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Since it arrived on the first smartphones a few years ago, USB-C has continued to gain traction. We see it on all our electronic devices and it is gradually establishing itself as the connector standard of tomorrow. But if the USB-C is above all a design, that is to say a connection that can be plugged in any direction (phew!) what about its characteristics and why all manufacturers do not stop praising the integration of this standard in their new electronic products? USB-C or USB Type-C is first and foremost a standard relating to the cable connector, which differs from the USB-A, microUSB and Lightin connectors that we knew until then, and that we found on many Android and iPhone smartphones. Like its cousins, a USB-C port allows you to charge devices, exchange data, and even transmit audio and video streams. It is ultimately through these latest uses that USB-C finds its universality. But what interests us here is that USB-C is, like other USB standards, made for recharging. USB-C offers several energy profiles. While the classic USB operated at 5V, then at 5.2V then at 3.7V only allowed 2.5 Watts then 5Watts of power, the Type-C offers at least 10 Watts (which explains the new charging standards smartphone Fast charge) and a maximum of 100 Watts, which allows a computer to be recharged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powertec began working on this new standard in 2016, which opens up a small revolution, both in terms of charging, connectivity and the products to be charged. In order to develop a USB-C ecosystem, the R&D of the first USB-C solar charger has just been completed with a launch on the market in 2021.

To go with it, a series of new USB-C accessories to charge everything quickly, including:
A USB-C cigar lighter adapter (5V / 3A)
A USB-C power adapter
A 3-in-1 cable, microUSB + USB-C + Lightin
A serie of Powerbanks integrating USB-C in / out ports
A USB-C induction charger
Thus equipped, the next USB-C solar panel + its accessories will bring you all the comfort of a light, robust and fast nomadic charge!

Have a safe trip to all!

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Any Drone user knows the Fly More Kit from DJI Mavic 2 that allows to optimize flying time and battery charging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Fly More Kit from DJI Mavic 2 comes with an Air Car Charger  used to charge the Intelligent Flight Battery through the car’s 12 V accessory socket. It comes with low-voltage protection to ensure enough starting battery voltage for the car. Overheating protection will automatically cut off charging if the accessory port exceeds a certain temperature.

For Powertec, car’s 12V aaccessory socket also means charging on-the-go through solar charging station, thus without needing any car power but only taking advantage of Powertec technology.

Indeed, with its Pack 16W Tactic, Powertec has developed a powerfull portable Powerbank rating 30.000mA/h @ 4,5A max and allowing to charge any electronics devices in outdoor (from 5 to 21V) using the same car’s 12V accessory socket for all battery needing more that 12V output.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The so called  PT9014 can be charged by both normal DC plug or on the go by the solar panel  PT16Flap or the latest PT21 USB-C and this in only few hours of good sunny light.
The battery will thus be a powerbank that allows to charge or reload your DJI Mavic drones battery while you are Outdoor !

The “pass-through” technology takes here all its interest  for this efficient solar charging station : the solar panel is charging the Powertec Powerbank which meantime is charging the DJI Mavic 2 battery.

Latest adventures in full autonomy during more than 6 weeks have experienced this latest Powertec technology and thus have been able to power their DJI Mavic 2 batteries during more than 40 days into the wild.
A drone is not only a great way to take pictures and videos but is also a great security means while you have to find your path within dangerous icepaths with numerous holes that could endanger the whole trip. This security element has now become part of adventure and it would be a shame not to take advantage of..

Powertec has blown its candles of 12 years of existence few months ago : it has become a reference in this very competitive solar panel market thanks to this kind of very efficient solautions . This solar station is thus unique and makes it very special for DJI Mavic Drone portable charging solutions.

We are proud to be part of big adventures each year for these reasons, giving thus a sense to our initial mission ..  bring autonomy to their users in full confidence of efficiency and now add this security level that makes adventurers a bit more confortable .

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When humans decide to go into the wild, even though  adventure is there knocking at the door, one must realize that security has a price and stay connected remains some obligations.

Therefore, the less materials you take to lose yourself in nature, energy source will always remain the most important factor to stay safe in any circumstances.

Many options show up to do so :  a lot of batteries or Powerbanks, to avoid having to load on the go is  one
Another option is to have a decent portable solar solution that grants the capacity of loading the material you will bring in the adventure.

Todays, main electronic products are Sport Camera, Satellite phone or simple smartphone if not in a far-far away trek, Drone to make beautiful pics and videos souvenirs and GPS devices such as smart watch .

To create a good solar loading station, the solar capacity must be active within the 5/6 hours of so called good sun to load batteries efficiently.
Another technical detail is that these products usually work between 3,7V (Satellite phones batteries) up to 8V for Cameras and Drones .
A good option is therefore to have a Dual 5V / 12V Solar Panel to be able to optimize charging of all devices within your solar charging station.

The best is finally to combine a good Powerbank to your Solar Panel to create the real Solar charging station.

The principle is simple: The solar Panel constantly charges the battery which is either loading / storing energy or directly connected to your devices will load them in a pass-through mode.

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For instance, combining a PTFLap16 Dual Output Solar panel to a PT5806 Powerbank will enable the loading of all products above, anyhow, anywhere.
The Powerbank will deliver any Voltage from 5V to 20V to charge Drones, Satellite phones, GPS, Cameras and even  your notebook.

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