Providing essential power in the most remote locations, the new solarmonkey solar charger, combined with the powermonkey-eXplorer lets you charge your devices wherever, whenever.
But powermonkey-eXplorer is not just for adventure travellers! Compatible with the majority of mobile phones, iPods (now including iPhone 4/3GS), MP3 / MP4, PDAs and portable games consoles including the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS & DS-Lite, powermonkey-eXplorer is a portable charger & extra battery for your devices.
You can make sure your powermonkey-eXplorer's got full power at all times by charging one of three ways:
- via the solarmonkey portable solar charger
- via the included universal mains charger
- via USB connection
The solarmonkey draws power from the sun and coverts it into handy power! The kit now includes a useful Velcro strap, enabling the solarmonkey to be attached to a rucksack - perfect for charging your devices when you're out and about in the sun. It can even be hung from a window, left in a car or taken anywhere the sun shines!
Make sure the powermonkey-eXplorer portable charger unit is turned OFF when re-charging from the solar slave in order to reduce charging time! You can even use the solarmonkey solar charger to recharge your device directly - so you have back up power at all times. For example, plug the solarmonkey into the back of one of our Soundtraveller speakers and it will run your speakers from the power of the sun - no batteries needed!
Ultra compact, tough, powerful and Made for iPod approved, the powermonkey-eXplorer is water resistant and made from rubberised casing so can take whatever life throws at it, yet it remains the lightest, most versatile portable charger available today.
Featuring an LCD screen that displays battery capacity and the level of charge, the powermonkey-eXplorer also has short-circuit protection, over-charging protection and anti-discharging protection. The included mains charger has interchangeable heads for UK, Europe, US and Australia - so you can use it in over 150 countries around the world!
Available in 4 fantastic colours; Blue, Grey, Pink and Yellow - stylish and essential!
1 x powermonkey-eXplorer portable charger
1 x solarmonkey portable solar charger
1 x universal mains charger which will work in over 150 countries and has interchangeable heads for UK, Europe, US & Australia
1 x Storage case
1 x User guide
- Nokia and mini Nokia
- Retractable USB cable
- Micro USB
- Samsung G600
- iPod / iPhone tip
- LG Chocolate
- Sony Ericsson wide
- Female USB
- DC4.0 for Sony PS
The full Powertraveller portable charger range is now compatible with all Apple iPhone 5's.
Apple have released a USB to lightning adaptor that can be attached to the Powertraveller USB to micro USB monkeytail, which in turn is connected to your Powertraveller portable charger. The Apple USB to lightning adaptor is available to purchase directly from Apple.com.
Alternatively, customers can use their white Apple sync/charge cable to charge their iPhone 5 by plugging it into the USB ports of the powermonkey discovery, extreme, minigorilla, powergorilla and solargorilla.
Simply attach the included female USB tip onto the tail of the monkey and then connect your iPhone 5 via the white sync/charge cable.
Please note, this is a solution whilst the iPhone 5 lightning connector is being developed in accordance with Apple requirements.
(Product images featuring iphones, PSP's etc are for display purposes only - the 'connector tips' for these devices are included in this powermonkey eXplorer kit.)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I leave my solar panel charging my Powermonkey permanently?
A: No, it is not advised to leave your panel constantly connected to your powermonkey as this will reduce the units effectiveness over time. For example: leaving the panel and powermonkey on your car dash board for weeks is not advisable.
Q: Why does my powermonkey-eXplorer turn off after a couple of minutes?
A: It could be your devices need less power, so the monkey it shutting off. Please turn your monkey on and then press the button twice. Now you will be able to manually turn your monkey off when you need to.
Q: My powermonkey-eXplorer will not turn on?
A: Please ensure you hold the ON / OFF button down for a full 3 seconds.
Q: I need an in-car charger for my powermonkey. What do you recommend?
A: You can purchase one of our fantastic motormonkey in-car chargers! You can charge your motormonkey using the retractable USB cable that comes in both the powermonkey and motormonkey kits.
Q: Can I use my powermonkey mains charger to charge my devices directly?
A: Yes, you can use your powermonkey mains charger to charge your devices directly, as the tips for the powermonkey as compatible with the mains charger. Please be aware that the mains charger does not have the complicated technology that the powermonkey has, so your device may not recognise the charger.
Please also note that the mains charger does not have protection circuits such as overcharging protection, which is incorporated within the powermonkey. However, most modern devices have this built in so harm to your device is unlikely. Powertraveller cannot accept any responsibility to damage caused to devices when being charged from the mains charger.
Q: What do the symbols on the LCD screen mean?
A: Refer to following photo of powermonkey eXplorer LCD screen...
1. Screen displays battery capacity and level of charge in powermonkey-eXplorer
2. When the internal battery is getting low, the battery icon on the LCD display will flash to indicate that the powermonkey-eXplorer needs to be re-charged
3. Internal blue light lets you see screen at all times
4. By holding down the on/off button for 3 seconds, the user can turn off the LCD display to save power. To turn back on, hold down the on/off button again for 3 seconds.
Q: Is the powermonkey-eXplorer available in different colours?
A: Yes, the powermonkey-eXplorer is available in Grey, Blue, Yellow and Pink.
Q: Why won't the powermonkey-eXplorer charge my camera?
A: Digital cameras are one of the most awkward devices to get to work with third party chargers. Some digital cameras can only be charged if you have to remove the battery to charge it and generally do not have a DC-in socket.
If this is the case, the powermonkey will not be compatible. If the camera has a DC-in port - usually a round pin - then the powermonkey should POWER it. It is rare that a camera will accept a charge from this port so the powermonkey will act as an external battery.
Q: My powermonkey-eXplorer turns itself off, is this normal?
A: The powermonkey may auto-shut off to save power. This is either because the powermonkey cannot detect it's charging anything or your device is fully charged. If the Powermonkey is turning off prematurely on all new models you will be able to press the on-off switch quickly twice to lock on. The LCD screen will flash and remain illimunated to confirm the Powermonkey is locked ON - repeat the steps to re-activate the auto-off feature.
Q: I cannot get my powermonkey to charge via the solar panel?
A: Please follow these tip:
- Ensure the solar panel is in direct sunlight (glass will not allow the solarmonkey to work efficiently)
- Allow the solar panel 30 seconds to soak up the sun before plugging the solarmonkey into your powermonkey-eXplorer
- Make sure the solarmonkey is facing the sun and rotate the panels as the sun moves throughout the sky during the day
- Make sure the panels are clean and free from any dust or dirt
- Please do not expect the solar panel to work on overcast days or when the solar strength is not at the recommended level
- Ensure the powermonkey is turned off once charging has started (hold down the button for 5 seconds)
- Please dosconnect the powermonkey from the solar panel once there is insufficient sun to charge the powermonkey (i.e. early evening & night time)
Q: How can I recharge my powermonkey-eXplorer?
A: You can recharge the powermonkey from the mains, via USB or from the solar panel (all included in the pack).
Q: Will my powermonkey-eXplorer charge my laptop?
A: No, laptops require a much greater voltage than the powermonkey is able to provide. Please consider the powergorilla.
Q: Can I use a Nokia charger to charge my powermonkey?
A: No, the older style Nokia chargers may fit but will damage the internals of the powermonkey. Nokia chargers use a pulse type charge and this will damage the circuits inside the powermonkey.
Q: Is the powermonkey-eXplorer waterproof?
A: No. The powermonkey is only water resistant, meaning that it can withstand splashes of water and not become damaged if it begins raining while it's outside charging. You should not leave your powermonkey outside in the rain for extended periods of time.
Q: Can I charge my device directly from the solar panel?
A: Yes, you can charge most devices directly from solar panel. However, the panel does not have the complicated technology that the powermonkey unit has and some devices may not charge. If you are experiencing difficulties charging directly from the solar panel, please consider purchasing a solarnut.
Q: How do I know the powermonkey-eXplorer is safe to use with my device?
A: The powermonkey has an output voltage of between 4.5v and 5.5v. Please check your device's documentation to ensure your device requires a voltage within the powermonkey's range. The powermonkey will then auto adjust the voltage as required by your device, it will also know when your device is charged to prevent overcharging.
Q: Where can I purchase additional powermonkey tips?
A: You can purchase additional "monkey nuts" online here.
Q: What is the difference between the powermonkey-classic and the powermonkey-eXplorer?
A: The powermonkey-eXplorer is more advanced. It has an LCD screen to display remaining battery capacity, is shock and water resistant and has a larger amount of safety features including auto-shut off to save power. It also comes with the solarmonkey as standard.
Q: What devices can my powermonkey-eXplorer charge?
A: Your powermonkey-eXplorer can charge a wide range of handheld devices such as mobile phones, iPod / MP3 players, PDAs, Sat Navs, handheld games consoles and much more!