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Solar Pad boasts high efficiency charger for mobile apps

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IXYS? Li-Polymer? solar? charger? smartphones?

Power semiconductor manufacturer IXYS Corporation has recently unveiled the Solar Pad, a high efficiency Li-Polymer solar charger ideal for charging smartphones, tablets and multimedia players using a standard USB connection.

Due to its compact size, high capacity Li-Polymer battery, and highly portable nature, it comes in handy during camping trips, emergency situations, or power outages. The solar charger provides extra power to such portable electronic devices as all phones, smart phones, tablets, E-Books, PDAs, GPS devices, portable media players, and other portable tools and gadgets.

Measuring 120mm in length, 76mm in width, and 18mm in height and weighing 300g, the IXYS solar charger is highly portable. It is equipped with 2 USB ports, one micro-USB port, and 4 white LED lights, it produces 5.2V of power at 1.5A, which is about 8 watts of solar power.

The Solar Pad is constructed with a 1W solar cell and is the most efficient portable in its class; it achieves a high efficiency of 22 per cent. Its high capacity Li-Polymer battery, however, can also be quickly charged through a USB input at the rate of 1.2A at 5V. It is able to deliver power to other devices while it itself is being charged. Moreover a smart charging feature implemented with an MCU protects the device from being over- charged or discharged.

Additionally it is more than a mobile battery charger; its LEDs function as a highly bright torch (1W), which can be configured as either "blinking" or "continuous". The torch is usable during both charging and discharging modes.

Further information about the Solar Pad can be found here.





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