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With Solio's Hybrid 1000 charger, you're not out of recharging options when you go to charge your mobile, iPod, or other electronic device. Lithium Ion batteries stay charged for over a year, and you can fully recharge your phone or add 10 hours to your MP3 player. If the charger battery runs out of juice and no outlet is in sight, hook it up to its solar panel and charge it in the sun for 1 hour to get 15 minutes of talk time on your phone.
- Mountain Gear
"Have you plugged into the sun lately?" The Solio® Hybrid 1000 solar charger keeps most types of compact electronics full of free solar power! Rugged, reliable design with carabiner-type clip attaches nearly anywhere to collect the sun's energy; "clip and go" power is now within reach. User-replaceable lithium-ion battery stores solar energy up to six months, letting you charge up your portable electronic accessories at will. Can be clipped easily to backpacks or hung from a tree branch for effortless energy collection all day long. Rugged shock- and weather-proof casing made from glass filled ABS and polycarbonate materials withstands outdoor conditions. Once charged, simply plug in electronic device, press a button and charging begins; status-indicator LED on button shows power level of battery. Approximate charge time for Hybrid 1000 from the sun is about eight hours and six hours from USB port. About 60 minutes of sunlight can provide nearly 10 minutes of talk time or four hours of standby on most cell phones, although performance can vary. Rated output of 4-12 volts at 0-1 amp; solar panel output of 100mA at 6 volts; internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery puts out 1000mAh at 3.7 volts. Measures 7.8 x 2.7 x 0.7 inches; operating temperature range is -4°F to 131°F. Production of Hybrid 1000 has been made ''carbon neutral'' through tree plantings in protected forests.
The Solio Hybrid 1000 boasts a powerful solar panel and battery in an incredibly compact and slender case, conveniently geared with a built-in rugged carabiner and cable. The Hybrid 1000 is simple to use. Just clip on, plug in, and charge up! Hybrid 1000 Comes with: Adapter tip system cable (attached)USB Charging Cable (plug into your computer's USB port or your iPod's USB Power Adapter)USB Port Replicator tip (powers iPhone and iPod)Mini-USB tip (powers Motorola, Blackberry, Garmin, iriver)Nokia tipInstruction manualHybrid 1000 Features: Universal Charger – Power virtually all your electronic devices. Works out of the box with most common mobile phones, MP3 players, and GPS units - simply change the adaptor tip.Stores Power - Charge your devices anytime, day or night. Internal rechargeable battery stores power for up to one year. (A full Solio H1000 will charge a typical mobile phone once or give 10 hours of MP3 music - just 1 hour of sunshine = 15 minutes talk time or 40 minutes of MP3 music).***Performance times may vary slightly depending on type of device and intensity of sunlight.***Hybrid Charger - Charge anywhere on Earth. Plug into the Sun and charge Solio through its solar panel, it’s free and green! Or use the included tip to charge from the USB port of any computer.Hybrid 1000 Specifications: Rechargeable battery 3.7V 1000mAh (Lithium Ion). Rated output 1.5 to 5 watts. DC input charge range: 5-6 volts at 400mA. Solar panel output 0.6 watts. Dimensions 198 x 68 x 18mm.
See that bright yellow orb up in the sky? It's not just for growing flowers and burning your skin. The Solio Hybrid 1000 Charger lets you use that flaming sphere to power your iPod, phone, or GPS when you're away from a wall socket. This charger takes power from the sun or the USB port of your computer and stores the energy inside its internal battery. All you have to do is plug in your electronic gadgetry, and bam-recharged. A full charge will typically power a mobile phone once or give 10 hours of MP3 music playback (rates may vary). Solio included adapter tips so you can power all sorts of electronics such as digital cameras, iPhones, Bluetooth headsets, game players, and GPSs.
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