45 of 51 people found the following review helpful
Finally... Real portable power!,
This review is from: Innergie PocketCell - 3,000 mAh 2.1A USB Portable Battery Pack and Charger with USB Magic Cable Trio (Electronics)
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First the cable is really cool, no parts to lose, no octopus of various conectors. This cable is standard USB on one end and on the other a clever multi stage from standard USB to Mini to Apple (too bad Apple doesn't just charge on a mini usb).
Back to the cable, each "stage" is connected to the other by a sliding hinge which allows you to plug it into the previous stage or swing it out of the way. These hinges are simple and effective and feel like they will last a long time. Of course the standard USB output port allows you to use any other cable if you need to.
The battery is 3KmAh and can output 2.1A which makes even the hungriest devices such as Kindle Fire, iPad, Nook Color, etc. happy. The battery claims 5 methods of protection which should keep your devices, and your house/car/etc. safe:
'OCP :Over Current Protection
'OVP :Over Voltage Protection
'OTP: Over Temperature Protection
'OPP: Over Power Protection
'SCP: Short Circuit Protection
The battery arrived nearly fully charged, which tells me that it can last a long time without self discharge. This is probably due to an internal shutdown process. When you plug it into a device it doesn't start charging by itself, if it has been unplugged from charging something for more than 10 sec the device shuts down and you must push the one button the device has to wake it up and start charging. This buttoon is also used to check the current charge level by illuminating up to 4 blue LEDs.
Once charging starts it keeps going until the battery is discharged.
Charging the 2.5oz, 3.5" pocketcell is accomplished with a mini usb port, you can charge with your existing cell phone chargers or plug in the included multi tap cable into any standard USB power port and use the mini USB connector on the multi tap side. Input is at 1.5A max so charging is quick, and easily accomplished by nearly any USB power source.
My only disapointment, which is significant, is that power in not pass through.
In other words, I can't plug in the pocketcell to a power supply, and a phone into the pocketcell, and have everything charged when I wake up in the morning. When the pocketcell is plugged in, it shuts down the output. So while I have great portabal power, I still need to travel with multiple power supplies for the overnight recharge.
Even with that fault, I still had to give the device 5 stars for the cool cable, small size, light weight, and promise of power protections so I can sleep easy and not worry about system failures during the charging process.
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Initial post: Apr 8, 2012 4:54:43 AM PDT
Jim P. says:
Is the battery replaceable, for when it wears out?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012 10:25:12 AM PDT
Kristi FitzPatrick says:
I work with Innergie. Please send a message to service-NA@myinnergie.com and we will work with engineering to garner you an answer.
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