The popularity of power banks is exploding as the slim convenient gadgets become trendy, especially among the tech-savvy crowd. For the most part, you know that you use a power bank to power up your cell phone when it’s dead, and you are not near a power outlet.
However, Power banks can also be used for other unknown and subtle things that we would like to talk about in this article.
1. Power banks are now solar powered and environmentally friendly
Did you know that power banks are now solar-powered, which simply means that you do not have to plug it into the outlet to charge the bank before using it? For the outdoorsy types, this is the best of both worlds. Imagine that you are on a weeklong camping trip when you are exploring the area, you can leave the power bank charging using the solar panels it comes equipped with on the outside of your carrier bag and then uses it at night when you pitch your tent.
How does this Power Bank help protect the environment?
In a roundabout way, the power bank is environmentally friendly for this reason. And that is the lithium-ion battery inside every power bank.
Lithium-ion batteries are also considered environmentally friendly because, first of all, they are long-lasting, and second of all, they are rechargeable, which means that you will be using a lot less of them than the standard AA batteries or disposable alkaline batteries which contain particular heavy substances.
These heavy substances like lead, cadmium, and nickel are a significant determinant of water and soil pollution when they are disposed of irregularly.
These items are toxic to every plant and animal life that resides in the area around where they are disposed of. People who touch or inhale will be subject to diseases like cancer, which also runs several generations deep. When the plant and animal life is infected, any humans consuming them as food could also be infected with the contamination.
Another advantage of the lithium-terminal is its low discharge, so even if it’s not used for a long time, it does not need to be charged as often. This reduces the loss of electrical energy that has to be dispersed when charging frequently.
Even if the power bank is not used, there will not be a lot of discharge of electricity in the bank because of the low release, which basically means that a fully powered bank will still have power three months later, unlike other unchangeable batteries that still drain their energy even though it has not been used in a while.
We do recommend that an unused power bank be charged every three months or so. Moreover, with the above reasons, yes, we may consider a power bank environmentally.
2. Power banks as advertising devices
For a business looking for a unique business opportunity, there are marketing companies that will create branded power banks with your business name, logo, message, and contact information as well as address.
Besides, a power bank is not an object that will degrade within 1 or 2 years, plus when it is still in use, it will be carried so your business will have maximum exposure. For example, rice dishes come in many forms, including glass plates, plastic plates, zinc plates, melamine plates, and even paper plates made from water hyacinths. These plates have the brand embossed on them to create exposure for the company. Similarly, you can create a cover for the power bank made from a cheap plastic band with a call to action message and other promo ideas for your business. Generally, you can use the following ways to achieve this idea.
Zipped pocket, zip case, any hard case, for example, like a CD case that is waterproof, shockproof, has a storage area for the power bank charger and charger cable. You can actually have such a case molded to your specific dimensions that are useful and practical.
Clear soft plastic tubes, which are PET, can work excellently for this project because you want a transparent outer case with the advantage being that the product is visible inside.
3. Power Banks as a backup battery
The similarity of the backup battery to the power bank
You might be wondering why there are so many backup batteries for sale today and if you can’t use a power bank for the job so that you can stop buying so many batteries.
The issue between the backup battery and the power bank answer is that they are both hardly different when it comes to their assembly. Both have the same main components which include
- The outer structure material that may be made of plastic or metal, such as aluminum, etc.
- Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) or Li-Polymer (Lithium Polymer) batteries
- Cycle to optimize Or protection circuit against the danger that may be caused by a short circuit
- Accessories included in the kit, such as a charging cable, charger for various phone models.
Well, it’s in the components that make a difference in price. Moreover, it is the price that will be a significant determinant if you will just get a backup battery or a power bank.
The power bank may be a bit higher when it comes to price than the regular backup battery; however, the power bank lasts longer, so in the long run, it might be more economical to use it as your backup battery.
4. Power banks charge other less common electronics
I am sure you’ve asked yourself if your power bank can charge something else other than your smartphone. The power bank can charge any item that is within its voltage capacity range. For example, if you want to charge your laptop, then you will require a power bank with a higher voltage output of about 16V to 20V.
However, most power banks have and use 5V USB outlets, which basically means that without a power bank with a higher capacity output, it might not be possible to charge your laptop or any other item for that matter.
Because most of the smaller power banks have an output of 5V, you will only be able to charge your smartphone or other smaller devices. But did you know that you can use a power bank to fire up your TV?
Yes, it is definitely possible to watch TV, run the fans or coolers and even power up your drone. Those higher voltage power banks do this. So if you think the following items are necessary for your livelihood, then you should invest in the aforementioned higher voltage power banks.
5. USB-C and Wireless Power Banks
The quick advancement of modern mobile technology has infused today’s portable power banks with the latest in USB-C charging capabilities to get back to your day quickly.
These power banks are very capable of charging not only your mobile devices but also your laptops and other devices as well.
They are usually constructed with premium materials to provide a 92% efficient battery cell, which provides a reliable charging experience. They are blazing fast, so the iPad Mini can charge 3.5 hours more quickly than with the typical power bank.
They provide 10k and above mAh capacity, which is equivalent to 500+ recharges, and they have enough ability almost instantly to charge most devices and provide the fastest charge possible.
They also incorporate multiple layers of safety protection into the box so that your equipment will be as safe as possible. The foundation of this safety comes from the Grade A lithium-ion polymer cells. This has been combined with a four-layer smart safety protection circuit that protects from burnout, shorts, and other common portable battery issues that come up with the competition. The power bank within this battery will also automatically adjust to the device that has been connected to it.
The power output levels are based on the connection instead of providing one standard flow rate.
They are compatible with specific Bluetooth devices, GPS units, older generation Apple products like the iPod classic or Nano, the LG G2, or the HP Touchpad. They also have an easy LED indication system that shows the charging and discharging status. As long as you are using a charging cord that came with your device, the experience using this external portable battery is virtually effortless.
You can charge more than one device because they have dual output ports that will charge two devices at the same time. This is where the up to 3.1 amps of output comes into play. For example, the left port offers a 5V 2.1A charging experience, while the right port provides a 5V 1.0A charging experience.
The input which is for charging the power bank is usually directly positioned in-between these two output ports, allowing for more efficient user experience.
Instead of having charging cords coming out in multiple directions, the flow of this design is simplistic yet functional and still keeps the preferred smart device fully charged.
Similarly, some of the newer power banks have wireless charging capabilities to help you eliminate the need for wires and cords.