The Solio Bolt solar charger is the perfect solution for recharging electronics in the backcountry or having an easy and free way to power up in an emergency. Its onboard battery and rotating solar panels allow the Bolt to charge anything from a smartphone, cell phone and MP3 player to an e-reader, GPS or camera. The Bolt can be charged from the sun, USB port or the wall and in turn uses the devices charging cable to charge from its USB port. It's never been easier to plug into the sun.
- Pocket-sized 5.3 ounce solar charger perfect for keeping electronics ready to go - whether in the backcountry or for back-up during a power outage.
- 1 amp output charges most devices at the same rate a normal wall charger would.
- Full sun charge takes from 8-10 hours while USB charge necessitates 4 hours and 30 minutes
- Bolt has 2 separate charge outputs: a CTIA standard charge, which most devices utilize, and an Apple charge for Apple electronics.
- Single LED button indicates battery strength, charging status and allows user to switch charging outputs.
- Bolt utilizes a high temperature rated Li-Poly rechargeable battery which provides for efficient charging in high heat.
- Includes a pencil which once inserted into the center acts as a sundial, allowing user to most effectively position panels for charging.
- Also includes Micro-USB to USB cable for charging the Bolt via USB port/wall adapter
The advertisement says you can change the battery yourself. Where are the instructions to do this and how is it done? What battery does it use for replacement?
Asked on 7/9/2013 by Sparks
Maximum Wattage: 5 watts
Discharge Rate: Fixed 5V, 1,000mAh
Charge Rate: 5-5.5V 450mAh
Charge time via USB port/wall charger: 4 hrs. 30 min.
Charge Time via Sun: 8-10 hrs.
Battery: 3.7V/2,000mAh Li-Poly - User replaceable at end of life (average 3 years)
Weight: 5.3 oz.
Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 1 in.
Answered on 7/11/2013 by Steve from Campmor
How long does it take to charge this device up using a wall plug? Also is there a way to charge rechargeable type batteries?
Asked on 12/6/2012 by Bev from Ohio
The Solio Bolt Solar Charger will take 4.5 hours with the USB cable to AC.
Answered on 12/7/2012 by Steve from Campmor
Is the Solio Bolt USB 2.0 compatible, or just USB 1.0?
Asked on 8/25/2012 by Cynthia from Smyrna, TN
The Bolt charges at a 1 amp output. 1.0 and 2.0 has to do with data transmission not charge rate.
Answered on 8/27/2012 by Steve from Campmor
Looking for charger for Denali that will charge iPod, kindle and cameras where battery comes out of camera & plugs into wall... Will this accomplish those goals? If not... Do you recommend another charger? Thanks!
Asked on 5/6/2012 by Rebecca from Houston, TX
Since the Solio Bolt Solar Charger first stores a charge and then you plug in your device to the charger the amount of electricity that each unit stores would be important to know. On a tablet like a Kindle there will be a greater storage than an Ipod. For additional information you can contact Solio at http://www.solio.com/chargers/
Answered on 5/9/2012 by Steve from Campmor
I need to be able to charge an iPad2. Will this be able to do it; or do I need something with more power? I need to know earliest, as I leave this Friday.
Asked on 2/27/2012 by Alpha179 from Kerman, CA
This will charge an I Phone but is not strong enough to charge an IPad.
Answered on 2/29/2012 by Betty
|| 5 watts
|| Fixed 5V, 1,000mAh
|| 5-5.5V 450mAh
|Charge time via USB port/wall charger:
|| 4 hrs. 30 min.
|Charge Time via Sun:
|| 8-10 hrs.
|| 3.7V/2,000mAh Li-Poly - User replaceable at end of life (average 3 years)
|| 5.3 oz.
|| 3.5 x 3.5 x 1 in.