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PowerBee ® Explorer Pro solar phone charger pack for nearly all UK mobile phones, iPhone 2G 3G 3s 4, Ipods, PSP's, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, Tom Tom, mp3 players, and nearly all handhelds in the UK

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  • Powerpanel 2 watt multi-crystaline Solar Panel for charging the Diamond Powerbank (included) in superfast time
  • Powerful Li-ion rechargeable battery 6000 mAh in the Diamond Powerban is charged by the additional larger panel in a matter of hours on a sunny day
  • The Diamond Powerbank charger will charge nearly all handhelds in the UK, including all mobile phones, mp3's, sat nav's Ipods, PDA's PSP, Nintendo DS and many more...
  • super extended standby time - unit will stay charged for over 3 months
  • Perfect for charging multiple handheld devices where there is no mains e.g tracking, camping fishing, holidays etc

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  • Item Weight: 599 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 399 g
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  • Item model number: Powerpod Explorer Pro
  • ASIN: B002AR14X8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 May 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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Product Description

When you need power and do not have any mains the explorer pro is the answer

The PowerBee Explorer pro solar phone charger pack allows you to charge your
hand held device without mains, in super fast time

It comes with a Diamond Powerbank (and all accessories) plus an additional powerpanel
this is perfect for anyone who does not have access to mains, and has multiple devices to charge,
ideal for a family where the kids have ipods phones etc..


The PowerBee solar charger pack will charge nearly all handhelds in the UK,
including all mobile phones, mp3's, sat nav's, Ipods, PDA's PSP, Nintendo DS
and many more...

Huge High quality 6000 mAh internal lithium battery
will charge your mobile twice over - no batteries required,
charging indicator and charge level indicator to show battery level
Quality stylish compact construction / easily fits in to pocket / guaranteed to hold charge for over 4 months!

Easy to use & Wide compatibility
Since the output port is USB, it can be used to charge smartphones, external battery packs, ebook readers, or any other 5V USB-charged devices.



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I do a lot of cycling, regularly cycling one day, camping out and then cycling back the next, so the ability to charge electronic devices such as my Garmin and my mobile is essential. I did a few experiments before doing a review so that I would be able to report accurately on my experience...

The Charge Pack:
I completely drained my phone (Motorola Atrix) and then plugged the fully charged pack into it. I had a 90% full battery in 2 hours and a completely drained pack. Now bearing in mind that I have a 1900mAh battery in my phone, that is good. I can use the phone on medium use over a weekend and it will still have about 15% charge left on a Sunday night, it takes a bit of draining and equally a fair bit to charge from scratch, so I was very impressed with that.

Large Solar Panel:
I have used this in a few different ways, firstly to trickle charge the Charge Pack. I clipped it securely to my rear panniers and connected it to the Charge Pack, (which was inside the pannier), and set off as normal. The clips and the strap kept it very secure and the Charge Pack was full when I arrived at my destination 8 hours later. I didn't check on it periodically, so I don't know how it actually took, but it did what I wanted it to do, which was charge as I rode.

The other way I use it is by attaching the Solar Panel to my handlebar bag, then connecting it to my Garmin bike computer. Again, I rode for 7-8 hours and it kept the Garmin topped up. That is massively important to me as I am riding to Italy in September and will be camping at nights with little access to plug sockets for charging.

Overall:
Well pleased. It is far lighter than putting a dynamo on my bike, it can be used when I am stationary and it won't hamper my progress by applying friction to the wheel as I travel... I love it!
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Great product. Bought the Powerbee Power Panel & Executive powerpack directly from the Powerbee website (was a bit strange that it was cheaper to buy the products individually rather than as a set.) Tried out the product on a cycle camping trip after charging it through USB, managed to keep my power hungry mobile phone with GPS switched on going for several days and the Powerpack was still half full!

Realised after I'd finished that test that there was a problem and the powerpanel wasn't working. Phoned up the company and got right through to Andy who was very helpful, sent the powerpanel back and within a few days a new one arrived in the post. Testing it hanging up the powerpanel in a window through frosted glass in unfavourable conditions it still charges the powerpack effectively.

Off on a 2 week cycling / camping trip soon which I'm hoping to navigate using GPS the whole way (reason for buying this kit) I will comment on this review to provide an update on how that goes.

All in all. Great product, great company. Firmly recommended.

I've also bought the wind up radio / torch from this company which also has served me well.

Update - Sorry nobody finds me useful. Product worked pretty well on my cycle trip, weather was pretty bad, but still managed to get a bit of charge from the sun (I'd estimate could charge my phone about once every two days using only the (larger) solar panel in northern European wet summertime) Since I was using the GPS almost constantly my phone required charging about every 4 hours so I mostly relied on plugging the powerpack in at campsites or wherever the opportunity to be near a plug socket came about. The full powerpack would charge my phone fully about twice.
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I bought this item to power my Samsung Galaxy S2 whilst touring France on my bike. I bought this as I would be camping and I needed my phone for navigation as well as to make calls.

The first time I used the charger it worked reasonably well. I had pre-charged it using the USB connection prior to my trip and my first night-time charge managed to charge my battery to 67%. Not exactly the 100% I had hoped for, but the battery had been less than 10% prior the charge and I was grateful to have it back to a sufficient level. Reasoning that if I could gain this amount of charge each time I used it, then it would still be a worthwhile investment.

Two days later I used the charger again. I had made sure the LED lights read that the solar charger was fully charged prior to plugging it into my phone that night. I had 20% when I went to bed, when I woke up I had 4%! I had thankfully brought a spare pre-charged phone battery and put that in my phone instead.

The next day, I again charged my solar charger via the provided power panel, attaching it to my bike pannier whilst cycling. I did this for two days and waited till the LEDs to show it had a full charge. Rather than going to bed whilst charging, this time I decided to plug my phone in earlier that evening and watch to see if I could see what went wrong last time. Within a minute I was able to see the problem, my phone stated "Voltage too high" prior to disconnecting itself. Meaning the last time I had charged it, the phone had probably disconnected itself and continued discharging the battery throughout the night.

I then made sure I had the charger on the right voltage setting, and tried again.
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