Charging times will obviously vary, but Nokia say [PDF, data sheet] that a 10 minute journey will produce enough power for 28 minutes of talk time or 37 hours of standby time. The charger will match the efficiency of a standard charger (AC-3) when the bike is travelling at 12 kph or more.
The kit consists of a Nokia Bicycle Charger (DC-14), Nokia Phone Holder for Bicycle (CR-124) and a Bottle Dynamo (also known as a side wall dynamo). The Nokia Phone Holder for Bicycle includes a bag that can be used to protect the phone from dust and humidity. The holder and dynamo can be self-installed using a combination of cable ties, nuts and bolts.
The charger has a 2mm Nokia power jack (as used in most Nokia devices), but you should be able to use the Nokia Charger Adaptor (CA-146C) to convert this to microUSB for devices such as the Nokia N900, N97 and N97 mini.
The Nokia Bicycle Charger can be purchased through the Nokia UK online shop for £25. It is also available in Nokia online stores for Italy, Spain, France, Germany and other countries. Alternatively, the accessory can be purchased from Mobile Fun and other online retailers.
- An efficient electricity supply - at only 12 km/h, it charges as efficiently as common Nokia mains chargers
- Easy to install
- Durable dirt and weather resistant design for reliable performance all year round
- Attaches your Nokia phone securely to your bicycle
- Wallet and eco-friendly - lower your carbon footprint and your electricity bills