A powerful lightweight folding solar charger for clean portable power

solar-charger(08/Ene/2014)

Having a portable solar power source can make all the difference when you’re off the grid, whether it’s to power your tunes, your phone, or your camera, and this powerful foldable solar charger promises to deliver plenty of juice in a small form factor.

The SolarGami system, which weighs in at just 3.7 lb, features four solar panels that fold together into the size of a book (8″ x 11″ x 1 1/2″ thick) for transporting, and then deploys into a single 25W solar charging unit (measuring 0.4″ x 16″ x 22.25″) that can be mounted on a tripod or propped up toward the sun when in use.

A detachable battery (either 12,600mAh or 25,200 mAh capacity) stores the electricity, and the SolarGami offers 4 standard USB ports for charging multiple devices, which the maker says will deliver a charge at the “same speed as your wall plug.” An AC wall plug also offers the option to charge the battery from the grid before traveling.

The panels themselves are built with a lightweight composite made from recycled PET bottles (the equivalent of 6 PET bottles in each unit), which keeps the weight down, and a unique system of flexible hinges, high-strength neodymium magnets, and a compression knob in the center is said to securely hold the panel open when unfolded.

Read more at: http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/powerful-lightweight-folding-solar-charger-clean-portable-power.html

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