Updated on January 3, 2024


Created on August 27, 2015

Barefoot Connect 620

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A solar-powered lighting and phone charging device.

Developed By
  1. Barefoot Power
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Product Description

The Barefoot Connect 620 is a solar powered lighting and phone charging device. Designed for plug-and-play use, the product does not require trained service for installation. The product includes a battery controller that provides constant power through USB and 12V outputs. The unit can be expanded to a 30W or 60W system with an upgraded battery. The unit includes 2 LED lights and has 2 USB outlets for charging.

Barefoot Power is located in Epping, Australia with additional operations in Bangalore, India, China, Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda and Uganda.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The Barefoot Connect 620 ships internationally. Local distributors can be found through Barefoot Power.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Mass producedInterview with representative

Intellectural Property Type

Trade Secret

User Provision Model

Ships internationally, contact Barefoot Power for local distributors

Distributions to Date Status

Over 600,000 Barefoot Power products have been distributed worldwide as of 2015.

Description of power outputs

2 USB and 1 DC outlet

Description of light points

2 LEDs

Total lighting service (lumen-hours per solar-day)


Peak power rating (Wp)

6 Wp

Battery capacity (kWh; mAh)

4,500 mAh

Nominal battery voltage (V)

12 V

Battery type


User replaceable battery (yes/no)


Remote system diagnostics (yes/no)


Payment structure

Purchase outright

Mobile service required (yes/no)


Design Specifications

The Barefoot Connect 620 includes a 6 watt solar panel, 12 V 4.5 Ah battery, two LED lights and two USB outputs for device charging.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by Barefoot Power

Replacement Components

Replacement components are available separately Interview with representative


24 month warranty provided by Barefoot Power for all Connect systems and components

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Performance targets: • 2 LED lamps provide 6 hours of light from one charge • System can be upgraded from 12 V 4.5 Ah battery, 6W solar panel system

Vetted Performance Status

The Barefoot Connect 600 has been vetted by Lighting Global, but the Barefoot Connect 620 has not.


Be sure to follow proper electrical installation and control guidelines.

Complementary Technical Systems

  • Battery and solar panels can be expanded
  • Can be used with other electronic appliances

Academic Research and References

Johnstone, P., Jacobson, A., Mills, E., Mumbi, M., 2009, Self-reported impacts of LED lighting technology compared to fuel-based lighting on night market business prosperity in Kenya. Arcata (CA): Humboldt State University

Furukawa, C., 2013, Do solar lamps help children study? contrary evidence from a pilot study in Uganda. The Journal of Development Studies., 50(2), pp. 319-341.

Andrews, H., 2015, Barefoot Power: a case study in Uganda. Microfranchising: How Social Entrepreneurs are Building a New Road to Development.,19, pp. 50-68.

Craine, S., 2011, Barefoot angels: six years, one million people. Ethical Investor., 96, p. 16.

Da Silva, I.P., et al.,2015, Innovative energy access for remote areas: “the LUAV-light up a village project”. Decentralized Solutions for Developing Economies., pp. 167-175

Compliance with regulations

Complies with IEC 62257-9-5 Email with representative

Evaluation methods


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