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November 4, 2014updated 21 Oct 2016 4:14pm

Schneider Electric to charge your smart phone

Industry energy giant moves into device recharging with battery pack

By Sam

Schneider Electric, the energy giant usually associated with primary and back up power for data centres and large critical infrastructure buildings announced the APC Mobile Power Pack range of for mobile charging for all smartphone and tablets – or any device which can be charged using a USB cable.

The firm’s lightweight external batteries enable a greater range of apps to be used for longer periods, including energy sapping applications which use location services and GPS.

Dale Wrangles, UK Vice President, Schneider Electric said, "We all need more battery life at some time or other, either at home, on our travels or at work. APC Mobile Power Pack has been designed to ensure that we can utilise the apps we need when we need them – whether that means being able to download email and documents, tweet, access gaming accounts or upload pictures and videos at festivals. APC Mobile Power Pack means you don’t have to keep a wary eye on the battery indicator because your device has a large high resolution screen."

APC Mobile Power Pack external battery packs come in two sizes; M5 (5000mAh) and M10 (10,000mAh). The smaller M5 weighs in at 142g and measures under 108mm x 65mm x 15mm, packing enough energy to charge the average smartphone twice. M5 weighs 243g and measures under 147mm x 89mm x 14mm, it provides one full charge for a tablet or four smartphone charges.

Available in a contemporary high key gloss white or black finish, APC Mobile Power Pack looks right at home alongside today’s stylish smart devices. They incorporate Lithium Polymer battery technology which can be charged twice as many times as Lithium Ion equivalents, to ensure a lasting and reliable working life. Externally, APC Mobile Power Pack provides two output USB connections allowing two devices to be charged simultaneously, and a 4-LED battery capacity indicator.

The battery packs are charged using a supplied micro USB connector; charge times are typically 4 hours (M5) and 8 hours (M10).
Both external batteries are remarkably efficient at storing charges and can be left in laptop bags, handbags, rucksacks and the like for weeks on end with no significant energy loss. When called upon, APC Mobile Power Pack can be depended upon to get your devices up and running reliably. The M5 and M10 work by charging the device’s internal battery in place of a mains electricity supply.

Schneider Electric has also built-in protection features to ensure long and safe operation of APC Mobile Power Pack. "Many low cost external batteries on the market do not incorporate controls to protect against common problems such as over-charging, over-discharge or over-temperature. Such conditions could result in premature battery degradation, over heating or even complete melt down in extreme circumstances.

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