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Solaris 6

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Solaris 6


Solaris 6

Foldable Solar Charger for iPod and other small electronics

The next generation of Solaris foldable solar technology is here. CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide) is the most efficient thin film solar technology available. The Solaris 6 is perfect for charging small electronics such as cell phones, PDA's, GPS units and more. The Solaris i6 includes the same items as the Solaris 6 plus an iPod adapter for charging your iPod Mini, iPod Nano or iPod. The iPod adapter for solar panels is also sold seperately.

The Solaris 6 has been replaced by the Solaris i6

$ 89.00
$199.00 Save 55%

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Solaris 6 and Solaris i6

Brunton Solaris 6 Solar Array : folded in hand
Solaris 6/i6 shown folded in hand.


  • 12V output for video and digital camers; laptops and dvd players
  • Solaris i6 includes cable that  plugs directly in to your iPod Mini, iPod Nano or iPod to recharge using the solar panel.
  • Flexible high performance CIGS solar cells
  • Multi-section folding panels for ease storage and use
  • Link up to three units together for even more output
  • Charge vehicle batteries by using the battery clamp cable
  • Works in all types of weather, even in low light conditions
  • Built-in blocking diode prevents reverse battery discharge

29" × 9" (74 × 23 cm)
9" × 5" × 1" folded (23 × 13 × 2.5 cm )

Weight (Solaris 6): 7.0 oz (198 g)
Weight (Solaris i6): 7.1 oz (201 g)
Panel Type: CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide)
Wattage: 6 watts (15.4 volts / 430 mA)

Included Accessories (with Solaris 6 and Soalris i6)

  • Vehicle Outlet Cable (functions as a cigarette-ligher style receptacle)
  • Battery Clamp Cable
  • Multi-linking Cable (can be used to link multiple Solaris 6s together)
  • Storage Sack

Included Accessories (Soalris i6 only)

  • iPod cable
Application Run / Charge Time
Cell Phone
Run/Charge 1-3 hrs
Digital Camera
Charge 2-3 hrs
4 AAA rechargeable batteries
Charge 1-2 hrs
4 AA rechargeable batteries
Charge 4-6 hrs
iPods / PDA / MP3 player
Run/Charge 2-4 hrs
Portable Game console
Run/Charge 2-3 hrs
Digital Camcorder
Run/Charge 2-4 hrs
RV/Car/Marine battery
Trickle Charge/Maintain
Note: Charge times are estimates only, and depend on several factors including device, weather and season.



Brunton Solaris 6 Solar Array : included accessories
View of included accessories with Solaris 6 and Solaris i6
Brunton Solaris i6 Foldable Soalr Charger for iPod Brunton iPod adapter for solar panels.
The Solaris i6 includes an iPod cable that charges you iPod Mini, iPod Nano, or iPod. iPod sold seperately.
ipod cable; included with Solaris i6 or sold seperately. Cable works with all Brunton solar panels to charge iPod Mini, iPod Nano, or iPod.


Solaris FAQ's

How do I know that my Solaris Folding Solar Array is working?
Check the charge indicator light or bar on the handheld electronics or accessory. For battery charging, the product can be tested with a volt meter.

Will this product drain my battery at night?
No. The Solaris Folding Solar Array has a built-in reversing diode and charge regulator that prevents the solar array from discharging your battery at night.

What happens if the solar power panel gets wet?
The Solaris Folding Solar Panel is made from water-resistant material. Wipe the product with a clean, dry cloth and allow the product to dry before folding for storage. DO NOT keep the product in or underwater.

Can I leave the solar power panel outside for continual use?
Yes. The Solaris Folding Solar Panels are designed for portable outdoor use. To prolong the life of the Solaris 26 we recommend once your application is finished charging (see charge times from chart), wipe the product with a clean, dry cloth and allow the product to dry before folding for storage. The Solaris 26 is NOT regulated. For extended charging use the SolarController™ to monitor charge level and prevent over charging.

Should the solar panel be disconnected from the car battery when starting the engine?
No, the solar power panel can remain connected and will not effect operation of the vehicle or any of the vehicle’s electronic components

Will the Solaris work with my Laptop? 
The Solaris 26 produces sufficient output to charge most laptops.  The included 12 Volt Vehicle Output cable can be connected to your laptop's 12 Volt Vehicle Plugin cable.  The Plugin cable is specific to your laptop.  It must be obtained separately and is not available from Brunton or Moontrail.  Some owners of the Apple Powerbooks experience intermitant success.  Brunton has not been able to determine why some Powerbooks don't charge reliably. If you are not satisfied with the charging capabilities, if the Solaris is in New Condition you are welcome to return it to us within 30 days for a refund.  Please contact us for a Return Authorization Number if this is the case.