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Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme 5V and 12V Solar Portable Charger - Grey

4.1 out of 5 stars 91 customer reviews
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  • Fully waterproof and ruggedly built solar powered charger
  • Charge an iPhone or smartphone up to 6 times (using sync/charge cable supplied by Apple)
  • Standard USB and 12V DC port output built in
  • Simultaneously charge 5V and 12V devices
  • Lightweight and compact for portability
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Product Description

Color: Grey

Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme Portable Solar Charger
Developed by an award-winning manufacturer, the Powermonkey Extreme Portable Solar Charger will charge both 5V and 12V electronic devices, offering users real power in a compact, durable shell.

9000mAh Lithium Polymer Battery
The Powermonkey Extreme houses a massive 9000mAh lithium polymer battery and is capable of recharging an iPhone/smartphone up to 6 times, an iPad/Tablet up to 2 times or charging most SLR camera batteries twice. It will work with virtually any 5V or 12V devices including head lamps, handheld action cameras and more.

Solar Panel
The included solar panel will charge the Powermonkey Extreme battery unit in 18-22 hours in optimum light conditions and is also capable of charging 5V devices directly. The solar panel’s folding, clam-shell design takes up little space and it can be attached to backpacks, tents, etc via the included Velcro strap.

5V USB and 12V DC Output Sockets
The Powermonkey Extreme has two output ports – a 5V USB socket and a 12V DC socket. From the 5V USB socket you can charge your smaller devices such as smartphones, iPods, GPS, head lamps, etc., whilst the 12V DC socket can be used to charge SLR camera batteries (when used in conjunction with the included female in-car socket), portable DVD players and much more. You can even charge 5V and 12V devices simultaneously thus saving time.

Working Out Your Device's Charge
If your device is charged via a USB socket, the maximum voltage of your device will be 5 Volts.For other products, the voltage your device requires can be found either in the user manual supplied with the device or on the AC mains charger.

Works With
The Powermonkey Extreme is compatible with virtually any 5V electronic device such as smartphones, iPods, GPS, handheld action video cameras (e.g. GoPro), Sat Navs, headlamps, e-readers and more, as well as devices requiring 12V to charge such as SLR cameras, heavy duty torches, two-way radios, etc. Please note, to charge Apple devices you will require your white sync/charge USB cable supplied with your Apple product – this can then be directly plugged into the battery unit via USB.

Perfect for Outdoor Use
The Powermonkey Extreme has an IP67 rating meaning it is waterproof for 30 minutes up to 1 meter and its shock-resistant design can take the knocks and spills of any expedition. The included Velcro strap attaches the solar panel to backpacks and tents, allowing the powermonkey battery unit to be charged throughout the day. The friction swipe on/off switch can be used whilst wearing gloves, perfect if you’re outdoors.

Lightweight and Compact Design
The Powermonkey Extreme (battery unit and solar panel combined) weighs just 1 lb and everything fits into the included travel case which measures just 7 x 4 x 2.2 inches. When the solar panel is folded it measures 6.7 x 3.6 x 0.7 inches and the battery unit just 6 x 2.4 x 1.10 inches - perfect for even the most space-conscious traveller.

Who’s It Suitable For?
If you spend time off the beaten track or on the move but can’t live without your smartphone, tablet, GPS or other 5V or 12V electronic device, the Powermonkey Extreme is an essential item for your bag. Weekend camper, jet-setter, adventure traveller or just gadget-junkie, the powermonkey extreme gives your devices the power to keep on going.


Box Contents

1 x Battery Unit
1 x Solar Panel
1 x USB Cable
1 x DC Connection Cable
1 x DC Connector Tip L53D
8 x Mobile Device Tips
1 x Female Car Socket
1 x Velcro Strap
1 x Universal AC Mains Charger
1 x Travel Case
1 x Tips Pouch
1 x User Manual

Product Information

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
Brand Name Exo-Science
Item model number PMEXT001
Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 6 x 3.5 x 1.1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 6 x 3.5 x 1.1 inches
Color Grey
Voltage 5 volts
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Technical Specification

Additional Information

ASIN B004XNLLMG
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 91 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #453,207 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#744 in Cell Phones & Accessories > Cell Phone Accessories > Chargers & Power Adapters > Solar Chargers
#1,409 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories > Chargers & Power Adapters
#2,751 in Computers & Accessories > Tablet Accessories > Chargers & Adapters
Shipping Weight 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available April 22, 2011

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Color: Black
I just received this today and right away, set it up to charge in the sun. It was working great but wouldn't you know it, we had thunderstorms roll in within 20 minutes!! So I grabbed it and walked inside then plugged it in to a wall socket. Once it was charged, I charged my cell phone and it was FAST! Now I'm charging my iPad while I'm actually using it and it's working great at bringing that percentage number up. Tomorrow, hopefully I'll have a chance to put the solar panel to full use to recharge the battery. ** It is now "tomorrow" and I was able to put it in the sun from about 1 pm until 6 pm and it brought the charge up two bars. Yesterday, I also charged my husband's iPod Touch, my Kindle and my daughter's iPod and even with all of those charges, I still had 4 of 7 bars of power!! Now after 4 hours in the sun, I'm back up to 6 bars. This charger rocks!! **

What a great package this is! It comes with plugs for all over the world and then it comes with the small plugs to be able to plug in almost anything to charge. We went through all of our electronics and there is a tip for each one. This will be SO great this summer when we live on our sailboat where power is at a premium. This charger is mine and now I won't have to worry about draining the "house" battery for my iPad. I'll have access to my OWN power! GREAT!!! It comes in a case that will hold everything and keep it safe since it's a hard-sided case. No question, this was exactly what I was looking for!

Editing in Aufust, 2012 - we are now heading home after being away on the sailboat for over two weeks. I can now say that this solar charger will be a staple on our trips. When it was daylight and not raining, I kept the charger out in the sun and never wanted for power, even on cloudy days.
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Color: Yellow Verified Purchase
I was looking for a charger that would keep my iPad and iPod going while in the back-country and this was the one that looked it may do the job.

I just took it on a 10 day canoe trip and it charged my iPad once and my iPod twice and also charged the iPod of someone else in our group twice on a single charge. The battery pack still had enough juice to charge my iPad again if needed. I did not have to even pull the solar panels out to recharge the battery pack which was a good thing as we only had two days of sun in the 10 day trip.

Great power source!
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
So, we've had our Powermonkey for 8 weeks now, and it has been on 3 road trips in the minivan, two camping trips, and is now merrily touring Europe with my 12 year old and his grandmother. What a great product! I will say, however, especially in response to some of the negative reviews, that this is a product of technology, firmly grounded in the immutable laws of science and engineering. While any sufficiently advanced technology may be indistinguishable from magic, it is NOT magic. The battery holds 9200 mAhrs, and charges and discharges at different rates (read the specs for yourself to avoid relying on my imperfect memory). Using the included 120 / 220v wall adapter, expect to charge it for about 10 hours from the totally flat condition (yes, it does charge somewhat faster in Europe). So guess what? With the included 5 watt solar panel, it doesn't charge very fast -- probably 16 hours for a full charge. If you have a device connected to it while the solar panel is in use, you will likely draw current from the Powermonkey far faster than the solar panels can provide it. There is a reason that there are Powermonkeys, Powermonkey Extremes, Powergorillas, and so forth. This unit is designed to be easily portable and very adaptable (ours is used for iPods, iPod Touches, a Kindle, iPhones, a Motorola Droid phone, a Tom Tom GPS unit, and two different sizes of Samsung tablets -- and yes, if you're using the Samsung 10' tablet while you try to charge it, the tablet uses power faster than this device can provide it). So, if you want a highly portable device that will give you multiple charges of small devices for a trip in the car or airplane, or a week in the back country, this is your device.Read more ›
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
We were without power for 11 days in NW New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy - ordered PowerMonkey Extreme from Akari on Amazon on Day 3 - arrived on Day 6 and used for the next five (5) days without power with great performance. Appreciate vendor Akari getting the unit shipped-out so fast as it enabled us to charge our iPhone/iPad right out of the box and re-charged via solar over the next days. Frankly never thought I'd need/want a solar-powered charger but during Sandy the combination of Solar-powered charger + battery unit became a necessity. Many thanks to Akari for their customer service and fast shipping, and to Powertraveller for a fantastic product...
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Pros:

-Built tough; very robust housing, solid feel. You get the impression that this thing is meant to be taken on safaris or sea voyages.
-Simple user controls
-Great capacity
-TONS of adapters, both for devices and charging the unit; they included a charger plug for the US, the UK, and continental Europe, and the device adaptors for pretty much every device ever made, including plain old USB.

Cons:

-Takes every bit of 15 hours to charge fully; don't think you are going to plug in for 30 minutes at the airport and charge up for your flight. If you don't leave home with a full charge, you will forever be playing catch-up.
-I have not attempted to use the solar panel, I imagine it would be VERY slow.
-At $179, you're paying an awful lot per unit of charging time

User Tip:

-Start with fully charged devices and a fully charged powermonkey, and kill the powermonkey first.

Bottom Line:

Would I buy it again? Probably not, but only because I did not realized it would take 15 hours to charge, and also because there are other less expensive options that would have been adequate for my needs.
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