Renogy Firefly Solar Generator Review

All-in-one generators are great value for money for some people.

As their name suggests – they have most components you need to charge your appliances and devices in the one piece – you just charge your generator up and hook up the device you want charged.

They are portable, can be carried around, and can be used for charging AC and DC appliances on the go, as well as a backup power source for emergencies.

We would note that the Renogy Firefly has been superseded in 2017 by the Renogy Phoenix, which you can read a review and guide about here.

If you’d still like to know about the Firefly, you can read on below.

 

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Renogy Firefly Solar Generator: Review

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What’s Good About It, and What Are The Features?

  • Designed for mobile charging off grid, or emergency usage for a backup power source
  • Can charge DC devices, and any USB or AC appliance under 150W
  • Has a switch that allows you to switch between the AC and DC charging
  • Has an LCD display that has information on battery capacity, errors, and DC/AC load on/off
  • Provides up to 175Wh of energy
  • 2 x 10 watt monocrystalline panel built in
  • Has a convenient and comfortable carry handle
  • Has a built-in 10A charge controller
  • Comes with a 5.5mm adaptor cable with DC to MC4 connectors to connect up additional input power
  • Includes an LED flashlight on the side with two modes, lighting and SOS
  • Includes one 16Ah lithium polymer battery
  • Case feels solid and is water resistant
  • Weighs only 12 lbs
  • Dimensions are 15.20 x 11.81 x 3.84 inches
  • Power output has a 25 year warranty, and the materials and worksmanship has a 5 year warranty. There is a 1 year warranty on the accessories – always check conditions of warranty through third party sellers

 

What Could Be Improved, Or Should Be Noted?

  • Make sure you check the limits on input and output charging
  • Sometimes can have issues with overheating if placed in the sun for too long – but, not common or a major concern
  • Won’t run super heavy energy appliances like large fridges
  • Compatible only with extra Renogy panels up to 50 Watts for Monocrystalline, and only the Poly 50 Watt panel > for quicker charging than the 2 x 10 watt panels provided
  • Not listed on the Renogy site anymore as of May 2017 – has been superceded by the Phoenix and soon the Lycan

 

What Extras Might You Need?

  • No extras really needed

 

Where To Check It Out?

View the Renogy Firefly on Amazon

 

Renogy Firefly Solar Generator: Buyer’s Guide

What Is The Renogy Firefly Solar Generator?

It is an all-in-one solar generator which uses solar, AC and DC power, to charge DC and AC devices up to a certain limit.

 

What Is The Renogy Firefly Used For?

It has two primary purposes:

To charge AC and DC devices (check limits of devices that it can charge) on the go, or off grid in remote locations away from mains power

To act as a backup power source in the event of emergency

 

Who Is The Renogy Firefly Good For?

People who want a cheaper version and older version of the Renogy Phoenix all-in-one solar generator.

The Firefly has older technology, and decreased performance compared to the Phoenix.

If you travel, go camping, have a remote cabin, go boating – or do basically anything which requires you to be away from your home for longer periods of time – it will suit you.

 

Renogy Firefly – Accessories & Extras

The great thing about an all-in-one generator is that they come with basically most things you need to use them.

You may need connection or cable specific to a particular device you are using – but it comes with most connectors and cables you need.

 

Renogy Firefly Solar Generator: Resources

1. https://www.renogy.com/

 

 

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