A Powerbank is an extremely convenient portable charging device that allows you to boost the battery of your smartphone or tablet whilst on the go. They come in all shapes and sizes and some have more charging capabilities than others. In recent years, smartphones and tablets have become ever popular and are forever evolving, meaning that we use them more and more each day whether it be for work or personal use.
As much as we wish this weren’t true, their battery life doesn’t last forever. That’s where Power banks and other Portable Chargers come in. These devices are made up of a unique battery with a circuit to control power flow. Meaning that whilst on the go and when a wall socket is not available to us, we can still charge our phones.
First of all, to use a Powerbank you must make sure the device is full of power itself to be able to provide your smartphone with a battery boost. The way you do this by plugging the USB cord that is supplied with Power charger into the Powerbank and then into the wall socket, or computer. Initially, when the Power bank is not fully charged, a red light will appear indicating this. The device must then be left on charge until a green light shows up letting you know that the device is now fully charged and ready to be used on the go. The Power bank is now at your service for when your smartphone needs a battery boost. When this time comes, using the USB cord connect the Powerbank to your smartphone or tablet and it will begin charging.
Seeing as these portable chargers come in a variety of shapes and have different charging capabilities, the question is often asked: “How many times can my Power bank charge my device?”.
This will all depend on the mAh of your Power bank and also your smartphone. “mAh” stands for milliAmpere hour, which is a measure of a battery’s energy storage capacity. The way in which you can calculate a rough estimate for how many times your device can be charged using these Portable Chargers is by dividing the mAh of the Power bank or portable charger by the mAh of your smartphone or tablet. Below is a table to help you better your understanding of the different types of Power banks and their capabilities.
This table shows a rough estimate of how many times certain smartphones and tablets can be charged by different kinds of Power banks and Portable Chargers.
|Device||Device Battery Capacity (mAh)||Portable Charger (2200mAh)||Portable Charger (4000mAh)||Portable Charger (8000mAh)|
|iPhone 7||1960mAh||Charges device around 1.1 times||Charges device around 2.0 times||Charges Device around 4.0 times|
|Samsung S8||3000mAh||Charges device around 0.7 times||Charges device around 1.3 times||Charges Device around 2.6 times|
|iPad 5th Generation||8820mAh||Charges device around 0.2 times||Charges device around 0.5 times||Charges Device around 0.9 times|
As you can see from the table above, the larger the battery capacity of the Power bank or portable charger, the more battery life it will be able to give your device. Generally, tablets such as the Ipad or the Samsung Pad have much larger batteries than smartphones and therefore Power banks and portable chargers with up to around 8000mAh won’t have the same effect on them as they will on a smartphone. This means that these types of Power banks are more suited to smartphones. Although some of our higher-end models with a larger battery storage capacity can accommodate for this.
However, due to the size of the batteries in tablets, they are made to last a considerable amount longer.
Power banks provide a large branding area and investing in a branded Power bank is a fantastic way to promote your business and brand name as they have become so popular, due to the practical and executive builds.
This would enable your contact details and logo to be visible and mobile as people are always using their smartphones whilst on the go whether it be for work, keeping in contact with someone, checking train times, using them for social media and many more reasons.
All of the latter use up your device’s battery and investing in a branded Power bank to keep your battery full benefits the user with a great convenient product. Therefore, investing in a Printed Power bank would be worth your while, and very well received as a Branded Power Bank gift.
Everyone in Business – Benefits
Promotional Power banks are likely to appeal to anyone involved in business as they enable them to work from out of the office using their smartphone and not have to worry about battery life knowing they have a Power bank as a backup.These Branded Portable Chargers are easy to carry around and simple to use. Furthermore, business people often commute via public transport due to working in a busy city. Public transport can not always be trusted and can often be delayed. Consequently, gifting a Custom Power bank as a corporate giveaway is ideal for the user as it will allow them to use their device to potentially make urgent calls whilst waiting.
Students too have a very busy lifestyle with consecutive lectures and classes all throughout the day. This normally means that a wall socket isn’t always at hand for them. All the while, students are constantly using their smartphones for social media, contacting their friends and family and also for their studies. Their education may require them to access work whilst on the go whether it be checking times and schedules for lectures or accessing documents. As a result of this, having Branded Power bank at hand is an extremely useful way for students to maintain battery life on their smartphones during the day. A great way for Universities and Colleges to engage with the student’s needs would be to hand out these Promotional Power banks at either open days or induction days. Both the Mini Keyring Power bank and the Hue Power bank with Keyring Hole would be hugely popular amongst students.
Event teams – benefits
Custom Power banks are extremely helpful for events teams, as during these events they are on their feet for most of the day interacting with the people around them with limited availability for charge points. For the majority of these events teams, Tablets are a way of storing contact details and data for the event goers. Having your tablet run out of battery during the day would be a critical issue for these teams. This is where a Branded Power bank would become highly convenient by not only providing a battery boost for their device but also displaying the brand logo and contact details.
Festival-goers – Benefits
The main benefit of a Power bank, in general, is that it permits you to charge your smartphone or tablet when you are well without the reach of a wall socket. This applies greatly to the vast amount of festival goers each year. Supplying Promotional Power banks at festivals is an effective way of creating a brand impact as these devices will most certainly be taken back home and used again with the brand image on display.
A practical promotional gift with iconic Rubik’s styling. The mobile charging cable attaches to keyrings to charge the user’s phone wherever they are. USB to micro USB (data cable), Lightning adaptor, USB-C adaptor.
Product Colours: Black
Product Dimensions (mm): 60 x 20 x 20
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Wireless charging couldn’t be easier with the Smart Wireless Fusion. With 20 suction cups, the Smart Wireless Fusion will fix itself to any smooth surface and can charge any QI wireless compatible smartphones. With the additional universal charging cable, your phone doesn’t need wireless charging! This cable works with both Apple Lightning ports and Micro-USB ports; simply flip the charging cable over depending on the phone model!
The Smart Wireless Fusion also features a useful metallic ring hold that can be used to grip your phone and Power bank, or can be used as a reliable and convenient phone stand. With branding areas on both sides of the metallic ring, there is plenty of room to print your brand in either 1-4 spot colour or full colour!
• 4000mAh Powerbank
• QI Wireless Charging
• 2-in-1 Charging Cable
• Lightning & Micro-USB
• 20 Suction Cups
• Metallic Ring Hold
• Phone Stand
Product Size: 116.5 x 65 x 15mm
Logo Printing Area: 48 x 59mm
The NEW Titan Superior 10000 is a powerful executive Power bank delivering more than 10,000mAh. It has an intelligent built-in overcharge and discharge protection. This model has the benefit of two charging ports. One delivers a standard 5v/1 amp while the other port delivers 5v/2.1 amps, the Titan Superior 10000 comes in a white box with full instructions and a micro USB cable. It is suitable for charging smartphones, MP3/4 players, digital cameras and many different types of Tablets. The aluminium casing is ideal for laser engraving or spot colour printing.
Lead Time: 7-14 days
Product Size: 125 x 72 x 14mm
Product Weight: 180g
Logo Printing Area: 142 x 66 mm
Printing Options: 1-4 Spot Colour, Laser Engraving
The Smart Power Candy is an ABS plastic Powerbank with a battery capacity of 2200mAh and a built-in intelligent overcharge and discharge protection and is suitable for charging mobile phones, MP3/4 players, digital cameras and portable gaming devices. The Candy has a vibrant matt plastic casing and a white glossy print area perfect for full colour and spot colour printing.
Available in 6 bright colours.Minimum order quantity of 50 units.
Lead Time: 7-14 days
Product Size: 96mm x 24mm x 22mm Product Weight: 68g
Logo Printing Area: 85mm x 17mm
Printing Options: 1-4 Spot Colour, Full Colour
The Power Pod is an ABS plastic powerbank that has an angled, cylindrical shape. The Pod’s core comes in an extensive range of vibrant colours whilst the outer shell remains white. This design works well when branded as the white shell ensures the logo used does not need to be altered.
The Power Pod comes supplied in a clear plastic presentation box which includes a user manual and a micro USB charging cable for charging the powerbank.
Material: ABS Plastic.
Battery Capacity: 3.7V, 2200 mAh
Back-up power in a thumb size package; the Smart Power Mini is one of the most reliable powerbanks available. Thanks to the Mini’s 2-in-1 reversible Micro USB and Lightning adapter, you can charge most phones on the go. Featuring a 450mAh battery, the Mini is the perfect back-up to keep in your bag or on your keys.
The Mini is available in both black and white, and its long smooth back means it is great for up to 4 spot colour, and full colour printing! With the Mini, you don’t have to worry about charging cables; featuring both the USB cable and the 2-in-1 phone connector, this is the only ‘all in one’ device you will need!
Product Size: 72 x 23 x 18mm
Logo Printing Area: 55 x 18mm
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The legend is true, the Kraken is here! Featuring a 5000mAh battery , and 16 suction cups that will stick to any smooth surface, including your phone which is great for charging on the go. The Kraken also comes with either lightning charging cable or micro USB charging cable, which is securely hidden away on the back of the powerbank close to the suction cups. This product has a premium aluminium finish which is nicely accompanied by a soft ABS base, keeping the Kraken light and secure.
Available in 3 attractive colours; black, silver and gold, which can be branded by either engraving or 4 spot colour print. The massive branding area on the Kraken opens up huge potential for unique designs to make any brand stand out. The top of the product has a USB charging input, which can also output power to charge your phone, a micro USB for output charging, a power button and 4 white LEDs that indicate power levels.
Thanks to the Krakens slim body shape, it can easily slip into a bag or pocket while attached to a phone. The Kraken is a reliable and powerful powerbank, capable of charging on the go in any situation.
Starting from 25 units.
Product Size: 120 x 65 x 8mm
Logo Printing Area: 110 x 52mm
the ultra-slim 4000mAh powerbank that features a unique X power indicator button, and comes in 4 bold pastel colours. Charge anything from your smart phone to your camera, and get at least a full charge depending on usage! Supplied in a white Presentation tuckbox.
Min order of x 50 units
• 4000mAh Powerbank
• Light Weight
• Distinctive Design
• LED Indicators
• Plug & Go
• Slim Body
• Unique Power Level Button
• 2 Branding Areas
Size: 120 x 70 x 10mm, weight 90g
Lead Time 2-3 Weeks. Print Area: Front: 80 x 50mm and Back: 95 x 50mm
One of the newer Powerbank designs for 20171
Features compact 2200mAH battery encased in ABS plastic.
Bright coloured strip trims with useful hole perfect for attaching kerings or carabiners.
Available in 6 Different colours.
Starting from x 50 units.
Item can also be printed digitally for an additional cost.
Whether you decide to charge your devices via charging cable or wirelessly, the Smart Power Wireless wont let you down. Featuring dual USB charging, an LED torch, wireless charging capabilities and a 8000 mAh polymer battery.
The powerbank comes in two different body colours; black and white with two choices of trim colours; silver or gold. Printable up to 5 spot colour or full colour on both the front and back depending upon size of artwork. With the smooth matte plastic finish, full colour print works really well around the centre QI symbol.
Unfortunately, mobile phones like the iPhone 6/7 amongst others don’t feature wireless charging capabilities. Luckily, we are offering a thin and flexible accessory that sits on the back of your phone and plugs into the phones power port. With this accessory, your phone would work on wireless devices similar to the Smart Power Wireless.
As the Smart Wireless isn’t much bigger than an iPhone, it fits comfortably in a pocket or bag alongside your phone. As the mobile phone market grows with wireless charging in mind, the Smart Power Wireless is a great powerbank to have by your side.
Size: 148 x 71 x 11 mmF
Print Area: 143m x 55mm
White Item can also be printed digitally.
Slim, premium, powerbank; the Smart Arch boasts a sylish aluminium body and easily accessable white ports. As the Arch is so light, it is the perfect companion for any trip. Whether you have a black body finish, or silver, you won’t be disappointed by the class finish of the Arch.
• Slim Size
• Power LEDs
• Pocket Power
• Mobile Size
• Quick & Easy
Lead Time: 3 Weeks +
Product Size: 110 x 68 x 10mm
Product Weight: 103g
Logo Printing Area: 100 x 50mm
Printing Options: 1-4 Spot Colour, Laser Engraving, UV Full Colour
*Also available in 8000mAh
Colours available in Light Copper Gold, Silver, Black, Green, and Navy Blue.
Smart Army Hub; the easiest and most convenient cable accessory available. Featuring a simple 3 option switch that will push power to one of the three cables.
The Smart Army Hub has three different cable options; Micro USB, Lightning Cable and the 30-pin Apple charger for iPhone 4s and below. On the back of the product, there is a switch that can be easily changed to feed power to the specific cable.
This product comes in 6 different colours that will suit any brand, especially with its wide branding area with up to 4 spot colour. This products durable shell and soft flexible cables makes it a great product, especially with its multiple colour choices and wide branding area.
Lead Time: 3-4 Weeks
Product Size: 93 x 25 x 17mm
Product Weight: 22.5g
Logo Printing Area: 75 x 15mm
Printing Options: 1-4 Spot Colour, Full Colour
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