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Solio Classic 2 Solar Charger

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The svelte Solio Classic 2 solar charger boasts a full-size USB port and twice the capacity of its predecessor. A day in the sun provides up to 3 complete charges for your portable electronic devices!

  • Compact design fits easily in a backpack or messenger bag, ready to collect the sun's energy; just place in the light and the 10.1 oz. Solio begins to charge
  • Unit fans into a flower shape; insert a pencil into the central pivot point and prop Solio up to point it directly at the sun
  • When the sun goes down, the 3,200mAh battery can be re-charged via the micro-USB port; the battery charges in 4.5 hours from a USB power source
  • Apple® output is optimized for Apple products; CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association) standard output is optimized for most other devices
  • Simple, fast-charging lithium-ion battery stores solar energy for up to 1 year, letting you charge up your portable electronic accessories
  • Easy-to-operate charger can be powered up from either solar energy or, when the sun goes down, from a computer with the included USB charging cable
  • Once charged, simply plug in electronic device, press a button and charging begins; status-indicator LED on button shows power level of battery
  • Approximate charge time for the Solio Classic 2 from the sun is 8 to 10 hrs. and just over 6 hrs. from the USB charging cable or from a wall outlet


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Solio Classic 2 Solar Charger Specs
Best use
Sun: 8-10 hrs USB: 6 hrs
Lithium polymer
5V 1000 mA (5W)
3200 mAh
5V 1000mA
5.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 inches
Charge time (hrs)
External charge
Battery included
Battery type
Solar cell output capacity
Battery storage capacity (mAh)
Power output to device (mA)

Solio Classic 2 Solar Charger

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Solio Classic 2 Solar Chargeris rated2.6out of5by5.
Rated5out of5byfromA good option for power on the goI've had my Solio for over a year. I used it in Hawaii on a 3 day hike and it charged my iPod touch, flash light, and GoPro just fine. I also use it to charge my iPhone when on the go. It won't charge well if you're using it indoors by a window, which I think it says in the instructions. The only downside is its size. It can be bulky, especially if you're trying to save on weight for a backpacking trip. But because of it's size, it does hold a big charge.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated5out of5byfromWorked Great for Me in Mongolia!I bought this to provide auxiliary power for my cell phone while traveling the countryside of Mongolia for work. It charged well in sunshine, and provided over 50% recharge on my phone when needed for contingencies; n.b. I never expected it to provide 100% recharge as some customers seem to expect. Whenever I could, I also charged it from ac, particularly when we were going to be in transit and I couldn't guarantee enough solar exposure. I carry it on long domestic trips as a backup to my phone battery. At home, I charge it from ac and leave it in the trunk of my car for emergencies or an unexpected dead phone battery. It holds a charge for months; just to be sure, I just checked it - I hadn't charged it for several months and it's still got a full charge. My experience has been completely positive - I recommended this charger to a long distance hiker/biker and was surprised to see such negative reviews. Not my experience!
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated1out of5byfromPretty UselessI bought this to charge my HTC Android phone when hiking. I was in exposing the panels to the sun for at least 8 hours a day. The device never charged full and could never charge my phone. It did charge my small MP3 player though. To test I put it in the sun for 3 days and could not get it to charge more than 50%.
Date published: 2013-04-04
Rated1out of5byfromafter 2 wks, I got replacement and againAfter I use at home/office for 2 weeks, It won't charge by Sun anymore. I never went camp and only use at office/home/train(btwn office&home). I charge this over night usually cause I know it charges slowly. So I got new one again. and it's almost 3 months. and It won't charge by solar panel again. :( This product isn't last long. I have GoalZero. and I use this long trip with car. and It is charging very well. I recommend anyone think solar panel. Just go for GoalZero. Not this one.
Date published: 2013-03-25
Rated1out of5byfromSo disappointedI really wanted this to work, but after the initial charge powered my phone twice, it would not completely charge anything more. Days on end of clouds meant I was charging it on the USB from a PC. It would be connected all night and look "off" in the morning. I'd try to power up my smartphone and after about 10 minutes, it was out of power. Phone would say "39%" but be out of juice in 10 minutes. We finally had a sunny day and when I went to open the array, one of the panels broke off! Returned for a Nomad7. Hope it works better.
Date published: 2013-01-13

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