Solar power for mobile ‘phones


A query about  solar power solutions for mobile ‘phones made me think about posting this…pmexblue2

Towards the end of last year, a friend kindly gave me a Powermonkey eXplorer.  This is a great device, and I took it with me during field work in Tanzania in January – it did exactly what it said it would, and I was also able to power up other people’s ‘phones – for which they were very grateful!

The manufacturers describe it as follows: “Compatible with the majority of mobile phones, iPods (including 2nd Gen iPhone), MP3 / MP4, PDAs and portable games consoles including the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS & DS-Lite, powermonkey-eXplorer will recharge your devices – giving you 96 hours of standby on your mobile, 40 hours on your iPod, 5 hours on your games console, 48 hours on your PDA and 6 hours on MP3/MP4 players … Make sure your powermonkey-eXplorer’s got full power at all times by charging it with the handy solarmonkey, which can be attached to a rucksack, hung from a window, left in a car or taken anywhere the sun shines! Make sure the powermonkey-eXplorer unit is turned OFF when re-charging from the solar slave in order to reduce charging time!  You can even use the solarmonkey to recharge your device directly – so you have back up power at all times”

It may not be cheap, but it does show what can be done.

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3 responses to “Solar power for mobile ‘phones

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  2. Solar eneragy is the future for the world.
    solar energy facts

  3. Solar energy is the future for our country the USA. Its our only hope to get off oil.

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