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Powertraveller Powermonkey Explorer Solar Battery Charger

Bring the rugged, compact Powertraveller Explorer solar battery charger on your next adventure to keep your electronics up and running.
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Item # 835331

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  • Features a solar-slave panel to draw a charge from sunlight; can be strapped to a backpack for on-the-go charging
  • Universal adapters allow charger to be plugged into wall sockets in the U.S., UK, Australia and Europe
  • Interchangeable connectors, USB and mini-USB compatibility enable the unit to charge a wide variety of smart phones and music players
  • iPhone® 5 can be charged with a USB adapter (not included; available for purchase from Apple)
  • Water-resistant, rubberized design allows unit to be used in a wide range of conditions; LCD screen displays battery capacity and charge levels
  • Fully charges in 3.5 hrs. from wall socket; 6 hours from solar-slave provide one-third charge; full charge allows up to three full cell phone charges
  • The Powertraveller Explorer solar battery charger protects electronics against short circuits, over-charging and over-discharging

Powertraveller Powermonkey Explorer Solar Battery Charger

Specification Description
Best use Multisport
Charge time (hrs) 5 hours
External charge Wall, USB
Battery included No
Battery type Lithium polymer
Solar cell output capacity 5V 200mA (1W)
Battery storage capacity (mAh) 2200 mAh
Power output to device (mA) 5V 700 mA
Material(s) ABS plastic
Dimensions 3.5 x 1.7 x 1.4 inches
Foldable Yes
Weight 2.9 ounces

Powertraveller Powermonkey Explorer Solar Battery Charger

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Rated 3.5/5 based on 8 reviews
Rated 4out of5
by fromVersitile Solar/home charger You need 4-5 hours of full sun to charge the battery pack. Once charged the battery pack charges my Android phone almost as fast as a wall chargr. Taking it on a 5 day camping/fishing trip. Hoping for some sunny days to keep cell phone charged. The wall charger charges the battery pack quickly.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 5out of5
by fromExplorer lets me Explore I use the explorer for camping on weekends. It keeps my phone charged for emergencies. It keeps the kids ipods charged for their sanity. Great product!
Date published: 2012-03-13
Rated 2out of5
by fromtoo much for its price The apple adaptor is not working, so i need to use the usb connector and apple cable to charge the apple products. too pricey for a portable charger and it doesn't do its job(apple connector).
Date published: 2013-06-10
Rated 2out of5
by fromSome incorrect infromation I am an ultralight luxury backpacker and the REI specs said 2.9 ounces so I thought this was the charger for me. I got it home and the panel and the battery are about 8 ounces. If you add in all the extra connectors I am guessing 14 plus ounces. The devise says it will charge a phone 3 times. Well maybe a regular phone, but a smart phone it will almost charge one time. Right after using the solar panel only, on my Android phone, my SD mini card would not connect. It might have been pure coincidence but I read on another devise not to strictly use a small solar panel on a smart phone because the phone draws more than the panel makes. You need to draw from the battery pack. They might make note of this in the packaging. I really wanted to like this devise but ended up taking it back.
Date published: 2012-10-05
Rated 1out of5
by fromA Disappointment I purchased the PowerMonkey Explorer to take on the John Muir Trail so that I can keep my iPhone charged (which will then serve as my camera, book reader, and note-taking device). I have been using the PowerMonkey in advance of the hike to make sure it works. It doesn't. Based on other reviews, I am wondering if my particular PM is defective. I have contacted the company but they don't write back. Each day I use the Solar attachment to charge the PowerMonkey by moving the devices from window sill to window sill inside my house. I live in Alaska where we have LOTS of sunlight now. Nevertheless, the PowerMonkey does not fully charge, and when it is plugged into my iPhone at the end of the day, it raises the charge only a little. Such performance would definitely not be enough to keep my iPhone charged on the trail.
Date published: 2012-05-07
Rated 4out of5
by fromLuv the Monkey! I travel a lot and completely depend on my smart phone. The Power Monkey gives me enough backup power to get through the day, no matter how much I use the phone for data or calls. Only change I'd make to the amazing design would be a wide, stretchy strap to hold the power pod against the phone. Otherwise, I have to carefully hold the USB in place the entire time to keep it from disconnecting. Even with that small shortcoming, I'm sure I sold at least 10 people on this model of the Monkey during my last trip.
Date published: 2012-05-30
Rated 5out of5
by fromPortable Power ! I am self employed and was leaving for vacation for a week. I wanted a device that could keep my phone charged so I can still keep intouch w/ my employees, customers and family. I use my phone hard so needed something reliable. I purchased the Explorer, came pre charged right out of the box ! Battery storage device worked perfect. I also charged devices of friends that vacationed with us. Spent plenty of time on the beach, boat, so the solar panel was key ! Perfect for the ipod. We hit the sites, attached the solar panel to my pack or my girl friends purse strap, it worked great ! The price was very reasonable for the product. It didnt come w/ a case so I just store everything in a small camera bag. Both the panel and battery pack are pretty rugged which was a plus. I bought a few to give as gifts, people loved them. Hiking, vacation, around the house, the kit allows you to charge any small device. Definitly recommend this to friends and family !
Date published: 2012-03-13
Rated 5out of5
by fromAwesome I do a lot of climbing and long distance hiking out in the back-country. One of the things that always left a bad taste in my mouth was the lonely night in the tent at the end of a long day. Now, when my battery runs out on my iPhone, I have a reliable back up to charge up with. My recent trip to Texoma was my first outing with this piece of equipment. The main charger was fully charged from a wall outlet before leaving the house. What I found interesting was the functionality of the device, the first night, I left my phone charging through the night and the charger shut off automatically to prevent over-charging and save power. After placing a full charge on my phone, it still had about 20% remaining to continue charging other equipment. The next morning I was a bit concerned about how the solar panel would work as it was heavy overcast predicted all day. Regardless, once I plugged the solar panel into the charger, it immediately kicked on providing energy for the charger to power up. By the end of the day, it had a full charge and was ready to start recharging my gear. Great piece of equipment. The only down side I would voice is that the kit fails to include a protective case to house all the items for storage. This was corrected when I purchased a pelican case. All in all, a great plug in and forget system.
Date published: 2012-04-20

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