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Portable Power for Summer Road Trips, Camping and Emergencies

clock May 16, 2011 12:11 by author Ty

EBatts.com offers a full line of portable powerpacks ranging from 300 watts to 1800 watts of power and these products are available now on their Web site, http://www.ebatts.com/. EBatts.com is an online retailer for replacement batteries and chargers for laptops, cell phones, camcorders, digital cameras, and other consumer electronic equipment.

New backup battery powerpack video tutorials and reviews are available on eBatts.com for their top selling portable power products. These rechargeable powerpacks are stand-alone battery backup power units that can be used without a wall power source, whether they are being used during an emergency or simply when an AC power supply is unavailable. These portable powerpacks are perfect for road trips, camping and emergency power. The powerpack video tutorials and reviews feature all four products, which include the Powerpack 300, Powerpack 450, Powerpack 600, and PowerSource 1800.

The Powerpack 300, the smallest of the units, can deliver 240 watts of continuous power, up to 300 watts maximum. This unit includes two 120V AC outlets, one 12V DC outlet, car jumper cables with 120 cold cranking amps, an air compressor for inflating tires, and a removable LED flashlight. This is a compact unit that can be stored in the car for emergency use or packed specifically for road trips and travel.

The Powerpack 450 is capable of providing 340 watts of continuous power, up to a maximum of 450 watts. Like its smaller counterpart, the Powerpack 450 comes with two 120V AC outlets and one 12V DC outlet. The car jumper cables are detachable and provide 170 cold cranking amps, and the unit includes a built in air compressor for inflating tires. The Powerpack 450 also has a built-in 5 watt incandescent light on one of its sides, which can stay lit for 12 hours when the battery is fully charged. A Voice Guidance feature is included as well, providing users with on-demand voice instructions and system statuses. The Powerpack 450 was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article stating that the Powerpack 450, “should be standard-issue for every car owner.”

The Powerpack 600 can deliver twice as much power as the Powerpack 300, providing 480 watts of continuous power, up to a maximum of 600 watts. This unit has three AC outlets, along with a single 12V DC outlet. The car jumper cables provide 250 cold cranking amps and come in their own accessory bag. The built-in 5 watt incandescent light on the front can stay lit for up to 50 hours with a fully charged battery. A front display panel shows the current output power (in watts) and the remaining battery life of the unit. The Powerpack 600 also features an AM/FM radio with digital alarm clock, which has controls for power, volume, hours/minutes, and an external antenna.

The largest of the models, the PowerSource 1800, delivers 1440 watts of continuous power, up to a maximum of 1800 watts. This rugged model is designed as a better alternative to gas-powered generators and includes five AC outlets to plug in numerous electronic devices simultaneously. The display panel is on the top of the PowerSource 1800 and includes a button to view the output power (in watts) and the remaining battery life. Wheels are provided on the rear end for easy portability.

About eBatts

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For more information about eBatts.com, please visit http://www.ebatts.com and the battery news blog at http://www.ebatts.com/blog/.



Portable Power for Summer Vacations

clock May 9, 2011 21:00 by author Ty

Duracell offers a complete line of Portable Power Solutions for traveling, road trips, camping and emergency situations. If you are planning for a trip with family and friends, consider checking out the Duracell power inverters, jump starters and powerpacks. There is a Duracell Portable Power Solution available for almost every power situation.

Duracell Portable Power Solutions, PPS, Power Inverters, Battery Chargers, Powerpacks, Vehicle Jump Starters

The Duracell power inverters are compact, lightweight, are great for converting 12-volt DC battery power to 120-volt AC power from the cigarette outlet or car battery.  Duracell jump starters allow you to restart your car, truck or SUV with a dead battery and also come with jumper cables, built in lights and one 12-volt DC cigarette outlet. The Duracell powerpack units, ranging from 300 Watts to 1800 Watts, are an excellent source of remote household power, great for camping, remote construction, and come in handy during emergency situations during a power outage. If your trips are going to be for weeks at a time, it would be a good idea to hook up a Duracell battery charger and battery tender on your stored vehicles to prevent any dead batteries.

The Duracell Portable Power Solutions product line has you covered for this summer’s road trips, traveling, camping and emergency backup power. Check out the different variety of battery chargers, power inverters, jump starters, and battery powerpacks.



Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Can Recharge in Less Than 30 Minutes with RapidCharge Technology

clock May 5, 2011 19:36 by author Ty

 

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Battery RapidCharge The new Lenovo Thinkpad X1 laptop can be recharged in less than 30 minutes with 80% battery capacity by using the Thinkpad’s RapidCharge battery technology. The new Thinkpad RapidCharge batteries are much different than the old Thinkpad laptop batteries by lasting three times longer and recharging 2.5 times faster. The downside is the Thinkpad X1 battery is sealed and can’t be replaced like other laptop batteries.  Laptops are very important for business people on the go, with minimal time to recharge that laptop battery, 30 minutes of recharging just might do the trick to run for 3 hours or more on a full laptop battery charge.  

Retail price for the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 is estimated to be $2,900 and with a 0.84-inch-thick notebook, Intel Core i5-2520M processor, 8GB of RAM, 160GB SSD, 13.3-inch display made of Gorilla Glass, 1,366×768 resolution, a keyboard is back-lit and spill-proof, and the hard disk is solid state disk with faster response time. The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 laptop is a business series laptop with features of high portability, durability, performance, security, and battery backup up to 10 hours with optional battery pack.


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Laptop Features:

  • Thinnest ThinkPad laptop
  • Powered by the latest 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • Built with premium quality material , display screen made of the durable Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Multimedia powerhouse – Dolby Home Theater v4, HD-VOIP properties
  • LED Backlit Keyboard
  • Ports : USB 3.0, eSata, 4-in-1 memory Card Reader, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • mSata interface (SSD via mini PCI slot)
  • Long battery backup – up to 10 hours (with additional battery)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Laptop Specifications:

  • Dimensions : 231x337x16.5- 21.5 mm
  • Weight : Starting weight of 1.36 KG , up to 1.72 kg
  • Platform Technology : Intel Sandy Bridge
  • HD Stereo speakers
  • Wireless LAN WiF
  • Bluetooth
  • SIM card reader (depends on regions)
  • Security : Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip, fingerprint reader
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2520M processor , dual core processor , 2.50GHz , up to 3.20GHz , 3 MB L3 cache
  • RAM : up to 8 GB
  • Card Reader : 4-in-1 reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
  • Hard Disk Drive : 160 GB – SSD
  • Display : 13.3-inch LED-backlit , 1366 x 768 (WXGA) resolution , 16:9 aspect ratio ,Corning Gorilla Glass , 350 NITS – Outdoor Panel
  • Graphics : Intel Integrated HD Graphics
  • Audio : High Defi nition (HD) Dolby Home Theater v4
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Waterproof backlit Keyboard , TrackPoint, UltraNav (touch pad) , High definition webcam
  • Operating system : Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • Fingerprint Reader

Source: zdnet.com - Lenovo Thinkpad X1

Find Lenovo Thinkpad laptop batteries on eBatts.com ready to ship.



Happy Earth Day for 2011!

clock April 22, 2011 20:49 by author Ty

Earth Day April 22 2011

Today is Earth Day and many wonder, “How do I celebrate Earth Day?” There are many ways you can celebrate earth day, and that involves Reducing, Reusing and Recycling habits. Some Earth Day celebration examples are:

  • Recycling used batteries.
  • Buying new rechargeable batteries to replace one time use disposable batteries.
  • Buy 100% reused shopping bags, or reuse a shopping bag.
  • Reduce the amount of water you use.
  • Carpool to work or to the store. Or just ride your bike.
  • Avoid using the air conditioner if the weather is nice outside.
  • Plant a tree or create a garden in your backyard.
  • Get a group together and pick up trash and litter that is on the side of the road or in a state park.
  • And if you want to be extreme, install solar panels on your house.

Treat earth day like a birthday. It’s Mother Earth’s birthday, so do something nice for her. Earth day is here to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment.

Find out more information on Earth Day, events and the history behind it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day

http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2011

http://www.epa.gov/earthday/

Recycling Locations: http://www.call2recycle.org/



BMW 1 Series - ActiveE Electric Car

clock April 19, 2011 00:00 by author Ty

BMW ActiveE 1 Series Electric Car

BMW has a second-generation electric car that they have been working on called the ActiveE. The BMW ActiveE is an all-electric version of the BMW 1 Series coupe that is capable of a 100-mile range off of one full charge, and can accelerate from 0-60 in under 9 seconds. The large 33 kWh battery pack takes just 3-5 hours to fully charge off a 240-volt Level 2 charging station. The real-wheel drive electric motor packs 170 horsepower and 185 foot punds of torque. The ActiveE BMW is the second generation of the trial Mini E that was available in Los Angeles and New York with only 450 Mini E electric cars available for a one year lease in June of 2009. The BMW ActiveE will be available in a limited production of 1000 units sometime after 2011, followed by the BMW i3 with a carbon-fiber hatchback, expected to debut in 2013.

With rising fuel prices and the average American commuting 32 miles to work and back, an electric car with a 100 mile range off a full charge makes sense. Technology and innovation for electric vehicles are improving fast and are becoming cost effective for consumers to purchase and drive on an everyday basis. This BMW electric car is ideal, especially if you have a loved one that likes nothing less than a BMW,"The Ultimate Driving Machine.”

You can also find cool applications that function with your iPhone called the BMW ConnectedDrive. This free BMW ActiveE app allows you to call up the current battery status and range of your BMW ActiveE and also checks for any charging stations in the vicinity or near your destination.

 

 

BMW ActiveE Electric Motor

Sources:
http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2011/04/bmw-unveils-the-activee-an-all-electric-1-series.html
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2010/october/cars/electric-cars/my-year-of-driving-electric/index.htm

BMW Electric Car Information:
BMW 1 Series Electric Car
BMW I3 Electric Car
Mini Cooper Mini E



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