May 6, 2010 in Mobile Accessories (E)
[prMac.com] Wichita, Kansas - QuickerTek today announces the creation of an inexpensive tool the USB Charge Monitor/Activator to monitor the charging of the Apple internal iPad battery. The iPad indicator does not always provide complete information when it comes to knowing two things: whether or not the USB port is on and charging the iPad and the speed/power draw that the USB port supplies to the iPad. Since not all USB ports provide the same amount of power, confusion is common.
The QuickerTek USB Charge Monitor/Activator supplies this information, and more. Four LED's and circuitry that measures and displays the charging status of the iPad and charging devices provide the missing information concerning recharging your iPad. From the LED's, users can see that the iPad is charging or not, but also how much level of charging current.
USB ports can provide anywhere from 100 milliamps (mA) to as much as 1,000mA. At 100mA, the iPad battery could take much longer to recharge than if the USB port provided 700mA. Most older computers provide less USB power through the USB port than newer computers. However, this is a guideline and not a guarantee. So, unless you know in advance how much USB power your USB port provides, the QuickerTek USB Charge Monitor/Activator is the only device on the market that actually shows you that the iPad is being charged and the level of charging current.
The actual recharging time is a function of both the battery discharge level and the amount of power the USB port supplies. The QuickerTek USB Charge Monitor/Activator interface provides the visual feedback, so you are not left wondering. And, it also provides access to other charging outlets such as automobile chargers and airline and even solar panel chargers. This device also works on the iPhone all generations, iTouch and all 30 pin iPods.
Pricing and Availability:
The new iPad USB Charge Monitor/Activator is available from QuickerTek's webstore and resellers like Tekserve for $29.95 (USD). Like most QuickerTek products, the iPad USB Charge Monitor/Activator is backed with a one-year warranty on parts and labor.
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