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November 19, 2003

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This go-anywhere solar charger uses flexible, non-breakable solar cells first developed for use in space to provide an alternative power source for batteries, GPS units, mobile phones and other portable electronic devices in any location where the sun shines.

Designed for use on boats, RVs, automobiles and when camping, BatterySAVER FLEX 5 can be fitted to boat decks, boom covers, cabin covers, tents, dashboards and even backpacks using the elongated side slots and corner grommet holes built into the unit.

BatterySAVER FLEX 5 will provide a constant trickle of energy to maintain 12V deep cycle batteries and is useful for topping up batteries when in storage. Optional power connectors are available for charging mobile phones and other electronic devices and additional panels can be added to the unit to boost the power supply.

Durable, weatherproof and UV resistant, the BatterySAVER FLEX 5 will flex to most curvatures, works under all lighting conditions including low light and indirect sunlight and rolls up into a compact storage tube for transport.

The CIGS (copper indium gallium diselenide) solar cells used in the unit have been shown to be stable and long-lived - even when exposed to radiation in space - and have a higher efficiency than other thin films.

The BatterySAVER FLEX 5 is available in Australia and costs AUD$289.91(inc GST).

Visit Australian distributor www.multipoweredproducts.com.au for further information.

About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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