Schneider Electric Launches APC Mobile Power Pack – External Battery Packs for Smartphones and USB-charged Devices

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LONDON - November 4, 2014 - Schneider Electric has introduced the APC Mobile Power Pack range of high-capacity, high-efficiency external battery packs. The APC Mobile Power Pack is designed to provide mobile charging for all smartphone and tablets – or any device which can be charged using a USB cable. The new lightweight external batteries enable a greater range of apps to be used for longer periods, including energy sapping applications which use location services and GPS.

Jonathan Chiu, Vice President of IT Business, Schneider Electric Hong Kong and Macau said, “We all need more battery life at some time or other, either at home, on our travels or at work. The APC Mobile Power Pack has been designed to ensure that we can utilise the apps we need when we need them – whether that means being able to download email and documents, tweet, access gaming accounts or upload pictures and videos at festivals. The APC Mobile Power Pack means you don’t have to keep a wary eye on the battery indicator because your device has a large high-resolution screen.”

APC Mobile Power Pack external battery packs come in two sizes: M5 (5000 mAh) and M10 (10,000 mAh). The smaller M5 weighs in at 142 g and measures under 108 mm x 65 mm x 15 mm, packing enough energy to charge the average smartphone twice. The M10 weighs 243 g and measures under 147 mm x 89 mm x 14 mm; it provides one full charge for a tablet or four smartphone charges.

Available in a contemporary high-key gloss white or black finish, the APC Mobile Power Pack looks right at home alongside today’s stylish smart devices. They incorporate Lithium Polymer battery technology which can be charged twice as many times as Lithium Ion equivalents, to ensure a lasting and reliable working life.  Externally, the APC Mobile Power Pack provides two output USB connections allowing two devices to be charged simultaneously, and a 4-LED battery capacity indicator.

The battery packs are charged using a supplied micro-USB connector; charge times are typically 4 hours (M5) and 8 hours (M10). Both external batteries are remarkably efficient at storing charges and can be left in laptop bags, handbags, rucksacks and the like for weeks on end with no significant energy loss. When called upon, the APC Mobile Power Pack can be depended upon to get your devices up and running reliably. The M5 and M10 work by charging the device’s internal battery in place of a mains electricity supply.

Schneider Electric has also built in important protection features to ensure long and safe operation of the APC Mobile Power Pack. Jonathan Chiu continued, “Many low-cost external batteries on the market do not incorporate controls to protect against common problems such as over-charging, over-discharge or over-temperature. Such conditions could result in premature battery degradation, overheating or even complete meltdown in extreme circumstances. APC Mobile Power Pack’s Protection Circuit Module (PCM) guards against issues arising as a result of all of the above, as well as cell over-current, USB overload or short circuit, and ultra-low dark current.”

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.

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