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Dubdub 09-07-2010 02:30 PM

Wireless Ground Solar Charger review
 
Received the solar charger this morning.

Package contains the following:

* Solar battery charger
* USB charger
* USB cable (Mini USB)
* USB cable (3.0 DC)
* Mini-USB adapter
* Micro-USB adapter
* No instructions or other information in the package.

Have not tried it out yet but will and post the ongoing review here.

Dubdub 09-08-2010 07:38 AM

Update #1

Placed it on the car dash, in the syn and it started charging so it is working as advertised. Will be using it more if/when the sun comes out today.

3 ways to charge:

* Via AC power: Connect the Mobile Phone Solar Charger by USB cable and USB charger. Charging time: 6 hours
* Via computer: Connect the Mobile Phone Solar Charger to computer by USB cable.
Charging time: 6 hours
* Via solar: Expose the Mobile Phone Solar Charger. Charging time: 8 hours

Dubdub 09-13-2010 11:29 AM

Been using this for several days now and it works as advertised with my 9800.

Best place I found was on the dash of the car. It ran several hours and charged the battery with no problems. But the charger is very slippery and tends to slide around and off. A less slick back cover or e-grips would really help. Also placed it on the sunroof cover and pulled it closed to keep it in position. That seemed to work as well, but the USB cable was a bit short.

The charger has to be in direct sunlight for several minutes before it will actually start to charge. Makes sense as it has to build up enough power to get going. Any cloud cover and it knocks off and seems to reset it self before it gets back to charging.

All in all, I am happy with it. Works as advertised, but it is a slow charge. Comes in really handy when you have no plug available and you need a bit of power.


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