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Freeloader Pro Solar Charger


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  • Solar charger with a built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Battery can be charged using solar cells or USB connection
  • Specially designed CamCaddy can charge almost all camera and camcorder batteries
  • Compatible with iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, current Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, Motorola cell phones, PSP, portable DVD and MP4 players, more
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery capacity: 1600mAh
  • Solar cells: 200mA premium quality crystalline
  • Impact resistant, rust free aluminium body
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 349 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 363 g
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  • Item model number: SC9001
  • ASIN: B002DMLKT8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 May 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,546 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

Solar Technology Freeloader PRO Portable Solar Charging System - will even charge high voltage batteries required for digital SLR cameras. FREE UK Delivery & SAMEDAY Shipping to 6:00pm.

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Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Swapnil Jain on 23 Oct. 2010
I primarily bought this product to charge my phone Xperia X10 and as a replacement charger for my Sony Handycam battery. It failed to do either of it.

I considered various products before buying this one. This one seemed just perfect for my requirement before I bought it.

The USB output could not even start charging my phone despite multiple attempts.. perhaps the current rating of the charger was not strong enough to start charging my phone.

The attachment charge camera / camcorder batteries was not designed to accomodate my camcorders battery. Even though the product claims that it can charge all sony camera and camcorder batteries. So I ended up buying another charger for the camcorder.

The product looks quite compact in the photographs but in reality is quite bulky..

After a days effort to get this going for me.. I gave up and returned it to Amazon
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Brown on 15 May 2010
I bought the charger as I wanted to charge various tech items (phones, eBooks, Archos) whilst on holiday, and thus could remove the need for all the cables. Well, it sort of does this - the problem is, the solar panels never really give out enough juice.
In a cloudy or not direct sun situation - forget it. In the UK, there is no hope of ever getting enough charge to power a mobile phone for anything more than 5 minutes. Also, it works on UV rays, so IT NEEDS TO BE OUTDOORS. Dont think that you can leave this on a car dashboard or on a window sill and it will charge - it wont happen.

It has to be in direct sunlight and flat (the connection between the two panels is loose so it cant be on the move). So really, its only good for sitting by the pool, with the charger on a table or the lounger by your side.
I used it in the Caneries in very hot and bright sunlight, and had it on charge for 8 hours, for 2 days. The result is that the charger said it was 50% full. I transferred this to my HTC mobile phone, and the result was that the phone had enough charge for a 10 minute conversation - not very impressive.

I suspect the biggest problem with the design is that when it is charging, there are two lights to tell you its charging - which drains any charge it is picking up.

In a nutshell, good idea, but the technology is just not ready so AVOID!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Dr. A. Craig on 22 Sept. 2009
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An excellent product - it allowed me to keep my phone on full charge for a week in the wilds of Romania. Robust and easy enough for any idiot to use, it comes with all the adaptors you could need and a nice wee cloth bag. I wish I had taken the camera battery charger with me too...I think it is worth paying the extra for this unit rather than the lower power basic model. The only grouch is there is no clip to attach it to my backpack so I had to charge it when it was static - a disappointment on a hiking trip. I guess I will need to buy some rubber bands...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Atul Chaturvedi on 3 April 2010
I bought this from Maplins last week. I have charged this from USB as that is what you have to do first time. It charged in few hours however not sure of how quickly it can recharge in english weather :). For me solar is for one of those camping days this summer. For me I needed some versatile battary source to carry on my business visits and charge the ever hungary HTC HD2 mobo. I have tried charging my ipod touch and it is doing a decent job of charging it in like one hour. However on irritating this is that you have to keep pressing the center button to put this one; this goes off every 5 mins or so. May be that is the design. I need to see if this happens with other devices as well. Overall I like it. Cheers Atul
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Conroy on 25 May 2011
The key to enjoying this product is managing expectations.

In the UK this device is never going to replace your traditional charging method as the power gained from charging daily in the sun is not enough to keep most devices running for any length of time.
However if left the sun, even on a partially cloudy day indoor on a window sill it will slowly gain a trickle of energy over time. In my experience if left alone for a weekend in any form of daylight it will go from empty to half full.

It can be used as an emergency phone charger when away from home to put a trickle of energy into your device if needed, but its not going to run your Kindle on the beach all day cos it can't charge take in and put out energy at the same time.

If you see it as a supplement to your normal charging methods or as an emergency low power charger when away from civilization then this is an excellent product.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Christhechemist on 14 Sept. 2010
This is an excellent product. Despite other reviews, in September in the UK, the Freeloader reached three-quarters charge in just a few hours and was completely full with a top up the next day. It took a blackberry from virtually empty to 95% charge in an afternoon - with some charge left in it. It doesn't come with a micro USB plug suitable for new Blackberries, but a certain well known auction site has a mini to micro USB adaptor for £2.99! This will be an excellent product for a safari (hopefully).

One word of warning - check the Freeloader website for camera battery compatibility for the CamCaddy which comes bundled with the Freeloader.
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