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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little battery pack!, 12 Jun. 2011
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This review is from: New Trent: Easypak NT70T - (7000mAh) 5V 2A-1A Triple USB Ports External Battery Charger/ Portable Back Up Power Bank/Power Pack Battery for iPad 4/ 3 /2, iPad mini, iPhone 5 /4S / 4, iPod Touch; Samsung Galaxy Note 2, S4/S3/S2; Google Nexus 10/7/4, HTC ONE series; LG Optimus series; Motorola Razr, Droid series; Nokia Lumia 900 / 800, Sony Xperia series, GoPro, and most 5V chargeable devices (Upgraded Version of iCurve) (Electronics)
This is my second portable battery, and it's as equally useful as the previous one I had brought (http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Trent-iCruiser-IMP1000-Blackberry/dp/B004CHMP50).

The ACD66 weighs about 190g, as opposed to the IMP1000 at 280g. This is fine, as the ACD66 is about 2/3rds the weight and capacity of the larger unit. The unit has two outputs - 1A and 2.1A. Although the 2.1A is meant to be for tablets and the like, there is nothing wrong with using the 2.1A for phones, as they only draw the amount of amps they need. Therefore, this unit has a distinct advantage over the other battery I have, as it can charge two phones at the same time. A downside is that this unit can only be charged via USB - this does take a long time so best to do this overnight.

Another nice benefit of this battery is the "telephone cord" type cable which comes with it (see uploaded photo) - this is great for using when travelling. The LEDs have plenty of different states, so it is easy to approximate how much capacity is left in the unit. The unit is very shiny, so this attracts fingerprints easily. I'd have preferred the whole unit to be a matt slightly rubbery texture as the base is.

Overall this is a great battery, and would make a great gift for someone who is into their technology, as it really is very handy.
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Initial post: 15 Jun 2011 17:27:00 BDT
Ash says:
A tip that you may/may not know, in return for your detailed review which helped me out :)

Use an iphone adapter with a USB cable to your Arcadia for a much speedier charge.

This is an officially approved method.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2011 19:10:15 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2011 18:39:34 BDT
Dave says:
Thanks Ash - I'll give it a go :)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2011 10:44:15 BDT
Maximus says:
Yes, I noticed that the Apple adaptor is a 1A output one. There are other adaptors which only output 0.5A. Unfortunately, I purchased a Veho adaptor, which only outputs at this lower amount.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Aug 2011 16:35:26 BDT
Mummy's Boy says:
Is it safe to charge the ARCADIA at 1A?

i read charging at 0.5A i.e the slower rate prolongs the battery???

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2011 18:24:34 BDT
Ash says:
Hi,

The Arcadia suggests charging via mains at 1A, so it's definitely safe.

As to whether it prolongs the battery - I can't swear to it, but I don't think so.
The instructions don't mention anything along those lines, and I haven't ever come across a rechargeable appliance which states this to be the case.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 23:04:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jul 2012 23:12:26 BDT
Martin says:
How much charging current is drawn is up to the device being charged, so long as the device delivering the charge is able to maintain its specified output voltage at that current. In other words, the job of the device supplying the charge is to maintain its output voltage constant, and the current drawn at that voltage is a function of the input impedance of the device drawing the charge - you can't 'pump in' too much current, not without increasing the charging VOLTAGE. So long as the charging voltage is as the specified level and no higher then there is no possibility of 'too much current' be 'pumped' into the device being charged.

Better charging devices will be able to satisfy a higher current demand without the charging voltage dropping off, but how much current is demanded is, again, up to the device drawing the charge.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2012 22:13:29 BDT
Hugo Minney says:
In other words, a 2A charger such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab charger will charge the battery pack just as well, and potentially may charge it faster if the battery pack can use the extra power? Sounds good to me!
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