FaQ

What are Steora smart bench dimensions and weight?
Dimensions: W: 178cm ; D: 45cm ; H: 50cm. Weight: 88 kg.

Steora smart bench scheme

How long does it take to fully charge phone?
Charging time depends on charging type and smartphone model. Using wireless charger, it usually takes up to 90 minutes to fully charge device, as the technology is still new and developing. Cable charging from USB ports usually charges between 1 and 1,8% of battery per 1 minute. Charging speed will also depend on whether the users are using their smartphone while it is charging, or the phone is in stand-by mode.

How come the bench does not have a back rest?
Our bench was designed to fit seamlessly in any environment, and allow seating from all sides. A back rest would disrupt that concept and potentially create problems with charging due to forming a shadow over PV modules.

How many days can Steora work without sunlight?
This depends on several factors – such as the number of bench users, share of cloudy hours compared to sunny hours in a day etc. Usually, Steora can function normally up to 5 days without direct sun exposure, before the first features start to shut down to save the battery. The last thing that shuts down are USB charging ports.

How long does it take for a bench to charge its battery full?
In summer days Steora can charge its battery system within 1 day, while during winter it can take up to 10 days. That is why Steora is mostly in standby mode during winter (refers only to Steora Standard, as all other models are AC grid connected and enable functionality throughout the year)

What surface should the bench be installed on?
Steora needs to be installed on a solid surface – concrete, asphalt or stone. Surface needs to be at least 10 cm deep.