Kickstand for energy capture
The ingenious design of the X solar panel includes a kickstand that can act as central pivot point to make it possible to track the sun like a sundial. Simply point the panel towards the sun and rotate to match the angle of the sun. Adjust the position of the solar panel throughout the day to track the sun as the earth moves to avoid shadows that might be casted by trees, the corner of a building, a canyon wall, etc.
Simple fast charging
The two HUB battery packs each have a 1 Amp USB output that charges target devices at the same rate as a typical wall charger.
One button does it all
Each Solio HUB has a single LED push button. When the HUB is capturing energy, the LED button lights up RED. Push the button one time and the HUB flashes slowly 1 to 5 times to indicate battery level. Next the LED begins to flash rapidly to indicate power output. Depress the button one more time to turn off the power.
Charge when the sun goes down
When the sun goes down, the HUB battery packs may be re-charged via the micro-USB port. From USB power, each 2000mAh battery charges in 4.5 hours.
Separate the pieces for travel
The X solar panel is a thin design that will tuck away in places that you might store a tablet or e-reader. Each HUB battery pack fits in the palm of your hand. At only 3.2 ounces each, the HUB can go with you everywhere (and everyday) as a power bank for your small electronics while on the go.
While remaining lightweight the large solar surface of the X solar panel is more forgiving to correct sun orientation than smaller panels. With less than optimal sun orientation or shading- situations that occur while hiking- the X solar panel still delivers power even when conditions are less then optimal. When used in optimal conditions-- where you can carefully track the sun as the earth moves-- the X solar panel provides a rapid charge to the HUB. Start your trip with each HUB battery pack fully charged and have power available on-demand day or night.
X Solar Panel:
- Charge-In: Micro-USB
- Charge-Out: USB
- Max Wattage: 2.5 Watts
- Output Rate: 5V, up to 500 mA
- Output Rate: Fixed 5V, 1AMP (1,000 mA)
- Charge input Rate: 5-5.5V 450mAh
- Charge input time via USB port/wall charger: 4 hours 30 min
- Charge input time via X solar panel, in direct sunlight: 4-6 hours
- 3.7V/2000mAh Li-Poly good for 500+ cycles
- User replaceable at end of life
- Each Hub: L 3.5in (8.9cm) x W 3.5in. (8.9cm) x H 1in (2.5cm) - 3.2 oz. (92 g)
- Xcellerator: L 8.5 in (21.6 cm) . x W 5.5 in. (14cm) x H .35 in. (0.9cm) - 6. 3 oz. (178g)
- Total weight of kit: 12.8 oz. (363 g)
- X solar panel
- Two HUB battery packs
- Micro-USB to USB Cable
- Quick Start Guide
Item number: S1523-AF1RW
MADE FOR SOLIO
While a full sized USB port is built into the X solar panel this port is intended to power Solio products -- all of which contain a high-temperature Li-Poly battery engineered for the heat and intermittent power inputs of solar charging.
While competitors promote plugging your expensive electronics directly into a solar panel for direct USB charge, at Solio our method is to always puts a smart battery between the sun and your electronics.
Our unique designs capture the sun’s energy to a battery designed explicitly for the extreme conditions of solar charging. The battery then delivers a consistent and safe output to the mobile electronics you want to charge.
We feel valuable mobile electronics should never be left unattended outside in the elements. Modern electronics are not built to take the high-heat of solar charging and will often go into “protection mode” when left in the sun (see the iPhone photo above) . Additionally, attaching a solar charger directly to these electronics exposes them drop outs in voltage - which may prove harmful to the longevity of the devices. Finally, damage from rain or exposure to theft just make exposing electronics while direct solar charging a bad idea.