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Solar Monkey Adventure Solar Charger : iPad & Cell phone Solar Charger : 2500 mAh

Our Price: $169.99
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Developed with outdoor enthusiasts in mind, the rugged Solar Monkey Adventurer enables you to take advantage of your personal electronic devices, even in the most remote and unforgiving environments.

You can trust the Solar Monkey Adventurer to get the job done. Combining the charging flexibility of dual polysilicon solar panels for gathering free energy from the sun and the reliability of a battery powerpack for use in nighttime conditions or suboptimal weather, this unit is a solid choice for adventurous souls to keep their must have electronic powered up.

Solar Monkey Adventurer Awesomeness:

  • Portable USB Outlet for your cell phone, GPS, tablets, game consoles etc
  • Solar panel with internal 3500mAh lithium battery
  • Easy to carry, At 9 ounces, this portable charger is will not weigh you down
  • Recharge via USB port or AC adaptor (not included)
  • Built-in Maximum Power Point Tracker (MMPT) technology ensures the units collects as much solar energy as possible

Number of Charges
iPhone/Smartphone 1-2 times
iPad/tablet 25%
GPS 1-3 times
Mobile phone 2-3 times

Portable renewable power ANYWHERE

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Solar Monkey Adventurer in Detail

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Solar Monkey Adventurer - What's Included

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  • 2 panel solar charger with a 3500mAh internal lithium polymer battery
  • Claimshell design offers optimum weight-to-efficiency at just at 9 oz
  • Perfect for charging your tablets, cell phones and other handheld portables
  • Charges in low light and overcast conditions
  • Attach to your backpack or tent with built-in handles
  • Durable – Water and shock resistant
  • Safe features: Short-Circuit protection, overload protection and low voltage protection


Solar Monkey Adventurer Solar Charger - Specifications
Unit weight (total) 9 oz  (265 g)
L x W x H 6.7 x 3.8 x 0.9" inches (170 x 96 x 22.75 mm)
Input Solar  and DC 5v @ 600mA
Output USB port - 5v @ 700mA
Internal Battery 3500mAh Lithium-ion Polymer
Solar Panel  (2) 3 watt Polysilicon 
Safety Features
Over-charging protection Yes
Over-discharging protection Yes
Short circuit protection Yes
Charging options
  • Solar 
  • USB port
  • Wall adapter (sold separately)

Can I use my solarmonkey through a glass window or under a light bulb?

No, your solarmonkey needs to be outside in bright sunshine.

How do I turn the solarmonkey adventurer on?

Simply attach the tip you require to the DC end of the USB / DC cable and then connect USB end to the solarmonkey adventurer.  The unit will automatically detect device and start charging.

How do I recharge the internal battery of the solarmonkey adventurer?

There are two ways to do this.

You can place the unit in direct sunlight with the solar panels perpendicular to the sun.  12 hours of strong sunlight will charge the internal battery fully.


You can attach the USB / DC charging cable into any 5V USB output socket (e.g. on your computer), plugging the DC (round) end into the DC input socket located next to the 5V USB socket at the bottom of the solarmonkey adventurer.

Whilst the unit is charging, the LED will show RED.  Once the unit is charged, the LED will show GREEN.

Can I charge the solarmonkey adventurer internal battery via AC mains?

Yes.  You can use our universal travel adaptor to charge the internal battery of the solarmonkey adventurer via AC Mains.

What devices will the solarmonkey adventurer charge?

The solarmonkey adventurer will charge virtually any 5V device.  This includes;
cell phones
Sat Nav

If you are unsure whether the solarmonkey adventurer is suitable for your device, please contact our support team.

How many charges will the solarmonkey adventurer give my iPad?

The solarmonkey adventurer will give your iPad a 25% charge.

How many times will the solarmonkey adventurer charge my iPhone or smartphone?

The solarmonkey adventurer will charge your iPhone or other smartphone 1-2 times.  Standard mobile phones will get up to three full charges.

How big is the solarmonkey adventurer?

This fabulous charger is actually very compact.  It measures just 170 x 96 x 22mm when folded and weighs just 265g.

What tips are included with the solarmonkey adventurer?

Included in the kit are the following tips:

Nokia and Mini Nokia
Samsung G600
Sony Ericsson (wide tip)
Mini USB
Micro USB
USB to Apple 30-pin sync / charge cable for iPad/iPhone/iPod (not Apple lightning)

What type of battery is inside the solarmonkey adventurer and how big is it?

The solarmonkey adventurer has an internal Lithium-ion Polymer battery, with a capacity of 2500mAh.

What is MPPT technology?

MPPT stands for Maximum Power Point Tracker.  It is a solar energy detection feature within the battery which allows the solar panel to charge your device efficiently even in low light conditions.

Can I purchase additional tips for the solarmonkey adventurer?

Yes.  You can purchase additional tips directly from our website using the tip selector.

Is the solarmonkey adventurer waterproof?

No.  The solarmonkey adventurer is not completely waterproof but it is water resistant so will survive a few drops of rain or splashes.

Will the solarmonkey adventurer charge my laptop?

No.  Laptops require a much greater voltage than the solarmonkey adventurer is able to provide.  Please consider the powergorilla.

Is there an in-car charger for the solarmonkey adventurer?

Yes.  Purchase one of our fabulous little motormonkey in-car chargers.

Connect the solarmonkey adventurer to it using the USB / DC cable supplied with the unit.

What is the carabiner for?

The carabiner is a great accessory to the solarmonkey adventurer.

Use it to attach the unit to your tent or rucksack so you can charge the internal battery (or your device) throughout the day.

Can I charge a device whilst I am charging the solarmonkey adventurer battery?

This is something we call daisy-chaining.  You can daisy-chain using the solarmonkey adventurer, but some devices work a little differently than others.

For example, if you were charging the solarmonkey adventurer via AC mains, whilst charging an iPad at the same time, you would notice that the solarmonkey adventurer appears to drop its charge, although your iPad would be 25% charged. 

This is because the solarmonkey adventurer has a limited input current of 500mA whilst the iPad draws power of 1000mA.  Once your iPad is charged, the AC mains charger will then begin to charge the adventurer internal battery.

If I am not going to use my monkey or gorilla charger for a while, is it best to store it with a charge remaining?

Yes.  If you plan to store your gorilla or monkey portable charger for a long period of time without use, it should be stored with at least 60% charge remaining.  This helps keeps the internal battery in good condition.

Will the solarmonkey adventurer charge the iPad 4?

No, it will not charge it, it will only power the iPad 4.  This is because the iPad 4, despite still being 5V, draws higher amperage than the solarmonkey adventurer can produce.

Can you charge a device whilst simultaneously charging the solarmonkey adventurer?

Yes you can.  This is called "daisy-chaining".  It is possible to daisy-chain with the solarmonkey adventurer whilst it is charging itself from the sun, USB or AC mains.

When I charge my solarmonkey adventurer until it is fully charged, then leave it overnight - when I plug it in the next morning the red light comes on for about 10-15 minutes before it then turns green?

This is due to a battery feature.  After the solarmonkey adventurer is fully charged, the battery voltage drops slightly. Therefore the charging circuit thinks the battery is not full when the power source is connected again, when in fact, it is.