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Small but Mighty!
on March 6, 2012
This little guy really does a lot for such a small size. After allowing the device to fully charge I plugged it into my Kindle Fire and went from 70% to 100% in under 30 minutes. Didn't have a chance to use it (or charge it) for a couple days. Yesterday I took it home from work and decided to run it through its paces. Using an extra USB to Micro + Mini cable I simultaneously connected:
-Kindle Fire (around 70% charge)
-HTC Inspire (around 40%)
-Motorola SLVR (0% - I dug it out of my closet for this)
Charged them all to full within an hour or so. The Motorola took a little longer since it was completely discharged. Then I plugged in (again simultaneously):
-LG HBS-700 Headset (unknown charge...30%?)
-Motorola H700 BT Headset(0% - another closet find)
Last but not least I fully charged an old iPod Classic (0% closet find) while I was in bed. This morning I still had two lights on the Wave 6600 but I finally got it fully drained after plugging it into my fire and running the wifi and display for twenty minutes. Definitely what I needed it for. The extra "push" from the 2.1A USB port even allowed me to boot the iPod Classic while it was still drained.
The small size of this device makes it extremely portable and it is easy to carry with you. I have no problem holding it and my Kindle Fire with one hand so I can walk around while charging. As a tech I am constantly using my devices to communicate, troubleshoot connectivity, survey wifi signal, etc so I tend to discharge batteries with reckless abandon. The Wave6600 is definitely my new best friend.
CAVEAT EMPTOR - I purchased this device from a co-worker who had ordered it to use with his two Asus Transformer Prime tablets (TF201 series). These and possibly other tablets have a relatively "high" voltage requirement to enter "fast charge mode" and the Wave6600 could not trigger this even when plugged into the high output USB port. The manual states that one port provides 1.0A and the second provides 2.1A so if your device has a requirement greater than 2100mA/2.1A this will NOT charge it correctly and most likely the device will perceive it as a typical low power USB connection, similar to standard PC USB port. Apparently some have used creative soldering techniques to join the 1.0A & 2.1A ports for a total of 3.1A (listed as the total output in the manual). No guarantees on that one.