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Xenta 5W Back Pack Solar Panel £5.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer

£5.99 @ Ebuyer
Just perusing Ebuyer and came across this gem. Reviews seem decent, worth a punt at £5.99. Showing as Free Delivery for me. Info From Ebuyer: We've all been there (or at least some of us hav… Read More
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7m, 1w agoFound 7 months, 1 week ago
Just perusing Ebuyer and came across this gem. Reviews seem decent, worth a punt at £5.99.

Showing as Free Delivery for me.

Info From Ebuyer:

We've all been there (or at least some of us have). On top of a mountain, deep in the woods or by a spectacular waterfall. We want to take a selfie or ring our friends to boast about our achievements, only to find our phone is dead. Crisis! What do we do? We need to capture the moment.

Relax. It's not a problem, at least it isn't if you have one of these handy Xenta solar chargers strapped to your backpack. Just plug your phone, or other compatible device, into the USB port attached to the back of the panel and use the sun to recharge your battery. Simples.

Using the Backpack solar panel
It's pretty easy. Set the panel up to catch some rays when you stop on your hike, hang it on a tent pole or attach it to your backpack. Once the solar panel captures the sun it will turn the rays into energy that you can harness by plugging your device into the panels USB port (cable not included). Under ideal conditions the panel can provide around one Amp of power.

At 19.6 x 29.3cm the panel is slightly smaller than an A4 sheet of paper, very light and easy to carry around. There is a hanging loop for added convenience.
Technically speaking
The Xenta solar panel is a 5 watt mono crystalline panel with a USB output port producing 5V/1A.
Features
USB port
Lightweight design
Mesh cover with zip to rear
Secure straps to hold phone
Works with any USB enabled device
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7m, 1w agoFound 7 months, 1 week ago
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12 Likes
leeparsons
tek-monkey
Been reviewing amazon items in return for discounts lately, got a 16w and a 52w portable panel now plus a static 100w for the caravan I have yet to install. The 16w was happily charging an iproduct when in full sunshine, dunno what it was but a large recent phone. They really have come on recently.
How does that work then?


It is becoming a real problem on Amazon.
Getting difficult to find real unbiased reviews.
These 'paid for' reviews are mostly positive and generally don't offer anything of substance.
I ignore them and won't buy a product unless there is a good number of genuine reviews.
I hope Amazon take action on this.
7 Likes
CrazyBob
leeparsons
tek-monkey
Been reviewing amazon items in return for discounts lately, got a 16w and a 52w portable panel now plus a static 100w for the caravan I have yet to install. The 16w was happily charging an iproduct when in full sunshine, dunno what it was but a large recent phone. They really have come on recently.
How does that work then?
It is becoming a real problem on Amazon.
Getting difficult to find real unbiased reviews.
These 'paid for' reviews are mostly positive and generally don't offer anything of substance.
I ignore them and won't buy a product unless there is a good number of genuine reviews.
I hope Amazon take action on this.

agreed - I tried it, but couldn't be bothered as I was mostly getting junk. Yet people still leaving 5 stars. Its something Amazon need to stop.
5 Likes
Thanks buddy. I ended up ordering this as its much better value and will charge up our 12v camping batteries nicely.:)
http://www.ebuyer.com/675942-xenta-13w-briefcase-solar-charger-e13wby
you tube video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnFQcSpEqzs


Edited By: flang on Sep 22, 2016 21:24: aded video link
5 Likes
jasee
Youngsyr
ohdearohdear
Cold, no sun in the UK
Funny how the grass and trees still grow, though - right?
Because they are much more than (about) 20% efficient


Not according to the ultimate source of truth and light (Wikipedia):

"For actual sunlight, where only 45% of the light is in the photosynthetically active wavelength range, the theoretical maximum efficiency of solar energy conversion is approximately 11%. In actuality, however, plants do not absorb all incoming sunlight (due to reflection, respiration requirements of photosynthesis and the need for optimal solar radiation levels) and do not convert all harvested energy into biomass, which results in an overall photosynthetic efficiency of 3 to 6% of total solar radiation."

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1 Like #1
Thanks for posting
5 Likes #2
Thanks buddy. I ended up ordering this as its much better value and will charge up our 12v camping batteries nicely.:)
http://www.ebuyer.com/675942-xenta-13w-briefcase-solar-charger-e13wby
you tube video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnFQcSpEqzs


Edited By: flang on Sep 22, 2016 21:24: aded video link
1 Like #3
Been reviewing amazon items in return for discounts lately, got a 16w and a 52w portable panel now plus a static 100w for the caravan I have yet to install. The 16w was happily charging an iproduct when in full sunshine, dunno what it was but a large recent phone. They really have come on recently.
#4
flang
Thanks buddy. I ended up ordering this as its much better value and will charge up our 12v camping batteries nicely.:)http://www.ebuyer.com/675942-xenta-13w-briefcase-solar-charger-e13wby
you tube videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnFQcSpEqzs

Really, for 12v batteries a 20w panel would be the absolute minimum I would recommend and that's just for maintaining a charged battery, not charging up a completely dead one.

A 20w Mono or Poly Crystalline panel with a cheap LCD charge controller would be better value and more effective than the briefcase.
3 Likes #5
freakstyler
flang
Thanks buddy. I ended up ordering this as its much better value and will charge up our 12v camping batteries nicely.:)http://www.ebuyer.com/675942-xenta-13w-briefcase-solar-charger-e13wby
you tube videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnFQcSpEqzs
Really, for 12v batteries a 20w panel would be the absolute minimum I would recommend and that's just for maintaining a charged battery, not charging up a completely dead one.
A 20w Mono or Poly Crystalline panel with a cheap LCD charge controller would be better value and more effective than the briefcase.
Na mate I have a 5w panel at the mo and it tops up the battery enough on our camping trips to last a good week. We run led lights and charge 2 phones over night so nothing to draining but 5w is enough to restore the lost voltage. Id agree though that if your powering invertors or fully draining the bsttery daily then 20w+ would def be needed!
4 Likes #6
Cold, no sun in the UK
2 Likes #7
ohdearohdear
Cold, no sun in the UK
There's enough.
#8
flang
Thanks buddy. I ended up ordering this as its much better value and will charge up our 12v camping batteries nicely.:)http://www.ebuyer.com/675942-xenta-13w-briefcase-solar-charger-e13wby
you tube videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnFQcSpEqzs
But you can get three of the panels, for a little bit more. and be 2 watts more in power.
I actually already purchased some of these. I have just got another 4. Forgo to post, so you beat me to it.
1 Like #9
tek-monkey
Been reviewing amazon items in return for discounts lately, got a 16w and a 52w portable panel now plus a static 100w for the caravan I have yet to install. The 16w was happily charging an iproduct when in full sunshine, dunno what it was but a large recent phone. They really have come on recently.
How does that work then?
1 Like #10
ohdearohdear
Cold, no sun in the UK
he lives up north you see
1 Like #11
Anyway you can daisy change them together, with a power splutter. Thus combine the power
12 Likes #12
leeparsons
tek-monkey
Been reviewing amazon items in return for discounts lately, got a 16w and a 52w portable panel now plus a static 100w for the caravan I have yet to install. The 16w was happily charging an iproduct when in full sunshine, dunno what it was but a large recent phone. They really have come on recently.
How does that work then?


It is becoming a real problem on Amazon.
Getting difficult to find real unbiased reviews.
These 'paid for' reviews are mostly positive and generally don't offer anything of substance.
I ignore them and won't buy a product unless there is a good number of genuine reviews.
I hope Amazon take action on this.
2 Likes #13
flang
freakstyler
flang
Thanks buddy. I ended up ordering this as its much better value and will charge up our 12v camping batteries nicely.:)http://www.ebuyer.com/675942-xenta-13w-briefcase-solar-charger-e13wby
you tube videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnFQcSpEqzs
Really, for 12v batteries a 20w panel would be the absolute minimum I would recommend and that's just for maintaining a charged battery, not charging up a completely dead one.
A 20w Mono or Poly Crystalline panel with a cheap LCD charge controller would be better value and more effective than the briefcase.
Na mate I have a 5w panel at the mo and it tops up the battery enough on our camping trips to last a good week. We run led lights and charge 2 phones over night so nothing to draining but 5w is enough to restore the lost voltage. Id agree though that if your powering invertors or fully draining the bsttery daily then 20w+ would def be needed!


Charged overnight?
4 Likes #14
CrazyBob
leeparsons
tek-monkey
Been reviewing amazon items in return for discounts lately, got a 16w and a 52w portable panel now plus a static 100w for the caravan I have yet to install. The 16w was happily charging an iproduct when in full sunshine, dunno what it was but a large recent phone. They really have come on recently.
How does that work then?
It is becoming a real problem on Amazon.
Getting difficult to find real unbiased reviews.
These 'paid for' reviews are mostly positive and generally don't offer anything of substance.
I ignore them and won't buy a product unless there is a good number of genuine reviews.
I hope Amazon take action on this.

Oh they get honest ones off me, left several low ones lately. Oddly though amazon regularly refuse to publish my low reviews and ask me to rewrite them, whereas I've never had a 4 or 5 star review denied. This week I had a review of a webcam refused 3 times for no reason, you just get a generic email. I upped it to 2 stars and it went through!
7 Likes #15
CrazyBob
leeparsons
tek-monkey
Been reviewing amazon items in return for discounts lately, got a 16w and a 52w portable panel now plus a static 100w for the caravan I have yet to install. The 16w was happily charging an iproduct when in full sunshine, dunno what it was but a large recent phone. They really have come on recently.
How does that work then?
It is becoming a real problem on Amazon.
Getting difficult to find real unbiased reviews.
These 'paid for' reviews are mostly positive and generally don't offer anything of substance.
I ignore them and won't buy a product unless there is a good number of genuine reviews.
I hope Amazon take action on this.

agreed - I tried it, but couldn't be bothered as I was mostly getting junk. Yet people still leaving 5 stars. Its something Amazon need to stop.
#16
£13.97 vat & delivery no heat
2 Likes #17
ohdearohdear
Cold, no sun in the UK

Funny how the grass and trees still grow, though - right?
#18
Youngsyr
ohdearohdear
Cold, no sun in the UK
Funny how the grass and trees still grow, though - right?
Because they are much more than (about) 20% efficient
5 Likes #19
jasee
Youngsyr
ohdearohdear
Cold, no sun in the UK
Funny how the grass and trees still grow, though - right?
Because they are much more than (about) 20% efficient


Not according to the ultimate source of truth and light (Wikipedia):

"For actual sunlight, where only 45% of the light is in the photosynthetically active wavelength range, the theoretical maximum efficiency of solar energy conversion is approximately 11%. In actuality, however, plants do not absorb all incoming sunlight (due to reflection, respiration requirements of photosynthesis and the need for optimal solar radiation levels) and do not convert all harvested energy into biomass, which results in an overall photosynthetic efficiency of 3 to 6% of total solar radiation."
#20
bojangles
CrazyBob
leeparsons
tek-monkey
Been reviewing amazon items in return for discounts lately, got a 16w and a 52w portable panel now plus a static 100w for the caravan I have yet to install. The 16w was happily charging an iproduct when in full sunshine, dunno what it was but a large recent phone. They really have come on recently.
How does that work then?
It is becoming a real problem on Amazon.
Getting difficult to find real unbiased reviews.
These 'paid for' reviews are mostly positive and generally don't offer anything of substance.
I ignore them and won't buy a product unless there is a good number of genuine reviews.
I hope Amazon take action on this.
agreed - I tried it, but couldn't be bothered as I was mostly getting junk. Yet people still leaving 5 stars. Its something Amazon need to stop.

The one I use you request items you actually want, then they decide if they want to give them to you. No point requesting something that isn't useful, but I've sorted out quite a few nice additions to my camping gear very cheaply through them.
#21
Great item I think, usb fan in the sun a lot more uses too.

I want to know more on how to go about writting reviews and is it just amazon or ebuyer or other do this as well.

Heated btw
1 Like #22
tece69
£13.97 vat & delivery no heat

You can change the dropdown box to free delivery and it already includes VAT in the price.
#23
How does it fit onto a backpack?
#24
Gosh I paid so much more for a similar sized panel 10 years ago. Solar has become pretty cheap. I never managed to get it to charge a phone properly, does like 1% an hour in good UK sun which is pointless.
#25
ordered 2 just for a laugh !!
3 Likes #26
Ordered 500 for the roof :{
#27
leeparsons
Anyway you can daisy change them together, with a power splutter. Thus combine the power

That sounds interesting - can you provide a few more details?
#28
could i use this for a greenhouse extractor fan without having to buy anything else?
#29
Nice one. Ordered.
#30
£1.20 a watt delivered not bad for a low wattage panel.
So, in bright sunlight should charge a phone at around 1A, which is respectable.

Good for festivals - maybe to charge a shared powerbank, which you can then use to charge your phone overignight.

Though, whether you'd be better to just buy a bigger power bank is another matter :).
#31
M1sterDeeds
How does it fit onto a backpack?
Bumb, id like to know this aswell.
#32
3guesses
leeparsons
Anyway you can daisy change them together, with a power splutter. Thus combine the power
That sounds interesting - can you provide a few more details?

you would need a y cable 1 male 2 fenale. Its out in the sub now, as i purchased 4of these when they was last on offer. Jyst draw your self a duagram of say 4 oanels you need to connect 2 panels with 1 y cable and the sane for other. 2 panels. Then connect the join those joint pabels togethere with another y cable
#33
Firefox21
flang
freakstyler
flang
Thanks buddy. I ended up ordering this as its much better value and will charge up our 12v camping batteries nicely.:)http://www.ebuyer.com/675942-xenta-13w-briefcase-solar-charger-e13wby
you tube videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnFQcSpEqzs
Really, for 12v batteries a 20w panel would be the absolute minimum I would recommend and that's just for maintaining a charged battery, not charging up a completely dead one.
A 20w Mono or Poly Crystalline panel with a cheap LCD charge controller would be better value and more effective than the briefcase.
Na mate I have a 5w panel at the mo and it tops up the battery enough on our camping trips to last a good week. We run led lights and charge 2 phones over night so nothing to draining but 5w is enough to restore the lost voltage. Id agree though that if your powering invertors or fully draining the bsttery daily then 20w+ would def be needed!
Charged overnight?
Australian
#34
just bought it thank you,
one question I have please how long do you have to leave it in the sun to be able to charge a smart mobile phone, or does it charge as it's getting connected to the mobile when there is sun
#35
Cant help noticing their stock levels dont seem to be dropping even though i brought 2 for camping next year, hope we all get one or two
1 Like #36
bigjeremy
Cant help noticing their stock levels dont seem to be dropping even though i brought 2 for camping next year, hope we all get one or two

When I ordered last night they they had around 155 units in stock, seems to be sub 30 now.
#37
flang
Thanks buddy. I ended up ordering this as its much better value and will charge up our 12v camping batteries nicely.:)http://www.ebuyer.com/675942-xenta-13w-briefcase-solar-charger-e13wby
you tube videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnFQcSpEqzs
Nice one, went for that as well.
#38
Hardawan
just bought it thank you,
one question I have please how long do you have to leave it in the sun to be able to charge a smart mobile phone, or does it charge as it's getting connected to the mobile when there is sun
I don't think it holds a charge, I think it just transfers the power directly. I may be wrong though.
#39
ohdearohdear
Cold, no sun in the UK
A new kickstarter project. A rain powered generator panel would be revolutionary concept.
1 Like #40
We've all been there (or at least some of us have). On top of a mountain, deep in the woods or by a spectacular waterfall. We want to take a selfie or ring our friends to boast about our achievements, only to find our phone is dead. Crisis! What do we do? We need to capture the moment.

Money for old rope this copywriting lark, you're at the top of a mountain and of all the things that could be called a crisis I don't regard not being able to take a selfie as one of them. Someone needs a slap. (_;)

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