Freeloader Portable Solar charger

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  1. blokarter

    blokarter Read Only Funster

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    I am not sure if these items have been mentioned before but I thought I would tell what I have found.

    I have been using the Original Freeloader for about 4 years now and it works great. I keep it beside the window or on the dash while driving the motorhome.
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    The small solar panels charge the central power storage pack while the panels are clipped onto place. The power storage pack then can be use as a charger when required. It comes with loads of fittings for connecting it to most small devices. The only downside is that it cannot charge a device while the panels are charging the power storage but this is not a problem once you get used to it.

    I use it to charge our mobile phones and mp3 player while on the move.

    I see there is now a Freeloader Pro version with larger panels which comes with a camcaddy to charge various batteries.

    I will be ordering the pro to charge the batter for my cannon camera.
    Price is pretty good too..

    I hope this might be of use to someone....

    Mark
     
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    I bought one a couple of years ago and was so impressed I bought the Supercharger as well.
     
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    Hi Graham

    I did look at a supercharger which I was going to hang in the motorhome side window with suckers but don't really need the extra speed (yet)

    I think the pro with the cam caddy will be best for me.

    Mark
     
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    That pro looks a nice piece of kit, Mark. I see from the Maplins web site that the cam caddy is available on its own so might look at that to see if it will link to what I already have.

    I bought a solar charger for AAA/AA/C/D size batteries from Maplins a couple of years ago when it was on offer. Looks like they don't do that any more. Not as efficient as the Freeloader but it was a good buy at the price.
     
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