How To Use Solar Panels To Charge Your Duracell PowerSource For Free!

How To Use Solar Panels To Charge Your Duracell PowerSource For Free!
In this video I’ll be hooking up a Renogy Solar Panel up to the Duracell 1440 PowerSource and explaining, then showing you how to fully charge this unit up if you don’t have consistent access to electricity. There are links below to the cables and a compatible solar panel, so check those out. Also a very important detail in the video when it comes to hooking up the connector properly to the Duracell PowerSource so that the solar panel is detected and charges the unit.
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Contents of this video:
00:00 Intro.
01:07 Duracell PowerSource is almost all out of energy.
01:56 Unboxing the Solar Panel.
03:07 Solar Panel Specs, and what exactly is compatible with the Duracell 1440 PowerSource?
05:34 Hooking up the Solar Panel Cables.
07:39 Duracell PowerSource with built “Idiot-Proof” circuit board along with a fuse (just in case the world produces a better idiot).
11:46 Most important part of hooking up the Solar Panel so it will charge correctly!
13:40 Solar is now charging up the Duracell PowerSource.
14:54 Wrap up. Thanks for watching and Please be sure to like and Subscribe it really helps my new channel!

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Duracell 1440/660 Powersource Link:


Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt compatible Solar Panel:

Anderson compatible Solar Connector Kit:

25 Foot Solar Panel Connector Cables


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Duracell’s PowerSource 660 delivers power you can depend on anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re hunkered down during an emergency or enjoying the great outdoors, you can rely on the Duracell PowerSource 660 to deliver clean and quiet power without the noise, gas or fumes of a traditional gas-powered generator. With 660-Watt/hour of battery capacity the PowerSource has plenty of power to keep your devices powered up and can even be daisy chained with an external battery for increased capacity. The quiet, battery operated PowerSource is a better alternative to gas generators and can be used indoors during extreme weather. The PowerSource is ideal for critical devices that require uninterrupted power because it can instantly transition from AC wall power to its internal battery power in the event of a power outage. The PowerSource features 4 AC outlets, 2 USB ports and a 12-Volt DC port for vehicle accessories. With 1800-Watt of peak output power (1440-Watt continuous) you can run major household appliances like refrigerators or TVs with no problem. The integrated solar controller is compatible with most solar panels and uses the standard Anderson connector. You can even connect the PowerSource to your vehicle via the daisy chain terminals to use the vehicles’ alternator for recharging when solar or AC power is not available. You can’t always know when you’ll be left without power, but you can prepare for it with the PowerSource 660 from Duracell.
660-Watt/hour battery capacity (12-Volt, 55 Ah), 1500-Watt inverter
Instant on UPS feature for uninterrupted power
Daisy chaining: threaded terminals for secure connection to additional batteries
Built-in solar controller with Anderson connector for 10-hour recharging


  1. I was curious that can you charging while discharging? I planing a 3month road trip and I want to hook up that powersource to solar panel that on my rtt.

  2. My solar panel came with a charge controller & terminals for the daisy chain. Is it better to use the anderson connector with the built in charge controller on the Duracell or the charge controller that comes with the solar panel? Or would it make no difference as far as charging faster?

  3. Totally new to this basically, but does adding another 100w solar panel make the whole system 200w, or is the 100w threshold solely speaking about the panel itself? Once again, Totally green on the subject. Thanks for the video.

  4. Can you help me find long cords for this solar panel, for the Duracell, please? I don't understand all the numbers when looking for cords. I need at least 5 feet long. Prefer 10 to 20 feet if possible.

  5. For anybody else trying to figure things out, I don't see it mentioned in the video, but you need for this Duracell Powersource a 10AWG Solar Panel Wire and not a 12AWG Solar Panel Wire. Pay attention to the cable gauge and select the right one.

  6. Does anyone know what size of lugs are the red and black connectors in the back. Also what size Awg connector to use. Thankyou

  7. Dear Mr. Fix, I keep seeing panels selling with modulaters and chargers and extra stuff but then I see here only the cords are needed when charging. Are those things needed or not? I would be okay with just genny to cord to panel. Thank you sir.

  8. Don't want to jump to any assumptions but in theory you should be able to charge it via solar and plug it into the wall as well correct?

  9. Hello. I just purchased the Duracell 1440. I also already have the same renogy solar panel with out the ends just like you. Where do I get and what are the ends called so I can link the Anderson adapter to attach to the 1440? Many thanks and informative video.

  10. I just wanted to take this time to thank you for your video and explanation. I got my powersource yesterday and bought the components you had a link to. I hope you got a commission. Separating the wires had me stumped too but after that it took the charge no problem. Liked and subscribed to you.

  11. Hello, I recently purchased a Duracell powerpack pro 1300 was wondering if you Knew if it can charge With a solar panel as well thanks.

  12. Mine takes DAYS to charge! I contacted Duracell and they stated that its supposed to work that way. I feel it is pure JUNK cause i can only use it once a week!

  13. Hi I noticed that the green light is flashing once I connect a solar panel with the power source. Do we need to turn the power source on to charge it or just connecting a solar panel with it and let the green light flashing is enough? Thank you for your clarification!

  14. I like that you can add a battery to this unit but only being able to use one 100 watt panel seems like it really limits the unit

  15. Nice work — it didn't even occur to me to physically reverse the Anderson terminals; now everything works fine. Thanks for your efforts.

    Also: you have a great sense of style with that cabin. Very nice!

  16. I am trying to do the same. I have a 100w solar panel hooked up to my 1440w Duracell. I have all the right connections and still no power. Do I need an inverter?

  17. Thanks. Am thinking of buying one for my parents in The Gambia, Africa. This battery has good reviews on Amazon…

  18. These 1440 Duracell units have been around for a while. They are inexpensive and it's easy to add more battery capacity because of the exposed connectors on the side. The problems with this unit are many. It uses a SLA AGM (lead-acid) battery, which makes it very heavy and cuts your usable capacity quite a bit. It also uses a PWM charge controller, instead of MPPT. Finally, it has a modified sine wave inverter instead of the much better pure sine wave option. If you're OK compromising on ALL of those key features; weight, PWM and MSW, then it's inexpensive and easy to add more capacity to…which you WILL need.

  19. And now to blow your mind……you know how you can daisy chain an extra battery on the back???… can add all of the solar panels that you want to either an extra battery or the daisy chain terminals as long as you use a charge controller! This will speed up the charging!

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