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Solar Briefcase Offers Remote And Emergency Power Options For Those In Need

By Brian Spaen

Recent advancement in solar power has cropped up technology that’s able to power our devices through the sun. It allows us to become more mobile so our devices stay charged. They also can benefit poorer areas by bringing reliable power off the grid. One of those products is a rugged briefcase-like solar panel system that can be connected to massive batteries.

HANS Power and Stage 2 Innovations have launched the Solar Briefcase 60, a portable array of solar panels that compliment a HANS PowerPack. One PowerPack is a seven-pound model with 10Ah of lithium-ion capacity (PowerPack 150). The other weighs two pounds more and has 20Ah of capacity (PowerPack 300). Both of them provide an integrated 4.5-watt solar panel so the product can charge itself, but it can take over 30 hours to do so.

That’s where the 60-watt Solar Briefcase comes in. When plugged into PowerPacks, it can charge them up in a matter of hours. Specifically, it takes at least 3.5 hours for the 150 model and 7 hours for the 300 model. It’s an extremely lightweight solution, weighing around 10 pounds. Folded up, its dimensions are 19.5-by-16.4 inches and it’s just two inches thick.