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Voltaic Systems 1018 Amp Solar Charger and 3,000 mAh Battery – 4 Watts Solar Power for Handheld Electronics – Charcoal

Voltaic Systems 1018 Amp Solar Charger and 3,000 mAh Battery – 4 Watts Solar Power for Handheld Electronics – Charcoal

Voltaic Systems 1018 Amp Solar Charger and 3,000 mAh Battery - 4 Watts Solar Power for Handheld Electronics - Charcoal

  • 4 Watts of Solar Power: 1 hour in sun = 3 hours talk time
  • Battery: Up to 19 hours talk time or 48 hours music playback.

Voltaic Systems 1018 Amp Solar Charger is the most compact solar charger yet. Fits easily in any bag, but don’t be fooled by its size. With four times the power and twice the battery storage of most solar chargers in the market, your phone need never be flat again.Two 2.0 Watt Solar Panels generate power in sunlight. They are waterproof, lightweight and built to withstand abuse. Universal USB Battery stores power for use anytime and is specially designed to charge efficiently from solar. When not in the sun, the battery can be charged using the USB Power Cable or optional AC travel charger or DC car charger making it just as useful on the grid as off. Connect to Devices via the USB Port or 5 standard adapters.

List Price: $ 109.99

Price: $ 98.99

Fuse Solar Charger Bag Color: Charcoal Panels

Fuse Solar Charger Bag Color: Charcoal Panels

  • The Fuse Solar Charger is a lightweight way to add solar and battery power to any bag, tent or bicycle
  • Charges handheld electronics
  • 4 Watts Solar Power and 3,000 mAh battery included

1021-C Color: Charcoal Panels Features: -Constructed of waterproof recycled PET fabric. -Include nine standard adapters. -Universal attachment straps included. -LED logo illuminates in sunlight. -Two rugged waterproof solar panels (4 Watts). -Battery provides up to 19 hours talk time or 48 hours music playback. -USB battery pack (3,000 mAh) stores power and charges from sunlight or any USB port. -4-5 hours in direct sun will charge a typical phone, 7 hours will charge internal battery. -Solar panels switchable between 6 and 12 volts for charging handheld electronics or DSLR camera batteries (optional charger required). Specification: -4.0 Watts of solar power. -3,000 mAh, 11 Watt hour USB battery outputs 5.5V, 600mA. -Dimensions: 11.4” H x

List Price: $ 149.00

Price: $ 129.00

18 Comments/Reviews

  • Elroy Jetson says:

    ipod touch, i phone, psp etc

  • JDKangas says:
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s A Beast of a Solar Charger!, June 24, 2011
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    This 1018 Solar Charger is awesome. I took it out into the field for 2 weeks straight. I used some D rings to clip it onto my backpack and it went everywhere with me. In direct sunlight it took about 6 hours to get a full charge. It will let you know when you look at the LED’s it will stop flashing when its completely full. I used this in conjunction with my iphone and every night it charged my iPhone to 100%. This thing worked great. I only used it with an iPod and my iPhone, but anything else should charge as long as it plugs in USB. If you turn your device off, it will charge much faster. A few of my buddies purchased cheaper versions like this and had issues with them. Mine was the only one that worked the whole time in the field.

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  • Damien M. Gregory says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome!, August 10, 2011
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    Damien M. Gregory (Wappingers Falls, NY) –
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    This review is from: Voltaic Systems 1018 Amp Solar Charger and 3,000 mAh Battery – 4 Watts Solar Power for Handheld Electronics – Charcoal (Electronics)

    I bought this charger to keep my iPhone topped off during camping trips. It does exactly what you want it to do, and performs quite nicely! I tested it out in the woods, out of direct sunlight, and was able to get a full charge of my iPhone 4 each day (I literally ran the phone dead each day using the GPS). I’m certain I could get more juice out of it if I kept it in direct sunlight all day long.

    The only thing I would (and likely will) change is that while charging the interior of the case is exposed. Laying it out on a rock to bask in the sun caused a few scuffs on the internal battery. I’m considering adding a layer of cloth inside, so the battery and connectors are always protected.

    The battery is removable, and slips easily into a shirt pocket. This is an awesome feature, as it can be used as a battery booster for your phone. I won’t have to use my phone sparingly at the zoo/theme parks anymore, as I’ll have another charge and a half waiting in my pocket.

    Perfect for keeping a phone charged up each day; for a notebook/tablet, I’d go bigger.

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  • K. Reznek says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great charger, June 8, 2011
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    K. Reznek
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    The Voltiac solar charger is expensive, but worth it. I’ve gotten less expensive chargers that ended up powering very few things. The huge advantage to the Voltaic is that it includes a battery. If the battery has been charged through the solar panels (about 4 hours in full sun), that can be used to fully charge a cell phone or other small item. If you have access to full sun, the solar panels will directly charge your item. My family took this on a camping trip in an area that has iffy phone reception, so batteries burn out quickly as the phone keeps searching for a signal. The Voltaic kept the phones charged. Next camping trip I will have to get at least one more, so we can each have regular access to one.

    I also make sure to keep the battery charged at home. We have frequent power outages, and our FIOS landline stops working after about 12 hours without power. The Voltiac will keep our cell phones charged.

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  • jean-sbastien babin says:

    I been told that Handheld radios affect electronic circuits and may cause them to fail. How this happen.

  • Rebecca Shanks "rs" says:
    22 of 24 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Well designed solar battery system, March 21, 2011
    By 
    Rebecca Shanks “rs” (USA) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Voltaic 1021 Fuse Solar Charger

    I just got three of these which I plan to use in Peace Corps service in Kenya. I haven’t yet used the solar panels to charge with because I have been testing the batteries using USB and AC power. I will update my review once I’ve used the panels, too. I just wanted to at least give some information on this product for anyone who is curious.

    Initial impressions:
    * very well made/designed
    * solar panels are very sensitive (if the red indicator light is anything to go by)
    * lightweight
    * the product images and description lists these as coming with nine connectors, but all three of mine only included four.
    * the batteries themselves are very light

    I looked at the Solio chargers, too, but opted for this system because:

    * It’s more versatile:
    – Voltaic batteries can be charged using the solar panels OR using a USB connection on a computer OR USB connection directly into a wall socket
    – can strap to a bag, a bike, a roof, anywhere you can clip the straps

    * It’s more outdoorsy:
    – waterproof solar panels (Solio’s panels aren’t…)

    * Easy to use:
    – USB connection right on the battery (Solio requires an adapter for this even though most devices now can use USB)

    I’ve used full-charged batteries to power:
    * BlackBerry (takes half a battery to fully power)
    * iPod touch (most recent generation; takes half a battery to fully power)
    * Kindle 3 6″ (haven’t yet tested how long it takes to charge…)

    The negatives:
    * the panels are waterproof, but can be scratched…take care
    * the batteries have a power on switch that gets clicked constantly if you have them floating about loose in a backpack

    UPDATE (January 2012):

    So…I’m back from Kenya and, as it turned out, I almost never needed to resort to charging the battery packs using solar energy alone. So, I don’t having any news there.

    I can say that while traveling, the little battery packs were *marvelous* to have. I took at least one with me everywhere I went so that I could recharge my phone, my iPod, and my Kindle if I couldn’t find an outlet to plug into. Even when I could find an outlet, I still mostly charged everything using the batteries so that I could prevent exposing my electronics to power surges.

    In the future, I’ll just bring all three of my battery packs for travel. I’ll only bring one of the pairs of solar panels, leaving the other two at home.

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  • midwesthiker says:
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Does the job and does it well!, April 30, 2011
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    This review is from: Fuse Solar Charger Bag Color: Charcoal Panels (Electronics)

    I purchased the Fuse Solar Charger just under a month ago, and so far I’m impressed with the quality and thoughtfulness of this product. It is ruggedly constructed and comes well stocked with a good capacity battery and with several of the most popular power adapters. At the time of my initial review I’ve only tested this by charging the battery and by directly charging my cell phone in controlled settings, I have not taken this hiking yet.

    That being said here is what I can tell you about the battery and about hooking directly to the solar panel. My test device to charge was my Palm Pre, which has the “Govnah” application installed. This application monitors temperature, processor, memory, battery, load, etc. The most important feature for these tests being the ability to monitor battery input and output. Based on some simple tests I’ve done it appears that the Battery does not charge my phone quite as quickly as the Solar Panel directly. I noticed the battery was only sending out about 300mA – 500mA to my phone whereas the Solar Panel (in direct sunlight) was sending about 600mA. I suspect this has something to do with the battery on my phone being higher capacity, and I noticed the more charge left in the battery the more the power from the battery charger dropped (50% battery – 400mA, 70% battery – 300mA). Ultimately each method has a downside. When using the battery it is consistent, but slowly charges with less power as your device is charged, and secondly when charging with the Solar Panel it only reaches its full potential in direct sunlight. The less direct the light, the less charge you get, or none at all.

    Overall this is great gear, and in my opinion the stats that the manufacturer has listed do not over or understate the product. The charge times for the battery seem to be pretty accurate (in direct sunlight!), and as stated using the panel directly in optimal conditions can give you quick charging results as well. A couple of final notes I want to mention. One, I suggest purchasing a good USB battery charging kit (See Sanyo Eneloop 2-AA NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries with USB Charger). They work mostly the same as if you have them hooked up to your computer, and it makes for a great portable charger for your camera batteries. Lastly, you can easily remove the battery from its sleeve in the Solar Panel bag. It is very slim and lightweight, which is great in particular for women with a purse, but just a tad too bulky for a pocket. It has the ability to charge most phones fully 1 to 2 times before needing recharged, and can save you in a pinch.

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  • Gillian L Cannon says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    The battery pack warped in the sun, November 18, 2011
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    Gillian L Cannon (Georgia, USA) –

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    This review is from: Fuse Solar Charger Bag Color: Charcoal Panels (Electronics)

    It worked fine until last summer. I live in the south so yes, it can get pretty hot, but you would think that a solar charger would hold up better. The battery pack apparently melted and became so warped that it no longer fits together. It is now useless unless I want to buy another battery pack.

    I also agree that more detailed instructions should have been provided.

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  • Faldi says:

    I need a safe, a small one like a 1ft x 1ft x1ft, one that can be bolted down to the ground and that needs a pass number to get in. One that is easy to use but hard to crack. Also a good price.

  • van persie wannabe says:

    Hi,

    I have some questions about solar power, it’s for a school project. Thanks for all your help in advance.

    What is solar power?

    How does it work? (Please be as specific as possible and list details)

    What is solar power used for? (A list would be great.)

    How efficient is solar power?

    How cost efficient it is?

    What are the advantages and disadvantages?

    And anything you find important to share would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  • Jerrell Henton says:

    I came across a store online that offers refurbished Garmin handheld GPS’s at a much lower price. Does any one know what the quality of the GPS would be. I know that some refurbished electronics are better than the new ones.

    I am looking for the GPS for my boyfriend for xmas and I would hate to get one that looks good but doesn’t work.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

  • Masha says:

    Like if I invented the Jornada 720, what field would I be in?
    I know computer engineering is a likely candidate – but can electronics be a possibility? Is there an electronics field/career that does this kinda stuff? If so, which one?

  • Julian White says:

    Remember those? what are your thoughts on them? and which ones did you have?

    http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Tiger/index.html

  • Jorge says:

    If we focused the sun’s energy like a magnifying glass does into the solar panels, would this generate more power at all?

  • Janee` Nichelle says:

    I only invest in small-cap energy based companies like oil, gas, petroleum, and more recently, wind and solar power.

    What I would like to know is how exactly do wind and solar power companies make their money? Please, I’d like to understand the industry a bit better. Thanks!

  • Seodesignconsult says:

    Please DONT write SMART comments.
    Please DONT say IDK.
    Only Good Answers wanted and needed!!

    Person that gives best answer(s) will win..! [[Duh]] lol

  • keviin nOriiega says:

    Which handheld game console is best for someone serving in Iraq to have – like a PSP or Nintendo DS, etc.? I am not very electronics savvy and not sure what would be best to get as a gift for someone deploying. Thanks!
    Thanks for your answers so far – I don’t expect him to be using the game to “practice for war”; I just wanted to get something for entertainment during his off time.
    Thanks everyone! I decided to get the DS so hopefully he likes it!

  • Arriana Jane Calderon says:

    A great help for travelers like me. I often drain my battery and this Solar Charge is absolutely a good alternative when power outtages are experienced in our home. What a good way to charge my phone. Thanks.

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