Originally Posted by JSStryker
Looking forward to a full report on that rig Seven.
Not really a review, just some quick thoughts on the ReVIVE solar charger
The light is pretty useless. I'd compare it to a LED you see on the checkout counter at a dollar store for $3 or $4. But...no reason not to have it. It's not gonna replace your flashlight, but would be OK for simple needs.
Following the instructions I made the initial charge using the USB on my pc. Charged it overnight to full. With a full charge, I was able to charge a dead Kindle to full power, a Samsung phone with one bar to full power, and a dead Garmin eTrex to full power...and the charger was still showing 33% battery charge. That's pretty awesome imo.
After charging three devices, I put the solar charger on the dash of my truck in direct sunlight without the "extra add-on panel." In a little less than 3 hours it was at full charge again.
Pretty awesome. IMO you could easily keep all your devices charged while your power was out during a storm. You could easily keep a Garmin, several phones, and a couple Kindles charged while camping.
I did notice it "leaks off" power while not in use. So, if you wanted to keep one of these around for emergencies I would suggest setting it in the sun every 3-4 days to bring it back to full charge. My idea is to leave mine in my truck and just take it out of the glovebox and put it on the dash while I'm at work every couple days or so.
TBH, I'd buy the ReVIVE
$50 charger and save $20 over the one I posted above. I really don't think you'd need the extra panel. ymmv.