Originally launched in 2011 after five years in development, the powermonkey extreme is the culmination of feedback from real power users in some of the most remote locations on the planet and completely embodies Powertraveller’s understanding of customer’s power requirements when they are “off-grid”.
Since its launch, the powermonkey extreme has undergone some serious upgrades to further cement the product’s reputation as “charger of choice” in the outdoor and adventure travel market. The powermonkey extreme houses a massive 9000mAh capacity Lithium Polymer battery and offers users real power in a compact, durable shell.
The unit is capable of recharging most 5V devices including iPhones/smartphones up to 4 times, a Garmin Edge 800 up to 6 times, standard mobiles up to 8 times and iPad up to 2 times depending on model. As well as a 5V USB socket, the extreme features a 12V DC output port that is capable of charging SLR camera batteries, portable DVD players and much more directly from the unit.
The powermonkey extreme can be recharged in three ways; via the universal mains charger, via the solar panel or via USB. The rugged, clamshell design solar panel offers 3 Watt max output, allowing full recharge of the powermonkey extreme within 18-22 hours in optimum light conditions.
The powermonkey extreme also has a solar energy detection feature which activates the incorporated state-of-the-art MPPT (maximum power point tracker) technology, allowing the solar panel to charge the powermonkey unit more efficiently in low light conditions. Users can also simultaneously use the solar panel to charge the powermonkey extreme whilst it is charging their device. The solar panel can be attached to tents or rucksacks via the included Velcro strap, so is perfect for hiking and is designed to take the knocks and spills of both the power hungry adventurer and the busy traveller.
The powermonkey extreme is waterproof for 30 minutes up to 1 metre and shock resistant - perfect for the outdoor, marine and adventure enthusiast, as well as military and aid agencies. When used in conjunction with the aquastrap, the powermonkey extreme will be kept watertight whilst it charges your devices.