When you first receive your new power bank, you might be a little confused as to how to first charge it. While a phone or other device is fairly straight forward with a single cord and port that plugs into the wall, a power bank is a little different. It can come with a number of cords depending on the type and model you have purchased, so that it can attach to and charge a range of brands and devices. Furthermore, it has two ports, one for input or charging the charger from the wall, and one for output or charging the device from the charger.
Once you understand this, then it is fairly straight forward. It is a matter of grabbing the double USB cord and plugging the ‘in’ port of the charger to a phone adapter in the wall. Allow this to charge. You should notice a flashing light or some other signal to tell you that it is indeed charging. When the bank is fully charged, this flashing light will probably stay on or change colour. Once the bank is charged, you can carry it around with you for as long as you like. There is no on or off switch, the energy just remains stored inside until you decide to use it for a device. Depending on the size of power bank that you bought, it may give anywhere from half a charge to ten full charges.
When it comes time to charge your phone when you’re out and about, it is very simple. Just take the cord that has a USB plug on one end and your phone plug on the other. Essentially it is your standard phone charging cable, but instead of plugging into an adaptor and the wall, it plugs into the ‘out’ port of the power bank. This time you can just watch the battery percentage on your phone rise until it is at the desired level.
And that’s it, you’re done. It’s a very simple, two-step process. However, keep in mind that the first time you charge your power bank you should be sure to charge it all the way to the top. Leaving it on charge overnight is a good idea so you’re not tempted to remove it and test it prematurely. Also let it run down fully the first time, to ensure you get the best possible battery life out of your power bank.
As with any electronic device, power banks should always be charged and used responsibly. Avoid plugging a power bank into an already crowded socket, as this can overheat the socket and cause sparking and burning. Similarly, keep the device out of direct sunlight for hours on end, and keep it away from moisture unless it is specifically waterproof.
Choosing a good quality bank at the beginning is the best way that you can ensure your item will enjoy a long lifespan. Treat it well and you will be able to use this bank for all your phones and devices over the years. Please view the Power banks Australia stock to find your perfect match.