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We have previously covered the following products in the Freeloader
range: Freeloader Solar Charger
, Freeloader Battery Charger
, and most recently the Freeloader Pro
. Though excellent at what they do and well made, these solar chargers are a bit on the expensive side. Now finally there is a new low cost member of the Freeloader range, the new Freeloader Pico
The Freeloader Pico
is a new (November 2009) economically priced lightweight (50 grammes) solar charger designed to recharge or directly power a vast range of portable devices such as MP3 players, smart and other mobile phones, and GPS systems etc. As with other solar chargers
it combines a PV solar panel
with a high capacity Li-Ion
battery pack which can in turn be used to recharge a mobile device.
Freeloader Pico is supplied with four tips
(connection adapters) designed to enable connection to the majority of mobile devices. These are as follows: Small tip Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Mini USB (for smart phones, PDA's, GPS's, Blackberry etc), and Samsung. The master cable supplied enables the Freeloader Pico to be charged via a USB
port on your PC (in around 3 hours). Additional tips are available and sold separately.
The Freeloader Pico specifications claim that from a full charge, it will power a mobile phone (on standby) for up to 35 hours
, an iPod for 14 hours, a typical GPS for 1.5 hours, and an MP3 player for just over 2 hours. A 4 LED display shows how much charge remains in the battery pack.
The solar panel
on the Pico will recharge the internal battery in at least 10 hours
from empty - a couple of summer's day in the UK. A solar charge indicator makes it easy to position the panel for maximum charging. The crystalline solar panel
is rated to output 75 mA
to the internal 800 mAh
Li-ion battery pack. Charging via USB is at 5V @ 250mA.
Click here to view and download the Freeloader Pico User Manual
Buy the Freeloader Pico
The Freeloader Pico
is available now from Ethical Superstore
for just £18.50
. Click here to buy Freeloader Pico
Article Last Modified: 14:05, 17th Aug 2012
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