As the need for off-grid power continues to grow, travellers, adventurers and outdoor professionals alike are looking for more efficient, space-conscious ways in which to charge their devices. With the powermonkey explorer 2, Powertraveller gives users the ability to generate their own power from a small, compact unit, whatever situation they find themselves in.
Drawing upon design elements from the award-winning powermonkey expedition, the new powermonkey explorer 2 is the toughest portable charger available on the market today and paves the way for the addition of future power generation options.
The unit houses a powerful, dual-core, 6000mAh lithium-ion battery, capable of recharging an iPhone 5 up to three times, a GoPro Hero3+ four times and a Garmin Edge 1000 four times. It is also compatible with a plethora of other 5V devices such as tablets (including iPad), iPods, digital cameras, sat phones and more.
However, it is the tough, rugged design of the powermonkey explorer 2 that sets it apart from other 6000mAh chargers on the market.
With an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 67, the powermonkey explorer 2 is waterproof for 30 minutes in up to 1 metre of water when used with the supplied cable. The waterproof capabilities are not compromised even when the unit is charging a device. The bespoke "bath-plug" style waterproof seal ensures all connections are watertight, giving users the confidence to go farther, faster and longer off the beaten track.
The micro USB IN and micro USB OUT charging connectors include IP65- rated weatherproof caps to keep dust and splashes of water out when not in use, whilst the durable 80cm "Y" cable and powermonkey explorer 2 unit have been tested down to -30°C, ensuring both the cable and the unit will remain strong and waterproof.
The ridged, anodised casing provides a secure grip, even if hands are cold or wet and the cylindrical design makes the unit ultra-strong - enough to support the weight of a Land Rover Defender. Tough enough to withstand heavy knocks and spills, the powermonkey explorer 2 will survive the harshest of environments without compromising on charging capabilities, supporting users in any situation.
The powermonkey explorer 2 has a bike mount accessory (not included) which attaches to the bike frame and allows users to charge their GPS systems / smartphones whilst riding. This can also be attached to tent poles, etc ensuring the unit is secure whilst charging devices.
The powermonkey explorer 2 is the official power product of the Red Bull X-Alps 2015 - the world's toughest adventure race and aims to become the flagship of the already award-winning Powertraveller range, further cementing the brand's reputation as charger of choice in the outdoor, adventure, aid and military markets.
EU Registered Design No: 002494203
Milliamps Hour (mAh): 6000
Dimensions (L*D cm): 8.7 x 4.5
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Battery capacity 6000mAh
Operating Temp: -30° - 50°C
Output: 5V 2A
1 x powermonkey explorer 2 unit
1 x IP67 waterproof connection cable
1 x micro USB out tip
1 x micro USB in tip
Ollie McAninch at The London Economic takes a very thorough look at the powermonkey explorer 2 portable charger:
"It was a cracking and invaluable bit of kit, (they come in 4 colours) and I have to say it does exactly what it says on the tin."
Widely published journalist and professional blogger for the outdoor industry, Fiona Russell recently reviewed the powermonkey explorer 2:
"I need the charger to be small enough to fit easily in a backpack and light enough to be easily transportable. I also want it to be durable and waterproof. The powermonkey explorer 2 ticks all these boxes."
Country Walking magazine takes a look at the powermonkey explorer 2:
"Another vital need on a multi-day wild walk is juice, whether it's for your phone, GPS, camera, smartphone or tablet. This super charger is billed as the toughest on the market; wind, rain and intense cold have no effect on its juicing power. On one charge it will reanimate the average iPhone 5 five times."
The award-winning powermonkey explorer 2 is featured in Outdoor Fitness magazine:
"It's one of the great ironies of modern adventuring - the desire to get away from it all without losing hi-tech connections to every day life. So we head into the wilderness carrying power-hungry GPSs, phones and cameras, all of which require regular recharging. This is where the super-tough explorer 2 comes into play. Its lithium-Ion battery can recharge an iPhone 5 up to three times, a GoPro Hero 3+ four times and a Garmin edge 1000 four times, and it will also work with tablets and digital cameras. It's so robust it can support the weight of a Land Rover Defender and survive 30 minutes submerged in up to 1m of water."
The Daily Telegraph name checks the powermonkey explorer 2 as a recommended portable charger for GPS devices.
The powermonkey explorer2 will charge devices in temperatures of -20 to 60 degrees Centigrade. You can charge the explorer2 in temperatures on 0 - 45 degrees Centigrade.
Yes. If you plan to store your powermonkey explorer2 for a long period of time without use, it should be stored with at least 60% charge remaining. This helps keeps the internal battery in good condition.
We supply the tip for this. Just go to the tip selector and select ‘micro USB to lightning adaptop’.
Smartphone: 2-3 full charges
iPad/Tablet: Depending on your tablets make and model it can be anywhere from 25-100%. Please contact email@example.com or call up on +44 (0)1420 542976 for more information.
GPS: 3-4 times depending on make and model.
SLR Camera (Via 5v Cradle): 1-2 times depending on make and model.
Yes! The powermonkey explorer2 has a micro USB input port for this very reason. As more and more devices switch to this connecter it seemed obvious to use this for the powermonkey explorer2. Additionally, the powermonkey explorer2 comes with a USB cable. This means you can plug it into any USB mains plug you may have.
To turn on your powermonkey, hold down the button for three seconds. To turn it off, do the same.
The body of your powermonkey explorer2 is totally waterproof however the input and output sockets are only IP65 (splash proof.)
Yes! The powermonkey explorer2 is made of aluminium meaning it is unbelievably strong. We put it under a Land Rover wheel and it held the car up and still worked afterwards. The wire is tougher than most and the sockets have protectors so it is perfect for any expedition.
Yes you can. This is called daisy chaining. However, if the battery on your powermonkey explorer2 drops to below 10% you won’t be able to. You will have to wait until it has charged back up to 30% before being able to daisy chain again.
Yes you can. You can charge it via the solargorilla or the powermonkey extreme solar panel (sold separately) using the USB cable included with your powermonkey explorer2.
Please download from the bike mount accessory page.