PATRIOT POWER CELL ~
A Solar, “Pocket-Sized”, Power Grid….
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Over the years we’ve featured various pocket-sized, battery-charging cells, but the Patriot Power Cell beats them all, hands down! Here’s why -
The Patriot Power Cell is a 10,000mah, lithium ion battery source, weighing in at a mere 6.81 ounces and a compact size of only 5.4L x 2.9W x .75H inches. It’s water-resistant with an IP67 waterproof rating, meaning it repels water, but can’t be submerged. The rubberized exterior doubles as a cushion, minimizing damage when dropped and includes a belt clip and carry strap with compass. It’s equipped with a micro USB charging port and two standard USB output ports protected by a water- tight cover. This device can withstand anything from a light mist to a torrential downpour. Port one provides 1.5volts at a 1a output that is perfect for smartphones and other low powered devices, while port two provides an output of 2.5 volts at 2a, perfect for tablets and iPads. This means that you can easily charge two phones, tablets, or other electronic gadgets, such as camera batteries, simultaneously. (Selecting the correct port based on power output for the device being charged simply speeds up the charging process.) One of the best features is a built-in 1.5-watt solar panel designed to charge the Patriot Power Cell from sunlight (40 hours for a full solar charge). Charging via USB may be accomplished with the supplied cable plugged into a computer, or a USB DC 5V/1.0a wall charger (6 hours for a full charge). Two very bright, built-in LED lamps can provide constant, or flashing functions. The estimated battery service life is calculated to be 5-6 years, or approximately 500 times.
(TIP: Like most rechargeable battery devices, it’s recommended that when stored you should recharge the cell quarterly to prolong cell life.)
Specs below can help you calculate how many charges you can expect from this 10,000mah power source when it’s fully charged up.
(TIP: Charging times will vary based on age of the battery and the device.)
If I could give the Patriot Power Cell a higher rating, I would. My tests far exceed expectations. It’s the perfect power source for all your personal electronics. Especially great for disasters, as well as, outdoor activities, the unexpected emergency and general use applications. This manufacturer dedicates itself to making power source products that are rechargeable by the sun and that become potential lifesavers. It even publishes tip sheets on preparedness and periodically forwards these to their user base. They offer many other emergency related products including a large 2000-watt solar powered generator and a pocket-sized power cell that’s capable of jump-starting your car. Look for reviews on these and other unique products by Patriot in my future columns.
MSRP: $27 + $9.95 Shipping (free shipping available on 2+ Units)
Note: A no-hassle, 365-day Guarantee, covers 100% of the Patriot Power Cell, and a portion of the sale price is donated to several charities that support our veterans and their families.
Available at: https://bit.ly/2O6BlLq
GADGETEER’s RATING: ★★★★★
Graphic credits: Manufacturer
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