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If there is one expectation of many mobile workers, it is to be able to charge their Mac in full autonomy and at the heart of the journey.

This breed of laptop is quite special. Just like its cousins the iPod, Iphone or iPad Apple has always been quite complicated to recharge because of

  1. their own connectivity
  2. energy-consuming characteristics or batteries powerful enough to provide sufficient autonomy

So the challenge has always been great, but Powertec’s engineers have succeeded in a tour de force by relying on the new USB PD technology.

The USB Type-C PD, the solution to charge a Mac in comfort

Indeed, this new connection allows to provide an energy and a power such as we manage to recharge the MacBook type MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 45W 60W 85W and sizes ranging from 12, 13 to 15 inches.

Powertec’s latest battery, the PT111 / USB Type C PD has this port to optimize charging power to Macs that usually use 20V and 100W mains chargers. Weighing only 790g, it will be perfect to accompany you on all your travels and trips.

Using a USB-C to Magsafe 2 cable that will be plugged into the USB-C PD port of the latest PT111 battery, the trick is done…

But then you will say to me? How to connect this battery if not to the mains?

That’s where the latest innovation of Powertec PT Flap solar chargers comes in:
the PT21 – USB Type C.
Once again, the neat electronics of this 600g solar panel allows for innovation by offering, as standard, a triple output that features a 2.4A USB port, a 3A USB-C port and a DC5521 port for 12/15V connection to a cigarette lighter or other DC wiring.

By connecting the Type-C port directly to the Type-C port of the PT111 battery, we get a fast and adapted charge so that we can charge everything on the other 3 available ports…

All you have to do is go to the desert, the mountains or the Arctic, as the adventurers we accompany on their expeditions do, thanks to this autonomous solar energy kit capable of charging everything, in the hottest as well as the coldest temperatures… as long as there is light!

In Sun We Trust !

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The announced revolution is spreading to all smartphones and soon laptops.
The new USB Type C standard, Power Delivery (P.D) is capable of adapting to the needs of your electronic device to be recharged, and delivering on demand from 5V to 19V and 10 to 100Wh!

USB-C PD is capable of charging your devices much faster than devices with conventional USB.

With superior and controlled charging speed, you can charge 50% of all your iPhone 12, iPhoneX, iPhone Pro, iPhone 8 and 8 batteries in 30 minutes, iPad Pro.

Whether it’s a small smartphone or a laptop, the charger
USB-C PD detects the type of connected device to provide the device with the right amount of power so that it can be recharged as quickly as possible. This means a quick recharge without damage to internal circuits or energy overload

USB C Power Delivery is the technology behind Android smartphones
USB-C PD and behind the Quick Charge feature for iPhone.

This technology now equips all smartphones and tablets Apple, Samsung (S10 and later) LG, Google and others…

WHICH CHARGER SHOULD I USE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FAST CHARGE?

You need to use a charger that can provide enough power (in watts) to your iPhone/iPad.

Thus, the BATTERY PT111 – USB Type C PD will adapt to the recharge and optimal power of your device equipped USB-C PD. This makes it easy to charge an iPad or MacBook.

To take advantage of the fast charging of all your devices with the USB Type C PD port, use a USB C cable with 3 USBC, Lightin, Micro USB quality and adaptable on all types of smartphones /tablets

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Preparing well for your hike is a guarantee of safety and unforgettable moments.

You dreamed of becoming an adventurer like Nicolas Vanier (known for the many films of his adventures), Mike Horn (extreme hiker), Ranulph Fiennes and Eric Larsen (polar explorers), Felix Baumgartner (parachutist and extreme jumper) and Kilian Jornet (mountain climber winner of great ultra-trails). Maybe these men inspire you? You too, push your limits and travel the landscapes when hiking, whether you are a beginner or experienced. However, treks are not to be taken lightly and require preparation. We’ll give you some tips before you go on an adventure, including some interesting tours to explore.

Conseils pour vos randonnées (GR)

Find the tour to go: The 5 famous hikes in the world to do

GR Tour du Mont-Blanc (France)

Mont Blanc is known all over the world. But, do you know you could go around it? A circuit of more than 200 km, starting from the Houches and traversing beautiful landscapes between ice, granite, waterfalls, torrents, pastures, etc. 10 days of walking in France (Savoie and Haute-Savoie), Switzerland and Italy. We advise you to make this Great Walk between the end of June and the beginning of September.

Appalachian Trail (United States)

You dreamed of knowing what was the longest hike? This is the Appalachian Trail, located in the United States. More than 3,500 km long, it crosses no less than 14 states across the Appalachians: from Georgia to Maine. For the more experienced, you can browse it in one season.

Grand Canyon Hiking (Usa)

I think you know the Grand Canyon in the United States. It’s an original landscape to see at least once in your life. You then travel 70 km in the heart of the desert, for 4 to 6 days. But, know that there are several other trails more or less long and difficult.

Trek to Everest Base Camp (Nepal)

Everest is the highest mountain in the world. A 110 km hike will immerse you in Buddhist tradition with the sherpas (Tibetan ethnic people) of the base camp and monasteries. But the icing on the cake is the beautiful view from the heights. A trek to do from March to May and from September to December.

Ascent of Kilimanjaro (Tanzania, Africa)

Kilimanjaro is also called ”The roof of Africa”. This 40 km long hike will take place in the heart of glaciers, tropical forests and lava formations. Be careful, it’s a pretty difficult trek.

Choose your bivouac equipment for hiking

The equipment to have for your bivouac

The bivouac is useful when you go hiking over several days. It is all the more important if you are in a hostile environment. Protection and comfort are the watchwords of a successful camp. You can rest from your long walk, but also eat there. Here is a checklist of material for your bivouac. However, you can add equipment depending on your needs and the location of the camp.

Small tent a place,
Sleeping bag adapted to the night’s outdoor temperature,
Self-inflating mattresses,
Rechargeable headlamp and/or flashlight,
Survival blanket,
Mosquito nets and other insect protections,
Emergency whistle,
Emergency kit,
Firestone to eat hot and warm up,
Knife, especially to light a fire,
Food-style utensils.

A portable solar panel for your survival

On a hike alone or even with several, it is possible to seriously injure yourself. So your smartphone is useful to call for help and save you. However, today’s phones with all sophisticated applications quickly deplete the battery. There’s a solution for you! Don’t leave without your USB solar panel.

This portable charger not only recharges your mobile, but also all your devices with a USB port: GPS , camera, tablet, GoPro, headlamp or torch, powerbank, etc.
In short everything that charges via USB cable.

Powertec advises you to opt for a flexible solar panel (new high-performance technology) for several reasons:
It is unbreakable,
Silent,
Water resistant and used in all weather conditions (rain, snow, cold, heat, etc.) even the most extreme,
Foldable and can attach to the backpack or tent,
Performant and lightweight  (less than 200g)
The solar charger is the best way to generate electricity for free and without effect on the environment. It is totally eco-friendly while creating CO2-free energy.

Find out about the risks before your hike

Weather-related risks

Cold weather can be the biggest enemy of hikers. If the temperature drops with unsuitable clothing, then the extremities of your body cool down, causing hypothermia or frostbite in the most extreme cases. Consider wearing suitable cold clothing, including a cap, scarf and gloves. Also beware of fog, because in this case you can easily get lost or injure yourself.

The second enemy, the sun for its painful sunburns and sunburn! Wearing a hat and sunglasses (category 3 or 4) are the order of the day. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen index 50. If you are hiking in high heat (such as in the desert), plan a sufficient amount of water.

Our advice, check the weather before you go hiking.

Land-related risks

Before your hike, study the risks associated with the terrain to limit injuries: possibility of avalanche, degree of slope, nature of the soil (marshy, crevices, stones, torrents, etc.). If a slope is too steep, you may fall and hurt yourself, or even fall into the void. In addition, if your ride is in the snow, at a certain altitude and off piste, then bring an avalanche victim detector (DVA), a snow shovel and a probe.

Altitude risks

The altitude in the mountains can be very dangerous and cause acute mountain sickness (MAM), as the oxygen level in the air decreases. Symptoms include headache, nausea and vomiting, increased heart rate, dizziness and difficulty breathing. This can lead to pulmonary or cerebral edema or even worse coma or even death. If you suffer from it, get down quickly.

For more infos, just check www.powertec.fr/en

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The portable charger so you don’t run out of power wherever you go!

Today, as you know, solar energy has become a more environmentally friendly alternative. Sometimes you can see photovoltaic panels on the roofs of houses. This is not without reason, because it is a way to create electricity for free and without effort. Its reduced version is the portable solar panel that you can take it everywhere for your outdoor activities to recharge your devices.

Why is it useful to buy a solar portable charger?

It’s no secret that more and more people are addicted to new technologies at the same time as the increase in the sale of connected objects. And when your device runs out of battery, you feel like you have no contact with civilization. Moreover, your mobile can be useful to prevent the rescue and save your life at the same time.

That’s why, for your safety, to reassure yourself and be more Zen, opt for a quality portable solar charger for your outdoor activities: hiking, trekking, running, trail, camping, on your boat, etc.

Yes, but for which devices should you use a solar charger for hiking?

You will use this type of solar charger for all devices that can be recharged via USB port, such as :

– Everyday digital devices: tablet, phone (smartphone and iphone), camera, gaming console, boombox, powerbank, etc,
– Outdoor gadgets: mp3 player, GPS, flashlight or headlamp, LED lighting, GoPro, drone charging, running watch.

Various solar chargers at your disposal

The usb solar charger is chosen according to weight, size, power, intensity, use and price. At first, you find the classic charger. But, there is the foldable and flexible solar panel, very practical. Each one has its own characteristics including a power of 6 to 100W, an intensity of 1000 to 3000 mA and a voltage of 5v and/or 12v.

How does the solar smartphone charger work?

The iPhone solar charger works like photovoltaic panels. The usb solar panel is installed facing the sun, placed on the ground or another support.
Some can even be hung on the backpack or tent and fixed to the windows. Afterwards, your universal charger must be connected by USB cable. This one captures the sun’s rays to transform them into electricity (5v ) that recharges your device.

A single flexible solar panel with multiple benefits

The  Dual Output 12v and 5v solar charger has several advantages:
– Ecological, because it creates clean energy (without CO2) and helps protect the environment,
– Free production of electricity,
– Quiet,
– Practical, because it can be easily transported without taking up too much space (light, foldable or small and sometimes flexible),
– Some are unbreakable because they are made of semi-rigid monochristalline
– Water resistant and can be used at all times.
– Able to charge any electronic device from a smartphone to a laptop or a drone

Are you looking for a quality portable solar panel?
Discover the Powertec foldable solar chargers.

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Never run out of battery with the Powerbank.

At the end of the day, your smartphone often runs out of power and you don’t have the possibility to recharge it? Are you panicking at the thought of your cell phone going off? Or, can you no longer work on your new project because your laptop has run out of power? Then the backup battery is perfect for you. It does more than charge your iPhone or PC, it can fill the battery of almost any device with a USB port. Be careful, this is not about buying just any.

With this guide, you will find the right external battery for your needs.
Choose your power bank according to the device;

For the smartphone
Typically, smartphones have a battery capacity of between 1,000 and 3,000 mAh, depending on the brand. In order to fully charge your mobile (iPhone 6/7/8), you can opt for a 2,500 mAh Powerbank. However, you should be aware that on some phones (iPhone 10, Galaxy S8 etc), you will instead use a backup battery of 5000 mAh or more. But, do you want to charge your mobile more than once, especially when you are camping or hiking over several days? So now you can buy an external battery with a capacity of 10,000 to 15,000 mAh.
For the tablet, the power of tablets relates to the generation. Those of the latest generation consume more. But, in general, their capacity is between 5,000 and 10,000 mAh.
We recommend that you use a battery charger with a capacity of 10,000 to 15,000 mAh in order to charge your device completely or even several times depending on the model.

For PC computer
Do you want to charge your PC once or twice?
Opt for a 15,000 mAh USB-C external power bank battery.
However, if your computer consumes a lot of power or you are going to be unable to charge it for a long time, then choose a Powerbank with a capacity of above 20,000 mAh.
Please note that the voltage (voltage) of your PC battery and that of the nomadic battery must be identical.
In addition, the amperage (current) written to your computer’s battery will be the same as an external battery, at the risk of overheating or slowing recharging. Take a good look at what is written on your PC charger. But also, check the compatibility of the connectors of the portable battery with your computer, in particular the diameter. For several devices at the same time Are you hiking or camping for several days and you don’t have a way to charge all your everyday or outdoor devices?
So prefer a power bank with large capacity, from 20,000 to 30,000 mAh and several USB ports. In reality, it depends on your needs and especially the power of your devices. Please note that the 30,000 mAh external battery may take time to charge your mobile.

Small tip, there are also portable batteries, very practical, that can be powered by solar energy.

Buy a backup battery, a choice of different capacities.
You can also choose your portable charger according to its capacity. Each portable battery has its own capacity of up to 50,000 mAh. The higher the powerbank capacity , the more energy it stores and can charge multiple devices simultaneously with at least two to three USB ports or equipment many times. Also be aware that the external battery does not discharge all of its accumulated energy, as it needs it to function. But also, due to a loss of energy. Therefore, always choose a Powerbank with a capacity greater than that of the battery of the device (s) to be recharged.

Chose you outdoor battery according to its charging time

The charging time of your portable battery depends on its model and capacity, but it is usually around 2-6 hours.
For charging the external battery charger, the input power can be 5V / 1A, 2A or 3A with USB-C.
In order to optimize the charging of your power bank as much as possible, prefer the use of an AC adapter with quick charge functions. Indeed, when you connect your portable battery to your computer USB port, the charge is slowed down, because your PC  supplies less.
The charging time of your daily or outdoor devices comes from several factors: the power of your accessories, the quality and type of output of your external power bank battery. Your portable charger has two types of output: • 5V / 1A: to charge mobile phones and many other devices, • 5V / 2A: to charge your tablet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The intensity of the USB port is measured in amps (1A or 2A) and will be decisive for the charging speed. If you are using high amperage, then charging will be faster.
Warning, check the information on the original battery of your device, because the intensity of the portable battery must be the same as that written on the battery of your equipment. Otherwise, there is a risk of overheating. Our advice for faster charging is to use a battery charger from the same brand as your device. A portable charger, various weights and dimensions You have surely noticed in the store or e-commerce store, there are different sizes of battery charger and therefore different weights.
Usually a 15,000mah power bank weighs around 300g.
The 30,000 mAh one weighs about 0,5 kg.
The smaller the battery, the less heavy it is and the less it charges. To charge your phone only once or twice, opt for a small power bank that you can easily slip into your bag.

Buying a nomadic battery, a question of ports
Do you only have one device to charge? So buy a battery charger with only one USB port. Do you have several devices to charge at the same time? Prefer a backup battery with the same number of devices to charge. Simple, right? You should know that if you go for a 15,000mAh power bank with 3 USB ports, it will divide the max power per port.
Find quality backup batteries on Powertec.

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