It's time to add another ADATA power bank to your collection, or better yet, buy a couple for holiday gifts for the people you care about to power their cell phones and other devices in an emergency. The ADATA Choice PC500 Power Bank is not only a formidable power source, it is also an attractive accessory for a busy woman on the go.
In the Box
- PC500 Power Bank
- MicroUSB Charging Cable: flat noodle cable approx. 31" in length
- Cable insertion guide.
- Power Bank User's Manual
- Small drawstring pouch: color coordinated to match the PC500 and divided into 2 spaces inside for storing the power bank and cable.
The ADATA Choice PC500 Power Bank is approx. 3.5" x 3.3"x 0.6" in size, which is small enough to fit in pocket or purse. It's available is either pink or blue and the top surface has an attractive design of flowers etched into it. There may be some guys out there who would not have a problem with a pink or blue power bank with flowers on it, but I think it was designed with women in mind. The little drawstring pouch is similarly decorated with flowers matching the power bank giving it that feminine touch. I think it will likely have a broader appeal to women than men. That makes it a great gift idea for the ladies in your life.
The PC500 has more to offer than just a pretty shell and a drawstring bag. It's what's inside that matters most. The internal battery has a charged capacity of 5000 mAh which is enough power to charge your iPhone 5 and other smartphones 2.5 times. The 2.1A charging output will charge your device twice as fast as a regular USB port. Pressing the power button will activate the power gauge which show the power remaining in 25% increments lit in bright blue lights.
The PC500 from ADATA arrived almost fully charged but when depleted, it will likely take several hours to recharge completely. That's to be expected for a device with this 5000 mAh power capacity.
With its broad range of device compatibility, the PC500 will efficiently charge your MP4, PSP, GPS, Smartphone, PDA, Bluetooth devices, Tablets and other devices with the maximum output from the 2.1A port. When your device is finished charging, or disconnected from the power bank, or just idle for 10 seconds, the PC500 will automatically power off. It uses this 10 second Smart Energy Saving and Safety Mechanism for both charging and discharging.
ADATA has built in 6-Way short circuit protection that includes:
- Over Charge Protection
- Discharge Protection
- Over Voltage Protection
- Current Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- NTC Temperature Protection: Charging electronic devices can create heat and sometimes a lot of it. The temperature protection monitors the battery temperature to prevent damage to the battery and the power bank as well as the device being charged.
Safety Mechanisms While Charging
- OTP – Over-Temperature Protection
- SCP – Short Circuit Protection
- OVP – Over-Voltage Protection
- OCP – Overcharge Protection
Safety Mechanisms While Discharging
- ODP – Over-Discharge Protection
- OCP – Over-Current Protection
According to the ADATA website 'ADATA places a high emphasis on consumer safety, and has developed a wide range of protection mechanisms for the PC500. If the current or voltage undergoes any abnormality, if the core temperature exceeds 60 degrees, or if an electrical short circuit occurs, the protection mechanism immediately stops both charging and discharging. After the voltage and current is stabilized, the PC500 will return to normal function. In addition, when the power bank itself is 100% fully charged, or if the battery power drops below 10%, the overcharge and over-discharge protection mechanism will be activated to prevent damage to the power bank battery, and the device being charged.'
ADATA PC500 Specifications
- Battery: Rechargeable Li-polymer
- Colors: Available in Blue or Pink
- Dimensions: 3.5" x 3.3" x 0.6"
- Weight: 4.6 oz.
- Input: DC 5V 1.0A (Micro USB)
- Output: DC 5V 2.1A (Type-A USB)
- Battery Capacity: 5000 mAh
- Rated Capacity: 3350 mAh
- Warranty: 1 Year
You can never have too many power banks to keep your cell phone and other toys charged. The pretty colors and the floral design of the PC500, add a touch of fun and femininity to a very useful device. The long USB cable allows the power bank to remain in pocket or purse while still attached to a cell phone that is in use. The small size takes up little space so you can keep it handy for emergency use. The ADATA Choice PC500 Power Bank is available in both colors on Amazon for about $30 with free shipping on orders over $35. For some odd reason, the pink is about 30 cents more than the blue. The PC500 is also available on Newegg in both colors for about $30 with free shipping. Visit ADATA online to find out more about the PC500.