(24-April-2017) World Record Breaking endurance adventurer Sean Conway is joining forces with Solar Technology International to launch the FREELOADER SiXER, a new generation solar powered battery pack. Conway put the SiXER through its paces during his 4200 mile Ultra Triathlon last year (2016) that saw him cycle, run and swim the length of Great Britain, bagging him his third World Record.
Developed in the UK by Solar Technology International the FREELOADER SiXER is the lightest and most compact solar battery pack on the market (129 x 76 x 23mm). Weighing in at just 260g including its impact and water resistant case, the battery pack is compact enough to fit into a pocket when not in use. It stands out from the competition as the only battery pack with an integrated solar panel and has a storage capacity of 6000mAH, enough to fully recharge an iPhone three times.
“I love the unpredictability of adventure and the challenge of endurance, being self supporting is also the icing on the cake for me, achieving it on my own, the tougher the better,” says endurance adventurer Sean Conway. “My kit is critical, weight, durability and sustainability is key. The FREELOADER SiXER is compact and flexible enough to fit all my gadgets, I’m able to attach it to my kit whether on bike or foot so it can top up while I crack on, it proved the perfect offgrid travel companion during my record-breaking Ultra triathlon last year and will continue to power my adventures,” Conway adds.
The Apple approved FREELOADER SiXER has been designed to meet the offgrid recharging needs of the weekend adventurer, expedition leader or endurance athlete and removes the burden of carrying multiple spare batteries. It features flexible, integrated recharging arms including a Lightening USB, Micro USB and the latest USB C adapter that enables recharging of virtually any gadget from the latest smartphone through GPS to action camera. A USB socket allows rapid charging from the grid when available.
The FREELOADER SiXER can find enough daylight to charge even on the cloudiest of days due to its all weather solar cell that’s up to 50% more efficient than the competition. With continued exposure to daylight it will continue to trickle charge the battery pack so it has enough power to charge the next gadget, even if not fully topped up itself. The whole unit is able to withstand extreme climatic conditions from -20°C to +60°C.
For heavier power demands, pairing the FREELOADER SiXER with the FREELOADER Supercharger 5W provides unrivalled booster panel power, cutting charging times of the SiXER down to just six hours (empty to fully charged). The 176mm x 270mm x 10mm semi flexible panel is fully waterproof and lightweight (340g) enough to be secured to any rucksack, bike or kayak deck via its two Velcro straps, maximising exposure to the available daylight.
The FREELOADER SiXER is available separately (RRP £89.99) or as part of the ‘Off Grid Adventurer’ bundle (RRP £139.99) that pairs the FREELOADER SiXER and FREELOADER Supercharger 5W for the ultimate in offgrid adventure power.
Adrian Williams, Managing Director, Solar Technology International says: “Sean’s feedback has proved invaluable in bringing the FREELOADER SiXER to the marketplace and we’re confident that it will become a vital piece of kit for travellers, weekend explorers as well as endurance adventurers like Sean pushing beyond the limits of what was thought achievable.”
Sean will be using the new ‘Off Grid Adventurer’ bundle to power his adventures later this year (Spring/Summer 2017) when he attempts another world record and a huge feat of endurance to cycle round the coastline of Australia unsupported and in less than 36 days.
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