Thursday, September 17, 2015

Aleratec Battery Charger

I received the Aleratec 7800 mAh Battery Charger though a promotion.

Product Info:
  • 7800 mAh
  • Built-in stand
  • Multiple ports (2.1A for tablets, 1A for cellphones)
  • Blue LED indicator lights 
The Aleratec Battery Charger is a nice sized charger that works well for traveling, camping, or charging devices at home. The charger isn't too big or bulky. The charger does have some weight to it. It's not heavy, but it will weight down a bag, purse, or a pocket if the charger is stored in there. 

The charger is takes a few hours to fully charge. It doesn't take a full night, but it does take more than two hours to charge, depending on how low it's battery is. The battery does get warm when it's charging or in use due to the indicator light. 

The indicator lights are not the best. It's difficult to see which level or charge amount the battery power is actually on. The indicator light tends to light up all the indicator light sections. Some look more dimly lit than others. If you look close enough, you can tell the difference between which ones are actually meant to be lit and which ones look lit due to the other lights being on.

 Both of the charging ports work well. The 2.1A (or 2A) has a more powerful charge that isn't always good for your cellphone battery. It's clearly marked which port is for which. The 2A is for tablets and the 1A is for cellphones. The 1A gives a safer charge for cellphone batteries. Both provide an average speed to charging a device. It isn't too quick where it's overheating or overcharging the battery.

The only part I truly have an issue with for this charger is the rubber built-in stand. The stand idea is great. It's nice to be able to stand up a device to watch a video, read, or play a game. The stand doesn't fit devices with cases on. To use the stand, I'd have to take my case off some of my devices. It's easier just to use the charger without the stand. The rubber of the built-in stand comes off very easily. The first time I used the charger, I had just bumped the rubber piece and one of the tabs came of their sockets. It was difficult to get back in. It's happened frequently since then. It's always frustrating trying to get those tabs back into their slots to keep the rubber piece with the charger.

Check out this charger on Amazon

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