Recharging Your Devices On The Fly
Like most of you I have many ways of charging the many devices that I carry with me on a daily bases, whether at home, my work, or in my mobile.
Now on any given day I carry my smartphone and several HT's that includes my UV-3R/Mobilinkd TNC Bluetooth device in my messenger bag.
Realizing that I needed a charging device that would reside in my messenger bag, I started doing research and with a short-list I went shopping.
For the record the smartphone pictured here has a 2900mAh battery. With that in mind I decided that a battery-pack rated at 5000-6000mAh would be capable of replenishing the charge of the battery in my smartphone with reserves.
Well after I arrived home with the first device that I purchased, I discovered that it was not up to the task at hand as it took way too long to replenish the charge of my smartphone battery.
So with that in mind I decided that I needed a device with a much higher capacity, and the POWER-POND-4C has proven to be that device.
The POWER-POND-4C with a 12,000mAh rating is proving to be exactly what I was looking for in a compact charging device.
The PP has two USB 5 volt 2 amp outlets, so therefore it is capable of charging two devices simultaneously as seen here.
Not visible in the photo, are the two inputs on the opposite end, one that is a micro USB rated at 1amp, with a second input in the form of a mini USB rated at 2 amps.
This device may be charged from any USB outlet, or with the included 2 amp USB wall wart charger.
In operation it is a interesting device, as upon powering it up with the green momentary switch on the top, it indicates the battery level of the device through the letters P O W E R - P O N D as each letter indicates 10% capacity. When all the letters are lit, it is at 100% capacity.
While the device is being charged, the letters pulse in unison, and once the battery is at 100% charge, the P O W E R - P O N D letters turn off, followed by the green power indicator.
Just to the left of my smartphone is the tiny Baofeng UV-3R/Mobilinkd TNC connected to the POWER-POND 12,000mAh charging device.
Also connected to the POWER-POND and being charged at the same time, is the Lithium-Ion internal battery of the Mobilinkd TNC.
The POWER-POND charging device is capable of charging all three of these devices multiple times before itself requires recharging.
Click on the photo for a closer look, and if you look close at the lower right corner of the display of the UV-3R, you can see the charge indicator showing the charge level.
The Mobilinkd TNC attached to the back of the UV-3R has the red LED charge indicator located on the back of the device.
Info on the UV-3R/Mobilinkd TNC/Smartphone APRS station here.....