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Charging my laptop

Doc May 04, 2013 07:13PM EDT

My laptop uses 65w with a charging rate of 47WHrs. I am beginning to understand solar power and its application in watts/volts/amps. I am looking at your products and cannot see that any will charge my laptop. I am going on a 18-day hike and I will be keeping a daily journal via my laptop. Your Array Solar Backpack with the included V60 universal battery is a nice addition to my gear for powering my handheld GPS. However, I cannot see how it can charge my 65w with a maximum output power of 57w. Am I missing something?

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Voltaic Support May 06, 2013 10:51AM EDT

Doc,

We’re happy to hear you’re considering the V60 as a means of staying powered up on your hike. We’ll do our best to answer your questions.

First, do you mean that your laptop battery has a capacity of 47 Wh? If so, you can expect to get roughly one full laptop charge from a full V60. And does the power supply that comes with it output 65 W? Let us know where you found that spec. Typically, a power supply may be capable of a certain output, but the laptop will not necessarily draw all of the available power. Further, even if it will, when less power is available, most laptops will still charge, but will do so just proportionally slower. What model laptop do you have? We may be able to provide more info based on your laptop.

Thanks,
Tommy


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