Solar 2 in 1 Folding Panel, Power supply, AA and AAA battery charger.
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- Includes a full set of multi-plug conectors
- Icludes a battery compartment for charging AA and AAA batteries
- Can charge cell phones, hand held games and music devices
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Cons- You have only 2 options on batteries capacity. You must use either 4-AA or 4-AAA batteries during charging. And it's recommended of the same brand and Mah capacity for uniformity. Also, the cables do not include a USB connector to charge your MP3 player or Cellphone directly, but you could work around this with a second dedicated charger for your Cell.
Pros- The solar cells are good quality. At least, my unit was a good one. There may be duds as with any product. Living in Hawaii we have great sunlight. It takes only 5-8 hours to fully charge batteries from a fully discharged condition. Unlike expensive chargers with a built-in lithium battery, you can use any standard NiMH batteries of greater capacity to store your energy. Compare a 2800 Mah lithium capacity to say, 4-AA batteries of 2500 Mah each! When the lithium battery dies in the expensive charger, youre stuck! Not with this. You simply use new batteries. Now, this is what I do --- I can connect this charger and charge another smaller solar charger with an internal battery that does have a USB connector to charge my Cell or MP3 player. So even if the built-in lithium of my smaller charger dies, I simply hook up the chargers and I'm in business. But the important thing is that solar cells are of good quality and really charge in short time. And the fact that you can use any AA or AAA NiMH batteries for storage of power.
One more minor PRO - the battery compartment is separate from the solar panels, so you can protect it from the sun and not have to worry about it melting. Highly recommend.
You have to charge 4 batteries at a time. I put four mostly discharged rechargeables into the battery pack, opened the folding solar panels, and connected the two with the wire that came with it. I put the whole thing into a clear, plastic ziploc bag (they fit!) because I was concerned it might rain and didn't want to get the thing wet. Early in the morning, before the sun was up, I placed them on the ground against a wall and angled them to receive maximum fall sunlight. The day was mostly hazy, so I was concerned that there might not be enough sun. However, at the end of the day, I retrieved the bag and tested the batteries and each one had a full charge. This thing worked beautifully, doing exactly what it was supposed to do.
I don't know exactly how long it actually took because I left it in the sun the whole day, but I was not worried about the current reversing and discharging the batteries because the device has a resistor built into its circuitry that I can see. I also don't have any tools to test just exactly how much current comes off the solar panels in the sun. I only know that the thing charged my batteries. That's what I bought it for and that's what it did.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Neither the solar or battery charger has an indication light to let you know if it's even working.Published 4 days ago by J. Postell
Parts missing and not like as described. I am new to the technology. I bought 2. Because of time passed given credit for one return. Read morePublished 2 months ago by dlt
Solar 2 in 1 Folding Panel, Power supply, AA and AAA battery charger. The actual quality of the components is pretty good. Read morePublished 4 months ago by MichaelB45
Good quality. Affordable. Long cord is handy.Charged batteries at campsight no problem 6-7 hours. Note, charges 4 at a time.Published 7 months ago by Trev
I could not get it to work with my cell phone and it's an iPhone six so maybe that's the reason otherwise I couldn't get it to workPublished 10 months ago by Crisp
This charger works. Got another for D batteries for house flashlight.Published 13 months ago by Valerie
Could have been designed better for the two parts to attach somehow. Not convenient for mobile use. Didn't really work very well when trying to maintain the level on my smart phone... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer