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TekCharge MP1820 FAQ

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1. Will TekCharge MP1820 work with my device?
  TekCharge MP1820 works with hundreds of personal electronic devices. For a list of compatible devices, go to: TekCharge MP1820 Compatibility

2. If my device is not listed on the compatibility list, will it work with TekCharge MP1820?

TekCharge MP1820 works with most devices that require 5V. The compatibility obstacle for TekCharge MP1820 is the physical connection to the power jack. Device manufacturers all use varying types of jacks so TekCharge MP1820 connects to your device in two way: the power pack can connect to a device using the user’s own USB device cable or you can use adapter to connect to your device. If you use your device cable, the USB connector plugs into the battery, and the opposite end into the mobile device.

Alternatively, an adapter can be used to connect the TekCharge MP1820 cable to the device. Micro USB and Mini USB adapters that fit a majority new mobile devices are included with TekCharge MP1820. However, if you cannot find your specific model in the compatibility list, but see similar models, it is likely that TekCharge MP1820 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. Micro USB and Mini USB adapters that fit a majority new mobile devices are included with TekCharge MP1820. 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 MP1820 can be purchased through the Tekkeon online store. Check out our full line of TekCharge MP1820 adapters.

5. Can I obtain adapters that are not included with the TekCharge MP1820?
  Yes. For a nominal fee, you can purchase additional TekCharge MP1820 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 TekCharge MP1820 adapters from the Tekkeon online store.

Using TekCharge MP1820

7. How does TekCharge MP1820 work?
  TekCharge MP1820 has an internal, rechargeable lithium ion battery, that powers and/or charges a connected device. While TekCharge MP1820 is connected, it powers and charges the device battery, so the device can be used while its battery is being charged. TekCharge MP1820 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 MP1820?
  In addition to your device that is to be charged and TekCharge MP1820, you need the appropriate power adapter and retractable USB cable or USB device cable.

9. What's included with TekCharge MP1820?
TekCharge MP1820 Pocket Power Pack
Retractable USB input/output cable
Mini USB adapter tip
Micro USB adapter tip
User guide

Note that the Mini and Micro USB adapter tips are compatible with many mobile phones and smartphones, including:
- Blackberry
- LG
- Motorola
- Nokia
- Samsung
- Sony Ericsson

10. Is TekCharge MP1820 easy to set up?
  Yes. You simply connect the USB device cable or the retractable USB cable/adapter between TekCharge MP1820 and your portable device.

11. Must I remove the batteries from my device to charge the device batteries?
  No, you do not need to remove the batteries from the device. TekCharge MP1820 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 MP1820 provide a visual indication of the remaining capacity. These same indicators also indicate the power level when you are charging the TekCharge MP1820 internal battery.

13. Do all portable devices have a power jack?
  No, not all portable electronic devices include a power jack. TekCharge MP1820 can only be used with devices that include a power jack.

14. How long can I use TekCharge MP1820 with my device before recharging the internal battery?
  The length of time TekCharge MP1820 can be used to power and/or charge your device depends on the device it is charging. Following is the approximate time that TekCharge MP1820 will power each device:

Portable Device Power on the Go
iPad 2

6 hours Internet use on Wi-Fi
5 hours of Internet use on 3G
6 hrs of video or audio playback

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4

20 hrs of Internet use on Wi-Fi 13 hours of Internet use on 3G
15 hrs of talk time (3G)
88 hrs of audio playback
22 hrs of video playback

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G
20 hrs of Internet use on Wi-Fi 11 hours of Internet use on 3G 11 hrs of talk time (3G)
66 hrs of audio playback
22 hrs of video playback

iPod touch 20 hrs of Internet use on Wi-Fi 66 hrs of audio playback
13 hrs of video playback
e-Reader 33 days
GPS 7 hrs
Mobile hotspot 11 hrs
Mobile phone 20 hrs of talk time
MP3 player 48 hrs of audio playback
Pocket video camera 7 hrs
Portable media player 40 hrs of audio playback
10 hrs of video playback
Smart phone 15 hrs Internet use on 3G
15 hrs of talk time

15. If both my device and TekCharge MP1820 are out of power, can I charge them both together?

Yes, you can charge both TekCharge MP1820 and your device by connecting the battery to a power outlet while connected to your device.

16. Can TekCharge MP1820 provide my device with too much voltage?

No. TekCharge MP1820 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 MP1820, simply switch on the flashlight power.

General Information

18. How long is the TekCharge MP1820 warranty?

TekCharge MP1820 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
TekCharge MP1860A Gallery Small Battery Backup

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