The following are a set of questions addressed in a Q&A session relative to our Fusion iP6/6S/7 Solar phone Charging case for your understanding.
Opening Statement: Many consumers have tried small electronic power devices with solar capability called gadgets in the past, and found them to be ineffective, and are basically true. Our mission is to demonstrate that now there is a new highly convenient extremely effective solar power backup source that will extend your communication needs when traditional charging is not available.
The issue is that solar in small scale doesn’t provide sufficient power to support the phones constant power draw (operation and features usage time) in most cases. Because they are providing less than 100 mA’s p/hr. We provide 5X’s that p/hr, which equates to 3 hours of talk time of 1.5 hrs of online data time. The other negative issues are as follows:
The other negative issues are as follows:
1) Manufacturers typically integrate high capacity batteries, (long charging time)2) Do not have a solar power mgmt circuit to efficiently store the power in battery,
2) Do not have a solar power mgmt circuit to efficiently store the power in battery,
3) Fractured the solar cells when cutting them,
4) Typically use low efficiency (12 -16% eff.,) solar panels
Which in turn take 40-50- 80 etc…, hours to fill that battery which no one wants to wait for! To further the complicate the problem, companies either wildly overstate their performance or provide no performance data whatsoever (a fire and forget mentality approach) unfortunately. Our objective is to create the smallest most effective alternative power device that will truly benefit the customer!
This is the real challenge in my opinion!
Be assured that the Fusion will provide an exceptional solar experience in this size over any others before it. The first solar multi-charger to break through the negative mindset barrier that plagues our market for small handheld performance-based solar chargers!!
1a) Do I need to leave the phone in the case when solar charging?
1b) It’s recommended you don’t, but if you do shut off the phone during solar charging.
2a) What models does the Fusion work with?
2b) iPhone 6, 6S, or 7
3a) How long will it take to charge my iPhone 6, 6S, or 7 from Solar?
3b) It will take 3.6 – 4 hrs to charge up these phones. Dependent upon a AM1.5 environment (clear sunny day) and solar panels directly facing the sun on a 30°- 40° angle, and elevation.
4a) What’s the battery capacity in the case?
4b) 2500 mAh Li-Po Battery
5a) How long to charge the 2500 battery?
5b) 5.5 – 6 hrs (AM1.5 environ)
6a) Will the case get hot when lengthy solar charging?
6b) Yes it will be hot to the touch since it’s black with a rubber finish which absorbs heat but you can handle the unit. Let it cool down for 5 min, then insert phone.
7a) How do I mount the phone?
7b) Top of the case has 2 clasps on each side, pull down on each to remove the top.
Note: Be careful with opening and closing this top design as we are redesigning out the clasps in our next production run.
8a) Will case protect my phone if I drop it?
8b) Case has been bench drop tested to 4 ft and survived without noticeable damage although could show damage as it’s not shock or vibration proof to mil spec standards. There is a double overlay of rubber around the sides and back for additional shock protection under normal conditions.
9a) Can the case protect my phone’s screen?
9b) Yes, as there is a minor overlap on the cases rail design which should be just enough to keep the lens from a direct drop contact, however, we do not guarantee this.
10a) Can I use the solar charge rate in 30 minutes?
10b) Yes, but recommended exposing the unit for 1 hour because you may not have the proper angle, atmospheric conditions may not be optimum for best rate, or your case is completely empty, etc…
11a) What is the solar efficiencies of your product?
11b) 22.4% efficiency and is the highest for a commercial cell in the industry.
12a) Will this product charge from indoor lighting?
12b) No, different light spectrum (not usable for anything other than a calculator)
13a) Will this unit charge my phone in less than ideal conditions?
13b) Yes, but at a lower variable rate.
14a) Will this unit charge through my window in the office or my car dash?
14b) Yes in both cases a car window has a green filter which will reduce your charge rate, recommend you AC/DC charge instead if in car or indoors.
16a) Has this model been tested to the Apple MFI Specifications and if so did it pass?
16b) Yes and passed the OTA MFI requirements and is certified.
17a) Does the Fusion have a viewing stand?
17b) Yes when you open the back case you have a horizontal stand for viewing.
18a) Is there a way to store or carry a CC or cash on this device?
18b) Yes in the solar compartment.
19a) Can I attach the unit to a backpack?
19b) Yes through the camera opening as needed.
20a) Is the hinge mechanism designed to last?
20b) Yes it’s very durable for opening and closing as it was internally stress tested / over time and showed reasonable usability/durability.