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Better than some but still somewhat lacking.,
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I bought this in conjunction with the 12000mah EasyAcc power pack to charge my HTC Sensation phone and Tablet. It does work, is acceptably robust and the somewhat unusual "box" - backpack-type synthetic material - works well. My only concern is that it might not survive a bending force but I don't know this to be a problem.
My main complaint is there is no indication at all of the power output from the unit. While I wouldn't want a bargraph display - it would take too much power away - a LED that flashed briefly at increasing rates as the power grew would be very useful. e.g. flash duration 50ms, frequency 0.2Hz at 10ma, 10Hz at 200ma - or whatever.
My greatest disappointment is that the unit appeared to be incapable of charging the 12000mah power pack I bought with it. While it appeared to try charging, no significant charge was transferred even when left for a day in good sunlight.
I have wondered about the practicality of getting 2 units and putting them in parallel for additional power but haven't yet done that.
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Initial post: 25 May 2014 15:21:31 BDT
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Mr. T. White says:
Hi re this comment, "I have wondered about the practicality of getting 2 units and putting them in parallel for additional power but haven't yet done that. "
I've decided to try something similar, although with slightly different items, in order to see if doing so will decrease charging time. Basically - going to pair a "Poweradd 10,000" Poweradd™ Apollo2 Solar Panel Charger 10000mAh Dual-Port Portable Charger Backup External Battery Power Pack for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, iPads, iPods(Apple Adapters not Included), Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Note 3, Note 2, HTC One, Sony Xperi... ...which happens to be a solar powered battery pack, and then plugging in an additional "Portapro 11W High efficiency" solar charging panel, so... hopefully then the Poweradd will charge itself far quicker, especially in Blighty's sunshine - given both its own charging cells as well as the portapro chaging it, at the same time (if even possible!?) too. Albeit, because I've yet to receive my Poweradd yet, I can't yet confirm whether this combination will speed charging up, but I will report back if anyone's interested.
BTW, I'm mindful, though, that a charger with its own solar cells may not enable what effectively will amount to 'dual solar panel charging' via the addition of another set of panels, in order to try speeding up charging, but it'll still be interesting to see *if* such works, all the same...
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