Freeloader Supercharger 5W portable solar panel

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About this product


  • 5W HD solar panel
  • Integrated USB output
  • Power / Charge your device

Product overview

• 5W HD solar panel
• Integrated USB output
• Power / Charge your device
• Rugged water and drop resistant design
• Complete with 2 Velcro straps to attached to your bag, backpack, pannier etc

The New Supercharger now gives you the "extra" you were asking for. Not only can you boost the charging time on the new freeloader but it will now directly charge the portable devices without the need to have a freeloader.

Introducing the Supercharger, the adaptable, portable solar charger that directly charges a full range of electronic gadgets, including smartphones, MP3s, GPS, E-readers and tablets – just add daylight!

With advanced, high-density solar cells, the 5W Supercharger works in all daylight conditions, and at temperatures from -20°C to +60°C, so you can have power wherever your adventures take you.

Dependable and built to last, it features a tough, rubberised and waterproof body, and comes supplied with two sturdy Velcro straps, so that it can be easily secured to your bag, bike, kayak or sled.

Weighing in at a featherweight 340g, the adaptable Supercharger can also be used as a booster panel for the Freeloader iSIS and Pico 2 solar chargers, significantly reducing their charging time and providing extra power for your adventures.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read the instructions - you must use manufacturers provided cable to charge your device. Bought this to charge a Samsung TABPro tablet and a Samsung S5 phone when I am fishing - need something to do when I am not catching! If you too buy the ISIS freeloader (Maplin code A74ZZ) the blue USB to micro USB cable provided is solely for charging that device only. You will not be able to charge anything else with it due to its configuration. To charge anything else by connecting it directly to this solar panel you must only use the USB charging cable the device came with as any other cable may not work due to how it is configured. You do not need direct or strong sunlight for this device to work but it does help. Even on a cloudy day it will still develop enough current to charge the devices I have but when the cloud cover thickens or it rains charging ceases to happen. Hence only 4 stars. It too must be in direct sunlight not behind glass, car windscreen, double glazing etc., and kept spotlessly clean for it to be 100% effective. NOTE: Double glazing and car glass. Many manufacturers now coat the surface of the glass with a solar reflective material.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good piece of kit as always, I left it too late to shop around for a portable solar charging answer to be used for a week on the north York moors. I have an ipad 1, a Samsung s2 and an ipod touch. called into maplins after visiting several camping/outdoors stores in Newcastle and found this little gem. got it home, checked that it worked with all my devices, it did, so im sorted, all I need now is some sun. I shall review again on my return
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Be careful..... Pretty poor in my opinion. Freeloader sell this as a direct charging device for the iPhone, but unless it is operating at its maximum output (blistering sunshine) then the iPhone simply rejects it as an unsupported accessory and stops the charge. Not clear on the packaging or the website blurb. As an booster panel to the Freeloader Sixer it is great, but that's not how they market it. If you contact them they respond with the standard 'clean your charging socket as it's amazing how much fluff accumulates in there' or 'why don't you buy the Sixer and use these together'? It clearly states on the packaging that it offers 'all weather performance'. It doesn't as a direct charging device, only as a booster panel. Google it....I wish I had. Very misleading and after four days of very sunny weather I've given up trying to get it to work or get the manufacturer to help. Will be returning for a refund.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Initial experience Strapped to top of 18yr old's backpack this morning in the hope that he can keep his phone charged while camping this weekend. He was delighted to find that whilst waiting indoors, beside large glass wall, at station it was charging his phone
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good bit of kit. When used with the batterypack it vastly improved the charge rate. On its own is a good back up for direct charging. I have mine strapped either on my backpack or car's sun visor.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from test before taking away with you! This solar charger worked great for the first few days,even in the shade, but then stopped working altogether. Shame because the features are great (light effective even in liow light,has straps to tie to your bag).this may have been a problem with this individual one, and is probably just a loose cable. But now I have to carry a useless item for 2 months traveling so I can return it when i get back. Worth buying but I would advise thoroughly testing it before you take it abroad.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Reliable I had bought this to try out and it doesnt really work properly in daylight and i had to return it.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Useful The solar panel does what it says, it will charge an iPad happily and a phone even easier. It does require bright, direct sunlight to do so. Ideal for holidays in very sunny places, not so great for British summers!
Date published: 2016-08-30
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Hi, does this charge an ipad pro 9.6" device please? any other info would be great. thank you

Asked by: DY55ZZY
This would not charge an iPad as they take a larger current than what the solar panel can put out.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-02

Will this charge s car battery? 

Asked by: Vman87
as described : directly charges a full range of electronic gadgets, including smartphones, MP3s, GPS, E-readers and tablets This unit is not suitable for charging a car battery
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-06-23

Would this charge battery packs (i.e. not freeloader brand ones)?

Asked by: Jenny1213
Unfortunately without any information on the battery packs it would be impossible to say if this would be suitable.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-06-22

Hi. Would this item charge laptop batteries please?

Asked by: Delta39
No unfortunately this would not work for your intended use, please see the description; Introducing the Supercharger, the adaptable, portable solar charger that directly charges a full range of electronic gadgets, including smartphones, MP3s, GPS, E-readers and tablets – just add daylight!
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-06-16

Hi does solar pannel have thermal cut off when battery charged

Asked by: Andy
No this dose not have a thermal cut off
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-05

Is this all I need buy, it contains the solar cell and charger with sub output for phone?

Asked by: Chiz
Yes for direct charging it does not store any energy.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-06-28

Does this work indoors?

Asked by: cheeseeater
This item would need to be in sunlight to operate.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-05-25

can it charge an i pad.

Asked by: ruffy
Unfortunately this is unlikely to produce enough power to charge an ipad.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-04-11
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