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The Voltaic solar bags are mobile solar power generators designed to charge virtually all handheld electronics.
Powerful Solar Panels: Embedded in the outside of the bags are lightweight, tough, waterproof solar panels. The new Generator produces up to 14.7 watts, powerful enough to fully charge a typical laptop from a day of direct sunlight. No other solar bag can do this! The smaller bags produce 4 watts of power so 1 hour in direct sun will power over 3 hours of iPod play time or 1.5 hours of cell phone talk time.
Battery Included: All Voltaic bags come with a custom 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 packs can also be charged using the included AC travel charger or car charger, making them just as useful on the grid as off.
Easy Connection to Devices: All bags include standard adaptors for common cell phones and other handheld devices. The Generator also includes common laptop adaptors. Even without an adaptor, you can charge most devices with a standard car charger or USB charger.
Use as a weekend hike bag or as a large daypack. There are pockets and wire channels for multiple electronic devices and 1,850 cubic inches of storage space.
Power When YOU Need It
The battery pack can be recharged using the solar panels in the bag, the included AC travel charger, or the car charger. Which means it is just as useful in the city as it is traveling, hiking, or camping.
A voltage converter switch on top of the battery pack allows you to adjust the power output to suit the device being charged, 3.5, 5, or 7.2 Volts.
Voltaic bags use fabrics made from recycled PET i.e. soda bottles. We worked extensively with suppliers to develop these fabrics, since they were not previously available. Recycled PET fabric is light weight, extremely durable, UV resistant and water resistant. It even looks better than the nylon it replaced. Most importantly, it uses significantly less energy to produce and creates demand for recycled materials.
Voltaic Backpack Mobile Solar Power Generator
Fabric: 600D shell made from recycled PET (soda bottles), UV resistant PU, 1680D nylon base, and sandwich mesh back, inside pockets use PET mesh
Weight: 3.5 lbs (1,590 grams) including battery and solar panels
Dimensions: 20" high x 10-15"wide x 7-10" deep (51cm high x 25-38cm wide x 18-25cm deep)
Volume: 1,850 cubic inches (30 liters)
The Voltaic solar bags include a set of 11 "Standard Adaptors and Chargers"
This includes a car charger socket, which means you can plug in a standard car charger to charge most small consumer electronics, including phones, PDA's, cameras, MP3's etc.
We also include a USB adaptor which works with most USB chargers including iPods. Just set the battery pack to 5V and plug in.
If you don't have a car or USB charger for your device, or don't want to carry the extra wires, we include 10 adaptor plugs in standard sizes and for popular cell phones.
There is also a lightweight AC travel charger (110/240V 850mA) and a DC car charger, which means you can still recharge the battery when not in the sun.
Waterproof, Scratch Resistant, UV resistant
The three panels operate independently to generate up to 4 watts of power. This is double the power of typical solar chargers and enough to charge most portable consumer electronics (other than laptop computers). They use a high efficiency monocrystalline cell.
The substrate is an aluminum / plastic composite, specifically designed to be strong and lightweight. They can easily stand up to typical outdoor use including being dropped and leaned on.
Flexible Mounting: The panels are mounted in a flexible fabric sleeve. They articulate with the bag, which means it doesn't feel rigid or restrictive.
Even if you manage to break one, which would probably take a conscious effort, they can easily be removed and replaced.