All That You Need to Know About Power Banks

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Power banks are great promotional gifts for employees, customers, and business partners. A power bank has a high-perceived value and serves as the perfect reminder of your brand.

The purpose of this article is to help you make an informed buying decision while shopping for power banks. The information below will help you ask the right questions for your next purchase.

Choosing the right power bank

Before buying a power bank, you need to consider whether customers will use it to charge a mobile device, a tablet, or both? Mobile phones have smaller batteries – a 1 amp power bank will make a perfect gifting option. Tablets have bigger batteries – a 2.1 amp (faster) power bank will be a better option.

power bank for mobile & tablets

How long do power banks retain a charge?

A good quality power bank usually holds its charge for 3-6 months. However, this doesn’t mean that inexpensive power banks are low on quality.

If you want to gift a power bank to a client who would use it rarely, then it is wise to invest in an inexpensive option. However, if you have customers who will use their power banks frequently and for a longer period of time, then go for high-quality ones.

How long does it take for a power bank to charge?

A power bank with 1500mAh capacity may take 3 hours to charge up while power banks with higher power capacities will take longer to get a full charge.

How much power do devices need to charge up?

Devices such as mobile phones, laptops, and Bluetooth speakers consist of a battery that stores energy when you charge it. When you use these devices, this energy gets depleted. This stored energy, also called battery capacity, is measured in mAh (mili ampere per hour).

You will find mAh capacity listed on the each device. For instance, a Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 3000 mAh battery capacity while an iPhone 5S has a 1560 mAh battery capacity.

Buying the right power bank

When gifting power banks in small quantities, select the ones with a large power capacity. Alternatively, if you want to gift power banks in large quantities, than lower power capacity ones will be a good option.

What is UL listing?

Power banks with UL listing indicate that they have passed safety tests and requirements issued by Underwriters Laboratories.

Power banks are compatible with almost all types of mobile phones, tablets, and devices that can be charged by a USB. They are lightweight, portable and give your brand a wide demographic exposure.

Hope this article helps you purchase the right promotional power banks!

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Gary Taylr
Gary Taylr is a marketing consultant at Promo Direct. He works with the creative team to drive web-based marketing campaigns. He shares his marketing insights at and is a regular participant in forums and discussions related to business and marketing. You can follow Gary on Google+ and Twitter.

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