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Bushnell SolarWrap 400 Solar Power Charger


    Bushnell SolarWrap 400 Solar Power Charger

    The efficient Bushnell SolarWrap 400 solar power charger quickly gathers power from sunlight, making it easy to recharge your USB-compatible mobile devices when you're on the go. See details

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    The efficient Bushnell SolarWrap 400 solar power charger quickly gathers power from sunlight, making it easy to recharge your USB-compatible mobile devices when you're on the go.

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    The efficient Bushnell SolarWrap 400 solar power charger quickly gathers power from sunlight, making it easy to recharge your USB-compatible mobile devices when you're on the go.

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    The efficient Bushnell SolarWrap 400 solar power charger quickly gathers power from sunlight, making it easy to recharge your USB-compatible mobile devices when you're on the go.

    • Flexible and durable solar panel unrolls like a scroll when you want to collect solar power, and rolls up into a protective and easily transportable case when you're done
    • No sun? no worries—an internal lithium ion battery provides high-capacity power storage and features a micro USB input so it can be pre-charged at home
    • At a full charge, the internal battery provides enough power to charge most cameras and GPS units 2.5 times, MP3 players twice, or a smart phone once
    • Two USB outputs let you charge two devices simultaneously
    • 5-volt/1-amp power output provides the juice you need to charge most mobile devices
    • The Bushnell SolarWrap 400 solar power charger fully charges in 4 hrs. via micro USB from a wall plug, and in approximately 3.5 hrs. in direct sunlight

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    Bushnell SolarWrap 400 Solar Power Charger Specs
    Best use
    3.5 hours
    Lithium ion
    29.2 x 9.1 x 2.4 inches
    10 ounces
    Charge time (hrs)
    External charge
    Battery included
    Battery type

    Bushnell SolarWrap 400 Solar Power Charger

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    Bushnell SolarWrap 400 Solar Power Chargeris rated4.0out of5by3.
    Rated3out of5byfromspecs are over ratedThis charger has some very good features, such as weight. But, the specs state that it will charge 2 smart phones from a full solar charge. From a full solar charge, in two tests, I could only charge my iPhone 4S 1 time. After the first phone was charged, the solar charger had less than 25% of battery life left to charge the second phone. There is a second issue that one should understand with this charger. If you connect your phone to the charger, while the charger is charging the internal battery, the internal battery stops charging from the sun and begins charging the phone from the internal battery...not from the solar panel. Even after the phone is charged, the panel will not go back to charging the internal battery until you disconnect the phone. That is not a great design. I believe other solar chargers sold by REI would be a better bet.
    Date published: 2014-04-18
    Rated4out of5byfromSolar charger that actually works!I was looking for a solar charger that actually works, that didn't weigh a ton, and could charge an iPhone. To be worth it I figured the solar cells should be unbreakable and have as small a footprint as possible in my pack. Oh, yeah, and it should charge pretty fast. I have previous experience with a number of other solar panels, all of which promised great things and all of which disappointed. I did learn that charging a phone directly from the solar panel was not really viable. The panel's output can vary due to clouds, etc and my phone is not happy with that and tends to think it has been unplugged, beeping its disapproval. But a solar panel connected to a stand alone battery seems to smooth out the bumps for the idevice. The Solarwrap 400 measures just over 9" long by 2.5" in diameter when rolled up. Mine weighed 10.3 oz of which about 4 oz is the ridiculously beefy case. I'm sure it makes it look rugged and manly, but I would have preferred a lighter case or maybe a protective pouch. Anyway, that means the flexible solar panel and the connected Li battery only weigh about 6 oz which is pretty sweet. Does it work. Well, so far in my tests the solar panel will charge the attached battery in about 4 hours here in South Texas in February in the late morning to early afternoon. Realize that location is important so YMMV. Today, for instance It charged the completely depleted attached battery to full in 3.75 hours. between 9 and 12:45 with partly cloudy skies and air temp in the mid 40's ( I would estimate between 0 and 20% cloud cover over the time period) That single charge was capable of charging my iPhone 5 from 30% up to 100% with the indicator on the SolarWrap battery indicating it still had 25% left. So it can charge a near empty iPhone to full once on a charge. Forget your iPad or tablet. Doesn't have enough capacity for those. A note on the SolarWrap's LED indicator lights. They are very imprecise. Nominally they show 25, 50 75, and 100% charged or discharged, but I noted that when solar charging, my unit spent about 1.75 hours at the 25% then 30 min at 50% then another 1.5 hours at 75%. Still, it does give some rough idea of the charge. Pros- relatively compact, will charge phone one time on a charge, can be charged from wall, too, relatively quick solar charging of attached battery, USB output, wired so that if one cell goes out it does not effect the other cells, robust materials, relatively light, Cons- overly heavy case, will only charge phone one time on a charge, indicator lights imprecise.
    Date published: 2014-02-12
    Rated5out of5byfromLightweight Solar Panel for TravelYou can't over charge it. It is OK to leave it out in the sun or plugged in.
    Date published: 2013-10-30

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