User GuideUser Guide


Congratulations! You are using Solar JOOS

You are now the owner of the most powerful and rugged energy producing personal solar charging device in the world…

Getting Started

Just put the JOOS Orange in the sun and you are ready to go – it’s that easy! Your JOOS Orange has multi-positional legs that pull out from the back of the unit. Adjust the legs into a position that angles the solar cell to best face the sun. If you plan to leave the Orange in a stationary position all day, face the solar cell to the south and adjust the legs to point the front of the Orange to the noon sun. When the red light starts blinking, you’re storing energy in the JOOS Orange’s battery.

  • Front View
  • Front View
  • Back View
  • Back View

Making Solar Energy

The red LED tells you when solar power is being produced and stored in the internal battery. The green LED shows how full the battery is.
Red LED

  • No blinking – not charging from the sun (not enough light or battery is full)
  • Slow blinking – low light charging
  • Fast blinking – full sun, light charging

Green LED
The green LED repeats its period of blinks every 5 seconds when JOOS Orange is under full sun charging from the sun. Under low light charging, the green LED is off to conserve energy. Whether in the sun or not, the green LED light blinks the battery status only once each time the black device charging cable is inserted.

  • No blinking when black device charging cable is inserted – empty battery
  • 1 blink – less than 20%
  • 2 blinks – between 20% and 40%
  • 3 blinks – between 40% and 60%
  • 4 blinks – between 60% and 80%
  • 5 blinks – between 80% and 100%
  • No blinking when in normal sun light – full battery

Using your JOOS Orange

Because the JOOS Orange makes power instantaneously, you can immediately use your Orange even when the battery is empty, your Orange stores solar energy from the sun in its internal battery so you can effectively use your JOOS as a portable battery for instant power any time, even if there is no sun. Attach the JOOS Orange to one of any number of devices using one of the adapters or tips included in the pack. Connect the black cable with the round barrel receptacle into the JOOS Orange, insert the appropriate tip into the barrel and plug in the device you want to charge – simple!
If you are unable to charge your device from one of the adapters included, you can look at the additional tips and adapters on our website. Go to www.solarjoos.com/products/extras

Charging your Orange from a USB  Power Source

No sun today, or is it evening? Charge your JOOS Orange from your computer using the white cable (microUSB-B to standard USB cable). Simply connect the white microUSB B cable to the JOOS Orange and your computer (or a USB outlet adapter) – your JOOS Orange will start charging – just make sure your computer is left on whilst the JOOS Orange is connected or it will not charge up!

Monitoring the Orange

You can also use the white cable to find out how charged the JOOS Orange battery is, and see the amount of solar power (in watts) that the JOOS Orange is producing in real time. You will need to download the  graphic user interface (GUI) software from our website. Install the GUI then connect the white cable to the JOOS Orange and your computer, and you will see an easy-to- read dashboard.

Security

The security hole in the JOOS Orange is drilled through a steel plate. All you need is a strong cable to hook through the hole to lock up your JOOS Orange if you are leaving it out somewhere and want to keep it secure.

JOOS Orange Care

The Orange is an extremely rugged, tough product, and will easily withstand being left outside in any weather condition. It does not require special cleaning or care. If the solar cell gets dirty it can be cleaned with a paper towel. If it gets really dirty mild soap and warm water will clean it up.
The electronics in the JOOS Orange are encapsulated and completely waterproof.  However, if water gets into the micro USB port and is not dried out, oxidation can form over the connecting pins and the JOOS Orange will not work.  Make sure to keep the port cover closed tightly when used in a wet environment. Actually, taping over the cover with a little bit of duct tape works beautifully if you the JOOS Orange is going to get wet and may be knocked around a bit (say, whilst kayaking).  If water gets inside the micro USB port, dry it out quickly.  A little dab of rubbing alcohol can help speed up the drying process.

Contact us

Do you have a story about using your JOOS Orange? Or further questions? We would love your feedback; please contact us at support@solarcomponentsllc.com