New startup OC Outdoor Solar announced today that it is raising funds via a rewards crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com to finish development of a unique solar charger with magnetic straps.
Now any beach umbrella or tent can be put to work charging a phone, or USB-compatible device, with the clean power of the sun. The MagniSun was conceived as a USB solar charger that can be easily clipped on to any umbrella or tent using magnetic straps. No other USB solar charger offers magnetic straps for mounting on umbrellas or the fabric of tents, backpacks, tarps, outdoor sunshades, and awnings. The flexible panel can even be left attached to an umbrella while folded up and can fold up with it. While unattached, the MagniSun can be laid out on any flat surface.
The MagniSun solar charger can power USB-compatible devices including mobile phones, iPods, battery packs, cameras, GPS, vaporizer pens and ebooks. In direct sunlight, the MagniSun will take about 4 hours to fully charge an average smart phone.
Whether for safety, social media, pictures or videos, everybody wants their smartphones charged and ready no matter where they are. The market trend is to add USB-compatible charging ports or cords to just about any type of small electronic device.
Never have your cell phone dead at the beach ever again. Put your sun umbrella to work, charging your phone. Unfold it from your backpack or beach bag, clip it on to your beach umbrella with the magnetic straps, and have power all day! Enjoy the beach time to speak freely, listen to music, or call and text friends because you will always have mobile power. Beachgoers who want to charge their phones with a solar charger do not want to lay the charger on the sand, as sand could get into the charging port, etc. Beach towel space is also often at a premium. The logical solution is to mount the solar charger up on the top surface of any beach umbrella, and no other adaptable solution for doing this is yet on the market.
Hiking and Camping-
Solar power on demand in the great outdoors! The MagniSun charger can easily be attached to the fabric of tents or a tent rainfly. Backpackers, far away from their vehicles or civilization, can keep their phones and other devices charged.
Attendees of outdoor events and festivals, who have no convenient source of power, can attached the charger to their sun umbrellas and canopy tents. Concertgoers commonly use their smart phones at concerts to take pictures and record videos. At outdoor events, vendors can also mount the charger onto their canopy tents.
The 4 Watt solar PV panel is flexible and fold-able, with 5 V USB jack output (max current output: approx. 800 mA).
Folded- 8″ (200 mm) x 5.2″ (130 mm) x 1.2″ thick (30 mm)
Expanded- 8″ (200 mm) x 14″ (355 mm) x 0.1″ thick (2 mm)
Weight: 7 oz. (200 g)
OC Outdoor Solar, LLC was established in Fullerton, California on February 18, 2014 and is owned by Brian Yanity. The company seeks to provide reliable solar power for people on the go while enjoying outdoor activities, and for emergencies when phones and other devices can run out of battery where power is not normally available.