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Dizaul 5000mAh Portable Review

More charger than a solar panel, this pocket-sized device will provide some charge for your electronics at a decent price
dizaul 5000mah portable solar charger review
Credit: Dizaul
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Price:  $24 List
Manufacturer:   Dizaul
By James Lucas and Matt Spencer  ⋅  Nov 4, 2022
30
OVERALL
SCORE


RANKED
#8 of 10
  • Direct Solar Charging Speed - 35% 1.0
  • Indirect Solar Charging Speed - 35% 1.0
  • Portability - 15% 10.0
  • Multiple Device Charging - 15% 5.5

Our Verdict

Looking for something small to plug and dash for just a bit? The Dizaul 5000mAh Portable shines in this department. With two ports, it can provide a bit of power to your two devices while you keep them in your pocket.
REASONS TO BUY
Small
Can fit in your pocket
Has a LED light
REASONS TO AVOID
The small solar panel doesn't charge
However, this charger should not be relied on as a solar charger. It barely picked up direct and indirect sunlight. It should be charged ahead of time and then used as a simple battery pack. At a low price, the Dizaul performed well for what it is- a lightweight charger for those looking for a quick electric bump in the outdoors.

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Pros Small, can fit in your pocket, Has a LED lightInexpensive, efficient, user-friendly, great charging speed, excels in partly cloudy conditionsGood charging speed, lots of places to clip carabiners, highly affordableDurable, well-designed, fast charging times, rugged designImpressive charging speeds, can charge multiple devices simultaneously, affordable
Cons The small solar panel doesn't chargeBulky, 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,Expensive, bulky, ridged design is harder to pack, weak magnetic closurePoor interruption recovery
Bottom Line More charger than a solar panel, this pocket-sized device will provide some charge for your electronics at a decent priceThis 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 costsA powerful, well-designed, durable panel, with fast charging speeds
Decent solar charger that charges well
A powerful, fast charging machine, capable of charging multiple devices, complete with a reasonable price tag
Rating Categories Dizaul 5000mAh Port... BigBlue 3 X-Dragon 20W SunJack 25W Ryno-Tuff 21W
Direct Solar Charging Speed (35%)
1
8.0
8.0
8.0
8.0
Indirect Solar Charging Speed (35%)
1
10.0
8.5
8.5
6.5
Portability (15%)
10.0
5.5
5.5
4.0
6.5
Multiple Device Charging (15%)
5.5
9.5
7.5
8.5
8.0
Specs Dizaul 5000mAh Port... BigBlue 3 X-Dragon 20W SunJack 25W Ryno-Tuff 21W
Panel Size (watts) Power Output? <5W 28W 20W 25W 21W
Weight (measured) 4.8oz 21.8oz 21.1oz 29.4oz 17.5oz
# of USB outlets 2 3 2 2 2
Max USB Output Current (amps per port) 1 amp 2.4 amp 3 amp 2 amp 2.1 amp
Size folded N/A 11.1" x 6.3" x 1.3" 12.1" x 7.2" x .51" 12.6" x 7.8" x 0.8" 5.9" x 11.8" x 0.8"
Size opened 5.59" x 2.76" x 0.55" 33.1" x 11.1" x 0.2" 23.3" x 12.1" x .12" 24.6" x 7.8" x 0.8" 18" x 11.8" x 0.1"
Battery? Yes No No No No
Charge capacity (mAh) 5,000mAh N/A N/A N/A N/A
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 Plastic case PET Polymer Fabric PTFE PET Polymer Fabric PET Polymer Fabric
Panel type Mono-crystalline Mono-crystalline Mono-crystalline Mono-crystalline Mono-crystalline
Battery input (Volts / Amps) 5V/1A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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

This small battery pack can fit in your pocket at a low cost while still charging multiple devices. It should be noted that the device's solar charging abilities are fairly abysmal and that it should be treated as less of a solar panel and more as a strong charging battery pack.

Performance Comparison


dizaul 5000mah portable solar charger review - slender and efficient, this little panel packs a punch.
Slender and efficient, this little panel packs a punch.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Direct Solar Charging Speed


This 5000 mAh device acts as a fast charger for attached devices but when it comes to capturing sunlight, the Dizaul 5000mAh did not fair well.


As a solar panel, the Dizaul 5000mAh underperformed. It produced a mere 103 mAh while in direct sunlight. This panel should be considered an emergency use only and may not function very well at that. It's better to consider this solely as a lightweight battery pack.

dizaul 5000mah portable solar charger review - the beartwo impressed us with its charging abilities. it charged our...
The BEARTWO impressed us with its charging abilities. It charged our phone almost 30% in 30 minutes.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Indirect Solar Charging Speed


With a 5,000 mAh battery pack in a small package, this product recovers from interruption very well as long as the battery pack has a bit of juice in it. Much like other battery pack/solar combinations, this product works well when the battery is charged. If you are relying only on solar, the small panel will have a hard time charging the 5,000 mAh on its own.

In terms of the solar panel's ability to charge in a less than ideal sun situation, the Dizaul 5000mAh underperformed. It barely charged in the full shade and even in the partial shade.
dizaul 5000mah portable solar charger review - when the battery is at least partially charged, this panel works...
When the battery is at least partially charged, this panel works well in partially shady conditions.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Multiple Device Charging Speed


The Dizaul 5000mAh has two USB ports, earning it a commendable score in this metric. It put out 792 mAh to the first port and 659 mAh in the second port, making it a slightly below average producer in terms of charging multiple ports well.

dizaul 5000mah portable solar charger review - we liked the hidden placements of the usb ports on this panel.
We liked the hidden placements of the USB ports on this panel.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Portability


The Dizaul 5000mAh is the most portable products in this review. It is small, light, and barely noticeable at 3.8 ounces, making it great for any backpacking trip or for any time when you need an extra charge for your battery. It doesn't have any folding panels so it comes at a mere 5.75" x 3" x 0.5", which is pocket-sized. The portability of this product makes it noteworthy and ideal for days when you need a small charger.

dizaul 5000mah portable solar charger review - the beartwo is barely bigger than this lara bar, making it a...
The BEARTWO is barely bigger than this Lara Bar, making it a no-brainer for day hikes or backpacking trips.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Should You Buy The Dizaul 5000mAh?


The Dizaul 5000mAh comes in at a very reasonable price compared to most of the other solar panels in this review. As a compact device that can boost a nearly dead electronic, it works great. The value is in the device as a charger and not a solar panel.

What Other Solar Chargers Should You Consider?


This is a portable, lightweight product that delivers a fast charge to two devices at a time, via a USB cable. We applaud it for its simplicity and fast charging capabilities. That being said, we prefer using the Dizaul 5000mAh as a battery pack, as opposed to a full-blown solar set-up, considering the size of the panel. It's a great backup for travel or overnight trips into the backcountry.

While this model doe ok as a battery pack, we liked the OEUUDD 25000mAh a lot more in terms of its capacity to charge a few devices and provide more energy.

James Lucas and Matt Spencer
 
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