Review: Freeloader Supercharger – Don’t Waste Your Time

Review: Freeloader Supercharger – Don’t Waste Your Time

I purchased the Freeloader Supercharger when our local GoOutdoors store opened a couple of years ago in the sale. I believe I only paid around £30 and from the claims that the company made on the packaging, I thought I had got a bargain, how wrong I was.

The Freeloader Supercharger 5V is a portable solar charger that can easily be attached to backpacks or jackets with the use of the incuded velcro straps. It has a rubberised exterior with a USB connection that allows you to use the power of the sun to charge your phones, MP3 players, GPS systems and tablets.

It is water resistant which is about the only claim from the company that seemed to be true. The Freeloader Supercharger supposedly works in all daylight conditions but only ever worked intermittently even on sunny days with clear skies.

It would charge for only around 10-20 seconds at a time before it would stop and only work again once I unplug my phone and reconnect.

The Supercharger itself feels pretty well built and couldn’t be any simpler to use if only it worked.

After contacting customer services, I was told that if I purchase the Sixer, I could use them together for a better charge. Why would I give more money to a company that already made too many false claims? It may work better as a booster but this isn’t how they market the item.

If you are thinking of purchasing the Freeloader Supercharger, don’t waste your time. You will have less money in your pocket and a solar charger that doesn’t work.

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Craig Burr is the founder and editor of UK Survival Guides.He has a passion for emergency preparedness and survival that he wants to share with others through the use of articles and gear reviews.Stay safe!

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