Customer Review

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good!, 3 Jun 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: PortaPow 11W High Efficiency Rainproof USB Solar Charger (Accessory)
FIRST: I would recommend buying the portapow USB power Monitor with this device otherwise you will not know exactly how much power you are generating.

This solar panel is smaller than I thought. Not too small, but smaller than I imagined. Each panel is about the size of A4 paper. Folded up they take up very little space indeed and it is quite light as well.

Each panel has a pocket at the back with a usb cable for connecting. I plugged my Nexus 4 into one of the USBs to charge and the phone began to charge ok. However, the phone began to bleep straight away as it appeared to be on/off charging... not getting a full current.

Luckily I had bought the PortaPow USB Power monitor and found that the panels were only processing 4.8volts. The phone needs 5.15volts to give it a proper charge - I'm not sure if the phone would still charge without damaging the phones battery but I thought best not to risk it.

The weather was over cast and raining and I was surprised i was getting as much power as I was.

The next day was full of sunshine (June 1st 2014 - UK) and I tried again. This time the panels were throwing out 5.28volts, more than enough to charge the phone properly. It took no longer than normal to charge the phone.

Great for sunny days but just misses on cloudy days... by a fraction! Overall this is great and i will report back to see if it can charge a phone safely on cloudy days without full power.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: OSWESTRY, United Kingdom

Top Reviewer Ranking: 18,197