V11 Battery Updated for Faster ChargingBy Jeff Crystal
You might have noticed that phones have become a bit larger (a bit of an understatement). With that size comes a bigger battery that takes longer to charge from any USB output that strictly follows the spec. We made a couple of improvements to our V11 USB Battery Pack to help you keep up. This battery is available standalone, but is also in our Fuse 4W, Amp, Switch, Converter and OffGrid solar chargers.
1. Increased output from 650mA to 900mA – The battery now outputs higher current, allowing you to charge about 38% faster than with our old version and about 80% faster than a standard computer USB. Raising the current output also allows direct charging of devices like the Nook Color, the new iPad (aka iPad 3) and other devices that have raised their minimum charging thresholds.
2. New pin configuration for direct iPad Charging – the old V11 required our optional Apple Dock to charge an iPad 1, 2 and wouldn’t charge the new iPad. We’ve modified the USB pin configuration so that you can use the white USB cable that came with your iPad by connecting directly to our battery.