Go off the grid with these solar-powered backup batteries and accessories

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Having a reliable power source could mean the difference between barely surviving and thriving — especially when you’re going off the grid. You never know when you’ll need a charge. Maybe you need to cook up something on a camping trip for some energy. Or perhaps you need to call for help, but your phone is at zero power. If you’re out in the wilderness, one of the best ways to get the power you need is with a little help from the sun.

Here are 17 different solar-powered accessories for those who are going off the grid — and those who just want to be prepared for a day when they might.

With an industry-leading 21 to 25 percent solar energy conversion rate, the HyperGear Solar can provide enough power to rapidly charge two gadgets at once via dual USB ports. It’s also got a built-in compass and LED flashlight for emergency situations. Snag it on sale for only $34.99 (regularly $39).

Black solar panel with orange sides and metal clip

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Using the power of the sun, this charger can simultaneously power up to two gadgets via USB ports, and another via a Qi wireless pad. If you run into trouble at night, it also packs an LED floodlight that can illuminate an area up to 20 square feet. Get this double-duty portable charger for just $59.99 (regularly $129).

Black solar panels on phone charger

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This cooler requires no ice cubes, but can keep its contents at a set temperature between -4 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. You can charge it up with the power of the sun, an AC adapter, 12V cord, and more. It’s usually $749, but you can snag it on sale for just $635 for a limited time.

Grey and cream cooler with black wheels

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If you can see your shadow, then you can cook just about anything with this lightweight grill on the go. It’s just 14 inches and weighs only 2 pounds, so it’s perfect for hiking adventures, camping trips, beach days, and more. Grab it on sale for $116 (regularly $139) for a limited time.

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This mini power bank has a built-in solar panel to help make sure that it’s always got energy stored and is ready to use. With a standard Qi wireless pad and three USB ports, it can deliver much-needed power to four hungry devices all at once. It’s usually $119, but you can snag the Sun Chaser Mini for only $44.99 for a limited time.

Black solar panels on phone charger

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This backup power station packs up to seven days of power supply on a single charge, which means you can charge your gadgets and operate your home appliances in the event of an emergency. It has three AC outlets, two USB-C outputs, one USB-A with 5V, one USB-A with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, and one car outlet with 12V, so it can accommodate a wide variety of devices. For that reason, its retail price is $1,299, but you can snag it on sale for only $949.99 for a limited time.

Black and blue cube power source with handle

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Get the HomePower ONE backup power station, which delivers up to seven days of emergency energy supply for a variety of devices and appliances, along with a portable solar panel that offers ultra-fast recharging for any crucial battery-powered device. The bundle is typically $1,897, but you can snag it for only $1,399. 

Black and blue solar panels next to matching power source with handle

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This power bank unfolds to reveal three solar panels that use the sun’s power to recharge the bank to its full 25,000mAh capacity. It has a 5W wireless charging pad, two USB ports, and a USB-C port to power up to four devices at once, plus a built-in LED torch in case you need it. Get it on sale for just $69.99 (regularly $89) for a limited time.

Orange phone case with three folded-out solar panels

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Get endless power off the grid with this high-transparency solar panel that offers a conversion rate up to 22 percent. It’s portable, foldable, and completely waterproof, making it perfect for adventures. It’s usually $399, but you can take 27% off and get it for $289.99 for a limited time.

Black solar panels with grey carry bag

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Slightly larger with 50 more watts, this solar panel is also great for off-grid life. It offers the same powerful conversion rate, is portable, foldable, and waterproof, and even comes with a case that doubles as a kickstand. Get it for only $399 (regularly $449) with the code ECOFLOW10.

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Great if you’re off the grid or in the event of an emergency, the RIVER power station can power up to 10 devices simultaneously and bring a completely dead device back to 80 percent charge in less than an hour. It also comes with the portable, foldable, high-transparency EcoFlow 110W solar panel — all for just $748.99.

Black power station with display, buttons, and dial

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Whether for a home backup or off-the-grid power, the RIVER Pro packs even more capacity for the long haul. It can power up a laptop 10 times or even give you five hours of TV time. Snag it, along with the EcoFlow 110W solar panel, for just $979.99 (regularly $1,049) for a limited time.

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With its massive 768Wh capacity, ability to power up 10 devices at once, and lightweight design, the RIVER Pro is a force to be reckoned with. Pair it with the larger 160W solar panel to really let it shine off the grid. This package is usually $1,099, but you can get it on sale now for $999.95.

Black power station

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Specifically designed for off-grid life, the DELTA has a massive energy reservoir that can power home appliances and heavy-duty DIY tools under 1,800W. It has six 1,800W AC outlets, yet can be recharged via solar panel in just four hours. Use the code ECO10 and get the DELTA power station and a 110W solar panel for $1,429 (regularly $1,798).

Black power station with four solar panels behind

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For the ultimate power supply, you can get the DELTA, plus the 160W solar panel for only a little bit more — just $1,489 (regularly $1,849) with the code ECO10. You’ll be able to give juice to a baker’s dozen of devices, and fast.

Black power station with grey top

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The RIVER Max delivers up to 576Wh of battery capacity that charges to full in just 96 minutes flat. You can remove the extra battery if you need to ditch the extra weight on the go, and still charge up to 10 devices at once via its 288Wh capacity. It also comes with the 110W solar panel, all for only $689.95 (regularly $889).

Black power station

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This multipurpose solar panel is compatible with on-grid and off-grid inverters, so it can be used to power your home or keep your devices alive on the go. It can withstand high winds, snow, water, and even perform in low-light conditions. Buy it on sale for $174.99 (regularly $192) for a limited time.

Black solar panel with silver stand

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