This morning the PowerTraveller In-Car charger arrived in the mail and all of a sudden my mobile solar solutions have become even more versatile.
I can now use a large selection of lightweight folding solar panels as supplied by @Select_Solar and use them to power my favourite mobile power solutions, the MiniGorilla and PowerGorilla from @PowerMonkeys.
In my mind, this little adapter really does make the PowerTraveller kit much more flexible as you may already have solar panels in your kit. I have the SolarGorilla already and used it extensively in Africa recently. Still, I feel that this kind of tech that you come to rely on in the field should be able to be hacked together with as many combinations of panels and power packs as you need. You never know when you may have to set up an emergency power solution on assignment or if you are an NGO/charity out in the field.
The panel in the pic is the ‘My Mobile Power MM16’ rated at 25w supplied By @Select_Solar plugged in via the Powertraveller In-Car charger to the PowerTraveller MiniGorilla with the iPhone charging in at the same time via the USB output.
There’s lots of new solar tech on the horizon from both these companies and in the coming weeks I’ll be sure to have a play with various combinations of kit in order to see what works best with the minimum of fuss.. without breaking your back.
(I’m @Documentally on Twitter and this post was compiled on a solar powered iPad. I’ll be sure to add links to this post when I get to a computer that can format text easier.)