Tekkeon TekCharge MP1800
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- Provide emergency power and charge hundreds of portable devices
- Visual indicators identify power capacity level and status
- Small and lightweight so it's comfortable to carry
- Simultaneously charge TekCharge and connected device
- Includes voltage regulator so it won't harm your device or its battery
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TekCharger MP1800 is reusable emergency power source to charge and power many portable devices. Tekcharge MP1800 rechargeable lithium ion battery, you can enjoy hours of extended play time on your mobile phones, smart phones, PDAs, digital cameras, iPhone, iPod and MP3 players, protable CD players, Bluetooth headsets, and other small portable electronic products. As an added bonus, TekCharge MP1800 includes a flashligh so you have emergency light at your fingertips. This devices inlcudes voltage regulator so it won't harm your device or itsbattery. Please visit www.tekkeon.com for more information and support.
TekCharge MP1800 is a reusable emergency power source to charge and power many popular portable devices--anywhere, anytime--making it a versatile solution for the power needs of most of your mobile products, on the road, and at home. Often, portable devices are in need of recharging after a few hours of use. By taking advantage of the TekCharge MP1800 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, you can enjoy hours of extended play time on your mobile phones, smart phones, PDAs, iPhone, iPods and MP3 players, portable CD players, Bluetooth headsets, and other small portable electronic products. As an added bonus, TekCharge MP1800 includes a flashlight so you have emergency light at your fingertips.
TekCharge connects to your device in two ways: One, you can use an adapter to connect to your device; or two, you can use your USB device cable, bypassing the need for an extra adapter. And this small mobile charger includes a voltage regulator so it won't harm your device or its battery.
TekCharge comes with a handy tote, plus seven adapter tips for connection to:
- Blackberry (mini USB)
- LG mobile phones
- Motorola mobile phones (mini USB and Micro USB)
- Nokia mobile phones
- Samsung mobile phones
- Sony Ericsson mobile phones
- iPod/iPhone/Zune (using your own iPod USB cable)
Add-on adapters are available for Bluetooth headsets, other mobile phones, MP3 players, PDAs, portable games, and portable media players.
Approximate Charge for Common Devices
|Portable Device||Power on the Go|
|Mobile phones||17 hours of talk time|
|Smart phones||12 hours of talk time|
|Portable media players||8 hours of playback|
|Bluetooth headsets||70 hours of talk time|
|MP3 players||40 hours of audio playback|
|iPhone||40 hours of audio playback, |
12 hours of video playback
|iPod touch||46 hours of audio playback, |
11 hours of video playback
|iPod classic||165 hours of audio playback, |
28 hours of video playback
|Zune||175 hours of audio playback, |
23 hours of video playback
*Hours shown are approximate and will vary depending on connected device.
What's in the Box
TekCharge MP1800, Retractable input/output cable, Universal adapter kit (8 tips), User guide
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Yes, you can buy extra batteries (and even with the Tekkeon MP1800, that may not be a bad idea), but the Tekkeon MP1800 gives you lots of back-up power in a very small, lightweight package.
Tekkeon says the unit will give you 12 hours of talk time on a smart phone, 6 hours on a portable media player and so on. I wouldn't trust the projections all that much, but based on the specifications and my limited experience so far, I'd say it is totally reasonable to presume you'll get 4 - 6 hours or more time out of any small device.
The Tekkeon MP1800 can either be a source of direct power to the device or act as a recharger for the device battery. The unit measures 3.3" x 2.1" x 1.1" and weighs 4.5 ounces. It is delivered with eight adapter tips for Blackberry, iPhone/iPod, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. With the increasing shift to the miniUSB port, however, I find that is all I need. The unit also has a flashlight, though it is relatively low-powered and cannot be used while the unit is powering another device. A lanyard is also provided.
The MP1800 has a 4,000 mAh capacity. I recharged a cell phone battery using it in about two hours, bringing it from about a 20% charge to full. According to the simple diode system on the MP1800, I still had more than 70% of the internal battery's charge remaining, more than enough to recharge the phone again or another device.
The unit has a voltage regulator to protect the devices you attach it to, a nice protective touch.
The unit is supplied with a retractable USB cord which is used both for charging from your computer and for attaching to whatever device you are going to power. Tekkeon says it takes about 8 hours to recharge the MP1800. Since it takes a standard 5v input, I strong suggest you get both car lighter and wall AC USB power adapters. Tekkeon doesn't say anything about this, but I suspect these items would provide speedier charging.
Tekkeon, by the way, has excellent customer support. I wrote them about a very small issue I had with another of their products and they responded quickly and very helpfully.
At its modest price, the Tekkeon provides a nicely designed portable power package. Small and light, you can drop it in your bag and not notice it - until youneed it, at which time you will be thankful for it. There are few things as excruciating being stuck, for example, at an airport with a dead cell phone.
Charging the Tekkeon does take a while (the manual says 8 hours), but you can do that overnight.
My only complaint is that the Tekkeon is a little chunky (3.3 inches long and 1 inch thick) so you may not be able to fit the Tekkeon and your cell phone in your pants pocket at the same time.
Note that there is no Apple iPod/iPhone to USB adapter, though I suppose Apple includes one of those with most of their products (and replacements are cheaply available at discount electronics stores). Also, there is no plug-in charger to charge the Tekkeon. You can charge it from a PC USB port or you can buy a USB charger separately. If you have a Motorola or Garmin or Apple etc. product, you may already have a compatible USB charger. If you need to buy a charger, this $10 Belkin charger is cheap and works well:
Belkin Dual USB and AC Wall Charger for iPod
There are smaller (and cheaper) competitors on the market, but those are less powerful. If you only need to recharge one device per day and bulk is important to you, then something like the Duracell Instant Power Charger may be a better choice for you:
Duracell Instant Power Charger--Charges and Powers USB Compatible Devices
Like Jerry who gave a 1-star review because he couldn't charge it. I too was frustrated because I never saw the charging indicator turned green. Only after I called Tech Support, then I was told that I should charge this newer version of MP1800 with the switch set at OFF, rather than set at ON as for the older version. Obviously Tekkeon manufactured a newer version of the device without updating the user manual. Very bad business practice.
I have two MP1800s of the newer version. I once charged them with two different USB chargers. And I found one of them never turned green. I swapped the charger and eventually got it to green. My speculation is that I need a USB charger that outputs higher current (probably at 1A) in order to fully charge the MP1800, something that other reviewers have also concluded.