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What is a Powerbank?

What is a powerbank?

Simply put, powerbanks are portable devices that allow electronic devices, such as mobile phones, to be charged when the user isn’t near a plug socket. Or in other words, they are life savers when your mobile reaches that dreaded 20%.

The name power bank can be likened to a financial bank where funds can be deposited, stored, and withdrawn when needed. These items are also often referred to as portable chargers, as they can charge items thanks to the power that has been deposited and stored in the powerbanks, without the need to be connected to the mains during charging.

Although our portable charges are most commonly used to charge mobile phones, this isn’t all that they are capable of charging. Our powerbanks can charge any electronic device that has a USB cable. So, whether it is your iPad, digital camera or laptop that needs that extra boost, simply plug it into one of our devices and are ready to go.

What is mAH

Different powerbanks hold different amounts of charge, known as mAh. The higher the mAH the more power the powerbank will be able to provide your device with.

Here is the method to find Watt Hours: Just take Milliamp Hours/1000 x Voltage = Watt Hours (mAh)/1000 x (V) = (Wh). For example, our Powerbank Plus which has an 8000 mAh and an output voltage of 40 = 8000 mAh / 1000 = (8 x 5V) 40-Watt Hours.

Our Shirt Powerbanks and Powerbanks Pluses have two USB ports, which means that that they can charge two devices at the same time. Thanks to their large capacity, they are perfect for dual charging and should be able to fully charge two phones at the same time.

So if you are looking for a device that you can take with you no matter where you go, to ensure your phone will never lose charge you need to invest in a powerbank!

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How to Use Our Personaliser Like a Pro!

our online personaliser allows you to design your own powerbanks

Here at Personalised Powerbank, we aim to make designing your very own powerbank as easy as possible! Which is why we have our online designer that allows you to add your text and images to a power bank, whilst providing a live preview. This way you can see exactly what your design will look like before you make your purchase.

If you would like a quick overview of how to use our designer, then you can watch our ‘how to’ video that is on our homepage. This video looks at the whole process of ordering your powerbank, but if you would like to learn how to create the best designs and use our personaliser like a pro, then read on.

Personaliser Top Tips

1.      Some of our powerbanks are available in several colours. When you create your design, it is only printed onto one side of the powerbank, so make sure you like the colour you choose as this colour will be fully visible on the back.

2.      When you upload a photo onto one of our powerbanks, it will be inserted the same way around as the way it has been saved. If you would like the picture to be landscape, you simply use the arrow keys under the ‘add image’ button to rotate the image.

3.      Our personaliser allows you to upload both jpeg images and PNG images onto your powerbanks, allowing you to create beautiful designs.

4.      You can add up to three images onto our powerbanks. To do this upload your first image (this will be your background image), then click the dropdown that says, ‘background-image’ and select the ‘middle image’. Then upload your second image. If you want a third image simple select ‘foreground image’ and upload your next image.

5.      When adding text to an image, you can write more than one line of text in each text box option. Simple press the enter button, to add another line. There are three different boxes so that you can move different the bits of text to 3 different places.

So, what are you waiting for, start designing your new Personalised Powerbank today!

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8 Facts You May Not Know About Personalised Powerbanks

This week here at Personalised Powerbank, we look at some facts you may not know about our powerbanks.

8 Facts You May Not Know About Personalised Powerbanks

Powerbanks can charge any electronic device

Although our Powerbanks are most commonly used to charge mobile phones, this isn’t all that they are capable of charging. Our powerbanks can charge any electronic device that has a USB cable. So, whether it is your iPad, digital camera or laptop that needs that extra boost, simply plug it into one of our devices and are ready to go.

Some of our Powerbanks can charge two devices at the same time

Our Shirt Powerbanks and Powerbanks Pluses have two USB ports, which means that that they can charge two devices at the same time. Thanks to their large capacity, they are perfect for dual charging and should be able to fully charge two phones at the same time.

The fastest way to charge your phone

Smartphones are constantly browsing for data, receiving data and updating the latest software, all of which consumes more battery power. So, if you want your phone to charge quicker, whether it’s using a powerbank or a plug socket, put your phone on aeroplane mode.

How Is Wh Calculated?

Here is the method to find Watt Hours: Just take Milliamp Hours/1000 x Voltage = Watt Hours (mAh)/1000 x (V) = (Wh). For example, our Powerbank Plus which has an 8000 mAh and an output voltage of 40 = 8000 mAh / 1000 = (8 x 5V) 40 Watt Hours.

PowerBanks are prohibited in the cargo hold on flights

Airlines do not allow power banks in the cargo luggage for safety reasons. Power banks are essentially batteries that utilize lithium cells that are more likely to combust and are therefore prohibited for cargo transport, as part of air-transport regulations. They are however allowed to be taken on board in hand luggage. To find out more click here.

You can also create your own Gift Box to hold your Powerbank

For only an extra £10.00, each of our powerbanks is available with a gift box which has laser engraved foam inside to perfectly hold the powerbank in place. The lid of the box can then also be personalised using our online design portal to create a special gift that looks great and can also be kept as a memento.

Wireless chargers are available at Personalised Powerbank

Our Desk-O changer is easy to design and even easier to use. Simple plug your wireless charger into a USB port, place your phone up against it and you are ready to go. Effortless charging just like that.

Delivery in 3 business days

No matter which powerbank you choose, or your order total, you will receive free delivery and because our offices are within the UK, you will receive your powerbank within 3 businesses days.

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When to Purchase a Personalised Powerbank!

When to Purchase a Personalised Powerbank!

How do you feel when your phone loses battery when you’re out of the house? Do you panic because you can’t text your friend back? Do you get withdraw symptoms because you can’t check social media? Or do you smile because you know that you have your Personalised Powerbank on you and can charge on the go?

If you didn’t choose the last option then it’s about time you purchase your very own personalised powerbank, but don’t just choose any powerbank, choose one that you can make your own, choose a Personalised Powerbank.

The personalisation part of our powerbanks is what makes them different and creates several reasons why you should buy a Personalised Powerbank.

  • Add your image to one of our power banks to create an ideal birthday or Christmas present for friends and family.
  • Commemorate an anniversary, wedding, stag do, hen night or a special day out.
  • Keep a favourite photograph of your children with you all the time. It’s a 21st century alternative to keeping a photo in your wallet.
  • A branded power bank is a great way to remember a great sporting event or occasion
  • Our Shirt Powerbanks are the perfect gift for presentation evening and sports events.
  • Design your personalised powerbank for a lasting memento of a special holiday, festival or trip
  • Print a photo of your pet and keep your favourite fluffy friend with you always!
  • As a going-away or graduation gift for students, or anyone going travelling. Be the one who makes sure they can get online no matter how far away from the UK they go
  • Print a custom logo power bank. It’s a great and visible advert for your business endeavours, and a personalised powerbank with your logo is both memorable and functional!
  • Buy a power bank for customers or clients as a corporate gift. Power banks can even make a great gift set, showing a valued customer how much their partnership means to you

So, what are you waiting for, design and purchase your own personalised powerbank today!

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Powerbanks on Planes

Powerbanks on Planes

The topic of powerbanks on planes has been in the news again recently. As a Virgin Atlantic flight has made an emergency landing in Boston after a fire broke out on board.

Police believe a mobile phone power bank may have caused the fire as a device was found between the cushions of the seat where the blaze started.

No major injuries were reported, and all 217 passengers were safely evacuated from the aircraft at Boston’s Logan International Airport. Click here to find out more.

It is not the first instance where a portable charger was thought to be the cause of a plane fire.

Why are power banks prohibited in the cargo hold on flights?

Airlines do not allow power banks in the cargo luggage for the purpose of safety. Power banks are essentially batteries that utilize lithium cells. Lithium batteries are more likely to combust, and are therefore prohibited for cargo transport, as part of air-transport regulations.

So, you don’t want them in the baggage compartment. If they’re taken on board as hand baggage, in the rare situation that they may catch fire, they can be dealt with more easily as there are fire extinguishers in the cabin.

What kind of power banks are allowed on planes?

The following rules are according to the Civil Aviation Administration in China. These rules are standard for many airlines around the world:

  1. Power bank must be carried for personal use.
  2. Power bank must only be carried in hand luggage or carried around. It is not allowed to carry power banks in checked luggage.
  3. If the rated power is less than 100Wh, power banks can be carried without approval; power banks with the power between 100Wh and 160Wh can be carried after approval of air carrier. However, each passenger is only allowed to carry no more than two power banks.
  4. It is not allowed to carry the power banks with power higher than 160Wh or the power banks without identified rated power and with rated power unable to be worked out with the marked parameters. Attachment: Calculation methods for the rated power of power banks.”

How Is Wh Calculated?

Here is the method to find Watt Hours: Just take Milliamp Hours/1000 x Voltage = Watt Hours (mAh)/1000 x (V) = (Wh)

For example, our Powerbank Plus which has an 8000 mAh and an output voltage of 40 =

8000 mAh / 1000 = (8 x 5V) 40 Watt Hours

Does My Power Bank Need Any Protections to Fly With?

The number of protections found in power banks depends on who produced it. A RAVPower power bank typically features these common protections:

  • Over Current Protection: Stops the power bank from delivering a current that exceeds the amplitude of the connected device. Safety mechanisms like circuit breakers, overcurrent relays, and fuses provide instantaneous protection.
  • Over Charge Protection: Prevents the power bank from continuing to charge a device that is outside the protection range (3.00 V to 4.20 V). This will avoid thermal runaway.
  • Short Circuit Protection: This is another type of overcurrent protection. In this situation, the protection ensures that there is always a direct path for the current to travel. This prevents the cell from overheating which can cause a fire.
  • Over-Discharge Protection: Stops the discharge rate from falling below 2.7 V/cell to 3.00 V/cell. This reduces battery cell stress and allows some extra power to self-discharge down to 2.50 V/cell. When that happens, the lithium-ion battery will “sleep” to protect against itself.
  • High-Temperature Protection: Prevents the power bank from charging or discharging when battery temperature exceeds 60°/140F*.

Our Powerbanks (PB01, PB119 and PB116) have passed allitridum simulation, thermal, vibration, shock, external short circuit impact and forced discharge tests, which meet the United Nations “recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods” manual of Tests and Criteria (ST/SG/AC.10/11/Rev.6), Part 111 sub-section.

To order your Personalised Powerbank today please click here!