How to keep your electronic devices charged while cycle touring: Busch & Müller E-WERK overview/review [Updated: 6 Oct 2012]

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5 thoughts on “How to keep your electronic devices charged while cycle touring: Busch & Müller E-WERK overview/review [Updated: 6 Oct 2012]

    • Hi Chris

      I’ve been in backcountry Germany and France cycling for the past 2 weeks. I can say with certainty that the Ewerk was money well spent. I set it to 4.9v at 1A for my HTC Desire HD phone and after cycling for 3-4 hours at a moderate pace (over 15km/h) the phone has charged from 20% to 100%. However we had issues with using the Ewerk with my brother’s Samsung Galaxy Ace phone. For some reason it just didn’t charge from the Ewerk. Might be some sort of setting I am not sure. Still waiting to find out. The cradle is also a good design however with a larger and heavier phone it does move around a bit on bumpy trails. Once I have access to a real computer I’ll add more reviews and comments.

      Happy cycling!

      • Hi Max

        I don’t own a iPad or GPS (I use my phone as a GPS). However I have used the eWerk with my GoPro HD Hero 2 which I took with me on tour and it charged it fine. I also had it on 4.9v @ 1000mA and it took around 3-4 hours to charge the battery. Very helpful as the GoPro’s battery only lasts for 2.5 hours worth of filming.

        I own a netbook, but I don’t take anything like that on tour as it is still too heavy (~1.2kg with the charger cable etc). I also would have had to bodge up the connector for it as well.

        Finding a free powerpoint to charge up your phone or camera is a real hassle if you are only staying at camp sites, so having the eWerk with me to charge my gear was a great relief in order to be self-sufficient.

        Happy cycling!

        Karl

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