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Enerplex Kickr IV Solar Charger Review

Enerplex Kick IV Solar Charger Review

We’re hugely reliant upon electronic devices for our day to day activities, all of which are ever more thirsty for battery power.  The EnerPlex Kickr IV™ is a flexible, super-durable, and lightweight 6.5 watt portable solar charger, powerful enough to charge mobile electronics at the same rate as a wall outlet (under Standard Testing Conditions)

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At a merely 0.6lbs it’s remarkable light, weather resistant and folds up neatly for easy storage.  The solar panels are made from a durable and flexible plastic so it’s ideally suited for the rigors of outdoor life.

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The remarkable aspect of the Kickr IV is that not only can you charge your devices right out of the box via the foldable 4-panel unit you can attach the unit to your tent, bike, backpack using the bands and loops

With award winning propriety technology, Enerplex have produced a hugely beneficial charging unit that’s robust, flexible and won’t let you down…

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It’s also possible to expand your kit and charge an intermediary battery during the day and utilise it whenever or wherever it’s needed!  Supplied with a multifunctional USB cable, covering mini and micro-usb as well as standard Apple 30-pin connector.

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Who are Enerplex?...

Our award-winning proprietary technology is truly one of a kind that makes EnerPlex one of the most innovative and game-changing portable power solution providers on the market. Unlike other solar chargers available in the market that utilize rigid, crystalline silicon-based solar panels, EnerPlex’s CIGS solar panels are made of lightweight, flexible and extremely durable plastic substrate. This rugged construction allows us to create the most durable products that can be taken anywhere without having to worry about damaging or cracking the solar panels. In addition, our unique CIGS panels have been widely used in several specialty applications including solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), bus shelters as well as electric car pavilions, among many other projects.
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Game Changing Solar

Ascent Solar manufactures patented award-winning CIGS solar technology for our product line. What exactly makes CIGS different than other panels?

Flexible and Durable Design

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  • Our Solar is manufactured on plastic, allowing our panels to bend and contour to it’s environment
  • This durable construction allows the panels to be stepped on, dropped, and even run over by a car
  • The solar remains rugged while maintaining a thin, lightweight profile

Made in the USA

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  • Our manufacturing plant is located in Thornton, CO (about 10 miles north of Denver)
  • American made, American quality. Get the best products on the solar market


  • Weighs only 0.6 pounds
  • Weather Resistant
  • Easily foldable
  • Solar made with flexible and rugged plastic
  • NTOA Certified

Check out the First Impression tabs for further details or visit the Enerplex website

It’s quite an innocuous looking piece of kit when you unpack the Kickr IV from Enerplex,  however looks can indeed be deceiving.  It’s a far cry from my old solar battery providing a massive amount of charging capacity.

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The Kickr IV will recharge Smartphones, cameras and other USB devices quickly and efficiently, at the same rate as socket outlet.

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Thanks to it’s rugged build and design, it’s possible to attach the solar panels to your backpack or anything else using the supplied bungees

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Meaning you can charge whilst on the go!  EnerPlex’s CIGS solar panels are made of lightweight, flexible and extremely durable plastic substrate. This rugged construction allows us to create the most durable products that can be taken anywhere without having to worry about damaging or cracking the solar panels

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The loop attachments are equally robust and are very unlikely to fail under normal usage

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The supplied USB charging cable will cover most current charging eventualities, although Apples Lightening connector isn’t directly catered for.

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Charging is simplicity itself, simply plug the USB connector into the head of the Solar panel

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And the other end into your chosen device

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Weighing in at just a mere 0.6lbs and with a relatively small footprint when folder, it’s really no fuss or hassle to take the Kickr out and about in the field.

 

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Used in tandem with the Enerplex Battery packs, the Enerplex Ecosystem becomes your very own portable generator!

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Checkout the Enerplex website for more details about this and their other great products

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  • Weighs only 0.6 pounds
  • Weather Resistant
  • Easily foldable
  • Solar made with flexible and rugged plastic
  • NTOA Certified

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Product Dimensions:

Unfolded: 774mm(30.5″)/185mm(7.3″)/2mm(0.08) Folded: 225mm(8.8″)/185mm(7.3″)/2mm(0.08″)

Power:

6.5 Watts Unregulated/6.0 Watt, 5 Volt System Regulated

Solar Cell Type:

CIGS

Output:

1.2 Amps (USB Port)

Warranty:

1 year

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From humble beginnings, this rather plain looking piece of kit totally transforms your ability to carry on using electronic devices whilst out in the field, traveling to work or even sitting by the pool

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With award winning propriety technology, Enerplex have produced a hugely beneficial charging unit that’s robust, flexible and won’t let you down.

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We’ve already benefited from this little baby, extending the periods we can remain isolated from the world and still carry on working, fantastic!

Checkout the Enerplex website for more details about this and their other great products

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About us

Cotswold Outdoor started life in 1974 as Cotswold Camping, selling a range of basic camping accessories from a small outbuilding in the Cotswolds. 40 years later, the company is an award winning multi-channel retailer with stores throughout the UK.

With four decades of experience in outdoor retail, we offer one of the most extensive and comprehensive ranges of outdoor clothing, products and equipment. Selecting from over 250 internationally recognised brands allows us to bring you the latest in outdoor technology and styles. Not only this, but each product is carefully selected and tested to ensure a high level of quality and value for money for our customers.

Our people

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We share your passion for the outdoors. From climbing the Old Man of Hoy to cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, our staff are brought together by a love for anything and everything outdoors. In our spare time, we are walkers, climbers, cyclists, trail runners, skiers, hikers, swimmers, kayakers – you name it, we do it…

As a company, we invest in expert training for our staff, to make sure that you get the best help and advice when you are choosing kit for your next adventure. We offer a range of expert in-store services including boot-fitting, rucksack fitting and kit talks.

You make us what we are

Without you, we would not be here. That’s why we work hard to provide the best possible service to not only exceed our customers’ needs but also make the customer experience both pleasurable and informative. Whether you choose to visit our stores, shop online or use our mail order service, you will benefit from the same high standard of service and level of expertise.

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