Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme 5V and 12V Solar Portable Charger - Black
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- Fully waterproof and rugged built solar powered charger
- Charge an iPhone or smartphone up to 6 times (using sync/charge cable supplied by Apple)
- Standard USB and 12V DC port output built in
- Simultaneously charge 5V and 12V devices
- Lightweight and compact for portability
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Colour Name: Black
1 x 9000mAh Lithium polymer battery unit
1 x High performance solar panel
1 x USB charging cable
1 x DC connection cable
1 x DC connector tip L53D
8 x Mobile device tips
1 x Female car charger socket
1 x Velcro strap
1 x International AC mains charger for UK, USA, Europe and AUS1 x Zipped travel case
1 x Tip storage pouch
1 x User guide
From the Manufacturer
Powertraveller Ltd design, develop and manufacture an award-winning range of portable chargers for electronic devices. Designed in the UK and tested to destruction in some of the world’s most inhospitable environments, the products in Powertraveller’s range are capable of charging anything from smartphones (including iPhone and BlackBerry), iPods, headlamps and torches through to GPS systems, iPads and laptops.
Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme 5V and 12V Solar Portable Charger
Developed by an award-winning manufacturer, the Powermonkey Extreme portable solar charger will charge both 5V and 12V electronic devices. Housed in a durable shell, the Extreme offers on-the-go power enabling you to recharge your smartphone, tablet or camera.
Featuring a powerful battery that can be recharged in a variety of ways with the included mains charger, solar panel or USB cable, you can make sure your devices are topped up while out and about. With a compact and portable design, the Powermonkey Extreme is an essential accessory for anybody heading out on an adventure.
Perfect for Outdoor use
Powertraveller’s Powermonkey Extreme has an IP67 rating meaning it is waterproof for 30 minutes up to 1 metre. It also features a shock-resistant design meaning it can take the knocks and spills of any expedition. Its unique one-touch friction swipe on/off switch can be used whilst wearing gloves, perfect if you’re outdoors. Using the included Velcro strap you can attach the solar panel to virtually anything so your adventure doesn’t have to stop while the Extreme is recharging.
9000mAh Lithium Polymer Battery
Powertraveller’s Powermonkey Extreme houses a massive 9000mAh lithium polymer battery which is capable of fully charging an iPhone or smartphone up to six times. It can also recharge your other portable gadgets such as an iPad or Tablet up to two times and most SLR camera batteries twice. It is compatible with virtually any 5V or 12V devices including head lamps, handheld action cameras and more. If your device is charged via a USB socket, the maximum voltage of your device will be 5 Volts. The battery itself can be recharged either via the included universal mains charger, solar panel or via USB.
Agile Solar Panel
The included solar panel will charge the Powermonkey Extreme battery unit in 18-22 hours in optimum light conditions. Featuring a USB output, the solar panel can also be used to directly charge 5V gadgets with the cable they come with, including Apple products, mobile phones and handheld GPS systems. You can even continue to charge your gadgets with the Extreme whilst it’s being charged by the solar panel. Its folding, clam-shell design means that the solar panel takes up little space and it can be attached to backpacks, tents, etc via the included Velcro strap to make the most of the light.
Lightweight and Compact Design
The powermonkey extreme (battery unit and solar panel combined) weighs just 456g and everything fits into the included premium travel case which measures just 180 x 100 x 55mm. When the solar panel is folded it measures 170 x 91 x 18mm and the battery unit just 155 x 60 x 28mm - perfect for even the most space-conscious traveller.
5V USB and 12V DC Output Sockets
The Powermonkey Extreme features two output ports – a 5V USB socket and a 12V DC socket. From the 5V USB socket you can charge your smaller devices such as smartphones, iPods, GPS, head lamps, etc., whilst the 12V DC socket can be used to charge SLR camera batteries (when used in conjunction with the included female in-car socket), portable DVD players and much more. You can even charge 5V and 12V devices simultaneously thus saving time.
Who’s It Suitable For?
If you spend time off the beaten track or on the move but can’t live without your smartphone, tablet, GPS or other 5V or 12V electronic device, the Powermonkey Extreme is an essential item for your kit bag. Built to withstand even the toughest conditions, it will perform flawlessly time and time again. Weekend camper, jet-setter, adventure traveller or just a gadget-junkie, Powertraveller’s Powermonkey Extreme gives your devices the power to keep on going when off the grid.
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Top Customer Reviews
Am I happy that I bought this? Yes
Is it good value for money? Yes if you're a tech addict.
Would I recommend it? Yes I have and others have bought it!
All in all a great bit of kit, the only downside is turning the thing on can be a bit fiddley at times using the swipe pad but that is more a getting used to it issue than anything else.
I've been playing with with solar and battery packs for some time, and yet to find the perfect combination, and thought this might be it.. but it's so not.
The solar panel is really weak - there are similar stand alone ones that cost very little and are about 5 times the power output.
The battery pack itself is ok - holds it charge, feels like it will take a knock, but i've yet to get a full charge with solar - and the slide on slide off power options are just really confusing.. i never know if it's on or off... it doesn't seem to update charge level when on solar until you unplug it...
The cable between solar and battery pack is custom and i'm sure will soon get lost.
A really good attempt at cracking this, and you can see they the company have genuinely tried to create a great product, but sadly they have fallen quite short... It's all a bit of a faff for little reward...
I think this was first made in around 2010 and it feel that way.... things have moved on...
It's a shame to be writing a poor review on a product made in the UK as they have done everything right, but it just doesn't hit the mark, especially at the price.
Only got around to using it properly in early April 2015 when it kept my phone fully charged up during Berwick upon Tweed to Dundee coastal walk. I wanted to record the trip with one of those walking apps you put on your phone so gps was running constantly during walk time.
On cloudier mornings there was a net loss of 5% to 6% (except the morning where the cloud was exceptionally low and dark) until the clouds thinned, compared to 10% per hour loss with phone unplugged and running under the same conditions. I found this was the case for usually the first four hours (on the trail at 7am) but once 11am came around battery % increased and would be holding full capacity in under 2 hours. Something else I worked out, it was well worth spending 5 minutes before setting off to get it properly attached on the backpack - I had tied it a bit loose on one occasion and the panel slipped to face directly behind me therefore was poorly angled toward the sun.
During testing around the house I found the panel would charge the phone much faster than when plugged into USB port on pc.
Otherwise, the box contains all the tips and wall socket combinations you could ever require.
So to sum it up: Yes, in Scotland, during the first two weeks of April, it did the job.
This back up & solar device are excellent..Best thing I have ever bought for the i phone...6 months later it performs excellently...keeping my i phone going for over a week on one charge..with no mains in site..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
nice piece of kit, works very well in low light,behind window, great very happy customer. i use it in northern ireland and scottlandPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really useful and does exactly what it says. on the down side a little heavy but worth it for the functionality of it. It comes with every cable you can think of!!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
On a recent trip to Kilimanjaro four of the party had purchased power monkeys (two of them Powermonkey extremes). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this product because my job keeps me out on the road quite a bit & iam also an outdoors man, loves to be in nature. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Zubair Rana
cristmas gift buy, the person is in India and she is very pleasd with it!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought one of these when they first came out and it's absolute rubbish, in fact it was so bad and slow that it went in the bin. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mr. Warren Gill
This was a Christmas present for my son who thought it was brilliant.Published 6 months ago by Carolyn Russell
Battery was working fine for a couple weeks then it started cutting out charging around 30 percent charge power.... And the solar panel is rubbish.... Read morePublished 7 months ago by FUBAR1