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About this product


  • Tough and water-resistant
  • Includes the NEW solar-slave
  • Instant power, wherever you are

Product overview

• Tough and water-resistant• Includes the NEW solar-slave
• Instant power, wherever you are• The lightest, most versatile charger
• Compatible with the majority of standard mobile phones, including Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson• Includes mains travel charger for use in 150 countries - 110V to 240V
• LCD screen displays battery capacity and level of charge in the powermonkey• Short-circuit protection
• Over-charging and over-discharging protection• USB connectors power up iPods and accessories
• powermonkey-eXplorer® provides power to digital cameras but does not charge them

Ever been unable to make that one call because your mobile phone has just run out of battery power, have been relaxing on a beach and your iPod runs flat or in the beautiful countryside and your camera battery’s dead? With the new solar-slave, the powermonkey-eXplorer® kit lets you charge wherever, whenever. Make sure your powermonkey’s got full power at all times by charging it with the handy solar-slave, which can be attached to a rucksack, hung from a window, left in a car or taken anywhere the sun shines! The solar-slave can also be used to charge many of your digital devices, so you have back-up power at all times.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from After reading the reviews on this product, went along to my local Maplin store to purchase one. A well made product, looks and feels quite sturdy, and comes with a wide selection of adaptors, including for my iPhone / iPad, the former being what I intended using it for. It comes as two main parts - the solar panels (which fold together, therefore reducing it's size when not in use), and a chargeable unit with a LCD display showing the amount of charge. You have the options of charging the unit via the mains cable, USB cable (both provided), or the solar panels. What I do particularly like is that you also have the choice of charging your phone (or other equipment) direct from the solar panels or the chargeable unit. Not a cheap product, but well worth the money.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, not many personal chargers come with so many adapters, especially the large Sony Ericsson adapter! Charges all my gadgets perfectly and even has a USB port adapter so I can charge even more things! Great solar charger too, works in british winter (in direct sun that is)!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Having just bought this on the strength of the reviews and the guide as to what's in the box, got it home and discovered although it is meant to be "iPhone compatible" on the box, the iPhone adaptor supplied is not suitable for iPad mini or iPhone 5! Really disappointed...
Date published: 2014-11-11
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Maximum reserve power available:
All iPods - 40 hours
Mobile phones - 96 hours
Digital cameras - 1600 pictures
PSPs - 5 hours
MP3s/MP4s - 6 hours
PDAs - 48 hours
powermonkey eXplorer
Battery Capacity: 2200mA
Input interface: DC 3.5 x 1.1mm
Input Voltage: 5V 600mA
Output Interface: DC 3.5 x 1.1mm
Output Voltage: 4.5 ~ 5.5V
Output Current: 700mA max
Weight: 83g
Dimensions: 90 x 45 x 38 mm
Water Resistant
Output Interface: 3.5 x 1.1mm
Output Voltage: 5V
Output Current: 200mA - can vary depending on solar strength
Weight: 82g
Dimensions: 110 x 70 x 10mm when folded.
Complete kit weight: 553g
Each kit contains:
1 x powermonkey-eXplorer unit
1`x solar-slave
1 x universal mains charger which will work in over 150 countries and has interchangeable heads for UK, US Australia and Europe
Nokia & Mini Nokia, Motorola V66, Samsung E900, Siemens C25 and Sony Ericsson wide connectors
1 x mini USB for Motorola Razr V series, Blackberrys and Bluetooth headsets
1 x USB for smart phones, PDAs and other devices
1 x iPod connector
1 x connector for Sony PSP and most digital cameras
Black travel pouch
Storage case

Will I be able to charge my kindle paperwhite?

Asked by: Daffy
Yes this should work fine as it comes with a USB socket addon which can be used to plug in your Kindle usb charger.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-05-29

Does the iPhone adaptor work for the modern iPhones, 5,6 and 7?

Asked by: Manice
No this uses the old 30 pin connector
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-03-16

Can it power a laptop

Asked by: Somito
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-08

Will this charge a vodafone smart 6?

Asked by: Seamusdmac
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-07-30

If i purchase a usb to iphone 5 adapter, will this device charge an iphone 5?

Asked by: Seamusdmac
I am sorry but the item in question does not support use in your intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-07-30

Will this trickle charge a mobile phone, while it is turned on and running.

Asked by: EnviroChimp
Unfortunately i am sorry but the item in question doesn't support use in you intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-11-06

Will this device charge an I phone 6 and a  small Nikon camera

Asked by: Mary
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application..
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-09-29

How long to charge the battery from solar?

Asked by: STEVO
The minimum would be 11 hours but this can vary depending on solar strength.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-08-12
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