Solar Charger for Camping or Anywhere in the World!

By: Sam Streubel

I purchased a Soldius1 solar charge last year to charge my granddaughter’s iPod and cell phone while we where camping in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

It comes with seven plastic adapters for charging 250 different devices including power-hungry iPods, Zen Micro MP3 players, BlackBerrys, and mobile phones from Nokia, Siemens, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, and Motorola.

The solar charger worked just like the manufacturer said it would, and charged my granddaughter’s iPod in less than 3 hours. Where we go camping there are more moose than cell phone towers, so keeping the phone charged wasn’t a problem.

This is a fantastic charger, but with a 1.1 watt/6 volt rating you’re limited to the
number of devices it can charge during the course of a day.

This fact was born out when my wife and I recently took my granddaughter and two of her friends camping. The camp site looked like a satellite store for Radio Shack.

Try as it might, the Soldius1 was no match for all the electronic gizmos these teens brought along. We definitely needed MORE POWER.

The Brunton Solaris 25 solar charger with 25 watts/15.4 volts worth of charging power, gave us exactly what we needed. Its high output solar panels charge everything from cell phones to car batteries. Best of all, it charges iPods and cell phones in half the time it took for the Soldius1.

When you consider the wide range of larger electric devices it can power, the
durability, (they use these on the polar ice cap), and the speed with which it charges, the Brunton Solaris 25 is a real value.

One more thing - you can connect up to three units for triple the power.

Whether you’re using a solar charger for camping or charging the batteries on your yacht, it’s hard to beat cheap and clean solar power.

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When you buy the Soldius1 or the Brunton Solaris 25 solar power charger from Energy use the code alt-heat at check out for a 10% discount. The final price also includes free shipping, and for most of you there is no sales tax. Thanks from

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