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mPowermobile 400

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

mPowermobile 400 is a portable lithium battery based solution that can be used for a variety of off grid applications. It provides power to both AC and DC devices, able to charge phones, tablets, laptops, lights, fans,  TVs, coolers, refrigerators and many more. The system can be charged from the wall using a power adaptor, or sun with a solar panel, or from the car using cigarette lighter charging. It is handy (with the handle) and lightweight (< 6 kg) and easy to use with the LCD screen.

  • Efficient, long lasting, no maintenance Lithium batteries
  • Compact and light to carry around
  • Versatile can work with both AC (230V) and DC (5/12V) devices
  • Plug n play and easy to use with LCD screen
  • Safety has been kept in mind and with over current, over voltage protections
  • Has built in feature to jump start cars

Key Specifications:
Device capacity : When fully charged provides 400 Wh of power
AC ports : 2 x AC ports, devices up to 300W rating
DC ports : 4 x USB ports (2.1A/1A), 2 x 12V 6 mm ports
LCD screen : indicates battery level, AC/DC loads
Charging from : Wall socket (5 hours), Solar (4-6 hours)
Dimensions : Weight 5.6Kg, 230mm x 140 mm x 235 mm

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mPowermobile 1200

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

mPowermobile 1200 is a portable lithium battery based solution that can be used for a variety of off grid applications. It provides power to both AC and DC devices, able to charge phones, tablets, laptops, lights, fans, TVs, coolers, refrigerators and many more. The system can be charged from the wall using a power adaptor, or sun with a solar panel,  It is handy (with the handle) and lightweight (10 kg) and easy to use. Once fully charged it provides 1.2 KWh of power

  • Compact and light to carry around
  • Versatile can work with both AC (230V) and DC (12V) devices
  • Plug n play and easy to use
  • Safety has been kept in mind and with over current, over voltage protections

Key Specifications:
Device capacity : When fully charged provides 1200 Wh of power
AC ports : 1 x AC ports, devices up to 500W rating
Charging from : Wall socket (5 hours), Solar (4-6 hours)
Dimensions : Weight 10Kg, 405mm x 215 mm x 260 mm

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mPowerhome 4000

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The mPowerhome4000 system is integrated with solar charge controller, AC-DC charger, lithium ion battery with advanced BMS, pure sine wave inverter with UPS function and other control circuits. Importantly, the inner components are highly compatible with each other. These systems offers independence from the utility grid and the security of an emergency backup.  mPowerhome 4000 is a  lithium battery based solution that can be used for a variety of off grid applications. It provides power to a range of AC devices,  from home lights, fans, TVs, refrigerators, to air-conditioners and white goods. The lithium battery solution can be charged from the wall using a power adaptor, or sun with a solar panel. It is very easy to use and the LCD panel comes in very handy. Once fully charged it provides 4 KWh of power

  • Efficient, long lasting, no maintenance Lithium batteries
  • Compact on wheels can move around and tuck It away easily
  • Versatile can work with many different AC (230V) devices
  • Plug n play and easy to use with LCD screen
  • Safety has been kept in mind and with over current, over voltage protections
  • Built in UPS for auto switching, can also connect to the grid to feedback

Key Specifications:
Device capacity : When fully charged provides 4000 Wh of power
AC ports : Devices up to 2000W rating
LCD screen : indicates battery level, AC loads connected
Charging from : Wall socket (7 hours), Solar (3 hours)
Dimensions : Weight 62Kg, 580mm x 300 mm x 600 mm

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mPowerhome 8000

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The mPowerhome8000 system is integrated with solar charge controller, AC-DC charger, lithium ion battery with advanced BMS, pure sine wave inverter with UPS function and other control circuits. Importantly, the inner components are highly compatible with each other. These systems offers independence from the utility grid and the security of an emergency backup. This system can also be used to feed power back to the grid using net metering. mPowerhome 8000 is a portable lithium battery based solution that can be used for a variety of off grid applications. It provide power to a range of AC devices, and  able to power home lights, fans, TVs, refrigerators, aircons, white goods. The lithium battery solution can be charged from the wall using a power adaptor, or sun with a solar panel. It is very easy to use and the LCD panel comes in very handy. Once fully charged it provides 8 KWh of power

  • Efficient, long lasting, no maintenance Lithium batteries
  • Compact on wheels can move around and tuck It away easily
  • Versatile can work with many different AC (230V) devices
  • Plug n play and easy to use with LCD screen
  • Safety has been kept in mind and with over current, over voltage protections
  • Built in UPS for auto switching, can also connect to the grid to feedback

Key Specifications:
Device capacity : When fully charged provides 8000 Wh of power
AC ports : Devices up to 3000W rating
LCD screen : indicates battery level, AC loads connected
Charging from : Wall socket (4 hours), Solar (4 hours)
Dimensions : Weight 185Kg, 779mm x 350 mm x 912 mm

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Jugnu Solar 2 bulbs home lighting and phone charging system

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Designed with flexible configuration and simple set up in mind, you can light up your room quickly and brighten your room for your study and having your meals. Illuminated by 1W LED, it is 10x brighter than kerosene lamp. When lighted with 1 LED bulb, it can last for up to 16 hours before recharge and 8 hours each when lighted with 2 LED bulb. It comes with 7.4V/2600mAh rechargeable and replaceable battery. The high efficiency 4W polycrystalline external solar panel charges the battery in 8 hours under direct sunlight. Moreover, you can charge your phone with the USB port.

  • Long lasting efficient LED bulbs
  • Phone charging through USB port
  • Re-chargeable, Replaceable battery
  • High efficiency solar panel
  • Flexible configuration, simple set up

Key Specifications:
4W Polycrystalline
7.4V/2600 mAH Li-ion
2 x 1W LED bulbs

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Solar 4 bulbs home lighting and phone charging system

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Designed with flexible configuration and simple set up in mind, you can light up your room quickly and brighten your room for your study and having your meals. Illuminated by 1W LED, it is 10x brighter than kerosene lamp. When lighted with 1 LED bulb, it can last for up to 36 hours before recharge, with 2, 3 and 4 LED, it can last 18, 12 and 9 hours each respectively. It comes with 7.4V/5200mAh rechargeable and replaceable battery inside the power storage system. The high efficiency 8W polycrystalline external solar panel charges the battery in 8 hours under direct sunlight. Moreover, you can charge your phone with the USB port.

  • Long lasting efficient LED bulbs
  • Phone charging through USB port
  • Re-chargeable, Replaceable battery
  • High efficiency solar panel
  • Flexible configuration, simple set up

Key Specifications:
8W Polycrystalline
7.4V/5200 mAH Li-ion
4 x 1W LED bulb

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Jugnu Solar 3 bulbs home lighting, fan and phone charging system

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Designed with flexible configuration and simple set up in mind, you can light up your room quickly and brighten your room for your study and having your meals. In addition, cool your room with a fan. Illuminated by 2W LED, it is 20x brighter than kerosene lamp. When lighted with 1 LED bulb, it can last for up to 32 hours before recharge, and with 2 and 3 LED bulbs, it can last 16 and 11 hours each respectively. It comes with 12V/7000mAH rechargeable and replaceable lead acid battery inside the power storage system. The high efficiency 10W polycrystalline external solar panel charges the battery in 13-16 hours under direct sunlight. For shorter charge time, you can charge with second panel in 8-10 hours under direct sunlight. Moreover, you can charge your phone with the USB port. The 9W DC fan with 700mm sweep lasts up to 4 hours, providing you a cool environment.

  • Long lasting efficient LED bulbs
  • Phone charging through USB port
  • Re-chargeable, Replaceable battery
  • High efficiency solar panel
  • Flexible configuration, simple set up
  • Power efficient DC fan

Key Specifications:
10W Polycrystalline
12V/7000 mAH Lead Acid
3 x 2W LED bulb
9W DC, 700mm sweep, 2.8CBM/SEC DC Fan

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Solar Street light 25W

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Solar street light 25W Is a perfect street lighting solutions on poles for off grid locations where wiring and trenching are not available or too expensive to develop. Applications can range from rural street & community lighting, private estate/factory pathway lighting. The product features an integrated design that is not only cost-effective but provides outstanding performance and reliability. It combines a highly efficient solar panel which is connected to a high capacity LFP battery (Lithium Ferrous Phosphate that is perfect for outdoors and long life cycle) and super bright LED light source.

Solar Street Light offers Intelligent features through its sensors. The light sensor automatically turns on the light at sunset and turns off at sunrise. The LED operates at normal level (30% light levels) and turns to bright mode (100% light level) triggered by the motion sensor, when it sense a moving object. It has a large battery capacity and can work continuously over +10.5 hours on Bright Mode, which is far more than other similar LED available in the market. Aesthetic design of our product is a major plus and complements flexible user functions and applications of the product while not compromising on durability and technology. It comes with x brackets, and easy to install on a pole.

  • Integrated all in one solar street light, ready to install
  • Street light built-in with daylight sensor & motion sensor
  • Batteries are LFP (Lithium Ferrous Phosphate) last for 2000 charge cycles, 5-7 years
  • System to caters to 1 day autonomy (in situations where sun is not bright for a day)
  • System is rated IP65 and is weather resistant

Key Specifications:

Solar Street Light : with daylight Sensor & motion sensor
Mono Solar Panel : 50W 18V
LED light : 25W , 1140 lum Read More

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Solar Street light 15W

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Solar street light 15W Is a perfect street lighting solutions on poles for off grid locations where wiring and trenching are not available or too expensive to develop. Applications can range from rural street & community lighting, private estate/factory pathway lighting to main street in and urban/semi-urban setup. The product features an integrated design that is not only cost-effective but provides outstanding performance and reliability. It combines a highly efficient solar panel which is connected to a high capacity LFP battery (Lithium Ferrous Phosphate that is perfect for outdoors and long life cycle) and super bright LED light source.

Solar Street Light offers Intelligent features through its sensors. The light sensor automatically turns on the light at sunset and turns off at sunrise. The LED operates at normal level (30% light levels) and turns to bright mode (100% light level) triggered by the motion sensor, when it sense a moving object. It has a large battery capacity and can work continuously over +7.5 hours on Bright Mode, which is far more than other similar LED available in the market. Aesthetic design of our product is a major plus and complements flexible user functions and applications of the product while not compromising on durability and technology. It comes with x brackets, and easy to install on a pole.

  • Integrated all in one solar street light, ready to install
  • Street light built-in with daylight sensor & motion sensor
  • Batteries are LFP (Lithium Ferrous Phosphate) last for 2000 charge cycles, 5-7 years
  • System to caters to 1 day autonomy (in situations where sun is not bright for a day)
  • System is rated IP65 and is weather resistant

Key Specifications:

Solar Street Light : with daylight Sensor & motion sensor
Mono Solar Panel : 25W 18V
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Solar street light 8W

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Solar street light 8W Is a perfect street lighting solutions on poles for off grid locations where wiring and trenching are not available or too expensive to develop. Applications can range from rural street & community lighting, private estate/factory pathway lighting. The product features an integrated design that is not only cost-effective but provides outstanding performance and reliability. It combines a highly efficient solar panel which is connected to a high capacity LFP battery (Lithium Ferrous Phosphate that is perfect for outdoors and long life cycle) and super bright LED light source.

Solar Street Light offers Intelligent features through its sensors. The light sensor automatically turns on the light at sunset and turns off at sunrise. The LED operates at normal level (30% light levels) and turns to bright mode (100% light level) triggered by the motion sensor, when it sense a moving object. It has a large battery capacity and can work continuously over +12 hours on Bright Mode, which is far more than other similar LED available in the market. Aesthetic design of our product is a major plus and complements flexible user functions and applications of the product while not compromising on durability and technology. It comes with x brackets, and easy to install on a pole.

  • Integrated all in one solar street light, ready to install
  • Street light built-in with daylight sensor & motion sensor
  • Batteries are LFP (Lithium Ferrous Phosphate) last for 2000 charge cycles, 5-7 years
  • System to caters to 1 day autonomy (in situations where sun is not bright for a day)
  • System is rated IP65 and is weather resistant

Key Specifications:

Solar Street Light : with daylight Sensor & motion sensor
Mono Solar Panel : 25W 18V
LED light : 15W, Read More

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Solar wall light 2600

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Solar wall light 2600 Is a perfect device for remote locations where wiring and trenching are to be avoided or too expensive. Solar wall light 2600 is an easy plug-n-play consumer/industrial solar lightings solution which you can find. Light up pathways, peripheral walls of homes, factory walkways using our solar wall light 1800 for maximum energy efficiency and performance.

Solar wall light 2600 features an integrated design that is not only cost-effective but provides outstanding performance and reliability. It combines a highly efficient solar panel which is connected to a high capacity lithium-ion battery and super bright LED light source.

Solar wall light 2600 is extremely versatile, robust and is perfect for all weather conditions as it captures maximum energy from the sun and doesn’t require mains power.

  • Comes with high brightness LED lights
  • High efficiency solar panel, charges the lithium batteries for all night operation

  • Long distance (10m) sensor motion to turn on light when dark
  • Weather proof, air hole prevents vapor from condensation on the internal surface

Key Specifications:
LED : High brightness LED lights, 380 lumens
Solar panel : 22% efficiency monocrystalline panel
Battery : 3.7V, 2600 mAH Lithium battery
Installation : Easy to fix on the wall, screws and screw holes provide
Size/weight : 200 x 80 x 120 mm, 365 g

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Solar wall light 1800

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Solar wall light 1800 Is a perfect device for remote locations where wiring and trenching are to be avoided or too expensive. Solar wall light 1800 is an easy plug-n-play consumer/industrial solar lightings solution which you can find. Light up pathways, peripheral walls of homes, factory walkways using our solar wall light 1800 for maximum energy efficiency and performance.

Solar wall light 1800 features has an integrated design that is not only cost-effective but provides outstanding performance and reliability. It combines a highly efficient solar panel which is connected to a high capacity lithium-ion battery and super bright LED light source.

Solar wall light 1800 is extremely versatile, robust and is perfect for all weather conditions as it captures maximum energy from the sun and doesn’t require mains power.

  • Comes with high brightness LED lights
  • High efficiency solar panel, charges the lithium batteries for all night operation
  • Long distance (10m) sensor motion to turn on light when dark
  • Weather proof, air hole prevents vapor from condensation on the internal surface

Key Specifications:
LED : High brightness LED lights, 160 lumens
Solar panel : 22% efficiency monocrystalline panel
Battery : 3.7V, 1800 mAH Lithium battery
Installation : Easy to fix on the wall, screws and screw holes provide
Size/weight : 121 x 83 x 123 mm, 250 g

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Jugnu Solar Lantern & Phone Charger

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Illuminated by 1W LED, the Solar Lightbox & Phone charger is 10x brighter than kerosene lamp and can last for up to 70 hours before recharge. It comes with 3.7V/2600mAh rechargeable and replaceable battery. The high efficiency 1.7W polycrystalline external solar panel charge the battery in 8 hours under direct sunlight. The multi-level of 5 brightness light settings make the light meet your personal needs for reading or working. Different lighting angles and hand strap made it suitable for different indoor & outdoor usage modes. Last but not least, you can charge your phone with the USB port.

  • Long lasting efficient LED
  • Multi-level brightness light setting and lighting angles
  • Phone charging through USB port
  • Rechargeable, Replaceable battery
  • High efficiency solar panel
  • Light weight design for indoor and outdoor mobility

Key Specifications:
1.7W Monocrystalline
3.2V/ 2600 mAH LiFePO4
1W LED
5 brightness modes: Reading Light, Bed Light, Bright, Brighter, Brightest

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Jugnu Solar Lantern

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Jugnu Solar Lantern is designed with simplicity in mind; easy to use and convenient to carry around. Illuminated by 0.5W LED, it is 3x brighter than kerosene lamp and can last for up to 10 hours before recharge. The dual brightness light settings to make the light meet your personal needs for reading or working. With 1500 charge cycle, its 3.2V/500mAh rechargeable battery lasts long. The high efficiency built-in 0.4W monocrystalline solar panel charge the battery in 8 hours under direct sunlight. And Sleek product design with adjustable handle to allow sharing of light within a group, light up a room.

  • Long lasting efficient LED
  • Dual brightness light settings
  • Long lasting rechargeable battery
  • High efficiency solar panel
  • Sleek design with handle for carrying, positioning and sharing of light.

Key Specifications:
0.4W Monocrystalline
3.2V/ 500 mAH LiFePO4
0.5W LED
2 brightness modes: Normal & Bright

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Jugnu Solar Lamp

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Jugnu Solar Lamp is designed with simplicity in mind; easy to use and convenient to carry around. Illuminated by 0.5W LED, it is 3x brighter than kerosene lamp and can last for up to 6.5 hours before recharge. The dual brightness light settings to make the light meet your personal needs for reading or working. With 1500 charge cycle, its 3.2V/400 mAh rechargeable battery lasts long. The high efficiency built-in 0.3W monocrystalline solar panel charge the battery in 8 hours under direct sunlight. And the multi-purpose handle to position or tilt the light to the right angle at your need.

  • Long lasting efficient LED
  • Dual brightness light settings
  • Long lasting rechargeable battery
  • High efficiency solar panel
  • Multi-purpose handle to carry, and position or tilt the light
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Key Specifications:
0.3W Monocrystalline
3.2V/ 400 mAH LiFePO4
0.5W LED
2 brightness modes: Normal & Bright

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IDA Singapore: The sunrise industry of portable green power

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

 

During the recent earthquake in Nepal, a Singapore startup’s technology made a difference. Some international rescue teams relied on solar power chargers made by the startup to run their mobile phones and laptops.

Similarly, following a major hurricane in the Philippines, these portable devices were deployed to charge phones when conventional power lines went down.

When emergencies occur, communications is vital, said Mr V S Hariharan, co-founder of the company Third Wave Power. “We hope that in time, low-cost solar chargers providing renewable power could be included in first-aid kits for victims of natural disasters so that they can get help and stay connected.”

Solar-powered chargers, some with built-in radios and emergency lights, also serve as a vital back-up during disasters. “In the US areas for example, some areas are prone to tornadoes, said Mr Hariharan. “Japan and New Zealand which face the threat of earthquakes and power outages are also turning to solar energy as a reliable form of renewable portable power.”

Natural disasters aside, the company hopes these devices will allow people, especially those living in rural areas of the world, to tap the benefits of modern technology and enrich their lives.

“In India for example, more people own handphones than landlines, but still many do not have ready access to power. So we started a pilot scheme in which local entrepreneurs can get these solar kits devices for about US$50. These can charge power banks which are rented out to consumers for as low as five rupees (10 cents) for a battery charge. This is part of our aim of democratising power and making it available and affordable to anyone, anywhere,” said Mr Hariharan.

With better charging technology for solar cells and improvements in battery performance, Third Wave Power Read More

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News release: Third Wave Power introduces diverse range of portable solar chargers for smartphones to laptops

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Latest offerings range from lightweight solar power banks to a high-capacity laptop charger.

Singapore, 27 April 2015 – Singapore-based company Third Wave Power Pte Ltd today announced the launch of its latest portable chargers, its most diverse range to date. The new collection of products – with prices ranging from US$59 to US$199 – powers a wide range of devices including smartphones, tablets and laptop computers.

The mPowerpad 2 Mini solar charger measures no larger than the palm of a hand but packs 3000 mAh of power, sufficient to charge up to two smartphones. Clad in a water-repelling silicone sleeve, its highly efficient 3.3 watts solar panel charges in under 7 hours under the sun. Weighing just 240 g (0.5 lb), the handy mPowerpad 2 Mini is easy to carry around, slipping unobtrusively into any travel bag.

For outdoor enthusiasts looking for a lightweight, thin and durable solar charger, the mPowerpad 2 Go may just be what they need. Sporting a thickness of just 15 mm (0.6 in.), the 3000 mAh solar charger comes with built-in ring holes that attach to backpacks and windows for charging via carabiners or suction cups. Its 5 watts solar panel charges in just 5 hours in the sun. Sheathed in a water-resistant polyester case, mPowerpad 2 Go also features a zippered pocket behind that holds mobile devices and cables while charging.

Both the Mini and Go solar chargers can also be charged from the wall outlet or USB – making them highly portable and sustainable sources of energy for users on the move, within and without the power grid.

Also featured in the new line-up is the mPowerpad 2 Xpand solar kit. Comprising 26 watts solar panels, Xpand unfolds to capture ample solar energy to recharge high capacity power banks Read More

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All charged up on Aconcagua – the highest mountain outside of Asia

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

 

Kurt Wedberg is the founder of Sierra Mountaineering International Inc  – a mountaineering guide service that has led trips in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and other high peaks around the world. With over 30 years of mountaineering experience in the Sierra, Kurt has guided more than 100 expeditions in all seven continents.

Bringing portable electronics on trips has become standard for Kurt and his team and these include GPS watches, satellite communication devices, digital cameras, portable music devices and speakers.

For several months, Kurt has been using mPowerpad 2 Pro solar charger to charge his and his clients’ devices on many multi-day backcountry trips in the Sierra Nevada. Recently, he felt confident enough to take along mPowerpad 2 Pro while guiding a two-week expedition to Aconcagua located in the Andes mountain range near the Chilean border. Standing at 6,962m (22,841 feet), it is the highest mountain in the world outside of Asia.

“It was easy to leave mPowerpad 2 Pro outside our camps to soak up the sun in the daytime. At night inside my tent, I plugged in my devices and within an hour, they were completely charged,” said Kurt. These included a Suunto Ambit3 GPS watch, a Delorme inReach satellite communicator and an Apple iPod.

Kurt added, “Not only did mPowerpad 2 charge our devices quickly and efficiently every time, it is also easy to use. It charges two USB devices at once and with the detachable portable battery pack, it even charges a third. The solar charger is also lightweight which means carrying it in my pack has been a breeze.”

After the Aconcagua experience, Kurt recommends mPowerpad 2 solar charger to anyone looking for a charging solution for use in remote places, anywhere in the world.

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The day the Prime Minister of Singapore came to visit

Monday, January 26th, 2015

 

Third Wave Power’s workspace is located in a really cool building (called Blk 71) which also houses many other start-up companies. On 23 January, when our landlord JTC Corporation opened two more such buildings in neighbouring blocks, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was invited to officiate at the launch. During his walkabout, PM Lee dropped in at our incubator space to find out more about what we and our co-start-ups do.

CEO Hariharan introduced our current product mPowerpad 2 to the PM, and also offered a sneak preview of our new product line-up. PM Lee asked some interesting questions during the session and later on, even gave us shout-out in his speech and Facebook posting.

Click here for PM Lee’s Facebook posting

Click here for interview with Hari on ChannelNewsAsia

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Keeping things running in a Thai orphanage

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

On motorcylist-adventurer Terence Tay’s most recent adventure to northwest Thailand, Third Wave Power sponsored two units of mPowerpad 2 solar chargers to the Heavenly Home orphanage in Mae Sot. Here’s what Terence has to say:

“Thank you Third Wave Power for gifting the mPowerpad 2 to the 60+ orphans of Heavenly Home, Mae Sot, Thailand. It’s a thoughtful gesture. Mr. Thant Zin (the guardian of the children) could hardly contain his joy when he saw the solar cells. It’ll come in very useful whenever there are power outages at the home. The orphanage can now use the portable solar cells to power small electronic items and mobile devices. My partner Cherios Yippo and I are proud to be associated with your company and we share your philosophy in introducing renewable energy to remote parts of the world. We look forward to more innovative products from your company this year.”

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New videos posted on Third Wave Power’s youtube channel

Friday, December 26th, 2014

 

Visit Third Wave Power’s youtube channel to view some 10 new videos that we’ve just filmed and posted. Everything you need to know about mPowerpad 2 – how to use it, what it can do and more.

Click on Third Wave Power’s youtube channel now!

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Powering tablet-based tutorials for Filipino village children

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

 

Earlier this year, Skoolbo and The Patatas – two organisations dedicated to enabling people living in developing communities – came together to help some 40 impoverished Filipino children in Victory Village receive tablet-based tutorials. The tutorial classes are conducted by Tiwala Kids & Communities, a non-profit organisation that works with underprivileged and street children in Legazpi City, Albay in the Philippines.

The tablets are pre-loaded with Skoolbo, an educational application designed to help children learn English and Mathematics through interactive games. In the wake of the devastating typhoon Haiyan, power supply has not yet been fully restored in the village. Taking advantage of the abundant sunshine there, these tablets are instead powered by five mPowerpad 2 solar chargers. Besides keeping the tablets charged and running, mPowerpad 2 also provides a great way for children to learn about the use of sustainable energy.

With no downtime from their tablets, the kids have been making good progress in learning and class participation. By enabling education through digital resources, it goes a little way to help these children step out of poverty. At Third Wave Power, we are glad that energy is not only made good, it also does good.

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News release: mPowerpad 2 solar charger receives recommendation from members of National Tactical Officers Association

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

 

Singapore, 21 October 2014 – Singapore-based company Third Wave Power Pte Ltd announced today that its mPowerpad 2 Lite solar charger has been tested and recommended by members of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) in the United States.

The NTOA is set up to enhance the performance and professional status of law enforcement personnel with the goal to improve public safety and domestic security through training, education and tactical excellence.

The NTOA’s ‘Member Tested and Recommended Program’ allows manufacturers to have their products tested in the field by the law enforcement community. Products are tested and scored on a scale of 0–5 in 13 categories including Design, Performance, Quality, Durability and Versatility.

In the evaluation, mPowerpad 2 Lite solar charger had an overall score of 4.2 which puts it in the ‘Very Good’ range as ‘a product that exceeds advertised specifications on a regular basis and outperforms others in usefulness and quality of workmanship.’

The reviewer had this to say, “I was really impressed with this product and strongly recommend it. This device could be used on callouts, at home, camping, hiking or any other time you need a power source. While I was testing this product, a thunderstorm caused a power outage and the mPowerpad 2 Lite came in handy. I would definitely take this with me on callouts. It would be an excellent way to have a backup power source for a phone or GPS if you’re conducting rural tracking operations, surveillance or large-scale area searches. The bottom line is this is a solid product with endless uses. I found it very useful and strongly recommend it.”

mPowerpad 2 solar chargers are available in the US at online retailers such as Amazon, ShopHQ and Studica

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Step Outside: YonathanSarah.com: Green Days Out With Solar Charger

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

 

Purchased a solar charger to solve my potential problem of running out of juice during the coming 1 month hike around Sagarmatha National Park aka Everest Base Camp trek. As my smartphone GPS is going to lead me, while a camera is going to keep me going, I simply cannot lose both of them during the hike. The people around this region mostly live off the grid, relying on solar power during the day. I could ended up powerless (pun intended) or penniless to do anything about it.

This rugged, water/dust resistant iPad size device stores 11500mAh of power. That’s enough power to charge my MotoG 7 times without the sun. I may harness the solar charger to the back of my backpack during the hike to replenish the charger battery pack itself – theoretically I should not have to worry about camera/phone battery level anymore.

The device also comes with some other features which I pay little attention to.

I brought it around the town and tested it for a while. Here are the results:

Under the direct sunlight:
It works! Though the “highly efficient 5.4W solar panel” probably means nothing to most of us. It is good to be green. And it feels like as if I had just received a freebies at shopping mall, or redeemed a free gift with the credit card points.

Under the shade:
Temperature has nothing to do with solar energy. Even if it is 32 degree Celsius outside, the solar charger simply won’t charge itself if it is placed under the shade. Though it works if you place it close enough to the edge of direct sunlight.

Bus ride:
Putting the solar charger by the window charges the Read More

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IndiaSolarHomes.com: mPowerpad 2 Plus functions as a torch, reading light and a charging port for your gadgets

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

 

In this gadget review we look at yet another power pad. Power pads are handy devices for trekkers, campers and urbanites that face regular power outages – or simply like to think of themselves as survivors. We had reviewed the Evaki power pad in an earlier post. This product, the mPowerpad 2 Plus from Third Wave Power is quite similar in its applications but differs in terms of design and charge delivery capabilities.

Design

On the design front, the mPowerpad 2 Plus is remarkably light, weighing only 575g. It comes in a standard rectangular casing that houses the electronics, a 6,600 mAh battery on the standard model, various ports and control knobs with and an output of up to 2 amps.

The product basically provides power for any USB device – phones, music players, fans or lights. While the primary task is to deliver power to external devices, the product comes with two built-in LED lights. The light in the front serves as a torch to the camper or the hiker and the light in the back panel serves as a reading light. That is great, but holding the device either as a torch or as a reading light can be quite uncomfortable. This should be improved upon in the next version, perhaps by providing an ergonomic holding notch or something similar.

The device is meant to be charged by solar power through a poly-crystalline 5.4Wp panel attached to the front surface of the device. However, in situations when there is a lack of sunlight, one can charge the device via a plug point, too. The charging port provided is a micro USB Type B plug that can also be connected to a laptop or an external wall charger. The adapter for the socket charger is sadly not shipped with the product. Read More

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News release: Third Wave Power receives 2014 Frost & Sullivan North American Solar Portable Battery Charger New Product Innovation Leadership Award

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

 

Flagship product mPowerpad 2 solar charger launches in the US and will make its show floor debut at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow 2014

Singapore, 24 July 2014 – Singapore-based company Third Wave Power Pte Ltd announced today that Frost & Sullivan has awarded the company the 2014 North American Solar Portable Battery Charger New Product Innovation Leadership Award.

This is part of the Excellence in Best Practices Awards presented by Frost & Sullivan each year to recognize companies that demonstrate outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices.

In the evaluation for the New Product Innovation Leadership Award, Third Wave Power was commended for Visionary Innovation and Product Excellence, scoring well in benchmark criteria such as Pioneering Best Practices, Reliability and Quality, Product/Service Value, Match to Needs, and Design, among others. Third Wave Power was also deemed best in class for understanding demand, nurturing the brand and differentiating from the competition.

According to Vishal Sapru, Research Manager and Growth Consultant at Frost & Sullivan, “Having identified the pressing market challenge presented by the unavailability of long-lasting and powerful batteries for use in smart and technologically advanced consumer devices, Third Wave Power has optimally used its strong technological competence and customer-driven aptitude to offer innovative battery solutions to its end users. The launch of mPowerpad 2 solar charger meets the customer need and also revolutionizes the solar portable battery charger market. The enriched features of this product, coupled with its dollar-for-dollar value, offer immense satisfaction for customers, further enabling the company to retain its competitive advantage.”

“We are immensely thrilled and honored to receive this award from Read More

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Green Drinks Singapore: Have you tried out the mPowerpad 2 yet?

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

 

In 2012, the mPowerpad was voted one of Green Drinks’ top 10 green products for the year, and since, a more sleek and powerful version of this portable solar charger has been made available.

Early in the year, Third Wave Power launched the new and improved mPowerpad 2, which weighs only 500g, and is built for use in rough outdoor environments. Water- and dust-resistant, this device is meant for people who are constantly on the go, this comes with both an internal as well as a removable battery pack for extra energy mileage, and can be charged using the sun, USB, or wall.

According to its manufacturers, mPowerpad 2 is more efficient at capturing solar energy and has the capability to charge a smart phone 7 times over. Other than the ability to charge handheld devices, it includes features such as an insect repellent, SOS signal, light as well as radio.

This device is a great source of emergency back up power, and sustainable too. We’re sold!

Find out more about mPowerpad 2 at Third Wave Power.

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Powering the Motorcycle Diaries

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

 

Bitten by the adventure touring bug, Terence Tay quit his lecturer job in early 2014 to take his motorcycle, a BMW GS 800 Adventure, on a three-month long journey through Indo-China. The solo trip – which covered Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Malaysia – spanned some 13,000 km in all, taking him through far-flung places and remote border crossings.

“The goal was simple. It’s to show that an ordinary fellow can just pack up his bag and follow his dream, and that despite the turmoil gripping this region, Indochina is less hostile than imagined,” says Terence.

To document his adventure, the budding photojournalist took along devices such as his iPhone, iPad, action cameras as well as mPowerpad 2 Pro solar charger. His journey took him across rice fields, up mountains and into rural villages, where power outages were common. So while riding between two points – often between 6-10 hours in the saddle – Terence would strap mPowerpad 2 onto the back of his bike to charge under the sun. Essentially, this ensured that he would have sufficient power to charge his critical devices at his destination.

Even on days when he was not riding, he would leave the solar charger on the balcony, before using it to charge his devices. “Locals were curious about the solar charger. Even in rural farming areas where solar chargers are used to power television sets and refrigerators, they were amazed at how small and portable mPowerpad 2 is. It made for interesting conversations and was a definite icebreaker!” quips Terence.

So what does Terence like about mPowerpad 2? “Its ease of use and reliability. Once I figured out the dials, using mPowerpad 2 was a cinch. It allowed me to charge my mobile devices on the go and it didn’t Read More

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The Examiner: Recharge via solar with mPowerpad 2

Monday, April 28th, 2014

 

mPowerpad 2 is perhaps the most versatile solar power panel I’ve ever encountered. Not satisfied to just be a solar collector, the mPowerpad 2 is the Swiss Army knife of solar panels. Sure, it collects power, but let’s look at all it does after the collection process.

I’ve been testing the Pro model (also comes in the Lite, Plus, and Ultra.) Not all the features come on the other models, so check the Product Range tab to see which features come on which models.

Two storage units gather and hold power. The main unit has a 6600mAh capacity and the removable mPowerpack50 holds another 5000mAh. The small power pack will easily fit in your backpack and give you multiple iPhone recharges. Together, the two units could charge your smartphone 5 to 8 times or your iPad 1 to 2 times.

Each unit comes with its own flashlight. Press the button twice and get a handy stream of emergency illumination. There is also a tiny reading light on the front of the unit. Both the flashlight and the reading light can function as an SOS light, pulsing out the message in Morse code.

The Pro model also comes with an FM radio and an ultrasonic insect repellant, which keeps bugs away that don’t like high frequency sounds. (I’ll have to wait for the polar vortex to leave to test that one.)

Using the solar panels are ideal when you are away from the grid or heaven forbid, the grid goes down. Expect at least 14 hours of sunlight to fully recharge the unit. This rating varies widely depending on the intensity of the sun’s rays. Winter sun in Cleveland, often did not fully recharge the main unit.

You can do it faster with a wall plug, but you should Read More

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HardWareZone: First Looks: mPowerpad 2 Ultra Solar Charger Charges Your Phones with the Sun

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

 

Power, power, power. If you own a modern smartphone, chances are you’ve experienced the heart-chilling moment when your battery drops to zero and your connection to the world goes to a gentle sleep.

That’s where something like the mPowerpad 2 Ultra solar charger comes in. There are battery cases and battery packs, and then there are everything-including-the-kitchen-sink devices like the mPowerpad 2 Ultra. This thing doesn’t just convert sunlight into stored electricity, it also has a removable battery pack, plus built-in FM radio, reading light, flashlight, SOS signal and ultrasonic insect repellent (there are six versions of the mPowerpad 2 with varying features).

The mPowerpad 2 Ultra looks innocuous with a plain beige design. The plastic shell doesn’t feel high-grade but Third Wave Power, which makes the product, says that it’s sealed with a silicon gasket and grommets, and is water as well as dust resistant. Its height and width are only slightly larger than an iPad, at 610g (for the Ultra version) and it doesn’t feel too heavy (unless you’re an ultralight backpacker).

The various features on the mPowerpad 2 Ultra are activated via a clickwheel by the side. A circle of LEDs light up to show which function you’re on, and it all works okay except for the radio. Because there’s no numerical indicator, you never know in which direction or what band you’re searching for to find your favorite radio station. The SOS function flashes SOS in Morse code using both the reading light and flashlight. An indirect problem with that is that if you’re out of other sources of light, the blue LEDs on the mPowerPad 2 Ultra aren’t powerful enough to show you which control you’re currently at in the dark; so trying to activate the SOS function in the dark (or any Read More

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Burnpavement: Sun power | mPowerpad 2

Monday, March 24th, 2014

In a recent drive up to Malaysia, we brought along a rather interesting gadget to aid our multiple-phone charging woes. A solar-powered charger that worked remarkably well!

Some modern cars may be equipped with more than one 12V powerpoint. But most cars on our roads still only have one. So what happens when more than one person that needs to charge their phones?

While it is perfect for using in a car, the mPowerpad 2 is more than that, it is a portable solar-powered charger that you can bring along with you anywhere you go. Hiking, camping and outdoor activities where there are virtually no access to electrical power, are some perfect examples of how this device can come in very useful.

In our test though, we left it on the dashboard to charge. With just over an hour of direct sun, we could easily fully charge our iPhone 5. That’s almost as fast as plugging it into the wall! It’s versatile at the same time and can be charged via the sun, wall or USB connector.

With our demo unit, the charging performance was truly remarkable when used in the hot sun. But the time it took to charge the phone did slow down at night, even though the mPowerpad 2 was at full capacity. Still it managed to fully charge the phone under four hours.

To make things even handier, the mPowerpad 2 comes with a detachable pocket battery pack that lets you carry it around in your pocket. You can even separately charge two phones by utilising both the main charger and the battery pack. It’s water resistant too!

If that’s not enough, the mPowerpad 2 is more than a charger! It even has a built-in radio, LED reading light, high-frequency insect repellant, and a Read More

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Reaching new heights in the Himalayan mountains

Friday, March 14th, 2014

 

In December 2013, Rizalde Calija and four other climbing enthusiasts – who formed Team X-Boundaries – embarked on a three week climbing expedition to the Himalayan mountains in Nepal. The trip included a 10-day climb up the 5700m high Yala Peak followed by an 8-day ascent to the 6000m Pisang Peak.

As packing light is essential for any mountaineer, the team carefully selected the items to include in their backpacks. Besides layered warm clothing, communication and navigation devices, power cords and cables, they also took along a unit of 11,600 mAh mPowerpad 2 Pro solar charger – which comes with a removable mPowerpack battery pack – with sufficient battery capacity to charge up to seven smartphones.

Up in the mountains by day, mPowerpad 2 charged up fast under the sun – working well at high altitudes and under freezing temperatures – before it was used to charge the climbers’ various devices. By night, the charger’s built-in lights came in handy for reading, while its radio kept them tuned in.

“As mountaineers, we need a reliable solar charger that can power our phones, cameras, GPS device, radios and other essential equipment. mPowerpad 2 Pro served our needs well. We are always on the go but with it, can stay connected to the world even where there was no power supply. mPowerpad 2 is not only versatile but also durable and proven to work effectively in freezing temperatures,” said Rizalde.

What the team also found useful was the removable mPowerpack pocket battery pack which they could remove and carry along when making ascents to higher altitudes.

After a successful outing, Team X-Boundaries has plans to bring mPowerpad 2 solar charger on more climbing expeditions in the future.

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Channel EMEA: Third Wave Power ready to shine at DISTREE EMEA

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Third Wave Power will look to raise the profile of its mPowerpad 2 solar charger at DISTREE EMEA this week. VS Hariharan, co-founder and CEO at Third Wave Power, said: “We want to get mPowerpad 2, the world’s most versatile solar charger, in front of as many retailers and distributors as possible to drive interest and introduce the product to EMEA markets. We will also use DISTREE EMEA to build awareness and get media coverage for the product.”

“We want distributors to know about this new category of solar chargers, which has the promise and potential to take solar into the mainstream market,” he added. “We see a growing population of portable devices demanding more power both on-grid and off-grid. With more people carrying devices and going off-grid for work or recreation, there is a growing demand for a portable charger that will keep them productive on their devices.”

Third Wave Power is committed to selling through the channel and believes there are significant growth opportunities in Central and Southern Europe for the mPowerpad 2.

“It is a new category, with very little competition and sizeable incremental revenue for channels,” continued Hariharan. “The product is built to be of the highest quality and has many multi-function features not seen in other solar chargers.” Third Wave Power plans to introduce numerous accessories for the product alongside marketing and demand generation activities.

“Our channel programme is a two-tier structure in many countries, with a distributor and then a reseller or retailer. We offer competitive margins for both tiers – the margin levels depend on the services delivered,” said Hariharan. “We provide a range of marketing tools like datasheets; catalogues; POS display stands, videos and website materials.”

“We will partner with retailers as needed on push activities, through their fliers, demonstration day Read More

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Action Asia: New Toys

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Taking charge
Solar chargers used to be bulky and heavy but this latest generation unit has a removable battery that gives you juice right away while the base unit stays charging the master battery.

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Stuff: Infinite Energy – Third Wave Power mPowerpad 2

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

How’d you like to be able to charge your devices without a power socket, for as long as there’s sunlight? The locally made mPowerpad 2 makes it possible, charging your devices via solar power at the same rate as your wall charger. What’s more, users also have the option of adding additional battery packs that they can charge using the solar panel and remove to use at their convenience. The basic Lite version comes with a built-in 3300mAh battery, while the Pro version is equipped with 6600mAh internal power, a detachable 5000mAh battery pack, and even an FM radio.
from $139/thirdwavepower.com

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FHM: Hot Metal – The stuff to get this month

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

mPowerpad 2
Why’s it good? This solar charger is your nest mate during an apocalypse – with just an hour in the sun, the 500g lifesaver is capable of charging an iPhone (at full capacity, it charges a smartphone up to eight times). It also has a built-in radio, light and ultrasonic insect repellant, and comes with mPowerpack, a smaller detachable battery pack that can be carried around effortlessly. Best of all, it won’t have you for dinner.
Gimme: From $139; authorized retailers including Epicentre, Homefix and Greenstore

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Making a difference to Tamil Nadu villagers with mPowerpads

Monday, January 20th, 2014

In December 2013, Third Wave Power was approached by Ms Angela Sim, Managing Director of Affluence Public Relations to donate 50 units of mPowerpad Lite to villagers in India. To enable this, we worked with local NGO Integrated Village Development Project (IVDP) whose founder Kulandei Francis helped to eradicate the use of kerosene lamps in over 179,000 households over the last few decades.

The recipients of the mPowerpads are village dwellers in Anchetty, Sesurajapuram and Kottaiyur in Tamil Nadu who are typically working in agriculture, small goods shops, tea stalls and eateries, construction, plumbing and carpentry. As the villagers have used solar lights before, they were familiar with using mPowerpad even though it comes with more features. They all own basic mobile phones (that they depend on for their livelihoods) which they can now charge using mPowerpad, in addition to having light at night to work and read.

Here’s what Affluence PR has to say, “Affluence PR is proud to be a donor of Third Wave Power’s mPowerpads to villagers in India. Benefiting 50 families who now have access to power in their hands, it is Affluence PR’s intent to help these families experience the benefit of easy access to electricity. Electricity is an integral part of a society’s development. In lengthening the work day by providing a light source at night, using electricity to minimise mundane tasks, and allowing the village to access to information and education that would otherwise not be possible, it is but one company’s contribution to make the world a better place by making it a brighter place. Providing light to one home at a time and enriching lives, this is Affluence PR’s ongoing contribution to the world we live in.”

Thank you Affluence PR!

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Solarizens: mPowerpad 2 solar charger – a stylish powerhouse

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

The Mpowerpad 2 charger is a product of ThirdWavePower, a Singapore based solar charger manufacturer. The charger hit the Singapore local markets in the month of November, 2013.

It ‘s a solar charger versatile with the power and portability. It has three charging modes- solar, AC mains and USB port. It can charge iPhone and USB devices as quickly as that of AC mains charging.

It weighs about 500 g. The battery capacity ranges from 3300 mAh to 11600 mAh and it can be expanded.

Mpowerpad 2 does look very different from other chargers. The design is compact for storage and mounting it on any surface is easy and well balanced. The outer shell of the charger is made of strong plastic and well sealed with silicone gasket and grommets. It is water and dust resistant. It has fixtures that can be attached to car mounts or bicycle.

Mpowerpad 2 contains polycrystalline solar cell with a rated peak power of 5.4 watts. It can charge iPods as well. It is a multi tasking machine that can charge smartphone upto 8 times and it has a pocket battery pack called mPowerpack that can be removed from the main unit of the charger and can be taken to any place for charging the gadgets.

The gear harnesses solar energy very quickly. One hour of sunlight exposure enables a smartphone charging. The power is also sufficient to charge USB devices.

It also has a built-in radio, light and insect repellant.

The charger delivers eco-friendly back-up power and can be charged by exposing it to sunlight at home by window side, Car dashboard, camp site etc. In emergency conditions, it can be used to provide power, radio, light and SOS signal.

The Mpowerpad 2 is currently available in stores of Singapore, India, Malaysia, Read More

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BestTechie: mPowerpad 2: A Solar Charger & Portable Battery Pack Hybrid

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

I try to go camping at least once a year. The past few trips haven’t been far from Harrisburg; in fact, they’ve actually been within the city’s limits on islands planted in middle of the Susquehanna River. There are enough trees to surround a campsite, but if you take a few steps out past the treeline, you’re staring at the large structures that make up the skyline of Pennsylvania’s capital. It gives the trip an almost apocalyptic feel — like we’re roughing it because civilization and all its gadgets have been wiped out.

Except that’s not the case. We all still carry our smartphones, and the glow of the campfire competes with those of our displays. Civilization isn’t gone — bright lights are a mere half mile away, though so are the power outlets that would normally be charging our phones. That problem — battery life — rears its head pretty quickly.

That’s why I’m so intrigued by the mPowerpad 2, a solar charger from Singapore-based Third Wave Power. The company claims it is the “world’s most versatile solar charger,” able to charge an iPhone with just one hour of sun. Granted, that sun needs to be good sun; even Third Wave Power says that “charge times may depend on weather conditions,” so you won’t be back on your iPhone after an hour of cloud-filtered light. But even with that disclaimer in place, an hour to “charged” is impressive.

The mPowerpad 2 is also expandable, and will allow users to add on to increase its charging capacity. According to the Third Wave Power website, the charger can be taken from 3300 mAh to as high as 11600 mAh. For some perspective, the iPhone 5s battery is 1560 mAh.

Devices can be charged via USB, and there are two ports Read More

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