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Silvercrest 5000 mAh Solar Charger £9.99 @ Lidl

£9.99 @ LIDL
Integrated rechargeable lithium polymer battery stores up to 5000mAh, providing charge for smart phones, cameras, GPS devices and much more LEDs display solar charge and battery status Includes … Read More
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Integrated rechargeable lithium polymer battery stores up to 5000mAh, providing charge for smart phones, cameras, GPS devices and much more

LEDs display solar charge and battery status

Includes USB charging cable, 2 suction cup brackets and 4 suction cups

Include 3 years warranty.
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1 Like #1
Great deal. Wonder how long it takes to charge from 0% in direct sunlight?
#2
Nice.. Anyone know when this deal ends..?
#3
KingRichard22
Nice.. Anyone know when this deal ends..?
Not available until Monday 17 April.

Edited By: ajp558 on Apr 14, 2017 08:01
5 Likes #4
Grazz0r
Great deal. Wonder how long it takes to charge from 0% in direct sunlight?


A thousand years, these don't work.
#5
csi_guy
Grazz0r
Great deal. Wonder how long it takes to charge from 0% in direct sunlight?
A thousand years, these don't work.

Have you bought one of these then?
Nothing to lose with this as 3 year warranty. so if faulty just get a refund.
Heated

Edited By: stamfordblue on Apr 16, 2017 08:49
1 Like #6
Will this keep my Tesla topped up? ;)
#7
Besford
Will this keep my Tesla topped up? ;)
You could try it up the exhaust.
#8
nougat
Besford
Will this keep my Tesla topped up? ;)
You could try it up the exhaust.

Thanks. Went to try that but couldn't find the exhaust. Handbook didn't help either!

I did wonder about running it off the tram cables when in town but the thing on the roof really spoils the lines of the car. I've asked Elon if he can get his styling guys working on that.
#9
Besford
nougat
Besford
Will this keep my Tesla topped up? ;)
You could try it up the exhaust.
Thanks. Went to try that but couldn't find the exhaust. Handbook didn't help either!
I did wonder about running it off the tram cables when in town but the thing on the roof really spoils the lines of the car. I've asked Elon if he can get his styling guys working on that.
I wasn't referring to the car!
1 Like #10
nougat
Besford
Will this keep my Tesla topped up? ;)
You could try it up the exhaust.


That's what she said (_;)
#11
excellent!! cheers!!
2 Likes #12
Word to the wise: If solar panels actually worked as claimed, don't you think every phone would come with a solar panel on the back as standard? (or as an upgrade for the apple sheep)

Edited By: cb-uk on Apr 16, 2017 11:56
1 Like #13
I like the idea, not sure would a) hold the power for long, b) ever fill up to maximum, even if borrowing some Icarus wings let alone here.
I did used to have a small solar-powered radio many moons ago (*ba-boom*) which worked fairly well - but I'd imagine this would be good for sending an emergency text before hitting 20% territory?
1 Like #14
Just as a 5000mah power bank and using the solar panel to stop standby drain it's probably a good deal and fine. It's when people expect them to charge from zero to full by sunlight alone (and people do)...

Have people seen the size of solar panels that output 10-20W (I have a 14W and its 4 pieces, each about the size of a Kindle)? So some tiny panel stuck on the back of a battery as an afterthought, is probably going to be putting out less than 1W.

Edited By: plewis00 on Apr 16, 2017 13:24
1 Like #15
I returned mine when I originally tried to explore solar charging. Its the UK. This unit is too small.
1 Like #16
So, can anyone recommend one that actually works? Maybe one with fold-out/plug-in panels to catch more sun?
#17
Heat
#18
HereKittyKitty
So, can anyone recommend one that actually works? Maybe one with fold-out/plug-in panels to catch more sun?

maybe one similar to the one mentioned in post 14 of this thread?
#19
poisondwarf
HereKittyKitty
So, can anyone recommend one that actually works? Maybe one with fold-out/plug-in panels to catch more sun?
maybe one similar to the one mentioned in post 14 of this thread?
I've really scoured post 14 and I'm still coming up blank. Was a specific one mentioned or did you just imagine it?
1 Like #20
HereKittyKitty
poisondwarf
HereKittyKitty
So, can anyone recommend one that actually works? Maybe one with fold-out/plug-in panels to catch more sun?
maybe one similar to the one mentioned in post 14 of this thread?
I've really scoured post 14 and I'm still coming up blank. Was a specific one mentioned or did you just imagine it?

Basically something like this. Sorry I didn't actually post it, so don't bother looking!

KINGSOLAR 14W 5V Portable Solar Charger USB Solar Panel for iPhone 6 Plus 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPads, iPods, Samsung Galaxy and Many Other 5V USB-Charged Devices https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01A6X4J4S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VYn9ybX5E45PV

Just remember it's not a power bank so won't store charge. You really need this and a conventional power bank combined to use the solar to store charge in the bank for later. The all-in-one units are useless, if you compare the panel sizes you will quickly understand why - even if they claim to have next gen solar cells (if they did, I'm sure people would use these on houses)!

Edited By: plewis00 on Apr 17, 2017 16:20
#21
plewis00
HereKittyKitty
poisondwarf
HereKittyKitty
So, can anyone recommend one that actually works? Maybe one with fold-out/plug-in panels to catch more sun?
maybe one similar to the one mentioned in post 14 of this thread?
I've really scoured post 14 and I'm still coming up blank. Was a specific one mentioned or did you just imagine it?
Basically something like this. Sorry I didn't actually post it, so don't bother looking!
KINGSOLAR 14W 5V Portable Solar Charger USB Solar Panel for iPhone 6 Plus 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPads, iPods, Samsung Galaxy and Many Other 5V USB-Charged Devices https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01A6X4J4S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VYn9ybX5E45PV
Just remember it's not a power bank so won't store charge. You really need this and a conventional power bank combined to use the solar to store charge in the bank for later. The all-in-one units are useless, if you compare the panel sizes you will quickly understand why - even if they claim to have next gen solar cells (if they did, I'm sure people would use these on houses)!
Cheers mate, looks good! How big is your battery pack, and how long does it take to charge?
1 Like #22
HereKittyKitty
plewis00
HereKittyKitty
poisondwarf
HereKittyKitty
So, can anyone recommend one that actually works? Maybe one with fold-out/plug-in panels to catch more sun?
maybe one similar to the one mentioned in post 14 of this thread?
I've really scoured post 14 and I'm still coming up blank. Was a specific one mentioned or did you just imagine it?
Basically something like this. Sorry I didn't actually post it, so don't bother looking!
KINGSOLAR 14W 5V Portable Solar Charger USB Solar Panel for iPhone 6 Plus 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPads, iPods, Samsung Galaxy and Many Other 5V USB-Charged Devices https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01A6X4J4S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VYn9ybX5E45PV
Just remember it's not a power bank so won't store charge. You really need this and a conventional power bank combined to use the solar to store charge in the bank for later. The all-in-one units are useless, if you compare the panel sizes you will quickly understand why - even if they claim to have next gen solar cells (if they did, I'm sure people would use these on houses)!
Cheers mate, looks good! How big is your battery pack, and how long does it take to charge?

You're welcome. I have loads of power banks, but I like the idea of charging using solar.

I have to be honest, to get near the full 14W of that one you need to be basically direct sunlight, but I can charge a 3000mAh over a day or nearly charge a 5000mAh in spring time in the U.K. This is without moving or repositioning it throughout the day, so you can be more efficient by moving it to direct light (e.g. If it's really sunny and you're outside having a BBQ). But it puts into perspective how big a panel you need to generate meaningful power and how a panel the size of a mobile phone is not going to do an awful lot beyond stopping the battery draining of its own accord.
#23
plewis00
HereKittyKitty
plewis00
HereKittyKitty
poisondwarf
HereKittyKitty
So, can anyone recommend one that actually works? Maybe one with fold-out/plug-in panels to catch more sun?
maybe one similar to the one mentioned in post 14 of this thread?
I've really scoured post 14 and I'm still coming up blank. Was a specific one mentioned or did you just imagine it?
Basically something like this. Sorry I didn't actually post it, so don't bother looking!
KINGSOLAR 14W 5V Portable Solar Charger USB Solar Panel for iPhone 6 Plus 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPads, iPods, Samsung Galaxy and Many Other 5V USB-Charged Devices https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01A6X4J4S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VYn9ybX5E45PV
Just remember it's not a power bank so won't store charge. You really need this and a conventional power bank combined to use the solar to store charge in the bank for later. The all-in-one units are useless, if you compare the panel sizes you will quickly understand why - even if they claim to have next gen solar cells (if they did, I'm sure people would use these on houses)!
Cheers mate, looks good! How big is your battery pack, and how long does it take to charge?
You're welcome. I have loads of power banks, but I like the idea of charging using solar.
I have to be honest, to get near the full 14W of that one you need to be basically direct sunlight, but I can charge a 3000mAh over a day or nearly charge a 5000mAh in spring time in the U.K. This is without moving or repositioning it throughout the day, so you can be more efficient by moving it to direct light (e.g. If it's really sunny and you're outside having a BBQ). But it puts into perspective how big a panel you need to generate meaningful power and how a panel the size of a mobile phone is not going to do an awful lot beyond stopping the battery draining of its own accord.
Eeesh! Sounds like a lot of investment for little reward. Would be good strapped onto the back of an e-reader though
#24
plewis00
HereKittyKitty
poisondwarf
HereKittyKitty
So, can anyone recommend one that actually works? Maybe one with fold-out/plug-in panels to catch more sun?
maybe one similar to the one mentioned in post 14 of this thread?
I've really scoured post 14 and I'm still coming up blank. Was a specific one mentioned or did you just imagine it?
Basically something like this. Sorry I didn't actually post it, so don't bother looking!
KINGSOLAR 14W 5V Portable Solar Charger USB Solar Panel for iPhone 6 Plus 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPads, iPods, Samsung Galaxy and Many Other 5V USB-Charged Devices https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01A6X4J4S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VYn9ybX5E45PV
Just remember it's not a power bank so won't store charge. You really need this and a conventional power bank combined to use the solar to store charge in the bank for later. The all-in-one units are useless, if you compare the panel sizes you will quickly understand why - even if they claim to have next gen solar cells (if they did, I'm sure people would use these on houses)!

Maybe strap a couple of those to the roof canvas and poles of a tent. Or does it need to be flat?

Edited By: supermann on Apr 20, 2017 14:53
#25
supermann
plewis00
HereKittyKitty
poisondwarf
HereKittyKitty
So, can anyone recommend one that actually works? Maybe one with fold-out/plug-in panels to catch more sun?
maybe one similar to the one mentioned in post 14 of this thread?
I've really scoured post 14 and I'm still coming up blank. Was a specific one mentioned or did you just imagine it?
Basically something like this. Sorry I didn't actually post it, so don't bother looking!
KINGSOLAR 14W 5V Portable Solar Charger USB Solar Panel for iPhone 6 Plus 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPads, iPods, Samsung Galaxy and Many Other 5V USB-Charged Devices https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01A6X4J4S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VYn9ybX5E45PV
Just remember it's not a power bank so won't store charge. You really need this and a conventional power bank combined to use the solar to store charge in the bank for later. The all-in-one units are useless, if you compare the panel sizes you will quickly understand why - even if they claim to have next gen solar cells (if they did, I'm sure people would use these on houses)!
Maybe strap a couple of those to the roof canvas and poles of a tent. Or does it need to be flat?

That would probably be fine but when the sun hits the panels at an angle you will get reduced power output so if you want to leave it in place and not move it, they're not ideal.

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