The Solargorilla easily charges any iPhone model through just the USB to iPhone connector supplied.. Providing you have sun.If you find yourself under a blanket of cloud & havn’t yet invested in the Powergorilla or Minigorilla you may find a workaround with an old iPhone backup battery that’s lying forgotten in the bottom of a tech bag. I found an overcast sky towards the end of the day just falling short of providing all the power needed to feed the Solargorilla to charge the iPhone. I also found an old Kensington lithiam-ion polymer in the glovebox with mini USB in & USB out. When the Solargorilla is plugged into the Kensington ‘Ultra Portable Battery Pack’ and the battery into the iPhone, not only did the battery charge, but so did the iPhone. Having a battery inline really helps when the light is low if you want to squeeze the last bit of free energy out of our spring light. The Kensington Ultra Portable Battery Pack has a rated output at 5VDC 1.50A and has served me well for a while now. It’s new home will be in with my Solargorilla.. Just in case.
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