FreeCharge Windup Cell Phone Charger

This product has been discontinued and is no longer available

The FreeCharge mobile phone charger provides emergency power to mobile phones and enables the user to make and receive calls at any time, even with a flat phone battery. The FreeCharge consists of a base unit with a hand crank and its own internal battery with a standard Nokia output cable, and several different phone specific connector tips. The FreeCharge is charged using human energy or using the supplied cigarette lighter charger.

The FreeCharge base output is an intelligent Nokia protocol and is customized to other phones through the use of interchangeable tips. These tips interface mechanically with the specific phone or phone series, as well as adapting the electronic protocols where required. Tips included are: Motorola V series, Nextel, Samsung and Sony Ericsson – other tips are available by request.

The FreeCharge also has a socket to receive DC charge from the supplied cigarette lighter charger. This car charger has the same mechanical and electronic platform as the FreeCharge, thus allowing you to charge your FreeCharge or a range of phones from your vehicle. A fully charged FreeCharge provides you with a dependable spare battery for your phone – allowing the first full phone charge without having to wind the FreeCharge.

When used in “wind-up” mode, the FreeCharge is equipped with an LED charge level indicator that illuminates when the handle is turned at the correct speed, however the more effort the user exerts the more energy is supplied to the mobile phone, and its performance is increased accordingly. A talk time of between 2-3 minutes, (depending on the mobile phone used) and several hours of standby time is achieved per 45 seconds of winding.

The casing employs co-molding techniques to provide an inlayed rubberized soft touch feature that enhances its usability and ruggedness.

Fold handle out fully and wind in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction for failsafe power anytime, anywhere:


Power source
Internal: An AC Alternator driven through a transmission.
External: AC/DC Adapter

Rechargeable battery
Rechargeable NiMH battery pack, 3.6 Volts, 1300 mAh
Output (Nokia typical) 6V, 800mA

Dimensions /Weight

  Metric (mm) US (inches)
Height 52 2
Length 135 5.3
Width 60 2.4
Weight 310g 11 oz

Tips available:
Nokia (standard), Samsung, Motorola V, Motorola C, Nextel, LG , Sony Ericsson, Siemens.


Approximately 2 to 3 minutes of talk time or several hours standby can be achieved per 45 second wind. Talk time and standby times will differ between different mobile phones.

Using the supplied cigarette lighter adapter, you can expect to fully charge the FreeCharge within 10 to 12 hours. Charging times will differ between the different mobile wall adapters.

On average, a fully charged FreeCharge will charge between 60 -100% of a mobile phone’s battery capacity. This percentage will differ between different mobile phone batteries.