Lidl solar/mains power bank plus a torch power bank

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by FOX160, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. FOX160

    FOX160 Section Hiker

  2. Beachlover

    Beachlover Trail Blazer

    I had a Lidl battery explode in it's charger a couple of years back. It made a right mess of my desk and sounded like a gunshot. Thankfully nothing flammable nearby, but plenty of smoke. :eek:
    The experience led to my being more choosey about where I source rechargeable stuff.:rolleyeses:
  3. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Moderator Staff Member

    I am weary of solar power packs. I used to have one from Poweraid or Powerad. After around a year of use, whilst out walking the battery started to expand and it eventually went pop with smoke following. I tend to only buy well reviewed/known powerpacks now.
  4. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    I'm sticking to AA torches and spare OEM phone batteries in proper cases.
  5. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Not only weary but wary too!
    Do those little solar panels give out much current?
  6. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Max seems to be the guy in the know re solar stuff, AFAIK you need 10w+ of panel to be of use? Personally I like to buy many cheap variants of an expensive thing I'd like, then buy the expensive thing in the end. That way I can spend at least twice as much. Just done that again with trekking poles... No fool like an old fool!
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  7. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Moderator Staff Member

    ops ;-)
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  8. FOX160

    FOX160 Section Hiker

    Thanks I returned for a refund
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