Developed after several years by an award-winning market leader in the portable power industry and using feedback from real power users in some of the World’s most inhospitable environments, Powertraveller is set to launch the solarmonkey adventurer.
With power a scarce commodity in some parts of the World, Powertraveller realised that a balance between solar charging and reserve battery capacity at an optimum, efficient level was a necessity and we utilised our experience to develop a powerful solar charger with an internal battery – a first for Powertraveller.
The solarmonkey adventurer is a slimline, compact 2-panel solar charger with a 2500mAh internal lithium polymer battery. The clamshell design offers optimum weight-to-efficiency at just 265g and the 2 solar panels output 3 watt max. The adventurer features auto-load, self sensing switching technology, meaning when a device is connected, the adventurer will automatically start to charge your device and will optimise the charging parameters required.
The polysilicon solar panel offers photovoltaic efficiency up to 17% and features a USB 700mA @ 5v output, fully supporting Apple iPhones, iPads, iPods, mobile phones and other 5v gadgets such as portable games consoles, handheld GPS systems, e-readers, etc.
The solarmonkey adventurer also has a solar energy detection feature which activates the incorporated state-of-the-art MPPT (maximum power point tracker) technology, allowing it to charge your device more efficiently in low light conditions. The solar panels will charge the internal battery in just 12 hours in optimum light conditions.
Users can also charge the solarmonkey adventurer and their devices simultaneously, thus saving time. You recharge the adventurer by the mains (UTC sold separately) via the DC 5v 600mA socket or via the solar panel. Whilst the adventurer is being charged the LED light will be red, once the internal battery is fully charged, this light will turn green.
The kit comes with a handy carabiner so it can be attached to tents or rucksacks and is made from high quality durable materials which make it both water and shock resistant – perfect for the outdoor adventurer and the busy traveller.
We’ve also included the white Apple monkeytail cable to allow easier connection to your Apple devices, as well as a specially designed travel case.
The travel case is made from a tough, condura-type material and features a thermal insulation layer to protect the solarmonkey adventurer from the elements. The technical details inside the case include thin elasticated straps on both halves to hold the adventurer securely in place whilst the solar panel is open and an elastic self-securing buckle that fits through the hinge slots of the adventurer, ensuring it is held in place. The top half of the case features a netted storage area for cables, etc and the tough, waterproof zip keeps the solarmonkey adventurer protected. External features include a hang loop at the top of the case and belt loops at the rear.
Packed full with protection features including short-circuit protection, overload protection and low voltage protection and importantly, thermal insulation battery protection giving an operating temperature range of -10 to 90 degrees C, the solarmonkey adventurer adds an exciting new dimension to the existing Powertraveller range.
- 1 x solarmonkey adventurer portable charger
- 5 x adaptor tips for BlackBerry, HTC, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG & Motorola (including Mini & Micro USB)
- 1 x USB connection cable
- 1 x carabiner
- 1 x neoprene travel case
- Input: solar and DC 5v 600mA
- Output: USB port: 5v 700mA
- Internal battery: Lithium-ion Polymer
- Energy: 9.2WH
- Static Power Waste: <50uA
- Internal battery protection voltage: 3.3v and recovery voltage at 3.7v when connected to device
- Solar panel composite: polysilicon
- Weight: 265g (unit only)
- Dimensions: 170 x 96 x 22.75mm with 2mm safety gap between solar panels