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.
CREVIX 2500 Stylish flat powerbank with a capacity of 2500 mAh and input/output 5V/1A.
The design makes this item ideally suitable for digital printing, to give your powerbank an even greater exposure. Produced at a SMETA 4 Pillar factory and passing all required product compliance test, this is one of the safest powerbanks on the planet. Including built-in micro-USB charging cable.
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SHADES 8400 SHADES 8400 is a slim design aluminium Powerbank with 2 USB ports, 2 built-in charging cables (for both micro USB and lightning), a battery capacity of 8400 mAh,
input 5V/2A & output 5V/2.4A and comes in 6 trendy colours. Including charging cable.
Gold, Pink, Grey, Green, White, Black
Subject to stock availability at the time of ordering
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SKINNY 5000 Lightweight and ultra-thin design power bank with power indicator. Including a high capacity (5000 mAh) Li-ion polymer battery with an input of 5V/1A and 5V/2A and
an output of 5V.1A to charge your devices fast. Includes micro USB cable.
Subject to stock availability at the time of ordering.
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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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1200 mAh Power Bank. The Span power bank has a 1,200 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery and provides power to charge smartphones, MP3 players, and many other devices. It also features a key ring for easy carrying. USB to Micro USB charging cable included. Input 5V/1A, output 5V/1A. Supplied in a white blank gift box. Plastic.
Print Area; 10mm x 70mm – can be printed digitally for an additional cost.
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Emergency 1800 mAh power bank keychain. This pocket sized powerbank includes a keyring to ensure you are never without power and is ideal for emergency situations. The 1800 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer Grade A battery device is enough to charge smartphones, MP3 players and other devices. Includes a USB to Micro USB charging cable. Input: 5V/800mA; Output: 5V/1A. Supplied in a blank white gift box. ABS Plastic.
Available in White, Green, Blue
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Stylish soft touch charger with twin USB port for maximum speed and power. Allows for the charging of two devices simultaneously with a rapid charge (2.1A) of smartphones and tablets. Power indicator shows remaining battery power in the unit and illuminates your logo. Available in 4000 mAh battery capacity. Larger battery capacities available on request.
Battery specification: Li-ion Battery PL552540
Charging time (Hours): 2.5
Input power: 5V-2A
Output power: 5V-2.1A
LED-color / WH,BL, RD, OR, GR
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2.1A output. The logo is illuminated for that extra touch of class. Supplied with built-in/removable connecting cables for most phones. (Micro and 8 pin)
Battery specification: Li-Polymer
Input power: 2A
Output power: 2.1A
LED: WH, BL, RD, OR, GR
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Ultra slim power bank for all your gadgets. Features a large branding area for mirror effect, 4 col process, solid cols and subtle engraving. 4000 mAh battery, 1.5A output and LED digital display to show battery power remaining in the unit.
Battery specification: Li-Polymer 4000mAh
Batteries quantity: 1
Charging time (Hours): 2.5
Input power: 1.5A
Output power: 1.5A
LED / LED-color : LED / Blue
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This ultra-slim credit card sized powerbank with extendible USB port fits perfectly in your wallet or pocket. Fully charged, it can provide up to 1,5 hours of extra use of your phone. This sophisticated gadget has a large branding area and comes with a leather look travel pouch.
Battery specification: Li-Ion Polymer
Output power: 5V 1A
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Portable powerbank for smartphones and tablets (2.1A) with a W-cable. This sleek powerbank provides express battery charging with overcharge protection.
Battery specification: Li-Polymer 6000mAh
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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
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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
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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
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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