Solar Power | Most of us travel and in todays world at least one tech device is needed with you if not more (smartphones, GPS etc.). For the every day applications you will generally find an easy way to recharge your devices (a mall, starbucks etc.) but what if you go “off the grid”. You find yourself miles from anywhere, in the woods, on a mountain top, hiking in Alaska or exploring the amazon.
Solar power has been around for some time but is rarely recognized for its importance in keeping all electronic devices working. You can have the best and most expencive high tech but without power it is practically useless.
Solar panels come in all shapes and sizes and you can find them all over the internet or in your local store however the larger part of these solar panels are “gimics”, badly constructed and have no real guarantee as to how stable they really are. Solar panels range anything from £5 on eBay to hundreds of pounds, depending on your application requirements.
Today we would like to focus on the “average” traveller to “extreme” traveller.
An experience traveller knows that off the grid your battery could save your life and even for those more positive moments a little music or video can be your best friend when you are out far from civilization and at those extreme moments it can be critical to have a reliable font of power with you.
With this in mind we would like to introduce you to one of the very best mobile solar panels on the market.
Power Gorilla – PowerTraveller
The Power Gorilla is a top of the range mobile and robust solar panel.
You can download both the Solar Gorilla Data Sheet and User Guide from the member download area.
The Solar Gorilla has many aspects most do not have. For example the panels are glass, giving a better quality finish and a higher level of quality sunshine to the panels sealed behind the glass. The unit is very robust and designed specifically for extreme ambients so you can be sure it won’t let you down when you need it most.
A quick look at the specs;
Dimensions (L*H*W cm): 26.4 x 20 x 1.9
Dimensions 264 x 200 x 19mm
Output voltage 5V and 20V
Of course with high quality products you can expect to pay a little more and this mobile solar power unit sells directly from the company PowerTraveller for £145, which is acceptable considering its build and function qualities.
The Solar Gorilla has two output socks including the standard USB output. The package includes various adapters to fit all devices.
What’s in the box
Solargorilla portable solar charger
8 x mobile device tips: DC2.0 (mini Nokia), Micro USB, Mini USB, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, DC4.0 (Sony PSP), Nintendo DS-Lite
8 x gorillanuts: Male straight tips
DC connection cable
USB connection cable
Female 12V socket
Protective storage case
If you are looking for a top of the range solar charger that is not only well made and robust but a charger that won’t let you down when you need it most we highly recommend taking a look at the Solar Gorilla. You can review and purchase directly from PowerTraveller (UK).