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Brunton Explorer Solar Charger - Foldable

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About Brunton Explorer Solar Charger - Foldable

Closeouts. Brunton's Explorer solar charger keeps your iPod® GPS or smartphone charged in the wilderness and also when traveling overseas, with fast-charging panels that capture 90% solar power, even in low light.


Specs about Brunton Explorer Solar Charger - Foldable

  • Material: Composite and nylon
  • Weight: 1 lb.
  • Dimensions: Open: 27-1/2x5x1/2" (HxWxD); Folded: 9-1/2x5x1-1/4" (HxWxD)
  • Made in China


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4.200000 5 Overall Rating: 4.2 Based on 5 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by J from Olympia, WA on Thursday, July 11, 2013
Worked great on a 65mile rafting trip last week!
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  • Reviewed by J from Olympia, WA on Thursday, July 11, 2013
    Worked great on a 65mile rafting trip last week!
  • Reviewed by Skier from VT on Thursday, June 27, 2013
    Does what it is designed for and an excellent example of KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Captain Lee from East Coast ocean and mountains on Wednesday, February 6, 2013
    Was looking for solar charger that could charge cell phone, headlamp, small GPS, etc. in a wide variety of environments, from boat to backpacking. I'm a professional sailing captain but also spend a lot of recreational time in the mountains. From using solar panels on boats, I know solar panels work in direct proportion to their size, period. The bigger the surface area, the more energy. There are other, fancier chargers out there that charge batteries that then hold a charge to charge your device, but that seems like a lot of extra weight, hassle, and things to go wrong. And their surface area is smaller. This simple device unfolds to reveal a lot of surface area, and has a single USB port to plug into your device. No regulator, no battery, nothing but solar panels. I've only just tried it in the kitchen window so far, but it seemed to start charging my phone ok. Takes a while, but plugging into a 110 outlet this ain't. Seems to be a good rugged design that folds up nicely to slip in a pack.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Stereo from Charleston, WV on Saturday, September 29, 2012
    This is great for using my iPhone as a GPS trail tracker and this allows me to recharge anywhere. Love it
    • Best Uses: Backcountry, Climbing, Day Trips, Travel, Winter Camping
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
    • Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Easy To Set Up
    • Was this a gift?: No
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by b-ridge from Cheyenne, WY on Monday, September 10, 2012
    Charges at 1.0A, which isn't enough to charge a tablet device (e.g., iPad). Will show it is charging in cloud cover, but all the devices I used were losing power as they "charged". Can be used to charge one of their battery units, which is great. Strictly for USB devices, which is fine; doesn't offer 12V output to charge a car battery like some more expensive panels.
    • Best Uses: Backcountry
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
    • Pros: affordable, Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use
    • Was this a gift?: No
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist

Question & Answer

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  • “Can it be used to charge the Brunton Inspire charge pack.”
    Asked by Topomon from Indy on 4/30/2013 8:47:42 PM
    • It can be used to charge the Brunton Inspire charge pack.
      Answered on 5/2/2013 11:04:30 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Can this charger be attached to a backpack?”
    Asked by Joan from United States on 11/25/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • It may not have been designed with that intention, but I see it has what looks to be 4 attachment points at the corners. I think you could manage to figure a way to attach it to a pack.
      Answered on 12/4/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Does it hold a charge or does it have to be in the sun while charging your phone, also can it charge an ipad?”
    Asked by Beca from Duarte CA on 11/4/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • It does not hold a charge it has to be exposed to light to charge. It should be able to charge any device using a USB cable.
      Answered on 11/6/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
  • “How many watts does this generate and also does it come with adaptors???”
    Asked by Bernard from Big Bear California on 10/16/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • 5v, 1000mA and is USB output only. No adapters. Thanks for asking and have a great day.
      Answered on 10/18/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Will this charger charge a 12v closed cell battery?”
    Asked by Pablo from South central Texas on 9/29/2012 12:00:00 AM

About Brunton

Headquartered in the northern Rocky Mountains, Brunton has produced top-quality outdoor gear for decades. Brunton is known primarily for sport optics; the company's binoculars and rifle scopes have set the standard for excellence with features like waterproof housings and variable power. Brunton has a wide range of NRA Sport Optics for shooting sports, including rifle scopes, spotting scopes, and field binoculars. Brunton camping and backpacking gear also sets the pace for trail performance, quality and value. Brunton portable camp stoves, lanterns, compasses and headlamps earn top ratings by expert authorities. Whether you're talking binoculars or camping gear, Brunton's reputation for reliability is unchallenged.