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TekCharge MP1580
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TekCharge MP1580 FAQ

Using TekCharge MP1580
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1. Will TekCharge MP1580 work with my device?

TekCharge MP1580 works with hundreds of personal electronic devices. For a list of compatible devices, go to: TekCharge MP1580 Compatibility

The MP1580 is compatible with devices that require less than 1000 mA. Due to the increased output required by many smartphones (such as Droid, Evo and Nexus) the MP1550 must not be used to power or charge these phones. The TekCharge MP1860A, however, is ideal for these phones.

2. If my device is not listed on the compatibility list, will it work with TekCharge MP1580?

TekCharge MP1580 works with most devices that require 5V. The compatibility obstacle for TekCharge MP1580 is the physical connection to the power jack. Device manufacturers all use varying types of jacks, so an adapter must be used to connect the TekCharge MP1580 cable to the device, or you can use your USB device cable in place of the adapter.

The adapters that fit a majority of the jack types are included with TekCharge MP1580. However, if you cannot find your specific model in the compatibility list, but see similar models, it is likely that TekCharge MP1580 will work with your device. You can assume that the model has not been included in the compatibility list, as we have not yet identified the adapter type on that specific device.

Tekkeon makes every effort to identify the adapter plug requirements of new devices. However, due to the large number of devices available, we are not able to identify the adapter requirements for every device.


3. How do I know which adapter to use with my device?
  The size of each adapter plug varies to match the device. To determine which adapter to use, connect each of the included adapters to your device. The correct adapter will fit securely.

4. Will the same adapter work for all my devices?
  The type of adapter required depends on the device. Several of the most common adapters are included with TekCharge MP1580. If your other devices require different adapters, you simply remove one adapter and replace it with the second adapter. Most adapters not included with TekCharge MP1580 can be purchased through the Tekkeon online store.

5. Can I obtain adapters that are not included with the TekCharge MP1580?
  Yes. For a nominal fee, you can purchase additional adapters from the Tekkeon online store.

6. Can I obtain a replacement adapter if I lose one?
  Yes. For a nominal fee, you can purchase replacement adapters from the Tekkeon online store.

Using TekCharge MP1580

7. How does TekCharge MP1580 work?
  TekCharge MP1580 uses two or four rechargeable or alkaline AA batteries. With the batteries installed, TekCharge MP1580 is connected to a mobile phone or other personal electronic device through its power jack. While TekCharge MP1580 is connected, it powers and charges the device battery, so the device can be used while its battery is being charged. TekCharge MP1580 discharges power from the batteries as it powers and charges a device, so the batteries eventually must be recharged or replaced.

8. What do I need to use TekCharge MP1580?
  You need your device that is to be charged, TekCharge MP1580 with two or four AA batteries, and the appropriate power adapter and retractable USB cable or USB device cable.

9. What's included with TekCharge MP1550?
TekCharge MP1580 comes with:
Retractable input/output cord
Micro USB adapter tip
Mini USB adapter tip
User guide

10. Is TekCharge MP1580 easy to set up?
  Yes. You simply install the batteries and connect the retractable USB cable to between TekCharge MP1580 and the device.

11. Do I have to remove the batteries from my device to charge the device batteries?
  No, you do not remove the batteries from the device. TekCharge MP1580 simply connects to the external power jack on your device..

12. Do all portable devices have a power jack?
  No, not all portable electronic devices include a power jack. TekCharge MP1580 can only be used with devices that include a power jack.

13. What type of batteries does TekCharge MP1580 require?
  To use TekCharge MP1580, you must insert two or four rechargeable or alkaline batteries.

14. Will TekCharge MP1580 charge rechargeable AA batteries?
  Yes, TekCharge MP1580 will charge two or four rechargeable AA batteries in three or six hours (respectively), when connected to a high-powered USB port.

15. How long can I use TekCharge MP1580 with my device before replacing the batteries?
  The length of time TekCharge MP1580 can be used to power and/or charge your device depends on the device it is charging. Following is the approximate time that TekCharge MP1580 will power each device:

Portable Device Power on the Go
Mobile phone 12 hours of talk time
Smart phones 8 hours of talk time
PDAs 5 hours
Portable media players 5 hours of playback
Bluetooth headsets 50 hours of talk time
MP3 players 28 hours of audio playback
iPhone 5
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G
28 hours of audio playback,
8 hours of video playback
iPod touch 32 hours of audio playback,
11 hours of video playback
iPod classic 118 hours of audio playback,
20 hours of video playback

16. Can TekCharge MP1580 provide my device with too much voltage?

No. TekCharge MP1580 regulates the output voltage so it will not overpower your device.

17. Will TekCharge MP1580 overcharge my rechargeable batteries?

No. TekCharge MP1580 includes charging circuitry that will ensure it does not overcharge your rechargeable batteries.

18. If both my device and TekCharge MP1580 rechargeable batteries are out of power, can I charge them both together?

Yes, you can charge both the installed rechargeable batteries and your device by connecting TekCharge MP1580 to a power outlet or computer USB port while connected to your device.

General Information

19. How long is the TekCharge MP1580 warranty?

TekCharge MP1580 comes with a one-year limited warranty.


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