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Powertraveller Powerchimp Emergency Portable Charger - Grey


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  • Emergency charger for standard mobile phones & 5V devices
  • Uses 2 x AA rechargeable batteries (included)
  • Charges AA rechargeable batteries
  • Pocket-sized with flashlight function
  • Supplied with popular connector tips

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  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 9.2 x 2.4 cm ; 18 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.5 Kg
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  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: PWRCHPGY
  • ASIN: B001HNODKM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Mar 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Rechargeable power in your pocket! Introducing - the brand new Powerchimp! A nifty little charger for most portable gadgets which can also re-juice rechargeable batteries! Use it to recharge your mobile phone, iPod / MP3, PDA, PSP and other digital devices! Choose from grey, blue, pink or yellow and you'll wonder how you ever lived without this little chap! The Powerchimp will recharge most mobile phones once fully before the batteries in the chimp will need recharging. We have aimed to include the most popular mobile phone tips including the Sony-Ericsson wide connector, Samsung E900, Mini USB (motorola V3 Razr/Krzr,etc), LG Chocolate, Nokia and Mini Nokia. If you need an alternative connector, you can purchase these directly from us here at Powertraveller.com. Please note, the powerchimp will not work with Apple iPhone - if you require a charger for an iPhone, please take a look at the powermonkey classic or powermonkey-eXplorer. These will provide approximately 2 full charges for an iPhone. The clever little chimp will also power your Soundtraveller speaker should you be lucky enough to own one! Simply attach it to the speaker and play your tunes without the need for inserting batteries into the speaker unit! The Powerchimp comes complete with a Made for iPod approved charging tip, so you can re-juice your iPod whenever you run out of power! You can use the Powerchimp with all iPods including the new iPod Nano as well as the iTouch - a total iPod solution! Why let a little thing running out of battery power on your Sony PSP stop you from playing your games? With the Powerchimp, you can recharge the PSP with the included DC4.0 charging tip! You can also purchase extra adaptors from us for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS-Lite portable games consoles! Game playing has never been such fun! Use your Solarmonkey to recharge it... Why not take advantage of our complete convergent charging solution and team up your Powerchimp with one of our Solarmonkeys? ...

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Harris on 6 July 2008
Colour Name: GreySize Name: NA
This is a solution I really need. I often hike in the country and am away from power sockets. I also have a thirsty Nokia N95 which will flatten the battery in 2 or 3 hours playing MP3s, so this seems like a good solution. I bought one at an airport and, like another reviewer, another at Glastonbury Festival 2008 so my opinion is not based on one flawed model.

Firstly for some odd reason the mini Nokia plug seems to fit in such a way that it disconnects itself easily so that you have to jiggle it until the charge light comes on. In fairness that seems to be the fault of the Nokia plug type not the PowerChimp but it doesn't help because if you stuff the phone and charger in your bag thinking it is charging it isn't. This doesn't happen with the mains charger for some reason.

More problematic is that it charges amazingly slowly. Using the mains charger you can fully recharge a flat battery in an hour and a half or thereabouts. Using either rechargeable (2500Mah) batteries or Duracells the charger* says* it is charging, but even after many hours you seem to get only one or two bars on the phone's battery. Why this is I don't know: cheap electronics that don't let the phone draw power fast enough while *still* flattening the charging battery? Also when the phone battery went completely flat the PowerChimp wasn't able to revive it and I had to spend a day without a phone. Bad.

This device let me down totally - it blows. Trouble is there don't seem to be any similar devices that do a better job (Though at Glastonbury people were reselling what looked like a rebranded version of the same thing - a Thumbs Up device also available on Amazon - that is in a slightly larger blue metal case but that also sucked: Thumbs Down in fact).

It's cheap & so it is worth a try, you might get lucky, but don't rely on it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Milan on 26 Jun 2009
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I bought this product thinking that it would be ideal. I have rechargeable batteries for when I'm prepared and can use regular AA batteries for when I run out or need extra power. I have found that whatever batteries I use, it only charges my phone for about 20 minutes. Increases the battery capacity by about 10% before the batteries being depleted. Same story despite using brand new Duracell batteries. I tried this on 2 phones with the main one being the T-Mobile G1. Same result. I may have a faulty device but I think it is just a poor product.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Bragg on 29 April 2008
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I returned to this page to replace the one I lost. I was suprised by some of the comments. This worked much better than the other models I tried. I found that the best batteries to use were high power rated (2100-2700mh) NI-MHs. Compare them to non-rechargables in a digital camera to see the difference. I was able to charge my phone twice off a fully charged set of 2700s. I have found some makes (Toshiba /Motorola) using mini-usb connectors would not accept charges, so make of phone can be critical. The former was non-standard, the latter would drain the battery but barely charged. Range of adapters, accessories were also welcome. Charging light is re-assuring and also makes impromptu hand warmer, so be careful where you put it down! Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fussyduck on 24 July 2009
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This does a great job for all the devices mentioned however beware that as I found out, while it will do a good job of charging the simpler mobile phones of today, it will not charger a sony xperia mobile phone for example, as the 2 rechargeable AAs supplied do not seem to supply enough power. Charging would begin and then stop after less than a minute. I don't rule out the possibility however that if you bought your own more powerful rechargeables to use in this device, it might work then. The next model up in the range (power monkey) works with smartphones (I have one) and I definitely recommend spending the extra money.

20/9/2010 UPDATE: I have found that it will charge smart phones (e.g.x10) if you buy higher quality rechargeable AAs e.g. Uniross hybrios
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave M TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Dec 2011
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Think of this as a cheaper version of the Power Monkey Powertraveller Powermonkey-Classic Portable Charger - Black charger. The difference is the amount of stored power.

On the Power Traveller web site they clearly state that this is NOT suitable for the new modern touchscreen smartphones that demand a lot of power. I do agree with this, to a certain extent, but think that they are being hard on themselves. It will work with a touchscreen smartphone, but don't expect it to give you a full charge; it will, however, give you a couple of bars of charge to get you out of a hole.

So, why did I buy this as I already have a Power Monkey with the solar panel (pure geek accessory, but I couldn't resist...)? Basically, I needed some extra tips and this was the cheapest way of buying them. The charger with a full set of tips was less that the cost of three extra tips off the Power Traveller web site and I got a spare power pack thrown in.

Recommended as a cheap alternative to the Power Monkey but consider:

- it doesn't hold as much charge
- there is no mains charger; you have to charge the power pack from a USB port.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Milan on 26 Jun 2009
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I bought this product thinking that it would be ideal. I have rechargeable batteries for when I'm prepared and can use regular AA batteries for when I run out or need extra power. I have found that whatever batteries I use, it only charges my phone for about 20 minutes. Increases the battery capacity by about 10% before the batteries being depleted. Same story despite using brand new Duracell batteries. I tried this on 2 phones with the main one being the T-Mobile G1. Same result. I may have a faulty device but I think it is just a poor product.
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