Dizaul 5000 mAh Portable Solar Charger at a glance
5.3 oz / 150 g
The power bank is safe to take on board. It's under the specified TSA limit of 100 Wh. Read more about taking power banks on planes.
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Dizaul 5000 mAh Portable Solar Charger at a glance
At first glance, what could be better? A solar-powered external battery that fits in your pocket! The Dizaul 5000 mAh Portable Solar Charger is shock, water and dust resistant and holds a commendable 5000mAh with two USB outputs for charging multiple devices. As with all solar powered products though, we ask the question, does it work?
Capacity & Charging speed
So this is a tough one for Dizaul. The power bank’s capacity weighs in at 5000mAh meaning you’ll get 1.5 times to charge out of most devices. The two outputs are rated at 1A, which is your average-not-so-fast charging speed. So while the stats look pretty average in terms of a power bank at this price range, we also have to factor in the solar aspect.
Dizaul is very straightforward with the Dizaul 5000 mAh Portable Solar Charger. They caution the customer with “Please kindly note that it’s comparatively slow for the solar charger to recharge itself via solar power, due to the limited surface of the solar panel.” Fair enough, but just how slow is it? Well, that depends. Direct sunlight could see this device charging up over a full day of sun. Sky a bit spotty? Try a couple of days or more.
What this means is that you shouldn’t rely on this portable charger to be the only thing you’ll need when camping in the woods for a few days. The charging rate is incredibly slow due to the size of the device. That, however, is the reason why it’s so portable! Our advice. Treat the Dizaul 5000 mAh Portable Solar Charger as a power bank with a little bit extra. You can keep it on the top of your backpack or on top of your tent while it’s charging your phone and you will get some efficiency from it.
Look and feel
Let’s have a look at the device. Overall, the power bank has an ergonomic and nice-looking design, which comes in three different colors to choose from: yellow, light blue, and green.
In terms of dimensions, it’s basically a chunky iPhone. There is a grippy rubber edging which makes it easy to hold. There are rubber stoppers that cover the USB ports to protect from rain and dust. These are great in theory but make it a little difficult to insert and remove USB cables. There are 4 LED’s that indicate charge. The light will hold a steady green light if it is receiving energy from the sun.
On the upper right corner, there is a handy little flashlight, and the entire face of the device is essentially a solar panel. The product comes with a little USB lamp and a hook. This makes it easy to attach onto a bag hoop or tent loop. There’s one power button that you press to turn it on to charge a device. To charge the solar panel itself, you just leave it out in the sun; there’s no need to turn it on or off.
Durability & Construction
The construction of the Dizaul 5000 mAh Portable Solar Charger looks incredibly sturdy. The outside casing looks strong and well built. The device is water, shock and dust resistant which makes it a perfect companion for adventurers. All the joins and seams look great and it’s powered by a lithium-ion cell.
We did see some variation in product performance, however. Some devices appeared to perform a lot better than others, which means is not so reliable after all.
What’s worrisome is that unlike other renowned companies, Dizaul does not state whether they offer a warranty, replacements, or refunds.
What can we say, the portability aspect of the Dizaul 5000 mAh Portable Solar Charger is fantastic. We think this is the real selling point of this particular power bank. Again to reiterate – treat it as a power bank with an extra feature. Compared to the Anker 21w solar charger, it’s certainly a lot smaller. At a massive 21w though, we are kind of comparing apples and oranges.
The Dizaul 5000 mAh Portable Solar Charger is meant to be something you can slide into your bag and bring out when the sun is beaming. Something like the Anker 21w requires a bit more folding and thought when you’re packing your bags. It’s certainly very light too.
Compact and light
2 USB output ports
Water resistant, shock resistant, dust resistant
Works well as a standalone power bank
Long time to charge
Lack of instructions for proper use
Although there are more powerful power banks in the market, with a 5000mAh battery, the Dizaul 5000 mAh Portable Solar Charge provides enough juice to charge a device at least 1.5 times.
However, if you’re looking for a power bank that can stand the test of outdoor life, then the Dizaul 5000 mAh Portable Solar Charger comes as a great deal.
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