The solargorilla tactical portable solar charger gives your powergorilla battery juice anywhere under the sun. It is also a viable charging option for netbooks under 40 watts and it can even charge virtually any 5V device from the USB output.
The solargorilla works via two PV (photovoltaic) solar panels which generate electric current when they are exposed to sunlight. This allows users the freedom to charge anywhere there is good, strong sunlight, as shown by the intensity of the green LED on the unit and the technically advanced panels ensure superb power and reliable performance - all housed in a tough outer casing.
This tactical version was designed with military and aid users in mind, in keeping with existing preferred colour schemes and camouflage techniques.
Note: solargorilla is a charging option. It is primarily designed to be used in conjunction with the powergorilla via the L53D tip and may not work with some laptops over 40 watts directly. It relies on the UV intensity of the sun. Therefore, at certain times of the year it may not be suitable for use in the Northern Hemisphere unless combined with the powergorilla. The solargorilla solar charger has been trialled successfully in the Southern Hemisphere by aid agencies, emergency services, the military and adventure travellers, where power is a crucial element of their communications strategy.
In The Box:
Powertraveller designs, develops and manufactures an award winning range of portable power and solar 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 cell phones (including iPhone and BlackBerry) and iPods through to Sat Navs, GPS systems, iPads and laptops.
Powertraveller products give the end user freedom to pursue an active outdoor lifestyle by keeping essential lines of communication open whilst they are \x93off-grid\x94.
Powertraveller's vision is to push the possibilities of portable power so that wherever our customers find themselves they can go further. Our culture is defined by R&D and innovation and a shared passion for technical excellence with a \x93we can\x94 approach to customer service.
The solargorilla is compatible with Apple Mac laptops using the MagSafe type connector. You will need to purchase the Apple MagSafe Airline Adaptor, however this will only allow your Mac to be powered from the solargorilla - this is a limitation with the Apple cable, not the solargorilla.
Yes, using SolarGorilla - available separately.
No, the solargorilla needs to be outside in bright sunshine.
Yes. If you plan to store your gorilla or monkey portable charger for a long period of time without use, it should be stored with at least 60% charge remaining. This helps keeps the internal battery in good condition.
You should ensure that your solargorilla is outside in direct sunlight, glass will greatly reduce the performance of the solargorilla. You will also need to ensure that the panel is perpendicular to the sun and that the panel surfaces are clean. It is also worth letting the solar panel "warm up" by leaving it in the sun for 10 minutes prior to connecting a device.
Simply attach them using the 2m extension cable and the L52D tip.
You can only charge one device at a time from the solargorilla.
Your solargorilla will charge most handheld devices via the USB port, such as mobile phones, iPods/MP3 players, Sat Navs, PDAs and handheld gaming devices. The solargorilla will also charge laptops up to 40W. However, if the laptop is in use while the solargorilla is connected, it will only slow down the depreciation of your battery, it will not run or charge your laptop unless your laptop is off.
The solargorilla will only power MacBooks using the MagSafe connection style.
The solar panel is made from polycrystalline which gives it a distinctive look, sometimes mistaken for cracks in the panel. The solar panels are then sealed with a special glue which can give a slightly uneven surface to the panel.
The solargorilla has just one output voltage, this is >20v. The solargorilla will not damage your device as it can only output up to 10 watts max.