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TekCharge MP1860A
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TekCharge MP1860A FAQ

Using TekCharge MP1860A
General Information


1. Will TekCharge MP1860A work with my device?
  TekCharge MP1860A works with hundreds of personal electronic devices. For a list of compatible devices, go to: TekCharge MP1860 Compatibility

2. If my device is not listed on the compatibility list, will it work with TekCharge MP1860A?

TekCharge MP1860A works with most devices that require 5V. The compatibility obstacle for TekCharge MP1860A 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 MP18060A cable to the device, or you can use your USB device cable in place of the adapter.

An Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable, and Micro USB and Mini USB adapters that fit a majority new mobile devices are included with TekCharge MP1860A. However, if you cannot find your specific model in the compatibility list, but see similar models, it is likely that TekCharge MP1860A 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. An Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable, and Micro USB and Mini USB adapters that fit a majority new mobile devices are included with TekCharge MP1860A. 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 MP1860A can be purchased through the Tekkeon online store. Check out our full line of TekCharge MP1860A adapters.

5. Can I obtain adapters that are not included with the TekCharge MP1860A?
  Yes. For a nominal fee, you can purchase additional TekCharge MP1860A 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 MP1860A adapters from the Tekkeon online store.

Using TekCharge MP1860A

7. How does TekCharge MP1860A work?
  TekCharge MP1860A has an internal, rechargeable lithium ion battery, that powers and/or charges two connected devices. While TekCharge MP1860A is connected, it powers and charges the device battery, so the device can be used while its battery is being charged. TekCharge MP1860A 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 MP1860A?
  In addition to your device that is to be charged and TekCharge MP1860A, you need the appropriate power adapter and retractable USB cable or USB device cable.

9. What's included with TekCharge MP1860A?
TekCharge MP1860A comes with:
Apple Dock Connector to USB cable
Retractable USB input/output cable
Mini USB adapter tip
Micro USB adapter tip
myCharger USB power adapter
Adapter tip tote
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 MP1860A easy to set up?
  Yes. You simply connect the Apple Dock Connector to USB cable or retractable USB cable between TekCharge MP1860A and your portable 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 MP1860A 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 MP1860A provide a visual indication of the remaining capacity. These same indicators also indicate the power level when you are charging the TekCharge MP1860A internal battery.

13. Do all portable devices have a power jack?
  No, not all portable electronic devices include a power jack. TekCharge MP1860A can only be used with devices that include a power jack.

14. How long can I use TekCharge MP1860A with my device before recharging the internal battery?
  The length of time TekCharge MP1860A can be used to power and/or charge your device depends on the device it is charging. Following is the approximate time that TekCharge MP1860A will power each device:

Portable Device Power on the Go

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G

80 hours of audio playback
20 hours of video playback
14 hours ot talk time (3G)
20 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi

iPod touch 120 hours of audio playback
21 hours of video playback
iPad 5.5 hours Internet use on Wi-Fi
5.5 hours of video playback
5.0 hours of 3G Internet use
Smartphones 14 hours of talk time
Mobile phones 18 hours of talk time
Portable media players 9 hours of playback
Pocket video cameras 6 hours
Portable routers 4 hours
e-Readers 20 days
Portable games 6 hours
MP3 players 50 hours of audio playback
Bluetooth headsets 77 hours of talk time

15. If both my device and TekCharge MP1860A are out of power, can I charge them both together?

Yes, you can charge both TekCharge MP1860A and your devices by connecting the battery to a power outlet while connected to your device(s).

16. Can TekCharge MP1860A provide my device with too much voltage?

No. TekCharge MP1860A 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 MP1860A, simply switch on the flashlight power.

General Information

18. How long is the TekCharge MP1860A warranty?

TekCharge MP1860A 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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