We wish that every day was sunny. Many days are cloudy and some locations for solar charging are shaded from direct sunlight for some part of the day. The Xcellerator is designed to deliver a rapid charge to any Solio even in low light conditions.
The Xcellerator comes with a 2000-mAh HUB battery pack but it also may be used to more rapidly charge the CLIP-MINI, BOLT, and CLASSIC2. On a sunny day using the Xcellerator, Solio product charge times are cut approximately by half. For example the CLIP-MINI charges in 2 hours, the BOLT and HUB charge in 4 hours. For typical cloudy conditions, charging takes 4 hours for the CLIP-MINI, 8 hours for the HUB and BOLT.
The Xcellerator comes with a HUB - a 2000 mAh battery pack that includes all of the ease of use features of the Solio BOLT and CLASSIC2. Some users will like that for everyday use, the XCELLERATOR solar panel may be left behind while the lightweight HUB battery pack easily fits into a pocket.
While a full sized USB port is built into the XCELLERATOR 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 design explicitly for the extreme conditions of solar charging which then delivers a consistent and safe output to the mobile electronics you want to charge.
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. Additionally, attaching a solar charger directly to these electronics exposes them to large surges and drops 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.
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