Freeloader Pico Solar Charger

Pico power in your pocket

Freeloader Pico Solar Charger

Pico power in your pocket

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Freeloader Solar Charger

The Pico comes with several adaptors

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

Plug in any USB chargeable device

Perfect for bunging in your back pocket for whenever you need that emergency charge the Freeloader Pico boasts an impressive 800mA battery and will give you an extra 35 hours stand-by time on your mobile phone. Charged via USB or the sun via it's impressive 75mA solar panel and featuring a LED charge status indicator so you'll never be caught short of power.

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

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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
  • As featured and used on the BBCs show 'On Thin Ice'
Technical Details:
  • 75mA solar cells
  • 800mAh Li-ion internal battery
  • Full internal battery charge time: 10 hours solar / 3 Hours USB
  • Mobile phones, MP3 Players, iPods/iPhone (additional adaptor required)
  • Made from high gloss plastic
  • LED battery indicator
  • 3.5v to 5v fixed output voltage
  • Measures approximately 10.5cm(H) x 4.5cm(W) x 1cm(D) (folded)
Box Contents:
  • FreeLoader Pico Solar Charger
  • USB charging cable
  • Power master cable and adaptors to fit the following:
    • Small pin adaptor for Nokia phones
    • Sony Ericsson
    • Mini USB to suit Motorola, BlackBerry and most smart phones, Garmin, PDAs
    • Samsung G series
    • User manual

Customer Reviews

You say that an adaptor is needed to charge the iPhone 4S. Where can you find the adaptor for this on your website? Thanks.
Lara - 18th November 2012
Firebox says: We actually don't sell the iPhone adaptor on our website- that's the field of expensive old Apple-tech. Sorry! In other news, we've discontinued this product anyway in exchange for the newer model which DOES charge the iPhone 4:
I'm thinking of buying this soon, but I was wondering if there's a veggie option to the fun gums? Like a nice spongecake perhaps? I do enjoy a nice spongecake ;).
Sam - 22nd October 2012
Firebox says: I'm sorry Sam, I'm afraid you are stuck with fun gums! You could always get in a non-veggies good books by passing them on.....
Does it work with an I pod touch.
Emma - 21st October 2012
Firebox says: Hey Emma! Yes this will work with an iPod touch, any electrical item that has a cable connecting it to a USB slot will work with this solar charger. Hope this helps! :)
Will this charge my Htc Sensation Xe?
Michael - 19th May 2012
Firebox says: Its comes with a mini USB so that should fit the XE
Do you just use your usb cable that comes with your phone ?
James - 3rd December 2011
Firebox says: Hi James, You can, but it comes with enough adapters for modern technology life!
Can it charge a PS3 remote? the remote already has a cable allowing it to be charged by USB.
- 11th November 2011
Firebox says: If it has a USB charging port then the Pico will charge it!