Portronics has launched Charge It, a device that allows you to charge a mobile device such as a mobile phone or a tablet, through your computer using a USB cable. Portronics adds that the feature to charge the device exists by default in mobile phones, but not in tablets. As per the company's official statement, Portronics' new device is the intermediary that allows you to connect a tablet to a computer.
Portronics Charge it
Portronics adds further that by using Charge It, you can charge your tablet directly through the computer. The device enables 1.3A of current, using which the time required to charge tablets can be reduced to less than 4.5 hours. Smartphones can be charged almost at the same speed as on AC adapter. Further, the company adds that most smartphones can be charged within 1-2 hours. Smartphones can be charged through a laptop even when it is in the sleep mode.
In its official statement, Portronics says that except for the Mac, no PC can charge the iPad and Galaxy tablet yet by using a USB cable. Charging a smartphone through the computer takes double the time required to charge it using a AC adapter. Also, the computer has to be switched on for the entire duration of the charging period. Portronics claims that Charge It addresses these problem areas.
The image below depicts the layout for using Charge It. Portronics has priced Charge It at Rs. 799. It is available across the country. Portronics claims further that the device has no additional maintenance cost.
The Charge it layout
Here's a quick look at the specifications of Charge It:
- Dimensions – 47.5 x 24 x 10.8mm (Size of a USB Drive)
- Weight – 10 gm
- Input/ Output Voltage – DC 4.5V – 5.5V
- Over Current Limit – DC 1.4A
- Short Protection Response Time – 2 milliseconds
- Working Temperature – -10°C~ 60°C
- Meets Battery Charging Specifications – BC 1.2 for DCP
- Compatibility – USB 2.0/ 3.0
- Power Requirements FCC, CE and RoHS
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