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Solar Powered Battery Charger with Meter Charges 2 D - C - AA - AAA Batteries

3.5 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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Product Description

Brand New Universal Solar 11-in-One Battery Charger with Meter Charges 2 "D" - "C" - "AA" - "AAA" Batteries Designed for charging most popular types of rechargeable batteries: D size (UM-1), C size (UM-2), AA size (UM-3), AAA size (UM-4) and 7 different size GUM (Prismatic) Batteries! Description: This is the most versatile battery charger available on the market today. The solar panel is incorperated into the hinged cover which can be angled for maximum sun exposure. It goes beyond ordinarily employing the sunlight strength to charge your Ni-Cad batteries. Its in-built meter shows you the following conditions: -The strength of the sun -The strength of the current out-put from the solar panel -The time required to fully charge the different types of batteries This battery charger incorporates a built-in blocking diode to prevent reverse flow of electricity from charged batteries during storage. It is environmentally safe, cost efficient and trouble free. The polycarbornate transparent cover makes the charger weather resistant. This charger is an ideal gadget for camping, fishing, boating, and picnics. It is equally suitable for home use. It is designed to charge 11 different types of batteries: 7 different thickness "GUM" (prismatic) rechargeable batteries and the 4 more common batteries: "D," "C," "AA," and "AAA" size batteries. The table below shows more detail Regular Batteries GUM (Prismatic) Batteries D-Size (UM-1) 1500mA 5.6x16.4x66.2mm 600mA C-Size (UM-2) 1000mA 5.6x16.4x66.2mm 720mA AA-Size (UM-3) 500mA 6.1x17x67mm 650mA AAA-Size(UM4) 180mA 7.8x16.4xx66.5mm 850mA 8.3x17x67mm 900mA 10.5x17x67mm 1200mA 10.7x17x67mm 1750mA Specs Voltage (VOC): 5V (maximum in full sunlight) Current (Isc): 140 mA (maximum in full sunlight) Dimension: 19 x 8.7 x 4cm Weight: 260 Grams

Product Information

Product Dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 x 2.8 inches
Item Weight 11.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B000SVNT7C
Item model number 5810053
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3.5 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #259 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories > Chargers & Power Adapters > Solar Chargers
#390 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories > Chargers & Power Adapters
#90,546 in Electronics > Cell Phones & Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com July 1, 2007

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...you really do need full sunlight to get a full charge. I live in the Northeast, so the number of fully sunny days isn't as much as in some places. As an example of what I mean by "full sunlight", I had it out on a very bright sunny day and the meter read fully charging. There are 16 cells on the solar panel. If I covered just one of these 16 cells with my finger, the meter dropped to 50%. If I covered two of the 16, the meter dropped down to what it would be on a cloudy day - right near the bottom.

I mostly tested it with AA and AAA batteries and they held their charges fine. But not knowing whether the batteries are fully charged is a bit of a pain, requiring you to get a separate battery tester. Fortunately these are cheap. [...]

Given the price of this item, even if you throw in the price of a battery tester, I'd say it's worth having. Get around the problem of inconsistent sunny days by having several extra rechargeable batteries you can use while waiting for a prime day. Just make sure you have a plug-in model as backup in case you really need a quick charge. I haven't used mine since I got this unit, so it seems to be practical for every day use.
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This solar powered battery charger is a terrific item for camping or just around the house. It's a terrific energy saver, as it powers rechargeable batteries of any size in a matter of hours, and the charge lasts and lasts.

We have been very happy with the unit. It is well constructed and sturdy, and will hold up to standard use. In other words, the plastic is industrial grade, much more sturdy your average Chinese battery operated toy.
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While well designed and capable of a reported 160 mA in full sunlight, don't expect fast charging - ever. While you could stick it in your window, this unit benefits more from outdoor use. It is true that covering even one solar panel will diminish output capacity akin to a cloudy day. But even a brightly overcast day may generate some power. Better for the sunny states.

Even when using the battery braces AAA and AA cells tend to pop out if you over handle the charger. If you snap the unit shut this could dislodge one of the cells enough to prevent any charging. Thus, you could waste all day waiting for the charge which never happens.

9 hours of full sunlight reportedly charges a 1500 mA D cell. But a good rechargable D cell holds at least 4 amps or more. The reported charge times for the cells is based on a minimalist cell. Unless you are a hobbiest who gets a kick out of "free energy" (and who doesn't) this probably would not serve the camping enthusiast well if you are charging anything more than two AA's a day.

Charging Primary Cells - ATTEMPT AT YOUR OWN RISK! Risk of leaking, injury or fire.

In researching information on batteries I read it IS possible to recharge SOME primary alkaline cells. Results vary depending on the battery make, depleted state and charging at LOW current. In full sunlight this unit averages 80 mA per cell, so I thought - "Why not."

Keep in mind I did this fully understanding I may destroy the unit due to corrosion or fire from leaking or exploding cells. If you hear a battery "pop", it exploded.

I tested two Radio Shack AAA gold Alkalines which date back at least 5 years. Slightly better make than the cells they have today. They measured about 0.9 volts and pretty much stopped working. 0.
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I bought this because I'd really like to be able to reduce our carbon footprint a wee bit more and recharging from the sun seems a better way of going about that than recharging from the electric jack. This charger works. It charges batteries. But :

I found it was tough to get some of the batteries to stay in place - especially the AAA batteries. They slip out really easily. Which is only a problem because sometimes the charger needs to be tilted in order to get the right sun. If the batteries aren't held in well, they pop out of place.

Additionally, the charge is consistently weak. I live in California and am able to put this in a place where it gets full sun all day long (according to it's built in meter, it was getting full sun) but that didn't seem to help. We'd pull a battery out of the charger and be able to use it for hours or days instead of weeks. It would work in a pinch or for camping or for dedicated off the grid usage. But in a fast moving household where batteries are needed in lots of stuff, it's just not practical for all the time use. I still use it from time to time but I wish it charged more consistently.
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Solar panel is very powerful, it charges alkaline, NiCd and even NiMh batteries. However it will not charge completely dead batteries, lithium batteries or any other battery that says:heavy duty, super heavy duty or dry cell batteries.Note: Keep an eye on the charger every 30 minutes to an hour when charging alkaline batteries in it because they will leak if they stay in the hot sun too long or if they are charged too long. And I will recommend this to anyone.
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I ordered the solar battery charger the evening of April 15, 2009, and less that 48 hours later, it was delivered to me via USPS. I find this to be a prompt service. The battery charger itself is better than what I anticipated; it is very light, well made and designed, and solid looking. I immediately placed two of my old dead rechargeable AA batteries in the charger and put it on the window panel; the meter worked as described and my batteries were fully charged after only three hours of California hot afternoon sun. What I found amazing was that after I used the batteries all night in my radio, they were still going strong 12 hours later; previously, the batteries lasted only a few hours after being recharged the conventional way by electricity.

Also, today, Saturday, April 18, less than 60 hrs after I ordered, I received also the solar batteries. I am very happy with my Solar Charger and the delivery service; I will recommend it to all of my neighbors and friends.

Thank you Amazon for providing great products and reliable shipping services. T.A.
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