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Imagine you’re on an important business trip and you’ve left your mobile phone charger at home, or trekking through Thailand about to take that life-defining picture and your camera dies… avoid nightmare scenarios like this with powermonkey classic’s reserve power supply!
The powermonkey-classic (Version 2) incorporates a lithium-Ion battery which can recharge your mobile phone fully up to three times before you'll need to recharge the powermonkey unit. It will also give you up to 40 hours of play time on your iPod, 48 hours on your PDA and up to 5 hours gaming on your handheld games console.
The powermonkey-classic V2 does away with the need for an array of different chargers and cables. Its compact, lightweight design and charging capabilities make it one of the most popular power solutions available on the market and the name "powermonkey" has become well recognised throughout the UK and Europe as a Made for iPod™ accessory.
Weighing just 70 grams and measuring 88 x 39 x 37mm, powermonkey-classic will work with any electronic device up to 5.5 volts (provided a connector tip is available) and comes with a universal mains adaptor that works in over 150 countries around the world.
Included with the powermonkey is a pack of adaptors (monkeynuts) for the leading mobile phone brands (including Sony-Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia and BlackBerry), as well as tips for other handheld gadgets such as iPod and Sony PSP. It is also compatible with a iPhones with 30 pin connectors (i.e. not lightning connectors)
The powermonkey-classic portable charger can be recharged either by the included universal mains charger or via the retractable USB cable in the kit. (You can recharge the powermonkey in your car using the optional motormonkey
The new powermonkey-classic V2, has the same functionality as its predecessor, but aesthetic improvements include a sliding ON/OFF switch to prevent accidental activation and recessed LED lights, making the unit more streamlined. The new unit is also slightly slimmer and smaller in length.
1 x powermonkey-classic unit
1 x universal mains charger inc. interchangeable heads for UK, Europe, Australia and USA
1 x travel pouch
- Retractable USB charging cable
- Nokia & Mini Nokia
- Samsung G600
- LG Chocolate
- Sony Ericsson wide connectors
- mini USB for Motorola RAZR V series, BlackBerrys and Bluetooth headsets
- Micro USB for the latest Motorola and Nokia series
- Female USB charging tip for smart phones, PDAs and other USB powered devices
- iPod tip
- DC4.0 connector for Sony PSP and specific digital cameras
(Product images featuring iphones, PSP's etc are for display purposes only - the 'connector tips' for these devices are included in the powermonkey kit.)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I need an in car-charger for my powermonkey classic. What do you recommend?
A: You can purchase an optional motormonkey! You can charge your powermonkey using the retractable USB cable that comes with both the powermonkey and motormonkey kits.
Q: Can I use my powermonkey mains charger to charge my devices directly?
A: Yes, you can use your powermonkey mains charger to charge your devices directly, as the tips for the powermonkey as compatible with the mains charger. Please be aware that the mains charger does not have the complicated technology that the powermonkey has, so your device may not recognise the charger.
Please also note that the mains charger does not have protection circuits such as overcharging protection, which is incorporated within the powermonkey. However, most modern devices have this built in so harm to your device is unlikely. Powertraveller cannot accept any responsibility to damage caused to devices when being charged from the mains charger.
Q: Why does my device say it is still charging when the powermonkey remains connected, even though the powermonkey is switched off?
A: There is a small amount of residual power in the tail of the powermonkey. This may cause your device to recognise the powermonkey and display that it is still charging. Please disconnect the powermonkey-classic, this will then prevent the powermonkey from being drained.
Q: Is the powermonkey-classic available in different colours?
A: The powermonkey-classic is available in silver, black, blue, pink and purple
Q: Why won't the powermonkey-classic charge my camera?
A: Digital cameras are one of the most awkward devices to get to work with third party chargers. Some digital cameras can only be charged if you have to remove the battery to charge it and generally do not have a DC-in socket. If this is the case, the powermonkey will not be compatible. If the camera has a DC-in port - usually a round pin - then the powermonkey should POWER it. It is rare that a camera will accept a charge from this port so the powermonkey will act as an external battery instead.
Q: How can I recharge my powermonkey-classic?
A: You can recharge the powermonkey from the mains or via USB (all included in the pack), or you can purchase a solarmokney solar panel separately.
Q: How do I know when my powermonkey-classic is running low on power?
A: The flashing green LED will turn red and flash to signify that the powermonkey needs recharging.
Q: Can I use a Nokia charger to charge my powermonkey?
A: No, the older style Nokia chargers may fit but will damage the internals of the powermonkey. Nokia chargers use a pulse type charge and this will damage the circuits inside the powermonkey.
Q: Will the solarmonkey work with my powermonkey-classic?
A: Yes, you can charge your powermonkey-classic using the solarmonkey. We do not recommend using third party solar panels with any of our products.
Q: Where can I purchase additional powermonkey tips?
A: You can purchase additional "monkey nuts" online here.
Q: What is the difference between the powermonkey-classic and the powermonkey-eXplorer?
A: The powermonkey-eXplorer is more advanced. It has an LCD screen to display remaining battery capacity, is shock and water resistant and has a larger amount of safety features, including auto-shut off to save power. It also comes with the solarmonkey as standard.
Q: What devices can my powermonkey-classic charge?
A: Your powermonkey can charge a wide range of handheld devices such as mobile/cell phones, PDA's, iPod / MP3 players, portable Sat Navs, handheld games consoles and more!