Powertraveller Solargorilla Tactical Rugged Water Resistant 5V-20V Solar Panel Charger
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.
- The best solar charger for charging in direct sunlight
- Delivers superior solar performance with its technically advanced solar panels
- Compatible with iPhones, iPods, cellphones, smartphones, many laptops and more
- Built for long lasting performance
- Features a green LED indicator that indicates the strength of its charge
- Very low maintenance - simply wipe with a clean, damp cloth from time to time
- Comes with accessories that will allow you to solar charge different devices with it
- Voltage: 20V and 5V/li>
- Output voltage 5V and 20V
- USB output: 5V 2A
- DC output: 20V 0.5A
- 10 Watt panel
- Dimensions (L*H*W cm): 26.4 x 20 x 1.9
- Dimensions 264 x 200 x 19mm
- Weight 874g
- Hand-held Cameras/Action Cameras
- iPhones/Smart Phones
- Head Torches
In The Box:
- 1 x solargorilla portable charger - coyote colour
- 1 x DC extension cable
- 1 x USB-C to micro USB tip
- 1 x 1m USB to USB-C cable
- 1 x Female 12V socket
- 1 x gorillanut tip pack
- 1 x Neoprene case
- 1 x Velcro strap
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.
I have an Apple Mac using the MagSafe type connector. Can I charge this from a solargorilla?
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.
Can I charge my minigorilla from solar?
Yes, using SolarGorilla - available separately.
Can I use my solargorilla through a glass window or under a light bulb?
No, the solargorilla needs to be outside in bright sunshine.
If I am not going to use my monkey or gorilla charger for a while, is it best to store it with a charge remaining?
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.
How can I get the best performance from my solargorilla?
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.
How can I connect my solargorilla to my powergorilla?
Simply attach them using the 2m extension cable and the L52D tip.
Can I use my USB charging port while charging another device from the main output?
You can only charge one device at a time from the solargorilla.
What will my solargorilla charge?
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.
What are the solar panels made of?
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.
How do I know the solargorilla's output voltage is correct for my laptop?
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.