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Tekkeon MP1580 TEKCHARGE Mobile Power Pack and Battery Charger

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  • Uses USB to charge up to two pair of rechargeable NiMH batteries. Uses AA Alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Provides a whopping 1000mA output
  • Regulates output voltage. It has charging circuitry that will not overcharge your rechargeable batteries
  • Connects to any USB device cable
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Tekkeon MP1580 TEKCHARGE Mobile Power Pack and Battery Charger + eneloop AA 1800 cycle,  Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries, 8 Pack (discontinued by manufacturer)
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameTekkeon
Item Weight3.2 ounces
Product Dimensions0.6 x 2.5 x 3.2 inches
Item model numberMP1580
Batteries:4 AA batteries required.
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB006FXUS1C
Best Sellers Rank #117,716 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 15, 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Tek Charge Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger

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TekCharge MP1580, a compact mobile power pack and battery charger, takes advantage of AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable NiMH or lithium batteries) to provide extra power for your mobile phone, smart phone, iPhone, iPod, MP3 player, PDA, digital camcorder, e-Reader, GPS and more. Because it uses AA batteries, you will never be without power for your many small portable electronic products. Great for people who travel on a regular basis or are always on the move.

TekCharge MP1580 provides mobile power for virtually all of your small portable devices (see larger image).

Use your own USB cable to power and charge with TekCharge MP1580 (see larger image).
Retractable input/output cord • Micro/Mini USB adapter tip

Connect to Many Portable Devices

This lightweight power pack lets you enjoy hours of extended time on your devices:

Portable Device Power on the Go
Mobile phones 12 hours of talk time
Smart phones 8 hours of talk time

iPhone

28 hours of audio playback
8 hours of video playback

iPod touch

32 hours of audio playback
11 hours of video playback

iPod classic (80GB) 118 hours of audio playback
20 hours of video playback
Portable media players 5 hours of playback
Pocket video cameras 6 hours
e-Readers 20 days
Portable games players 6 hours
MP3 players 28 hours of audio playback
Bluetooth headsets 50 hours of talk time

How to Connect to Your TekCharge

  • Use an adapter to connect to your device, or you can use your own USB cable
  • Micro USB (5v) port and mini USB adapters (included) work for most mobile phone and smart phone models
  • The provided adapters are compatible with many e-Readers, MP3 players, PDAs, portable media players and other small devices, but in case your device is not compatible, additional adapters are available (Bluetooth headsets - Mobile phones - MP3 players - PDAs - Portable games - Portable media players - Smart phones)

    Battery Capacity and 1000 mA Ouput

  • With 1000 mA output, TekCharge MP1580 powers a wider range of devices than most small power packs.
  • A bright LED on top of the power pack quickly indicates the remaining capacity of the AA batteries.

    What's Included in the Box

  • Charger with USB port
  • Retractable input / output connection cord
  • USB macro / micro adapter tip
  • User Guide
  • Batteries are not included

  • Customer Reviews

    I charged the batteries, the device did not work.
    Larry of San Jose
    Feels kinda cheap made ,Aluminum body would be better , but as long as it does the job ,I guess it was worth the money...
    Joe Madden
    After a few weeks in storage, the device didn't work - the batteries were depleted.
    Epoli

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By RC on June 27, 2012
    Verified Purchase
    I bought this along Sanyo Eneloop batteries, and they works very well as a combo.

    Be aware, that cheap batteries will give cheap results. I had other NiMH AA batteries which I used on flashlights and small gadgets, they did were not upto the task when used with this product.

    Cheap batteries are good enough for flashlights and even some cameras, but they lose voltage when sustaining a constant discharge for a long time.

    A USB port needs to provide 5V with current between 500~1000 mah depending on the device, so many cheap batteries alcaline or NiMH run out quickly before starting to charge to a respectable degree. And sometimes the current draw is to much and they wont hold for more than a few minutes.

    If you see 4800 mah or 5000 mah AA batteries, distrust them. They are most of the time counterfeits or cheap low quality chinese batteries. At best 600~900mah, they don't hold their charge well when heavily strained and their voltage is max 1.3V when fully charged. Good NiMH reach a maximum ~1.4V when not on continuous discharge.

    The Sanyo Eneloops are rated 1900mah, but deliver like 2000~2100 mah. This japanese batteries deliver more than what they are rated. You will find many literally over-rated chinese batteries, be careful.

    This device is a emergency USB charger, is not meant for fully charging any device.

    For example:
    The 3.7V 1000mah Li-Ion on my hand held camera is charged to 66~80% with 4 Sanyo Eneloops on this device on aprox. 6 hours. Then the sanyo batteries are fully drained. With the result of a little over an one hour of runtime on the charged camera. The usual fully charged runtime is 1 hour and 30~45 minutes depending on various settings.
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    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By B. Garrett on February 16, 2012
    The best feature of this charger is that it uses AA batteries. I keep NiMH rechargeables in it. This allows me to use my good charger to maximize battery capacity, but if one of the cells failed while I was out & about, I could put in a set of alkalines. In most of the backup battery units, if a cell fails...you're hosed and have to replace the entire unit. But here you'd just replace the bad cell and be running again. I carry one of these when I travel for work. When out of the office I'm on my iPhone constantly, and always need to re-charge during the day. This allows me to recharge without being tied to a wall or my laptop; perfect in a cab, on a plane, etc.
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    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Epoli on September 1, 2012
    I purchased from Amazon the previous version (Tekkeon 1500) some three years ago. Only difference is that my version can produce 800 mah, while Tekkeon 1580 can produce up to 1000 mah. In every other aspect they are identical.

    I really love my Tekkeon, its the smartest way to have backup power. As it uses AA batteries, I can swap depleted Nimh batteries for new ones and keep charging USB devices, or I can recharge the batteries I just used from any USB port (from a computer or USB charger).

    Tekkeon does what it was designed for but it has some flaws. They can still be found in the MP1580. For me they are minor as I found a solution, and I can still use it. They are:

    - Tekkeon sometimes shuts off some seconds after I plug my HTC smartphone
    I suspect it occurs because the phone draws more power than what the Tekkeon and/or the batteries can withstand.
    The solution: I leave the phone idle or even better turn it off so that the phone consumes less power. It will also charge faster and longer. For iphone/ipod users that say Tekkeon only charges 10%: try this method (turn the device off) I'm sure it will charge much more. Also, the phones will draw less power if they have 70% remaining than say, 30% or 10%.

    - After a few weeks in storage, the device didn't work - the batteries were depleted.
    As stated in other reviews, Tekkeon consumes a little power even when it is off and no usb device plugged in: With freshly charged eneloops and tekkeon set in the OFF position, after a few weeks (or months, I don't remember) the batteries were completely depleted (their voltage was so low that no smart charger could charge them).
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    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Eric on February 2, 2012
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    This product is a great idea but sadly the quality of this manufacturer's attempt is lacking.

    First, the case is all plastic. The picture looks as though the silver strip might be metal but it isn't. This isn't necessarily all bad but the plastic they used feels very light weight and cheap. It is not solid feeling at all but rather is the kind of chintzy plastic feel you get with stuff that soon breaks from light use.

    Second, and most importantly, it does not work with my Android phone. I purchased this for use specifically with one device and it just will not work with that device at all. I'm not sure exactly what is happening but it appears that there might be some type of communication trying to take place which goes wrong somehow and the power pack shuts off and stays off until power is cycled. If the output of the unit is shorted momentarily drawing excessive power it will shut down but then immediately recover as soon as the short is removed. I also measured the current used by my device and it is about 770mA which is well with in range. So the problem is not simply my device trying to draw too much power.

    Third, it gets hot and shuts off even when not overloaded. I plugged another device in to the power pack and began to charge it. After a few minutes I noticed the LEDs on the power pack were out again. I switched it off and back on and it started working again but a short time later it did the same thing. I measured the current load of this device and it was around 750mA which again is well within spec. The unit was quite warm to the touch.

    I first attempted to use the power pack with some NiMH cells but it seemed to keep shutting off from low battery when it was under load. I then used a set of fresh alkaline cells for all the tests above.

    I would really like to find a quality implementation of this idea.
    I really need one that works reliably.

    -Eric
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