SPECTRE MaNUaL

The Spectre 15W solar panel is your lightweight, resilient power companion for outdoor adventures. This manual will guide you through its features, usage, and maintenance.

SPECTRE MaNUaL

The Spectre 15W solar panel is your lightweight, resilient power companion for outdoor adventures. This manual will guide you through its features, usage, and maintenance.

SPECTRE MaNUaL

The Spectre 15W solar panel is your lightweight, resilient power companion for outdoor adventures. This manual will guide you through its features, usage, and maintenance.

HOW TO USE SPECTRE

Step 1: Unroll the solar panel

Step 2: Plug in cable to USB-A port

Step 3: Plug the other end of the cable into the device you would like to change

 

PRO TIP: Because of the inconsistencies of solar power due to weather, latitude, and season, we suggest charging an external battery for later use.

 

SEE BATTERY >>

 

SPECTRE SPECS

Size: 17.7" (44.96cm) x 14.5" (36.83cm)
Panel Thickness: ~0.1" (2.54mm)
Rolled Diameter: ~4" (10.16cm) It can
be rolled slightly tighter but not
recommended. Roll with cells on the
outside for the best experience.
 
Weight (product alone): 8.9 oz (252 g)
Operating Temperature: -20°F to 120°F
(-29°C to 49°C)
USB-A Output: 15W. 5V - 2.4A
Waterproof Rating: IPX7
Drop Durability Rating: MIL-STD-810G
Crush Rating: 200 lb.
 
Photovoltaic (PV) solar sensor:
4 LED indicators to help determine the
amount of power the panel is generating
1 LED: 4.5W
2 LED: 9W
3 LED: 13.5W
4 LED: 18W

HOW TO USE SPECTRE

Step 1: Unroll the solar panel

Step 2: Plug in cable to USB-A port

Step 3: Plug the other end of the cable into the device you would like to change

 

PRO TIP: Because of the inconsistencies of solar power due to weather, latitude, and season, we suggest charging an external battery for later use.

 

SEE BATTERY >>

 

SPECTRE SPECS

Size: 17.7" (44.96cm) x 14.5" (36.83cm)
Panel Thickness: ~0.1" (2.54mm)
Rolled Diameter: ~4" (10.16cm) It can
be rolled slightly tighter but not
recommended. Roll with cells on the
outside for the best experience.
 
Weight (product alone): 8.9 oz (252 g)
Operating Temperature: -20°F to 120°F
(-29°C to 49°C)
USB-A Output: 15W. 5V - 2.4A
Waterproof Rating: IPX7
Drop Durability Rating: MIL-STD-810G
Crush Rating: 200 lb.
 
Photovoltaic (PV) solar sensor:
4 LED indicators to help determine the
amount of power the panel is generating
1 LED: 4.5W
2 LED: 9W
3 LED: 13.5W
4 LED: 18W

HOW TO USE SPECTRE

Step 1: Unroll the solar panel

Step 2: Plug in cable to USB-A port

Step 3: Plug the other end of the cable into the device you would like to change

 

PRO TIP: Because of the inconsistencies of solar power due to weather, latitude, and season, we suggest charging an external battery for later use.

 

SEE BATTERY >>

 

SPECTRE SPECS

Size: 17.7" (44.96cm) x 14.5" (36.83cm)
Panel Thickness: ~0.1" (2.54mm)
Rolled Diameter: ~4" (10.16cm) It can
be rolled slightly tighter but not
recommended. Roll with cells on the
outside for the best experience.
 
Weight (product alone): 8.9 oz (252 g)
Operating Temperature: -20°F to 120°F
(-29°C to 49°C)
USB-A Output: 15W. 5V - 2.4A
Waterproof Rating: IPX7
Drop Durability Rating: MIL-STD-810G
Crush Rating: 200 lb.
 
Photovoltaic (PV) solar sensor:
4 LED indicators to help determine the
amount of power the panel is generating
1 LED: 4.5W
2 LED: 9W
3 LED: 13.5W
4 LED: 18W

SaFTEY INSTRUCTIONS

Avoid Punctures and Creases:

The Spectre panel is considerably more durable than other 18W panels but not indestructible. To maintain the best possible charging experience, Do not puncture or crease the solar panel. This can damage the cells and wiring. If a puncture occurs, the panel will still work, although output will be lost.
 

Avoid High Temperatures:

Keep the panel away from high-heat environments. Examples are leaving it on your car's dashboard or on a metal surface that will raise the overall temperature of Spectre. Going outside the preferred operating temps will likely not permanently damage Spectre but will affect its charging performance.
 

Roll With Cells Facing Out:

Roll it with the cells facing out when storing or transporting the panel to help it perform better longer. Secondly, be sure not to go tighter than a 4-inch roll diameter while rolling. Doing this will also help preserve the life of Spectre.
 

SaFTEY INSTRUCTIONS

Avoid Punctures and Creases:

The Spectre panel is considerably more durable than other 18W panels but not indestructible. To maintain the best possible charging experience, Do not puncture or crease the solar panel. This can damage the cells and wiring. If a puncture occurs, the panel will still work, although output will be lost.
 

Avoid High Temperatures:

Keep the panel away from high-heat environments. Examples are leaving it on your car's dashboard or on a metal surface that will raise the overall temperature of Spectre. Going outside the preferred operating temps will likely not permanently damage Spectre but will affect its charging performance.
 

Roll With Cells Facing Out:

Roll it with the cells facing out when storing or transporting the panel to help it perform better longer. Secondly, be sure not to go tighter than a 4-inch roll diameter while rolling. Doing this will also help preserve the life of Spectre.
 

SaFTEY INSTRUCTIONS

Avoid Punctures and Creases:

The Spectre panel is considerably more durable than other 18W panels but not indestructible. To maintain the best possible charging experience, Do not puncture or crease the solar panel. This can damage the cells and wiring. If a puncture occurs, the panel will still work, although output will be lost.
 

Avoid High Temperatures:

Keep the panel away from high-heat environments. Examples are leaving it on your car's dashboard or on a metal surface that will raise the overall temperature of Spectre. Going outside the preferred operating temps will likely not permanently damage Spectre but will affect its charging performance.
 

Roll With Cells Facing Out:

Roll it with the cells facing out when storing or transporting the panel to help it perform better longer. Secondly, be sure not to go tighter than a 4-inch roll diameter while rolling. Doing this will also help preserve the life of Spectre.
 

FactoRs affectiNg ChaRgiNg EfficieNcy

Weather Conditions:

Cloud cover, rain, and other weather conditions can reduce the amount of sunlight reaching your panel. Spectre panels through Photo-skyn™ tech preform better in these conditions than other 18W panels. Still, On cloudy or rainy days, expect lower charging efficiency.
 

Avoid High Temperatures:

Keep the panel away from high-heat environments. Examples are leaving it on your car's dashboard or on a metal surface that will raise the overall temperature of Spectre. Going outside the preferred operating temps will likely not permanently damage Spectre but will affect its charging performance.
 

Time of Day:

Solar panels are most efficient when the sun is at its highest point. To get the best possible charging experience, you may need to adjust the orientation of your panel throughout the day to face the sun for optimal results.
 

Seasons:

The tilt of the Earth's axis changes with the seasons and the quality of the sun you may receive. Panels at different angles capture sunlight differently. Once again, you may need to adjust the panel angle according to the season for better sun efficiency.
 

Latitude:

The closer you are to the equator (lower latitude), the more direct sunlight you receive, resulting in a higher charging efficiency. Higher latitudes receive less direct sunlight, leading to decreased efficiency. A common rule of thumb is that for every degree of latitude away from the equator, you can expect to lose approximately 1-2% of solar charging efficiency.
 

Avoid Shady Areas:

No, we don’t mean bad neighborhoods. We mean areas that lack direct sunlight. Even partial shading on a small panel area can reduce overall efficiency. However, through Spectre’s Photo-skyn™ tech, you can expect better performance in these areas. As a good practice, ensure the panel is not obstructed by objects like trees or buildings.
 

Panel Integrity:

Damage to the panel, such as hard creases or punctures, can impair efficiency. To maintain the best experience and life of the panel, handle the panel with care to avoid physical damage.
 

Cleanliness:

Dust, dirt, or debris on the panel's surface can reduce efficiency. You should periodically clean the panel to ensure optimal sunlight absorption.
 

FactoRs affectiNg ChaRgiNg EfficieNcy

Weather Conditions:

Cloud cover, rain, and other weather conditions can reduce the amount of sunlight reaching your panel. Spectre panels through Photo-skyn™ tech preform better in these conditions than other 18W panels. Still, On cloudy or rainy days, expect lower charging efficiency.
 

Avoid High Temperatures:

Keep the panel away from high-heat environments. Examples are leaving it on your car's dashboard or on a metal surface that will raise the overall temperature of Spectre. Going outside the preferred operating temps will likely not permanently damage Spectre but will affect its charging performance.
 

Time of Day:

Solar panels are most efficient when the sun is at its highest point. To get the best possible charging experience, you may need to adjust the orientation of your panel throughout the day to face the sun for optimal results.
 

Seasons:

The tilt of the Earth's axis changes with the seasons and the quality of the sun you may receive. Panels at different angles capture sunlight differently. Once again, you may need to adjust the panel angle according to the season for better sun efficiency.
 

Latitude:

The closer you are to the equator (lower latitude), the more direct sunlight you receive, resulting in a higher charging efficiency. Higher latitudes receive less direct sunlight, leading to decreased efficiency. A common rule of thumb is that for every degree of latitude away from the equator, you can expect to lose approximately 1-2% of solar charging efficiency.
 

Avoid Shady Areas:

No, we don’t mean bad neighborhoods. We mean areas that lack direct sunlight. Even partial shading on a small panel area can reduce overall efficiency. However, through Spectre’s Photo-skyn™ tech, you can expect better performance in these areas. As a good practice, ensure the panel is not obstructed by objects like trees or buildings.
 

Panel Integrity:

Damage to the panel, such as hard creases or punctures, can impair efficiency. To maintain the best experience and life of the panel, handle the panel with care to avoid physical damage.
 

Cleanliness:

Dust, dirt, or debris on the panel's surface can reduce efficiency. You should periodically clean the panel to ensure optimal sunlight absorption.
 

FactoRs affectiNg ChaRgiNg EfficieNcy

Weather Conditions:

Cloud cover, rain, and other weather conditions can reduce the amount of sunlight reaching your panel. Spectre panels through Photo-skyn™ tech preform better in these conditions than other 18W panels. Still, On cloudy or rainy days, expect lower charging efficiency.
 

Avoid High Temperatures:

Keep the panel away from high-heat environments. Examples are leaving it on your car's dashboard or on a metal surface that will raise the overall temperature of Spectre. Going outside the preferred operating temps will likely not permanently damage Spectre but will affect its charging performance.
 

Time of Day:

Solar panels are most efficient when the sun is at its highest point. To get the best possible charging experience, you may need to adjust the orientation of your panel throughout the day to face the sun for optimal results.
 

Seasons:

The tilt of the Earth's axis changes with the seasons and the quality of the sun you may receive. Panels at different angles capture sunlight differently. Once again, you may need to adjust the panel angle according to the season for better sun efficiency.
 

Latitude:

The closer you are to the equator (lower latitude), the more direct sunlight you receive, resulting in a higher charging efficiency. Higher latitudes receive less direct sunlight, leading to decreased efficiency. A common rule of thumb is that for every degree of latitude away from the equator, you can expect to lose approximately 1-2% of solar charging efficiency.
 

Avoid Shady Areas:

No, we don’t mean bad neighborhoods. We mean areas that lack direct sunlight. Even partial shading on a small panel area can reduce overall efficiency. However, through Spectre’s Photo-skyn™ tech, you can expect better performance in these areas. As a good practice, ensure the panel is not obstructed by objects like trees or buildings.
 

Panel Integrity:

Damage to the panel, such as hard creases or punctures, can impair efficiency. To maintain the best experience and life of the panel, handle the panel with care to avoid physical damage.
 

Cleanliness:

Dust, dirt, or debris on the panel's surface can reduce efficiency. You should periodically clean the panel to ensure optimal sunlight absorption.
 

SPECTRE UNIQUE FEaTURES

SPECTRE PHOTO-SKYN™ TECHNOLOGY:

The Spectre 15W solar panel employs Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) cells. CIGS cells are advantageous for solar charging because they are flexible and less sensitive to shading. This technology allows Spectre to maintain a higher efficiency even in low-light conditions or
when partially shaded compared to leading crystalline cells.
 

SPECTRE ADJUSTABLE KICKSTAND:

The Spectre panel has an optional accessory kit. This kit helps provide stability and optimal solar exposure, ensuring a better charging experience.
 

SUN EFFICIENCY METER:

The Spectre panel utilizes a Photovoltaic (PV) solar sensor that can measure the quality of sun the panel is receiving.
 
Four LED indicators are located at the front of Spectre to help you determine the amount of power the panel is generating.
 
1 LED - 4.5W
2 LED - 9W
3 LED - 13.5W
4 LED - 18W (max)
 

USE CASES & CONDITIONS:

The Spectre 15W solar panel is versatile and suitable for various scenarios. You can use it for backpacking, camping, military applications, hunting, fishing, and ATV travel. Its adaptability allows you to harness solar power in various outdoor activities.
 

PROPER PACKING & STORAGE:

When preparing the panel for storage or transportation, roll it correctly with the cells on the outside and a minimum 4” roll diameter. This ensures that the panel remains in good condition and is ready for use.
 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any other questions or concerns please reach out to our support team.

SUPPORT@DARKENERGY.COM

SPECTRE UNIQUE FEaTURES

SPECTRE PHOTO-SKYN™ TECHNOLOGY:

The Spectre 15W solar panel employs Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) cells. CIGS cells are advantageous for solar charging because they are flexible and less sensitive to shading. This technology allows Spectre to maintain a higher efficiency even in low-light conditions or
when partially shaded compared to leading crystalline cells.
 

SPECTRE ADJUSTABLE KICKSTAND:

The Spectre panel has an optional accessory kit. This kit helps provide stability and optimal solar exposure, ensuring a better charging experience.
 

SUN EFFICIENCY METER:

The Spectre panel utilizes a Photovoltaic (PV) solar sensor that can measure the quality of sun the panel is receiving.
 
Four LED indicators are located at the front of Spectre to help you determine the amount of power the panel is generating.
 
1 LED - 4.5W
2 LED - 9W
3 LED - 13.5W
4 LED - 18W (max)
 

USE CASES & CONDITIONS:

The Spectre 15W solar panel is versatile and suitable for various scenarios. You can use it for backpacking, camping, military applications, hunting, fishing, and ATV travel. Its adaptability allows you to harness solar power in various outdoor activities.
 

PROPER PACKING & STORAGE:

When preparing the panel for storage or transportation, roll it correctly with the cells on the outside and a minimum 4” roll diameter. This ensures that the panel remains in good condition and is ready for use.
 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any other questions or concerns please reach out to our support team.

SUPPORT@DARKENERGY.COM

SPECTRE UNIQUE FEaTURES

SPECTRE PHOTO-SKYN™ TECHNOLOGY:

The Spectre 15W solar panel employs Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) cells. CIGS cells are advantageous for solar charging because they are flexible and less sensitive to shading. This technology allows Spectre to maintain a higher efficiency even in low-light conditions or
when partially shaded compared to leading crystalline cells.
 

SPECTRE ADJUSTABLE KICKSTAND:

The Spectre panel has an optional accessory kit. This kit helps provide stability and optimal solar exposure, ensuring a better charging experience.
 

SUN EFFICIENCY METER:

The Spectre panel utilizes a Photovoltaic (PV) solar sensor that can measure the quality of sun the panel is receiving.
 
Four LED indicators are located at the front of Spectre to help you determine the amount of power the panel is generating.
 
1 LED - 4.5W
2 LED - 9W
3 LED - 13.5W
4 LED - 18W (max)
 

USE CASES & CONDITIONS:

The Spectre 15W solar panel is versatile and suitable for various scenarios. You can use it for backpacking, camping, military applications, hunting, fishing, and ATV travel. Its adaptability allows you to harness solar power in various outdoor activities.
 

PROPER PACKING & STORAGE:

When preparing the panel for storage or transportation, roll it correctly with the cells on the outside and a minimum 4” roll diameter. This ensures that the panel remains in good condition and is ready for use.
 

 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any other questions or concerns please reach out to our support team.

SUPPORT@DARKENERGY.COM

SPECTRE MANUAL

The Spectre 15W solar panel is your lightweight, resilient power companion for outdoor adventures. This manual will guide you through its features, usage, and maintenance.

HOW TO USE SPECTRE

Step 1: Unroll the solar panel

Step 2: Plug in cable to USB-A port

Step 3: Plug the other end of the cable into the device you would like to change

 

PRO TIP: Because of the inconsistencies of solar power due to weather, latitude, and season, we suggest charging an external battery for later use.

 

SEE BATTERY >>

 

SPECTRE SPECS

Size: 17.7" (44.96cm) x 14.5" (36.83cm)
Panel Thickness: ~0.1" (2.54mm)
Rolled Diameter: ~4" (10.16cm) It can
be rolled slightly tighter but not
recommended. Roll with cells on the
outside for the best experience.
 
Weight (product alone): 8.9 oz (252 g)
Operating Temperature: -20°F to 120°F
(-29°C to 49°C)
USB-A Output: 15W. 5V - 2.4A
Waterproof Rating: IPX7
Drop Durability Rating: MIL-STD-810G
Crush Rating: 200 lb.
 
Photovoltaic (PV) solar sensor:
4 LED indicators to help determine the
amount of power the panel is generating
1 LED: 4.5W
2 LED: 9W
3 LED: 13.5W
4 LED: 18W

SaFTEY INSTRUCTIONS

Avoid Punctures and Creases:

The Spectre panel is considerably more durable than other 18W panels but not indestructible. To maintain the best possible charging experience, Do not puncture or crease the solar panel. This can damage the cells and wiring. If a puncture occurs, the panel will still work, although output will be lost.
 

Avoid High Temperatures:

Keep the panel away from high-heat environments. Examples are leaving it on your car's dashboard or on a metal surface that will raise the overall temperature of Spectre. Going outside the preferred operating temps will likely not permanently damage Spectre but will affect its charging performance.
 

Roll With Cells Facing Out:

Roll it with the cells facing out when storing or transporting the panel to help it perform better longer. Secondly, be sure not to go tighter than a 4-inch roll diameter while rolling. Doing this will also help preserve the life of Spectre.
 

FactoRs affectiNg ChaRgiNg EfficieNcy

Weather Conditions:

Cloud cover, rain, and other weather conditions can reduce the amount of sunlight reaching your panel. Spectre panels through Photo-skyn™ tech preform better in these conditions than other 18W panels. Still, On cloudy or rainy days, expect lower charging efficiency.
 

Avoid High Temperatures:

Keep the panel away from high-heat environments. Examples are leaving it on your car's dashboard or on a metal surface that will raise the overall temperature of Spectre. Going outside the preferred operating temps will likely not permanently damage Spectre but will affect its charging performance.
 

Time of Day:

Solar panels are most efficient when the sun is at its highest point. To get the best possible charging experience, you may need to adjust the orientation of your panel throughout the day to face the sun for optimal results.
 

Seasons:

The tilt of the Earth's axis changes with the seasons and the quality of the sun you may receive. Panels at different angles capture sunlight differently. Once again, you may need to adjust the panel angle according to the season for better sun efficiency.
 

Latitude:

The closer you are to the equator (lower latitude), the more direct sunlight you receive, resulting in a higher charging efficiency. Higher latitudes receive less direct sunlight, leading to decreased efficiency. A common rule of thumb is that for every degree of latitude away from the equator, you can expect to lose approximately 1-2% of solar charging efficiency.
 

Avoid Shady Areas:

No, we don’t mean bad neighborhoods. We mean areas that lack direct sunlight. Even partial shading on a small panel area can reduce overall efficiency. However, through Spectre’s Photo-skyn™ tech, you can expect better performance in these areas. As a good practice, ensure the panel is not obstructed by objects like trees or buildings.
 

Panel Integrity:

Damage to the panel, such as hard creases or punctures, can impair efficiency. To maintain the best experience and life of the panel, handle the panel with care to avoid physical damage.
 

Cleanliness:

Dust, dirt, or debris on the panel's surface can reduce efficiency. You should periodically clean the panel to ensure optimal sunlight absorption.
 

SPECTRE UNIQUE FEaTURES

SPECTRE PHOTO-SKYN™ TECHNOLOGY:

The Spectre 15W solar panel employs Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) cells. CIGS cells are advantageous for solar charging because they are flexible and less sensitive to shading. This technology allows Spectre to maintain a higher efficiency even in low-light conditions or when partially shaded compared to leading crystalline cells.
 

SPECTRE ADJUSTABLE KICKSTAND:

The Spectre panel has an optional accessory kit. This kit helps provide stability and optimal solar exposure, ensuring a better charging experience.
 

SUN EFFICIENCY METER:

The Spectre panel utilizes a Photovoltaic (PV) solar sensor that can measure the quality of sun the panel is receiving.
 
Four LED indicators are located at the front of Spectre to help you determine the amount of power the panel is generating.
 
1 LED - 4.5W
2 LED - 9W
3 LED - 13.5W
4 LED - 18W (max)
 

USE CASES & CONDITIONS:

The Spectre 15W solar panel is versatile and suitable for various scenarios. You can use it for backpacking, camping, military applications, hunting, fishing, and ATV travel. Its adaptability allows you to harness solar power in various outdoor activities.
 

PROPER PACKING & STORAGE:

When preparing the panel for storage or transportation, roll it correctly with the cells on the outside and a minimum 4” roll diameter. This ensures that the panel remains in good condition and is ready for use.
 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any other questions or concerns please reach out to our support team.

SUPPORT@DARKENERGY.COM