If your power went out during recent ice storms, you're not alone. An unexpected outage can leave you scrambling to charge your tech toys until power is restored. Keeping your cell phone and other devices always fully charged in case of emergency is the best plan but not always possible especially with cell phones and MP3 players that are used regularly. ADATA to the rescue! Their new PV100 Power Bank provides safe, affordable power to keep your cell phone and other small devices functioning until the power comes back on.
A Power Bank is essentially a power pack that can recharge other devices using the appropriate USB cable or adapter. The PV100 Power Bank can be charged using the included USB cable which has a standard Type-A connector at one end and a microUSB connector at the other end. The micro connector plugs into the PV100 and the Type-A connector may be attached to a computer or a USB charging station. The display on the PV100 will indicate the power level available for use by showing up to 4 stars for a full charge. A fully charged PV100 will provide 4200 mAh of power to charge your smartphone, PSP, GPS, MP3/MP4 player, PDA, Bluetooth device, digital camera, or tablet.
Although the number of times you can charge a device using the PV100 can vary for many reasons, the chart on the box estimates that you can charge a smartphone 2 times, a digital camera 4.5 times or an MP4 player 2.5 times. That's a lot of power available when you need it,
Once your PV100 Power Bank is charged and ready to use, unplug the microUSB cable from both the Power Bank and the power source. Then plug the Type-A connector into the other port on the top of the PV100. The microUSB connector can now be attached to a smartphone or other device that has a corresponding port for charging. If your device uses a different type of USB cable just use that instead. If you search carefully on Amazon, you will find a variety of creative universal USB adapters that will have a Type-A plug at one end and a myriad of small cables attached with different adapters at each end. I found one of these with adapters that work with my Nintendo DS, my Nextbook tablet and my SanDisk MP3 players. Charging times are very fast.
ADATA PV100 Features
Double Fast Charging: The 2.1A of electrical current allows the PV100 to charge a variety of devices twice as fast as the common 1000 mAh chargers usually available for sale.
Ultra-Slim Profile: At only 3.5 ounces, 8 mm thick, and the dimensions of the average smartphone, the PV100 is an easy and comfortable option for carrying extra power in any bag or pocket.
Broad Device Compatibility: Almost any microUSB powered mobile device can be quickly charged with the cable included with the PV100 or an appropriate cable purchase separately. With the correct adapter, you can charge your smartphone, PSP, GPS, MP3/MP4 player, PDA, Bluetooth device, digital camera, or tablet.
Power Level Indicator: Always know how much power remains by pressing the LED power indicator button. 4 stars indicate a full charge.
Automatic Power Shutoff: No need to worry about leaving the PV100 unattended. After 5 minutes of inactivity, the power bank turns itself off to conserve power.
Built-in safety features
The PV100 features six-fold protection, including over charge/discharge protection, over voltage/current protection and short circuit protection, ensuring maximum safety at all times.
In addition, NTC temperature protection monitors battery temperature to avoid overheating damage to the battery itself and power bank.
Safety Mechanisms- Charging
OTP – Over-Temperature Protection
SCP – Short Circuit Protection
OVP – Over-Voltage Protection
OCP – Overcharge Protection
Safety Mechanisms- Discharging
ODP – Over-Discharge Protection
OCP – Over-Current Protection
Battery: Rechargeable Li-polymer
Available in 4 Colors: Black, White, Pink, or Blue
Dimensions: 2.6" x 4.6" x 0.3"
Weight: 3.5 oz.
Input: 5V 1.0A (Micro USB)
Output: 5V 2.1A (Type-A USB)
Power Bank Capacity: 4200 mAh
Warranty: 1 Year
The ADATA PV100 Power Bank fits neatly in your pocket, purse, briefcase, or laptop bag. It's so small and lightweight that you'll likely forget it's there until your cell phone battery dies when you're out of the office or there's a power outage. Priced between $30 and $40, the PV100 is a must-have accessory to safely recharge your small devices at home or on the road when other charging options aren't available. Visit ADATA online to view the full product data sheet and User's Manual.
The ADATA PV100 Power Bank is available on Amazon for $35 to $40 with free shipping on orders of $35 or more. Two other online retailers, Rakuten and PC Mall, list the PV100 for $30.