SteriPEN Solar Charging Case
This system is great in theory but falls far short in real life function.
The night before I went out for a weekend of canyoning I charged the batteries to full charge with the wall plug adapter then mounted the solar charger on the top of my pack with velcro to ensure it would always be in the sun. After hiking most of the day I came to a spring fed watering hole and a chance to try out the purifier. with great frustration I was only able to purify 2 liters of water before the batteries died. (Streipen says it should do over 30)
From what I've found out this is a common problem that is helped by changing to better batteries. If you use the Steripen always carry a back up system.
When it works it's great. The rechargeable batteries are a piece of crap. I bought an extra set of rechargeables and did not get 5 liters out of the bunch. Next time I go I'll take disposable batteries and some chlorine drops.
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Description of SteriPEN Solar Charging CaseThe SteriPEN Solar Charging Case, made to store the Adventurer and Traveler, charges 2 CR123 Rechargeable batteries. The Solar Case is designed to clip on your backpack or camera bag. To charge the batteries, just open the case and angle the integrated solar panel toward the sun. The Case will charge two rechargeable CR123 batteries in 2-5 days depending on solar conditions. You can also charge the batteries in a couple of hours using the 110V240V power adapter included or the 12V auto adaptor sold separately. The Case also provides a storage compartment for a SteriPEN Adventurer or Traveler sold separately.FeaturesCharge the batteries in a couple of hours using the 110V240V power adapter included or the 12V auto adaptor sold separatelyStorage compartment for a SteriPEN Adventurer Includes 2 Rechargeable CR123 batteriesUsers Guide
- US Outdoor Store
The Solar Charger Case for the Adventurer UV Water Purifier from Hydro-Photon includes a power adapter for any electrical source, plus a built-in solar charger for trail use. Two rechargeable CR123 batteries, solar carry box, and user's guide included.
- Mountain Gear
Fast Free Shipping on orders over $50. The SteriPEN Adventurer Solar Charger Case allows you to safely stow your SteriPEN and recharge it's batteries with solar energy at the same time.
The Steripen Solar Charging Case allows your Steripen to treat up to 1250 Gallons of water. One set of lithium non-rechargeable batteries treats approximately 40 liters of water, which is a lot, but when you are out in the backcountry for extended periods of time, those batteries will run out. With a set of rechargeable batteries and this optional clamshell storage case with an integrated solar charger you can keep your Steripen running even without an outlet or electricity. It's integrated solar panel will recharge 2 batteries in 2-4 days depending on solar conditions. You can also charge the batteries in a couple of hours using the 110V/240V power adapter (included) or the 12V auto adaptor (sold separately). Made for Adventurer and Traveler - charges 2 CR123 Rechargeable batteries.