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Uniross Solar Battery Charger with USB half price at £20.99 @ MyMemory with free P&P
Uniross Solar Battery Charger with USB half price at £20.99 @ MyMemory with free P&P

Uniross Solar Battery Charger with USB half price at £20.99 @ MyMemory with free P&P

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Uniross Solar Battery Charger

Included USB adaptor for a maximum compatibility. Ideal for your everyday electronic devices, Mobile Phones, Camera, mp3 player, Radio.
Specification

Dimensions: 150 x 185 x 27 mm
Weight: 125 g
Recharged sizes: AAA / R03, AA / R6
Plug: USB
Voltage: 4,5V DC
Charging Current: 150-200 mAh
Control functions: Protection against short-circuits and reverse polarity, built-in battery tester
Charging time: 8 hours

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8 hour charge & it is going to be pretty useless overnight, which is precisely when most batteries get recharged; it is more expensive than a basic charger, but I suppose it is great if you are going to be away from mains or 12vcar power all day and have no other means of charging. Just can't think of any situation when it would suit me.

Green? well it probably would be if this sort of thing didn't use so much power & resources to make! :-(

nihcaj;4218962

8 hour charge & it is going to be pretty useless overnight, which is … 8 hour charge & it is going to be pretty useless overnight, which is precisely when most batteries get recharged; it is more expensive than a basic charger, but I suppose it is great if you are going to be away from mains or 12vcar power all day and have no other means of charging. Just can't think of any situation when it would suit me.Green? well it probably would be if this sort of thing didn't use so much power & resources to make! :-(



Does it really take much more in resources to make than a normal battery charger?

It is useful if you are a caravan fan and want to charge a set of batteries while you are away.

Besides, we aren't meant to be voting on the usefulness or otherwise of what's offered. It is the price that's relevant here and I haven't seen a better deal on this sort of device, so hot from me.

This is 30 odd quid on play.com but you can get the larger ones, with a much bigger solar panel and ability to charge multiple types of battery for the same price. Found this on first page of google for ]solar battery charger £18.15 delivered.

Spod;4219035

Does it really take much more in resources to make than a normal battery … Does it really take much more in resources to make than a normal battery charger? It is useful if you are a caravan fan and want to charge a set of batteries while you are away.Besides, we aren't meant to be voting on the usefulness or otherwise of what's offered. It is the price that's relevant here and I haven't seen a better deal on this sort of device, so hot from me.



Well yes it does take more resources... because you are probably STILL going to have a normal charger, because there will be plenty of times when this doesn't really do!

I AM a caravan fan.... but caravans have electric hookups now.. and even if they don't, many chargers work great with 12v too (get the type that does mains & 12v), and they just plug in to the Cigarette lighter ("Accessory socket!") in the car when you are out and about during the day!

As for a bargain - if a battery costs about 1p to charge, this is going to have to be used to charge 2199 batteries to break even, and you and I know, it will only get used in those circumstances where it is best suited - in the sun, in the summer, when away from the mains!

Voting on deals at all isn't really the first priority for me... the whole concept of getting a good buy & value and good use of what you buy is more the thing... if you are worried about hot and cold, some of the most terrible deals I can imagine have been pumped up to the most inflated heat on here, and haven't even been in stock, other stunning deals have failed to get even slightly warm :-( If this wasn't so flawed, then I would be more interested in the heat of deals!

You can buy anything cheap, but if it is going to sit in the drawer and never be used because the whole concept is a bit quirky doesn't make something HOT to me!

Cold, this product won't be of any use in this country. Price may well be good but if the concept doesn't work then it's still cold.

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LostWelshman;4219832

This is 30 odd quid on play.com but you can get the larger ones, with a … This is 30 odd quid on play.com but you can get the larger ones, with a much bigger solar panel and ability to charge multiple types of battery for the same price. Found this on first page of google for ]solar battery charger £18.15 delivered.



Depends what you want, this is more portable, and you can charge just 2 batteries, the charger you show can only charge 4 batteries at a time, which I think is a big limitation. And has no charger tester so you never know when they are full, the uniross includes a battery tester. Also the multi jack does not have a usb charger on it, but the Uniross will charge usb items which makes it much more useful. As the Uniross charger on Play is 34.99 I think this is a good deal and at the end of the day thats what we are voting on.

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Benjimoron;4220132

Cold, this product won't be of any use in this country. Price may well be … Cold, this product won't be of any use in this country. Price may well be good but if the concept doesn't work then it's still cold.



I have a solar charger and can confirm it works very well in the UK during the summer months, millions of people with solar lights can't be wrong! I admit it will take longer to charge in winter, but as this device has a charge tester you can leave in the window until its fully charged.

Completely useless solar device, the price of £20.99 means that say you pay £10 over the odds for an equivalent Uniross charger (typically plain Uniross charger is between £6 to £10). Then you have to charge 1000 times assuming that each charge saves you 1p of mains electricity which it would not be by the long mile just to re-coup your £10 back. I mean one penny of electicity is a lot of elecricity when each of these battery can only carry 2300 mah, say. And to charge a 1000 times means that you charge every day for the next 3 years. How many people would do this on this planet? On top of this the environment impact of making these solar cells is huge for these small ineffective devices, the making of solar or photovoltaic cells requires toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium. Then there is the carbon emissions by shipping it from China to UK and then to the Channel Islands and mail to you from Jersey. Utterly waste of earth resources on the solar green bandwagon.
Solar cells are only positively green and useful for some specific applications , but not for these small devices as they have low output and so infrequently used by 99% of people. Whereas a solar panel on a roof would generate useful output every second.
So avoid these small appliance as few people will ever use them cost effectively and gain positively environmentally.

Couldn't have put it better myself splender!

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splender, this is a deal website not an eco preaching website, the deal is the cheapest around for this item, so hence a good deal. If you were that bothered about the planet you would not turn your Pc on. If you don't want to buy the item fair enough, if you have found this item cheaper fair enough, but not sure an eco rant is required. If we all listened to you we would not have solar powered calculators on our desks.

I think most goods are shipped from China these days so I'm sure you are going to vote them all cold as well.

With reference to your comparison to a mains charger it's apples and pears, have you found a mains battery charger that will also charge your all your USB items for cheaper then because I can't see any for £6.

loopie;4221614

splender, this is a deal website not an eco preaching website, the deal … splender, this is a deal website not an eco preaching website, the deal is the cheapest around for this item, so hence a good deal. If you were that bothered about the planet you would not turn your Pc on. If you don't want to buy the item fair enough, if you have found this item cheaper fair enough, but not sure an eco rant is required. If we all listened to you we would not have solar powered calculators on our desks.I think most goods are shipped from China these days so I'm sure you are going to vote them all cold as well.With reference to your comparison to a mains charger it's apples and pears, have you found a mains battery charger that will also charge your all your USB items for cheaper then because I can't see any for £6.


I am sorry, I do understand your point about a hot deal is a hot deal irrespective of sex, age, religion, race, colour, environmental impact, toxicity, safety, risks, user friendliness ...etc.as long as the price is better than any where else so that the voting is purely on price and price alone. As a suggestion for charging USB devices buy one of those plugs for about £1 which looks like a 3 pin plug but has a USB socket. This allows one to charge up a USB device very effectively.
Anyway I believe most deals which are hot are made in China anyway... I mean if they were made here they would not be priced low enough most of the cases to be a hot deal. Its main use is when there is no main electricity. If one is away for a few days then carrying the same weight and space as fully charged Uniross Hybrios is a better alternative. The eco issues is a small factor which could have been offset by a lower price but in this case it was a price hike.

Benjimoron;4221012

Couldn't have put it better myself splender!



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