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FreeLoader Original Solar Charger

Power in your pocket

FreeLoader Original Solar Charger

Power in your pocket

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Freeloader Solar Charger

Silver FreeLoader Original

Running out of juice when you're chatting on your mobile, battling aliens on your PSP or listening to your iPod is one of the most annoying things known to mankind. Well it’s not, but it's irritating nonetheless. Thankfully portable gizmos are rechargeable, so you merely plug them into the nearest socket and wait.

But what do you do when you're nowhere near a power source? Well it just so happens that, unless you're reading this from the Planet Tharg, you're always near a power source: the sun.

Okay, so it's not that near, but 93 million miles is nothing to the ingenious FreeLoader Solar Charger. That's because this smart, eco-friendly device soaks up the power of the sun and stores it for up to 3 months. You can then use it to charge up your electronic gadgets, anytime, anyplace. Think of it as a portable solar-powered battery.

Freeloader Solar Charger

Folds up for excellent portability

Whether you're stuck in nowhereville, hiking in the wilderness or miles from civilisation, the FreeLoader is a must-have accessory. After all a portable gadget minus power is as much use as a rhubarb wristwatch.

Super sleek and barely bigger than a mobile phone, the lightweight aluminium FreeLoader pulls open to reveal two solar panels. Simply charge it up by allowing it to soak up some rays. Its internal battery will then power a mobile phone for up to 44 hours, an iPod for up to 18hours, a PSP for up to 2.5 hours and a PDA for up to 22 hours. That’s a lot of juice for such a titchy gizmo. Once the FreeLoader has emptied its charge just power it up again via the sun. You can also charge it via USB if you're near a computer.

The FreeLoader comes with various adaptors for all your power-hungry bits and bobs, so you won't have to take umpteen clumpy chargers on your travels. Versatile? It really is an essential travelling companion for anyone who never leaves home without some kind of electronic gizmo. And that means you. All hail the sun! All hail the FreeLoader!

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If you think the FreeLoader is forehead-slappingly clever, check out this nifty charger: it plugs into the FreeLoader and siphons power from its solar battery to charge 2xAA or 2xAAA rechargeable batteries.

When the sun won’t play ball you can also charge the batteries directly via USB (standalone, FreeLoader not required!) and then use your charged batteries to feed your FreeLoader. Brilliant, in a switcheroo kinda way! Finally, you can even pop regular batteries into the FreeLoader Battery Charger and use them to juice up any device compatible with the FreeLoader. Armed with this genius peripheral, running out of power is simply not an option. Charge!

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Please note:
  • Will require access to the Sun (not included, but widely available)
  • This is a Li-ion rechargeable battery and therefore it takes 3-4 full charges before optimum capacity is reached
  • Recommended to initially fully charge via USB
Product Features:
  • Solar charger capable of powering virtually every electrical device, anywhere in the world
  • Premium crystalline solar cells
  • Made from tough aluminium
  • As featured and used on the BBCs show 'On Thin Ice'
Technical Details:
  • 120mA solar cells
  • Full internal battery charge time: 5 hours solar / 3 Hours USB
  • 1000mAh Li-ion internal battery
  • Mobile phones, MP3 Players, iPods/iPhone
  • Made from Aluminium
  • LED battery indicator on side
  • 3.5v to 5v fixed output voltage
  • FreeLoader Original box contents:
    • FreeLoader Solar Charger
    • USB charging cable
    • Power master cable and eleven adaptors to fit the following:
      • LG Chocolate, LG shine and Prada series phones
      • Motorola V66 series and current V3 series phones
      • Nokia phones old 3.5mm jack and new 2mm jack
      • Samsung D800 and G600 current series phones
      • Sony Ericsson K750 and K800i current series phones
      • Nintendo DS Lite
      • iPod (compatible with most iPod devices including iPhone, iPhone 3G/3GS and iPhone 4) - Customers with older versions of the Freeloader should call us on 0844 922 1010 for new tips that will make them compatible with the iPhone 3GS
      • 4mm jack for Sony PSP, Tom Tom, most digital cameras, PDAs, 2-way radios
      • Mini USB for Motorola, Blackberry (except 8900 Curve model, Micro USB purchased separately), Qtec, Smartphone, iMate, most digital cameras and Bluetooth headsets
      • USB female for PDAs, mp3 players, most digital cameras and most devices which can be charged through USB
    • Detailed user manual

    • Downbload the Freeloader FAQs [PDF, Adobe Acrobat Required]
    • Measures approximately 12.3cm(H) x 6.2cm(W) x 2cm(D) (folded)

Customer Reviews

When will you have it in stock.
- 10th May 2011
Firebox says: We will not be getting this back in stock.
Can you tell me if this charges a Sony Ericsson x10 mini ? It's a micro USB charging port so I'm guessing it will. Just wanted to check.
Lewis - 3rd April 2011
Firebox says: Sure will Lewis!
Will it charge a Sony Ericsson W810i? How long on average does it take to charge a mobile (just after a rough guesstimate)?
Josh - 9th March 2011
Firebox says: It should do as it comes with and adaptor for the Sony Ericsson. The Solar Charger also has a USB output - which allows you to connect and charge your phone using your phones USB cable. Charging time depends on the size of your battery and could take anywhere from 30 mins to an hour.
Not that amazing there are many more products like this out there if you look this product is slow at charging and is not durable ! scratches on the pannel with ruin it. Will charge just about anything just takes a long time.
Jonny - 17th February 2011
Does it charge Samsung S3500 and/or blackberry 8300 Curve?
James - 8th November 2010
Firebox says: Yes James, it will charge both however you will need an accessory tip (SCA022) which you can purchase from here:
I bought my husband one of these paying top price, and although we tried several times to charge it to use it, we never got it to work and has been in the box since Christmas purchase. Complete waste of money.
Tricia - 23rd September 2010
Firebox says: Hi Tricia. Please contact us ( with your order information and we can replace it for you.