Review of an affordable but advanced Panasonic BQ-CC17 Eneloop battery charger for AA and AAA NiMH cells.. http://amzn.to/21aIWFR
— INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO USE: Green light = Charging… Lights off = Done… Blinking light = worn out or incompatible battery…
Q: I’ve got both an iPad and an iPhone that share the same connector, but their power adapters are different sizes and have different wattage ratings. I travel a lot and would prefer not to take multiple adapters along. Can I use the higher-wattage adapter on both devices?
A: Short answer: Yes, you can. And if you want a faster charge, we encourage it. Apple explicitly approves of using its chargers across all devices that accept Lightning cables. That’s because modern electronics have systems to ensure they draw the appropriate amount of power — enough to charge quickly, but not too much that it’ll damage the device. At least not immediately.
First, the good news. Anecdotally (and with confirmation from Apple), iOS devices charge much, much more quickly with a higher-watt wall brick. If you have an iPad Pro, and you charge it with the 29-watt MacBook USB-C charger, it’ll fuel up in half the time compared to the iPad’s included 12-watt charger. The difference between either of those chargers and the 5-watt chargerthat comes with an iPhone will be just as dramatic. That’s because the difference between the iPhone and iPad adapters is the rated amperage. An iPad charge brick is rated to handle 2.1 amps, while the smaller iPhone charger is rated for just 1 amp.
But the amperage rating is only a measure of the charger’s maximum capability. The actual amperage is determined by the load (i.e., the iPad or iPhone). According to Steve Sandler, founder and chief technical officer of AEi Systems, an electronics analysis company, modern battery-powered electronics have a lot of complexity between the charger and the battery, including battery-charging circuits within the device and battery-protection circuits in the lithium-ion battery itself. These circuits are designed to manage the flow of electricity to the battery, and if the circuits inside the iPhone were designed to tolerate 1 amp, but are routinely exposed to 2 amps, that could stress the system over time.
“Even though you may not instantaneously say, ‘Wow, I just destroyed my battery!’ you may limit its life over the long term,” Sandler says, “but you wouldn’t know for a year or more.”
Our advice: Since Apple claims compatibility between the iPad charger and iPhone, pay for AppleCare (it’s worth it for lots of reasons) and charge your devices with the biggest wall chargers you have. If your battery degrades severely after the first year, make Apple give you a new one.
Small, portable and Powerful!
This is my new battery jump starter, charger, portable battery bank thing, by Victsing. I needed it, used it and reviewed it all at the same time. 🙂
Heres a link to Amazon if you’re interested: http://amzn.to/1U9S7Ft
Victsing 13600mah Jumpstarter
VicTsing Auto Car Battery Jump Starter (500A Peak 13600mAh) w/ Built-in Flashlight, Dual USB Charging Port and Safety Protection for Truck Van SUV Laptop Smartphone
VicTsing Car Jump Starter
A Battery Jumping Solution
Here’s some specifications:
Jump your 4L gas or 2.8T turbo-diesel engine around 20 times.
*A 13600mAh Power Bank
Using premium battery, Two USB ports for Charge.
*Power A Laptop
12V/16V/19V output lets you power your recorder, intercom and laptop easily.
*An Emergency Light
Ultra-bright LED flashlight with regular flash light, SOS and strobe light mode.
Protect your devices from surge and short circuit. Prolong the device’s lifespan.
*Compact and Lightweight
Measuring 6.34*3.25*1.38in, Compact enough to place it in your car.
*Smart IC Technology
Advanced IC technology can identify your devices, Automatically adjust the output of each USB port to ensure fast and stable charging.
1. Three voltages for charge: 12v, 16v, and 19v. Please check the screen and Select the proper voltage Before charging.
2. USB and DC ports cannot be used simultaneously. (Cannot power Apple Macbook.)
3.If the power capacity is less than 30%, it cannot jump start high-emission vehicles.
4.Once finished the jump start, please wait for at least 30s to the next jump start.
5.Recharge the device every 3 months even it is not used.
Output Voltage: 19V/16V/12V
USB Output: 5V/2.1A
Start Current: 250A
Peak Current: 500A
Cycle Life: 1000 times
Operation Temperature Range: -4℉-140℉
Warranty: 45 day money-back and 24-month warranty
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