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Voltaic Systems "Amp" 4.0W Portable Solar Charger and 4000mAh USB Battery Backup Bank for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Android, and USB Devices - 1018-O

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  • PANELS - 2 rugged monocrystalline solar panels with 4.4W total peak output at 6V or 12V (selectable depending on application). The panels are waterproof, lightweight, and coated in self-healing urethane to withstand abuse.
  • BATTERY - The system includes a removable and portable V15 backup battery pack; a 4,000mAh, 15Wh universal battery to store power and charge your devices. The battery can also be charged from any standard USB port with the included micro USB adapter and USB cable.
  • CHARGING - 3.5 hours in direct sunlight charges most smartphones completely, 1 hour in direct sunlight provides 3 hours of smartphone use, 1.5x smartphone charges from the included V15 battery.
  • COMPATIBILITY - Designed to power and charge thousands of devices that charge from USB, including various handheld devices and smartphones, and DSLR camera batteries. Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad, Samsung, Sony, Nikon, Canon, Blackberry, and other Android devices.
  • DESIGN - Our solar charger is designed in New York City and made of lightweight, water, and UV resistant fabric manufactured from recycled PET (soda bottles).
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Product Features

Color: Orange
  • Size (LWH): 5.51 inches, 1.5 inches, 6.5 inches
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Description

Color: Orange

The Amp is Voltaic's most compact, lightweight, and portable solar charger. It fits easily in any bag and unzips to provide 4.4W of power and 15,000mAh of USB battery storage, four times the power and twice the storage as other solar generators in its class. Do you love spending time outdoors? Keep your phone or tablet charged during your hiking, camping, or cycling trips. Choose between charging at 6V for most USB battery packs or 12V for DSLR batteries and other 12V devices. Voltaic's products have been used on all seven continents by photographers, researchers, and outdoor enthusiasts to keep their gear running in some of the most extreme conditions!

The Amp's solar panels are available in three distinct colors: orange, silver, and charcoal. Each charger is engineered and individually tested in the USA by Voltaic Systems and covered by our two year solar bag warranty.

CHARGING:

Smart Phones: 1.5x smartphone charges from the included V15 battery, 3.5 hours in the sun charges most smartphones completely, 1 hour in the sun provides 3 hours of smartphone use.

DSLR Cameras: 4.5 hours in the sun charges most DSLR batteries.

7" Tablets: 0.65x tablet charges from the included V15 battery, 8 hours in the sun to charge most tablets, 1.1 hours of tablet use from 1 hour in the sun.

COMPATIBILITY:

Smartphones: Charges all USB devices, including all Apple, Android, and HTC devices.

Tablets: Charges all tablets that are powered by USB including Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy. NOTE: The V15 USB battery will not charge tablets requiring 12/16 volts.

Digital Cameras: Charges both DSLRs and cameras that charge from USB. For DSLRs and optional camera charger cradle that matches your camera battery is required.

V15 USB Battery: 4,000mAh/15 watt hours, Output: 5V/1A USB, Input: 5-6V/1A, Battery Type: Li-Polymer, Protection: Short circuit, over charge, over discharge, over current, over temperature.


Product Information

Color:Orange
Product Dimensions 5.5 x 1.5 x 6.5 inches
Item Weight 15.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B0059JVZQ0
Item model number 1018-O
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #79,760 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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#1,380 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories > Batteries & Battery Packs
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Voltaic Systems' cases, bags, and solar panels are warrantied for defects in materials and workmanship for two years from the date of purchase. Batteries are warrantied for one year from the date of purchase.

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Color: Orange Verified Purchase
I purchased 3 of these solar chargers to provide backup charging during power outages and trips to far flung places. At first they worked as designed; the photovoltaic panels charged the internal battery which could then be removed and used to charge phones and other appliances with the electrical conntector kit included. A little more than a year later it is disapponting to see that the connectors are rusting. Yes the unit's electrical connectors between the solar panel and the battery have so much corrosion and rust on them that they can no longer charge. How did this happen? This unit has not been in the field since I bought it. It has sat in my study on a table next to the window the entire time. Maybe it would be understandable if I had this unit sitting on the deck of a boat in the ocean but no, its hardware can't stand up to life on a shelf in an air conditioned, heated suburban study. They built a nice unit, I paid a nice price and because they cheaped out on the spec'd electrical connectors I have a unit that doesn't work any more.
Updated Oct 2013--Voltaic customer service sent me a new unit and paid for me to ship my old unit back to them so they could check out the corrosion issue. That is impressive. Many firms will send out replacements just to quiet a customer but few seem to want to research the problem and learn from the incident. Kudos to Voltaic. The replacement unit is working great too with no sign of a recurrence of the issue.
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Color: Charcoal Verified Purchase
I bought this charger to keep my iPhone topped off during camping trips. It does exactly what you want it to do, and performs quite nicely! I tested it out in the woods, out of direct sunlight, and was able to get a full charge of my iPhone 4 each day (I literally ran the phone dead each day using the GPS). I'm certain I could get more juice out of it if I kept it in direct sunlight all day long.

The only thing I would (and likely will) change is that while charging the interior of the case is exposed. Laying it out on a rock to bask in the sun caused a few scuffs on the internal battery. I'm considering adding a layer of cloth inside, so the battery and connectors are always protected.

The battery is removable, and slips easily into a shirt pocket. This is an awesome feature, as it can be used as a battery booster for your phone. I won't have to use my phone sparingly at the zoo/theme parks anymore, as I'll have another charge and a half waiting in my pocket.

Perfect for keeping a phone charged up each day; for a notebook/tablet, I'd go bigger.
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This 1018 Solar Charger is awesome. I took it out into the field for 2 weeks straight. I used some D rings to clip it onto my backpack and it went everywhere with me. In direct sunlight it took about 6 hours to get a full charge. It will let you know when you look at the LED's it will stop flashing when its completely full. I used this in conjunction with my iphone and every night it charged my iPhone to 100%. This thing worked great. I only used it with an iPod and my iPhone, but anything else should charge as long as it plugs in USB. If you turn your device off, it will charge much faster. A few of my buddies purchased cheaper versions like this and had issues with them. Mine was the only one that worked the whole time in the field.
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Color: Orange Verified Purchase
I used this product on a paddle in the everglades, so not only did it do what I wanted it to, it held up to salt and fresh water spray with no damage. It averaged charging my phone fully and my wife's to about 75% after a day of paddling in the sun. The charge was invaluable as we were using our phones as GPS navigation and could not afford to be with out charge. Does the job and is tough as nails. I keep it in my window at home as a back up charger for power outages and it just keeps on ticking!
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Color: Silver Verified Purchase
I have been looking for quite some time for a solar charger for my iPhone and i Touch. I spend lots of time in remote areas without electricity where it is still nice to have my Itouch for listening to books and such. Also, I bike ride a lot and this charger is perfect for recharging my phone on the road no matter where I am. It is not a tiny charger, but well worth the space. Note that it has 4 watts of power. this is double what many solar charger have. That means the charging time is very quick.
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Color: Charcoal Verified Purchase
I could, theoretically, never plug my phone into the wall again. The kit comes with adapters to plug into many mobile devices, including most current cell phone plugs for cell phones that charge off of USB. The solar panels charge a battery, which in turn, you can charge or run anything that is powered through USB. The outer shell is very durable, wont tear, and the solar panels are very durable. In full sunlight, the battery fully charges in a few hours. A fully charged battery will fully recharge my samsung galaxy precedent one time and still have some juice left. You can even have the battery plugged into the solar panels charging while the battery is charging your device. The kit totally lives up to all its claims as advertised. Very impressed. Would be great if you use the gps on your phone for camping and hiking. Would make an excellent gift for an outdoors person or someone who is into gadgets.
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