Garry McBride writes
I’m going to be away from a power source while travelling. What can I pack so that I can still use my phone?
You will be lucky to get more than a day’s use out of most smartphones. Their screens and processors eat power, even if you take preventive measures such as switching off the 3G/4G signal.
A good idea is to pack a pre charged Power Bank. The iTECH400A, for example, has a 1000mAh Lithium Ion battery. This is enough power to enable 3 more extra day’s careful smartphone use. It is compatible with devices that charge via a USB – iPhones, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry handsets will be compatible – the other benefit of this device is that it has 400 Cold Cranking Amps which means it can jump start your car if your car battery is flat. You no longer have to carry jumper leads!
If you are looking for something bigger and more powerful, the new iTECH900A is the one for you, it has a 20000mAh Lithium Ion battery which is almost 5 days worth of extra power. It also has enough power to jump start large diesel engines up to 5L.
An iTechworld Jump Starter Power Bank is definitely going to help you for a few days extra charge on your phone, but what if you are going to be travelling for a longer period of time, with no access to mains power? Living in Australia, Solar Power seems like an obvious choice, however the technology to charge a phone direct from a Solar Panel has not been readily available in a small and portable format. The iTechworld Solar Smart Charger changes the game when it comes to portability, it folds flat (Closed Size:160*225*40mm Weight 350g) and can be stored in a glove box or bag but also packs enough wattage to charge a smart phone direct. Another added feature is that it has a 12v female cigarette socket, enabling items such as Satellite Navigation systems to be charged directly from the sun. This handy device can also be used to charge the iTECH400A or the iTECH900A. Larger size solar panels need regulators to use them as they can provide a lot of current. The iTechworld Solar Smart Charger can be used directly on a device with no regulator required.