The Sun-Seeker Pack: Power for everyone, everywhere
An Australian campervan builder has developed a high power mini solar power system anyone can assemble and use in 30 seconds, without any instructions… guaranteed
The Sun-Seeker Pack is a lightweight, powerful solar powered lithium battery system all contained in a small waterproof backpack. It has the power of a full sized campervan power system but only weighs a fraction of it due to some incredible new battery technology.
This patent-pending design is the creation of David Thackray, who owned a business converting NSW ambulances into high end campervans. “I quickly realised when I was getting started in the campervan conversion business that solar power systems are off putting for many people as they are either too large, heavy and complicated or simply not powerful enough to be useful” says David. So one day he decided that there had to be a better solution and began work on creating the Sun-Seeker Pack.
The result is a product that can provide never-ending power, where ever you are. Be that in a blackout at home, camping in the great outdoors, fishing out at sea or stuck in a disaster area.
While the Sun-Seeker Pack incorporates some design components seen in other products, it is a significantly more versatile unit than any others on the market. “We pulled the powerful features of a full sized campervan solar setup, and combined them with the latest in solar panel and lithium battery technology in such a way that we ended up with a product that can power nearly anything but takes up a fraction of the space and weight. Anyone can see how to assemble it and be up and running 30 seconds after you buy it” says Thackray. It can be charged via the included solar panel, from your car cigarette lighter or from a household power socket and has outputs via USB, 12v cigarette and light sockets, 240v household sockets, a built in floodlight, and the ability to jumpstart your car all stored in a backpack measuring 30x40x20cm and weighing around 10kg. “To put that in perspective a normal aluminium framed solar panel the same power as ours weighs 15kg… without a battery or anything else!”
Kickstarter campaigns operate under an “all-or-nothing” funding model so if the Sun-Seeker project doesn’t reach its goal at the end of 45 days then it might be years before you’ll see it on the market. To follow the project, be sure to find it on Twitter (@sunseekerpack) and Facebook and spread the word to your social media networks. For more in depth information have a look at their website www.sunseekerpack.com and if you like what you see head to Kickstarter.com and consider donating as little as $10 to help the project come to life. If you decide to donate more, you will be among the first in the world to get your hands on the first production run of the Sun-Seeker Pack!
If you’d like more information about the Sun-Seeker Pack, or if you’d like to schedule an interview with David please email [email protected] or send him a tweet @sunseekerpack