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Blavor Qi 10,000 mAh Review

A relatively lightweight battery pack with multiple charging options, this small model has a USB-C and wireless charging port
blavor qi 10,000 mah solar charger review
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Price:  $45 List | $26.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Lightweight, durable, lots of charging options
Cons:  A bit bulky, slow charging speeds considering battery capacity
Manufacturer:   Blavor
By James Lucas and Matt Spencer  ⋅  Nov 4, 2022
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#10 of 10
  • Direct Solar Charging Speed - 35% 1.0
  • Indirect Solar Charging Speed - 35% 1.0
  • Portability - 15% 9.5
  • Multiple Device Charging - 15% 1.0

Our Verdict

This solar charger provides an option for people looking for something other than a traditional solar panel. It comes with a nice LED light but even though it's a small model, the solar panels on it hardly make it worth the price. This review covers better chargers that offer a bit more juice at a fraction of the cost.

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Pros Lightweight, durable, lots of charging optionsInexpensive, efficient, user-friendly, great charging speed, excels in partly cloudy conditionsGood charging speed, lots of places to clip carabiners, highly affordableLarge battery capacity, LED back panelSmall, can fit in your pocket, Has a LED light
Cons A bit bulky, slow charging speeds considering battery capacityBulky, lacks portability, and the storage pouch is only semi-secureHard to reach pouch makes the panel lay crooked, just a solar panel with no battery pack,The small solar panel makes charging hardThe small solar panel doesn't charge
Bottom Line A relatively lightweight battery pack with multiple charging options, this small model has a USB-C and wireless charging portThis speedy solar charger handles multiple devices and offers reliability at a reasonable priceThis low-priced, incredibly efficient solar panel converts the sun into charges while saving on costsWhere this device lacks in its ability as a solar charger, it makes up for as an affordable battery packMore charger than a solar panel, this pocket-sized device will provide some charge for your electronics at a decent price
Rating Categories Blavor Qi 10,000 mAh BigBlue 3 X-Dragon 20W OEUUDD 25000mAh Dizaul 5000mAh Port...
Direct Solar Charging Speed (35%)
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8.0
8.0
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Indirect Solar Charging Speed (35%)
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10.0
8.5
1.5
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Portability (15%)
9.5
5.5
5.5
7.5
10.0
Multiple Device Charging (15%)
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9.5
7.5
7.5
5.5
Specs Blavor Qi 10,000 mAh BigBlue 3 X-Dragon 20W OEUUDD 25000mAh Dizaul 5000mAh Port...
Panel Size (watts) Power Output? <5W 28W 20W <5W <5W
Weight (measured) 9.3oz 21.8oz 21.1oz 18.6oz 4.8oz
# of USB outlets 2 3 2 3 2
Max USB Output Current (amps per port) 2 amp 2.4 amp 3 amp 2 amp 1 amp
Size folded N/A 11.1" x 6.3" x 1.3" 12.1" x 7.2" x .51" N/A N/A
Size opened 6" x 3" x 0.5" 33.1" x 11.1" x 0.2" 23.3" x 12.1" x .12" 7" x 3.75" x 1.25" 5.59" x 2.76" x 0.55"
Battery? Yes No No Yes Yes
Charge capacity (mAh) 10,000mAh N/A N/A 25,000mAh 5,000mAh
Charge tablet? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Charge laptop? No No No No No
Charge iPhone/Smartphone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Panel outside material PET Polymer Fabric PET Polymer Fabric PTFE PET Polymer Fabric Plastic case
Panel type Mono-crystalline Mono-crystalline Mono-crystalline Mono-crystalline Mono-crystalline
Battery input (Volts / Amps) 5V/2.1A N/A N/A 5V/2A 5V/1A
Direct USB Plug? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Daisy Chain? No No No No No
12-Volt connection No No No No No
DC Output No No No No No

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Blavor Qi 10,000 mAh offers a durable solar charger that ranked poorly in terms of its ability as a solar panel. However, the device worked well as a simple charger and the LED light added a nice touch.

Performance Comparison


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Though it's designed as a foldable travel panel, the Nomad 50 is bulky and large.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Direct Solar Charging Speed


The Blavor Qi 10,000 mAh did poorly in terms of its function as a solar panel, underperforming against the other panels in this review. The solar panel received 92 mAh while in direct sunlight making the Blavor Qi 10,000 mAh a mediocre choice for collecting sun. The panel should be considered for emergency use only.


Indirect Charging Speed


The Blavor Qi 10,000 mAh did poorly in this regard. In total coverage, it produced 23 mAh, which means it didn't really charge. In partial coverage, it produced a mere 64 mAh. That means it barely charged in partial coverage.


The key to success with the Blavor Qi's is keeping the battery pack at least half charged. When the 10,000mAh battery has a bit of juice in it, the Blavor can maintain a charge to any device through interruptions. The same can be said for any battery pack, making them an excellent option for charging devices for short periods. Panels that do not have battery packs need more time to deliver constant charge to electronics.

blavor qi 10,000 mah solar charger review - the kickstand on the nomad 50 increases efficiency, but we were...
The kickstand on the Nomad 50 increases efficiency, but we were still underwhelmed by the charging speed.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Multiple Device Charging Speed


With a single USB port, the Blavor Qi 10,000 mAh only has the ability to charge one device at a time. In terms of charging multiple devices, this charger did very poorly.
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Our testing grounds were a great place to subject these panels to daily wear and tear. With its coated cells and reinforced canvas exteroir, the Goal Zero excels in this metric.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Portability


Though not as brick-like as other battery-pack/solar combos, the Blavor Qi is still a bit brick-like in shape and weight. The reinforced corners make it more impact-resistant but add bulk to the panel. The flashlight feature also adds bulk that doesn't necessarily need to be there. Though it has a lot of features that add size, our recorded weight for this little panel still rings in impressively low.

The Blavor Qi 10,000 mAh is a lightweight charger and isn't really designed for collecting sun but for providing backcountry charges. This charger weighs in at 9.3oz ounces and is 5.88" x 3.13" x 0.88". This panel would be significantly nicer if in addition to being small, it also collected some sun.

blavor qi 10,000 mah solar charger review - with so much surface area, it&#039;s no surprise that this panel excels...
With so much surface area, it's no surprise that this panel excels in this metric.
Credit: Jane Jackson

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Should You Buy The Blavor Qi 10,000 mAh?


The Blavor Qi 10,000 mAh weighs in at a higher price than the other battery charger packs that we reviewed. Coupled with the fact that it can only charge one device at a time and this battery pack isn't as good of a choice as some of the other packs that we reviewed.

blavor qi 10,000 mah solar charger review - with a standard panel design, but in a super-sized package, the...
With a standard panel design, but in a super-sized package, the Nomad 50 is a niche item. We appreciated the materials used in its construction, like the reinforced pocket shown above. That said, it's a serious investment.
Credit: Jane Jackson

What Other Solar Chargers Should You Consider?


The Blavor Qi 10,000 mAh has a cool LED light and a nice small size. It's durable but does not charge fast from the sun. There are better options. In terms of battery pack style solar chargers, we liked the OEUUDD 25000mAh as it packed in more charging capability.

James Lucas and Matt Spencer
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