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TekCharge MP1800 FAQ

Compatibility 
Adapters
Using TekCharge MP1800
General Information

Compatibility

1. Will TekCharge MP1800 work with my device?
  TekCharge MP1800 works with hundreds of personal electronic devices. For a list of compatible devices, go to: TekCharge MP1800 Compatibility

2. If my device is not listed on the compatibility list, will it work with TekCharge MP1800?
 

TekCharge MP1800 works with most devices that require 5V. The compatibility obstacle for TekCharge MP1800 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 MP1800 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 MP1800. However, if you cannot find your specific model in the compatibility list, but see similar models, it is likely that TekCharge MP1800 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.


Adapters

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 MP1800. 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 MP1800 can be purchased through the Tekkeon online store.

5. Can I obtain adapters that are not included with the TekCharge MP1800?
  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 MP1800

7. How does TekCharge MP1800 work?
  TekCharge MP1800 has an internal lithium ion battery, that powers and/or charges connected devices. While TekCharge MP1800 is connected, it powers and charges the device battery, so the device can be used while its battery is being charged. TekCharge MP1800 discharges power from its battery as it powers and charges a device, so the battery eventually must be recharged.

8. What do I need to use TekCharge MP1800?
  You need your device that is to be charged, TekCharge MP1800, the appropriate power adapter and retractable USB cable or USB device cable.

9. What's included with TekCharge MP1800?
 
TekCharge MP1800 comes with:
Retractable USB cable
User guide
Universal adapter kit with drawstring tote and seven adapter tips for connection to:
- Blackberry (mini USB)
- LG mobile phones
- Motorola mobile phones (mini USB)
- Nokia mobile phones
- Samsung mobile phones
- Sony Ericsson mobile phones
- iPad/iPhone/iPod (using device USB cable)

10. Is TekCharge MP1800 easy to set up?
  Yes. You simply connect the retractable USB cable between TekCharge MP1800 and the device.

11. Do I have to remove the batteries from my device to charge the device batteries?
  No, you do not need to remove the batteries from the device. TekCharge MP1800 simply connects to the external power jack on your device.

12. How can I determine the remaining battery capacity?
  Indicators on the top of TekCharge MP1800 provide a visual indication of the remaining capacity. These same indicators also indicate the power level when you are charging the TekCharge MP1800 internal battery.

13. Do all portable devices have a power jack?
  No, not all portable electronic devices include a power jack. TekCharge MP1800 can only be used with devices that include a power jack.

14. How long can I use TekCharge MP1800 with my device before recharging the internal battery?
  The length of time TekCharge MP1800 can be used to power and/or charge your device depends on the device it is charging. Following is the approximate time that TekCharge MP1800 will power each device:

Portable Device Power on the Go
Mobile phone 17 hours of talk time
Smart phones 12 hours of talk time
PDAs 6 hours
Portable media players 8 hours of playback
Bluetooth headsets 70 hours of talk time
MP3 players 40 hours of audio playback
iPad 5.5 hours of surfing on Wi-Fi
5.5 hours of video playback
iPhone 40 hours of audio playback,
12 hours of video playback
iPod touch 46 hours of audio playback,
11 hours of video playback
iPod classic 165 hours of audio playback,
28 hours of video playback
Zune® 175 hours of audio playback,
23 hours of video playback

15. If both my device and TekCharge MP1800 are out of power, can I charge them both together?
 

Yes, you can charge both TekCharge MP1800 and your device by connecting TekCharge MP1800 to a power outlet while connected to your device.


16. Can TekCharge MP1800 provide my device with too much voltage?
 

No. TekCharge MP1800 regulates the output voltage so it will not overpower your device.


17. How do I use the emergency flashlight?
 

To use the emergency flashlight on the end of TekCharge MP1800, simply switch on the flashlight power.

General Information

18. How long is the TekCharge MP1800 warranty?
 

TekCharge MP1800 comes with a one-year limited warranty.


19. What safety features do Tekkeon batteries provide?
 
Flame-retardant plastics that exceed industry requirements
Control of battery voltage and charging current through standards-based algorithms
Safey mechanisms to prevent over-charging (over-discharging, over-current, short circuit)
Charge rates that comply with battery cell manufacturer recommendations
 
 

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