- Weight: 8 ounces
Suntactics sCharger-5 Portable Solar Charger, Light Weight, Waterproof, Durable, Auto-Retry, 1000 mA for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and other Devices
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- The most efficient, highest quality and reliable solar chargers on the market. Original manufacture, not a copy or clone, assembled in the USA
- Charges iPhones fast, iPad 3-7hrs, Galaxy phones 3-4 hours, No fuss, just plug your device into the solar port with your device's charging cable!
- Safe Auto-Retry Technology for those finicky phones that get interrupted from moving shadows
- Output >1000 mA/5volts (>5watts @ 5volts), 6" x 6" closed, 6" x 11" open, ~8oz, Water Proof to 40 feet, Mounting grommets, High Tech materials made to last
- 2-year warranty, w/ 5 year option, excellent customer support
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The sCharger-5 out performs all others, period! Solar charge iPhone, iPod, Galaxy, USB cameras, GPS, eReaders, Bluetooth, USB batteries and many other devices. It even charges the iPad in good sunny weather. Use it on the trail, camping, outdoor events, biking, kayaking, power outages, the list goes on.
-What makes the difference
The sCharger-5 can charge your device directly from the sun alone. It does not need a battery. Solar chargers with internal batteries are limited and will inevitably fail from the battery being baked in the sun. If you need a USB storage battery, there are many available on the market that will solar charge from the sCharger-5.
The sCharger-5 is compact, and has the highest power to weight ratio. Suntactics sChargers are designed and manufactured in San Jose California. Suntactics takes very high measures on quality with superior American workmanship. We use the highest efficiency, grade A, solar cells. We also configure the cells correctly for optimum charging performance.
Overseas solar chargers over claim output power. Suntactics does not. What is stated is what you get 1000mA(1.0Amps).
-A Must Have
A life saver for power outages. Keep it in a bug out bag or in your emergency kit for bad weather conditions. If you are a hiker or backpacker, then the sCharger-5 is the correct choice. No other solar charger can keep up.
Never worry about your device going dead. Be assured that you can always call for help. sChargers are very reliable, durable and hassle free. What the sCharger-5 can do is priceless.
Suntactics chargers work and work well. You've made the original investment, do yourself a favor and invest in Suntactics.
sCharger-5, Travel bag, User Manual
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Top Customer Reviews
Driving home, I was even surprised to find that the phone charged (albeit at a slow rate) with the panel on my dashboard. This was surprising as I thought windshields blocked out most of the UV energy.
It is quite durable and held up to some rough handling
I spent a lot of time looking around online and saw plenty of chargers. Most of them were actually chargers with batteries - the solar cells charge a battery, and the phone, ipod, whatever charges off of that battery. Charging a battery to charge my device seemed like having an unecessary "middleman" to me, so I kept looking. Then I found the Suntactics PC5. This solar charger charges directly via USB - no middleman battery. I had a trip coming up the first of October, so I figured I'd take a chance and try it out. I purchased my PC5 charger in September, 2010.
I used the PC5 on that and a subsequent trip covering almost all of October and November - It worked flawlessly. It actually seems to charge my Droid X at about the same rate as my AC charger, and my ipod faster than the battery operated speaker I use at home). It works great for charging my kindle too. I just open the PC5 up, set it in the sun and connect whatever I need to charge.
While heading out east for one trip, I was stuck at O'Hare airport for a few hours and couldn't find a free outlet near my gate, so I just took a seat near the window and charged in the sun. Every time I set it up I got comments and questions about the rig.
The charger works great, is compact and easy to carry/store and it's "green". What more could you ask for? I couldn't be happier with mine.
I echo the comments of others here generally and those of Isaac and Jason specifically. You may need to be patient with your Iphone if you are moving through shadows or it's a cloudy day but the circuitry will reset to begin charging in direct sun. It's disheartening to see the "Charging Not Supported With This Accessory" message for the first time but it will work. You can hear the tone clicking in when it has enough direct sunlight. The USB battery charger seemed to work fine in the shade so it must be an Apple thing. That said, direct sunlight gives a fast charge to an Iphone.
I also worried about the connection between the two panels. Rather than opting for the company's fabricated bike rack ($$$$), I used my existing rack, put two flip flops down soles apart and bungeed the panel down, with a thicker one over the middle and a tiny one that covered the metal between two rows of panels towards the back. Result: one side of plastic stretched a little after over 600 mi. of county roads (ba-dum, ba-dum, ba-dum). It can withstand shock.
I tried buying some cheap Chinese crap last year of the trickle-charger variety that wouldn't charge above 3.7V and broke (no Iphone, sorry). Bite the bullet and buy this made in USA product if you want something that works.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Initial impressions are awesome. Received on a cloudy day. Still put some charge on my I phonePublished 12 days ago by Mark S. Sheppard
Really works great for charging my iPhone 5s, I just wish the resin board was a little bit thinner and lighter as I use this for ultralight backpacking. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dan
It appears to function, however could not charge a Droid Maxx. Even in direct sunlight for several hours, I didn't feel I could rely on it to provide power when I need it.Published 5 months ago by Pansy W. Bloomfield
Used this for a thru-hike of the John Muir Trail for my phone and headlamp. It worked flawlessly! I used my phone with the guthooks app and for taking pics and video so I charged... Read morePublished 6 months ago by jeff
Awesome charger Works well here in Sunny Arizona when camping, just needs slight adjustment for when sun moves.Published 6 months ago by Robert L.
I tested two different Suntactics sCharger-5. I find that the Suntactics sCharger-5 does not achieve the claimed current of 1 A. Read morePublished 7 months ago by narwhal
I use this when at the beach, hiking, or in another area where there are no outlets. The product is build sturdily and I have no doubt it will continue to provide many more years... Read morePublished 7 months ago by the Rasta