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13 Watt Solar Briefcase - now £56.99 delivered !!

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[mod] 9y, 7m agoFound 9 years, 7 months ago
*** Now reduced to £59.99 or £56.99 if you sign up to their newsletter! Thanks for the pointer PJDelaney!

This 13 Watt Solar Briefcase has been reduced from £109.99 to £79.99 at Maplin. Sign up to the newsletter for extra discount to get it for £76.99 delivered!

Features: Portable solar generator * Built into a protective briefcase making it ideal for camping, caravanning and marine use * Ideal for DC fridges, laptops, mobile phones, GPS etc * Integrated adjustable angle support * Powerful 13 watt solar charger * Easy storage * Includes 4A charge regulator * Charges 3V, 6V, 9V and 12V appliances * Flashing charge indicator and blocking diode

Dimensions: Open: 52.5 x 67x 2cm * Closed: 52.5 x 33 x 4cm
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[mod]#1
My father in law uses one of these for his caravan and thinks its great!

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The generator comes complete with an adjustable angle support that allows you to position the solar panels in prime sunlight.
During peak hours of sunshine, a mobile phone can be charged in an hour. The solar panel is an amorphous receptor and is ideally suited to the northern European climate to enable the optimum use of daylight hours
#2
These really don't work great in this country. They will (sort of) charge a mobile phone and PDA but not much else. The better option is to buy the Freeloader solar panal from Maplin (I use one), which you can carge up via a USB port, then you have a fully charged device to take on holiday with you and you can open the solar panels to top it up in the sun.

Freeloader: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=freeloader&source=15&SD=Y
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#3
I want something like this, but 13w simply doesn't cut it for anything other than mobile devices. If I see a 28w version available at something close to affordable, I may just go for it. As far as I see it, this one simply doesn't have enough juice.
#4
I take it this would be no good for charging a 17" 9 cell dell laptop battery?
#5
I got one of the small battery maintainers and shoved it on the parcel shelf in my car. Recently disconnected the battery leaving this connected to the cigarette lighter and it kept the clock, the stereo clock and the immobiliser system powered. Tried turning on the stereo but as expected not enough juice. But I was surprised it powered all that with the battery off. Shows it is doing something.
#6
This is now £59.99 both in-store and on the website.
[mod]#7
:w00t: Thanks for the update PJDelaney !!
#8
Now that is a nice price :)
I may have to get one now. £59.99, plus a £5 newsletter voucher brings it down to £54.99. Happy dayz :)
That's for an instore pickup BTW. I dunno about online, maybe that is just a £3 saving. But I have recently got a newsletter with a £5 off voucher attached.
#9
I just got it. It's quite heavy though!
#10
Bought one last week from Maplins online at £79.99.
Works great and gives stated output. Annoyed that they have dropped their price after I bought mine. Not the first time it has cost me for buying too early from Maplins.
Problem is that it fills up with water when it rains - can't see it lasting very long.
Cannot seem to get an answer from Maplins as to whether it is designed to be out in the rain - not very usefull if it's not.
#11
fej
Bought one last week from Maplins online at £79.99.
Works great and gives stated output. Annoyed that they have dropped their price after I bought mine. Not the first time it has cost me for buying too early from Maplins.
Problem is that it fills up with water when it rains - can't see it lasting very long.
Cannot seem to get an answer from Maplins as to whether it is designed to be out in the rain - not very usefull if it's not.


What do you use it for?
#12
You can use it to power a car battery to run things like lights/security 12v applications, etc etc.
#13
aslong as you dont use more than 13 watts?
so thats just over 1amp at 12 volts, at its best, which is probably never achieved over here (uk)
Not alot of use really
#14
I use a similar one of slightly lower power to charge my caravan battery when on sites without electricity. Allows me to keep going for about 3 weeks on one battery (85Ah). This briefcase one promises to do even better.
When at home it charges spare battery and runs garden lights for free.
Still no answer from Maplins as to its weather proofing.
[mod]#15
Welcome to hukd's fej :) I
use a similar one of slightly lower power to charge my caravan battery when on sites without electricity. Allows me to keep going for about 3 weeks on one battery (85Ah).


Thats what my fil uses his for ... i'll have to ask him if there's any info on weather proofing
#16
So this could run just over the wattage of an energy saving light bulb, Which costs pennies to run anyway?

Will need to be more powerfull then that, To ever be popular!

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