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Reviews Categories | Emergency/Portable Power: generators, solar, wind, thermal, etc | Voltaic Systems Backpack Help

Reviews Summary for Voltaic Systems Backpack
Voltaic Systems Backpack Reviews: 1 Average rating: 3.0/5 MSRP: $229
Description: A small range of bags and backpacks that feature built in solarpanels, battery storage and wire management
Product is in production.
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EVERALM Rating: 3/5 Aug 24, 2005 14:02 Send this review to a friend
Possible highly useful for QRP or emergency work  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Haven't usd it personally, however a friend has who uses it for various MP3, IPOD and other power guzzlers when he is out hiking etc.
Below are the details as provided from the vendor.

The Voltaic™ solar bags are mobile power generators, designed to charge your devices without tying you to a power outlet, which makes them ideal for traveling.

Just plug a standard car charger into the bag and recharge most small electronic devices including: cell phones, cameras, two way radios, PDA's, and MP3s. Note: it is not designed to charge laptops.

If you don't have a car charger, the bags come with a set of 11 standard adaptors for common cell phones and other devices. We also offer a full range of optional adaptors.

Embedded in the outside of the bags are three lightweight, tough, waterproof solar panels which generate up to 4 watts of power. This means quicker charge times!

Inside each bag is a Li Ion battery pack which stores any surplus power generated, so it is available when you need it, not just when the sun is up. The battery pack can also be charged using an AC travel charger or car charger (both included). This makes the Voltaic™ bags just as useful on the grid as off.

To my mind add a gell pack or a couple of the vendor Li-Ion packs in series and a serious contendor for the QRP, Yaesu-817 crowd

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