Bresser Solar-Powered Charger £12.99 @ Lidl from Thursday 16th
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Bresser Solar-Powered Charger £12.99 @ Lidl from Thursday 16th

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Found 13th May 2013
For mobile devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, MP3 players, cameras, GPS devices and games consoles
Charges as fast as a power adaptor
Includes suction cup mounting, charger cable with 11 adaptors and a USB cable for charge reception
With built-in Li-Ion battery which stores up to (mAh): 2000
Adjustable output voltage: 5 / 7.5 / 9.5V
Dimensions approx. (cm): 115 x 68 x 20
5 year manufacturer's warranty

Looks pretty useful - leave it in the sun while not in use and it will always be charged when you need it.

57 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.lidl.co.uk/catalogmedia/uk/article/86299/86299_01_f.jpg

Good find. We just need some sun now.

Any good?

looks a good price,but does it do the job oO

I want one, great for Glastonbury heat added.

Looks good, but ebay would be cheaper. Its only 2 batterys fully charged roughly.

Can anyone find a deal on Goal Zero panels? Iv had a cheap panel before and they can only charge off the internal battery, once that's flat you cannot charge your device on solar alone. you need to leave it out in the sun for a few days before you stand a chance at getting a full tank again! That said, it is a good price as a backup and will be fine for a few charges!

leeparsons

Looks good, but ebay would be cheaper. Its only 2 batterys fully charged … Looks good, but ebay would be cheaper. Its only 2 batterys fully charged roughly.



ebay would be cheaper, but as with most stuff from china on ebay would be inferiorly made and probably wouldn't work after a while,

KillerHawk

ebay would be cheaper, but as with most stuff from china on ebay would be … ebay would be cheaper, but as with most stuff from china on ebay would be inferiorly made and probably wouldn't work after a while,



So where do you think these are made??

leeparsons

Its only 2 batterys fully charged roughly.


It's 2000mAh, so you will get less than one full charge on a typical modern smartphone. It won't be 100% efficient at charging your device, so you'll never even get the full 2000mAh from it.

Edited by: "OB1" 13th May 2013

This could be very good

Can you plug Iphone into it?

Might be OK if you are travelling to somewhere sunny. Total waste of time in UK.

A solar panel that size is going to generate something like 0.1w of power. To refill the 2Ah battery (presumably 3.7v) is going to take around 74 hours of maximum output - ie. bright sun directly on it, but kept nicely cool. So don't expect to leave it outside your tent for a few hours and expect it to be fully charged - at best it's going to give it a small boost. It's probably better to forget the solar part and get one with a bigger battery to start with.

With all the sun in UK it's going to be one very long charge...

classygear

So where do you think these are made??



different factories, different quality standards.

Jesus, you would think they'd be selling wind chargers in the UK.

From experience these are almost useless in the UK - several days for enough charge for 1 phone's worth, Better to take spare battery packs.

id rather pay the extra and get this , you dont have to rely on sun.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…ers

"PDA's" LOL! - Have some heat

vitaminjayz

id rather pay the extra and get this , you dont have to rely on … id rather pay the extra and get this , you dont have to rely on sun.http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0063AAIRG/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers




You don't have to rely on the sun for this one either as you can charge it from the mains.

classygear

So where do you think these are made??



there is a difference between made in china for a reputable company and made in china sold on ebay. Ask all the people who bought electrical chargers for 99p and then burnt there house down.
Edited by: "KillerHawk" 13th May 2013

Predikuesi

id rather pay the extra and get this , you dont have to rely on … id rather pay the extra and get this , you dont have to rely on sun.http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0063AAIRG/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers



Yes you would be better with one of these battery packs from Amazon.I got the powermonkey solar charger it was useless ended up selling it and getting a teknet battery pack charges my phone about 7 times over its great.


Edited by: "funkykid" 13th May 2013

that does look good...., the anker, not the solar...

Predikuesi

even though you can charge it through mains or usb its not a touch on any … even though you can charge it through mains or usb its not a touch on any of the battery packs from amazon.and big battery phones the likes of samsung note 2 or s4 will eat thru the solar one like power was going out of fashion.plus i know the note if it not getting enough power to charge then it will just discharge. and not power the phone.You don't have to rely on the sun for this one either as you can charge it from the mains.

I've got a couple of similar devices and they are a total waste of money. As others have said, go for a rechargeable pack with a large battery and you won't buy twice.

furbix

Jesus, you would think they'd be selling wind chargers in the UK.



lol that's excellent ! :0

The problem with these things is that the panel is too small. If you really want to charge devices from the sun then you really need to get a much larger panel or one of the powerfilm roll up type. The other issue is that if the sun is strong enough to charge this then the battery is likely to get so hot that the capacity will really suffer. Probably best to get a separate panel, a charge controller and a battery but you obviously won't get them all for £13.

classygear

So where do you think these are made??


think you will find they are made in germany..cant fault the germans lol

Question for anyone who could answer me this please, this unit has a 2000mah battery would this charge a 2600mah in a S4 or would it just power it?. Sorry not ever used one of these but always thought about getting one.

furbix

Jesus, you would think they'd be selling wind chargers in the UK.


furbix

Jesus, you would think they'd be selling wind chargers in the UK.


Can be found on eBay

davestavros

The problem with these things is that the panel is too small. If you … The problem with these things is that the panel is too small. If you really want to charge devices from the sun then you really need to get a much larger panel or one of the powerfilm roll up type. The other issue is that if the sun is strong enough to charge this then the battery is likely to get so hot that the capacity will really suffer. Probably best to get a separate panel, a charge controller and a battery but you obviously won't get them all for £13.


Won't you? lmao, I never knew.
Mind I don't think I be Carryingf around my charge controller and my role mat size solar panel +a car battery when im mating it up at Glastonbury. That's if you felt comfortable togo off and dance, as so big toy can't take it with you
Edited by: "leeparsons" 13th May 2013

leeparsons

Won't you? lmao, I never knew. Mind I don't think I be Carryingf around … Won't you? lmao, I never knew. Mind I don't think I be Carryingf around my charge controller and my role mat size solar panel +a car battery when im mating it up at Glastonbury. That's if you felt comfortable togo off and dance, as so big toy can't take it with you



Do you want to try that again in English?

This will charge your phone to about 50% and, as someone else said earlier, will take 70 hours in direct sunlight to charge - not that great for Glastonbury either. You would be far better of getting that 10000mah anker one that doesn't have a solar panel.

Just buy a couple of spare phone batteries, surely that would be cheaper and more reliable?

Original Poster

geordie7

Just buy a couple of spare phone batteries, surely that would be cheaper … Just buy a couple of spare phone batteries, surely that would be cheaper and more reliable?


Not much good if your device has a sealed battery.

tiny solar chargers, for morons & the uneducated.

realistically a small goal zero at the very least or simply as has been pointed out that whacking large battery pack.

The good thing about goal zero is hat some of em can fit where your hydration bladder sits within a small pack, but too pricey for most folk, ..however it's top kit & only for the dedicated, ..you still need some luck with the weather.

our family would be fine with one as someone always wears / shares the backpack, thenyou've still got to unfurl it & keep an eye out whilst it charges, so not for your average joe buying & leaving the cheapest kit they can at the site afterwards.

learning about solar power is actually a bit of a science, these dinky chargers are a scam for the gullible (sorry to sound so cynical).


leeparsons

Looks good, but ebay would be cheaper. Its only 2 batterys fully charged … Looks good, but ebay would be cheaper. Its only 2 batterys fully charged roughly.

leeparsons

Its only 2 batterys fully charged roughly.

Actually only the equivalent of 1 AA NiMH battery (most of mine are 2300, or 2800MAh. So not very powerful at all.

Solar panels always promise more than they can deliver....... especially in this country.

Original Poster

trackerrob

Actually only the equivalent of 1 AA NiMH battery (most of mine are … Actually only the equivalent of 1 AA NiMH battery (most of mine are 2300, or 2800MAh. So not very powerful at all.



mAh isnt a measure of power.
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