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Instapark® 10 Watt Solar Panel Portable Solar Charger with Dual USB Ports for iPhone, iPad & all other USB Compatible Devices

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  • 10 Watt high-efficiency solar panel with foldable design offers excellent portability, ideal for emergency preparedness, backpacking, camping and other outdoor activities
  • Built-in dual USB charging ports for directly plugging in iPhone, iPad and other USB compatible mobile devices
  • No additional battery needed for charging external devices, 100% green energy with zero carbon footprint
  • Measures only 9 X 6 X 2 inches and weighs less than 0.9 lb
  • 1-year manufacturer's warranty
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Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 2 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B006ZRYU9O
  • Item model number: MERCURY10
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,656 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 20, 2012
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Product Description

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Converting virtually unlimited supply of solar power to much needed battery juice for your mobile devices such as an iPhone, iPad and many, many more USB portable devices while you are on the go or there is a power outage or disaster strikes, the Instapark Mercury 10 is a light and compact USB solar charging system that easily fits in your purse, messenger bag or backpack. It combines three solar panels totaling 10 watts and folds up into a pack about the same size as a hardcover book, but only thinner and lighter.

Unlike most of the solar chargers with unstable circuitry thus requiring a battery pack for power storage and charging external devices, the Mercury 10 are sophisticatedly designed and engineered and comes with dual standard USB ports for directly plugging in your cell phones including all generations of iPhones, tablet computers including iPad 1 & 2, MP3 players, USB battery/power packs and many other USB compatible mobile devices.

Technical Specifications:

Power input: 10-watt Mono-crystalline solar panel
Power output: 5V Standard USB port x 2
Maximum output current: 2 amp
Operating temperature: 32 - 86 F (optimal)
Storage temperature: 32 -104 F (optimal)
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 2 inches (folded)
9 x 22 x ˝ inches (unfolded)
Weight: 18 Oz
Warranty: 1-year

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Customer Reviews

Very compact, light weight, well made, and worked the first time.
Mike Wilson
I highly recommend you get a battery pack to compliment this unit, and then you will have a fully functional solar charging solution.
dive2deep
In direct sunlight, this charger can charge an iPhone pretty fast.
David Zhang

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

375 of 380 people found the following review helpful By jjceo #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on June 20, 2012
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This device is rated to output 5 VDC at 2 amps max and it features dual USB port outputs to charge two devices at once. I had success with the product as it would charge an iPhone 4, two iPhone 4's simultaneously, iPad 2, iPad 3, an 11,000 mAh storage battery and a Kindle Fire. This is on a beautiful sunny day.

Here are my test results:
* Charging my wife's iPad 2 was OK. This charged it from 80 % to 100% in under one hour.

* Charging one iPhone was fast and easy.

* Charging two iPhones from 45% and 56% respectively to 100% simultaneously on both phones in 80 minutes.

* Charging an iPad 3 from 28% to 85% in 5 hours. This is a good job as the iPad 3 uses a lot of power to recharge and takes a long time even using the Apple AC wall charger. My iPad 3 did stop charging 3 times due to clouds passing over and the iPad 3 displayed the charging not supported with this accessory error each time. I had to disconnect it and plug it back in to resume charging.

* Charging an 11000 mAh battery was also slow. It charged the battery from 25% to 52 % in about 90 minutes. Charging 2 1/2 hours more raised the battery charge to 62 %. It is good that you can charge batteries in this manner as now you will have both a daytime and nighttime source of energy. This slow charging may have been due to a few clouds passing over on the first day of testing.

* Be very careful of exposing your electronic devices to the hot sun. I covered mine with a white towel and then covered that with a white cardboard box. High temperatures are not good on batteries, electronics and LCD displays. Left in the sun unprotected they will be damaged severely.

* Charging a Kindle Fire worked but again it was slow going due to randomly cloudy skies.
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253 of 258 people found the following review helpful By Jim on November 30, 2012
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I just spent a good long time deciding between the Instapark Mercury 10 and the Goal Zero Nomad 7 (usually sold as the Goal Zero 19010 Guide 10 Plus Small Adventure Kit). Hopefully you can benefit from my observations.

I spent about a week with my brother-in-law's Nomad 7, and ultimately bought the Mercury 10 (actually, the Instapark 10 Watts Solar Panel Portable Solar Charger with Dual USB Ports for iPhone, iPad & all other USB Compatible Devices, 5,200 mAh Battery Pack Included). Here's how the two compared:

FORM FACTOR:

These two units are almost identical in size. Folded, they're both 6" x 9" (or about the same height as an iPad and about 1.5" narrower). Unfolded, the Mercury 10 is a couple of inches longer because of the closure flap (which can be folded back behind the unit).

The Mercury 10 weighs more. On my scale, it comes in at 17.7 oz., about 5 oz heavier than the Nomad 7. This is because it provides three solar panels instead of two.

There's a difference in the thickness when they're folded. Both units have a tri-fold design. In the Nomad 7, two sections have solar panels in them and the third has the power connector and a storage pocket. With the Mercury 10, all three sections have solar panels in them. The storage pocket is on the outside and has the power connectors in it.

If you were to put the folded units side-by-side, the thickness would be about the same. But there's a subjective difference in feel.
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165 of 177 people found the following review helpful By I. Huang on September 10, 2012
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Good power output, enough to charge my phone and Nexus 7 pad in reasonable time, however, I question how durable the device is in the long term.

The entire solar panel is divided into three semi ridged sections. Each section puts out about 600mA under full sun. Each of the panel is designed to put out about 6V under full sun, there is a small regulator in the USB connector to convert it down to 5V for the device.

After receiving the device, although it looks fine, under microscope, I can see two of the panel have half of the solar cell cracked. As a result, the two damaged panel puts out about 450mA under full sun. This led me to question how easily these panel can have cracked cells resulting in degrading output capacity.

Packing weight for the panel is about 600g, it is a bit too heavy to use for backpacking.

Tested under full noon sun, output taken before the regulator, the short circuit current is 1558mA.

Full data:
6.16V - 32mA
6.08V - 116mA
5.89V - 288mA
5.54V - 586mA
5.33V - 862mA
5.13V - 1050mA
4.61V - 1327mA
3.60V - 1500mA
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79 of 89 people found the following review helpful By A. Rzadczynski on April 25, 2012
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I'm not sure why as of this writing this product isn't getting amazing reviews but it deserves them! For the $60 bucks I paid, it is phenomenal. In full sun, I can SIMULTANEOUSLY charge an iPhone 4 and Galaxy S2 (two of the most power hungry types of phones). I've only used it a few times so far, but one of those times it was a completely cloudy afternoon & I left my android phone plugged into the solar panel while streaming audio all day. It was pretty neat to disconnect it at day's end with a charged battery all while in the field with no power outlets having been otherwise accessible :) It folds up the size of my hand and is probably half an inch thick or so, weighs about as much as my phone so it's lightweight and sturdy enough to toss into a backpack. There's a pocket to stick your phone in while charging that velcroes closed, handy when hanging it somewhere via the builtin straps on each corner or placing the panel on your dash as it secures the phone/loose wires etc... If you are thinking about getting something like this, look no further.
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