BioLite SolarPanel 5+ Solar Charger with Built-In 2200mAh Portable Charger (SPA1001) - 5 Watts

Model Number: SPA1001
Web Code: 10406531


A burning hot sun can be your best friend with the BioLite SolarPanel 5+. This lightweight and portable solar panel uses BioLite's Optimal Sun System to deliver 5 watts of power for charging your smartphone, tablet, camera, or a variety of BioLite gear. It has an on-board 2200mAh battery that can store enough energy to fully recharge your smartphone.
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You've only reached the third day of a week-long camping and hiking adventure, and your smartphone is once again at 10%. Like you, it's been getting a workout, playing DJ, nature photographer, and navigator. Even your backup battery power is completely exhausted. You know the feeling. Time for a rest and a recharge. Luckily, the sun is burning bright and you packed the BioLite SolarPanel 5.

In peak sunlight, it will top up your smartphone in as little as two hours. Its built-in sundial and 360-degree kickstand make it easy to set up at the perfect angle for maximum charge, while you find some shade and relax.

5 watts of real-time power: Optimal Sun System uses natural solar energy to power and charge devices like smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, and other BioLite gear (sold separately).

Why you want it:

  • Efficient design for fast charging: The high efficiency monocrystalline solar panel can fully charge a smartphone in as little as 2 hour in optimal sunlight.
  • On-board battery: The built-in 2200mAh battery stores enough power to charge a smartphone to full.
  • Built-in sundial: Maximize your charge with optimal alignment to the sun when you aim using the convenient sundial.
  • 360-degree kickstand: Position easily at any angle, from tents, trees, tables, or uneven terrain.
  • Auto reconnect: When the clouds part and the sun returns, charging will atomically reengage.
  • Ultra-slim and portable: The lightweight, minimalist profile design makes it easy to slide into backpacks.
  • Corner latches: Easily attach the panel to a backpack for external storage or to capture solar energy while hiking.
Solar Panel
Solar Charger Compatibility
BioLite PowerLite (PLA); BioLite PowerLight Mini


Total number of Input Ports
Input Port 1


Total number of Output Ports
Output Port 1

Special Features

Special Features
Real Time Power: 5 watt; High efficiency monocrystaline solar panel; On-Board Battery: Built-in 2200mAh battery for one full phone charge; 360° Kickstand: Angle easily from trees, tents, and tables; Sundial: Align with the sun for maximum power output; Ultraslim Design: Minimalist profile slips easily into your pack


28.60 cm
22.90 cm
3.90 cm
0.60 kg
  • Solar Panel
  • USB Cord
  • Manual

  • Just didn't work for me
    by Mickyk

    on November 5, 2019

    I tried two different panels because BioLite customer service was willing to exchange the first one. My plan was to use the panel to charge my Android cell phone if we had a power outage from a hurricane. So I live in a condo and would charge the panel on my patio. Under those circumstances it simply doesn't acquire enough charge to be effective. The best I could do was get my cellphone charged 25%. For someone who is hiking all day in the sun, maybe this would work.

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  • Comes in handy when camping
    by Lisa

    on September 27, 2019

    Serves the purpose when you don’t have access to electricity.

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  • Prelim tests are good
    by akdave

    on June 1, 2019

    seems to hold a charge and also charge ok at this point. hope to give it a thorough shakedown through the summer

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