and compact one with three folding arrays of 20W mono solar cells. It is easy for moving as you can carry it like a briefcase. Check Price and Buy @ HANS Solar Briefcase 60
Certainly, this solar charger is made deliberately for outdoor use. You can use it in conjunction with the built-in 4.5W panel of the HANS power packs. By the way, it highlights strong kickstands so you can angle the charger in a way it grabs the most out of the sunlight. Meanwhile, the kickstands also feature tie-down loops to let you place the charger stable during windy days on any turf. Overall, with a HANS power pack, this solar charger is a worthy product. Surely, it makes solar charging of your power pack steady faster.
Why Should You Buy
Small All-in-One Portable Solar Generators: We don’t have a lot of small all-in-one portable solar generators on the market. The only notable item, as said above, is Renogy Phoenix. The other popular item is Peppermint Energy’s Forty2 series, but the whole models of the line are high-power solutions. It is here these HANS power packs with two variants can grab the attention of campers, hikers, and survival kit preppers.
Multiple Options: Definitely, it is another great advantage. As you see, you get the HANS power packs in two power variants; PowerPack 150 and PowerPack 300. Both the models have the same features and size. So, as per your needs and budget, you can find a suitable model.
Additional Solar Charger: If you think the integrated small solar charger is not enough for your use, you don’t need to search for another brand for an additional panel. Its maker offers a brilliant solar solution to ensure faster solar charging of your HANS power packs. Well, the HANS Solar Briefcase 60 is not only stylish, but also very durable for any outdoor adventures.
The segment of portable solar power market is fast expanding. It is a time people largely turn to portable solar power solutions for two main purposes; outdoor life and emergency. This series of HANS power packs with an exclusive solar charger is indeed a brilliant solution for both the requirements.
Thanks to its small and lightweight design, you can carry the HANS power pack anywhere with no hassle at all. In the meantime, you can keep the machine fully charged to face an emergency situation. In such a case, you can surely rely on this back-up to charge all your basic communication gadgets. Share your thoughts about the HANS power packs and the solar charger in comments below.