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Apr 9, 2012
Panasonic to Launch High-Capacity USB Mobile Power Supplies
Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation today announced it will launch a new series of portable USB Mobile Power Supplies as auxiliary power sources for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet PCs, on May 28, 2012, for the Japanese market. The highest-capacity model in the series, QE-QL301, can provide enough power to fully charge a smartphone four times*1*2 on a single charge, twice the capacity of the company's current model*3.
With the advancement and rapid popularization of mobile devices, there has been a growing concern over battery life among users. Given this situation, the market for auxiliary power supplies is expanding, and there is a particular interest in rechargeable power supplies, which are economical and cause less environmental impact as they can be used repeatedly.
The new series of Panasonic USB Mobile Power Supplies consists of eight models ranging from lightweight portable models to high capacity models, enabling users to continually use their mobile devices on the go without having to worry about running out of power. The high-end QE-QL301 offers a minimum capacity of 10,260 mAh and has two USB ports allowing it to charge two devices, such as a tablet PC and a smartphone, simultaneously*4. The new lineup also includes three contactless models*5 that can be charged wirelessly using Qi technology*6, the global standard for wireless charging. As they can be also charged via USB port or AC outlet*7, they offer flexibility in charging.
With this new series, Panasonic will offer innovative ways to charge a variety of mobile devices.
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 8.69 trillion yen (US$105 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2011. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.
<< Features >>
1. Fully charge a smartphone four times*1*2, with the high power capacity model (QE-QL301: 10,260 mAh)
Smartphones have gained widespread popularity in recent years. A survey of smartphone owners shows over 60% of them are worried about battery life. Addressing this concern, the QE-QL301 can fully charge a smartphone four times*1*2 on a single charge, compared to up to twice for Panasonic's previous model*3, enabling users to continually use their mobile devices on the go. In addition, the QE-QL301 has two USB ports allowing it to charge two devices, such as a tablet PC and a smartphone, simultaneously*4. For the high capacity models in the new series, particular attention has been paid to safety considerations, and the products feature various built-in safety controls and a design that isolates the battery compartment.
Indicator light shows remaining battery level
2. Three ways*5 to charge the mobile power supplies
In addition to the USB port and AC outlet charging methods, three models*7 can be charged wirelessly using Qi technology*6, the global standard for wireless charging, suitable for a variety of situations.
Charging can be done
* AC adapter (QE-AP104) and contactless charge pad (QE-TM101) sold separately.
3. Choose from a lineup of eight models, from lightweight portable types to high capacity models
4. Other Features
- A convenient USB-port LED light to make tasks easier in the dark
(QE-PL102, QE-PL202, QE-QL101, and QE-QL201)
*1: Estimated performance when fully charging a completely discharged smartphone (with a battery of approx. 1,400 mAh). Actual charging time and the number of possible charges will vary depending on the temperature environment, battery usage conditions, and other factors.
*2: QE-QL301 only
*3: For a previous Panasonic model, QE-PL201 (lithium-ion 5400), released in 2011. Size: Approx. 24 x 70 x 63 mm
*4: If the total output current exceeds 2A, simultaneous charging of two devices will not be possible. Maximum 1.5A with one port.
*5: Only the Wireless Charging USB Mobile Power Supplies QE-PL102, QE-PL202, and QE-PL301 offer all three charging methods.
*6: "Qi" is a registered trademark of the Wireless Power Consortium. A wide variety of Qi-compatible devices can be charged.
*7: AC Adapter for USB Mobile Power Supplies (QE-AP104) sold separately for the QE-PL102, QE-PL202, QE-QL101, QE-QL201, and QE-QL102.
*8: Since the USB cable for charging each device will vary depending on the mobile phone company and equipment model, please check your phone and purchase the cable separately. It may not be possible to charge all devices.
*9: For charging EVOLTA rechargeable batteries (HHR-3MWS; AA size), use the Panasonic AA Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery Charger, sold separately. Alkaline batteries (including EVOLTA Alkaline), manganese batteries, and 1.5 V lithium batteries cannot be used.
*10: Estimated performance when fully charging a completely discharged battery. Actual charging time and the number of possible charges will vary depending on the temperature environment, battery usage conditions, and other factors.
*11: The charge time with a charging pad refers to the use of Panasonic's QE-TM101 charging pad, sold separately. Charge times will vary for other charging pads.
*12: When using the dedicated USB Mobile Power Supplies AC Adapter (QE-AP104), sold separately.
*13: EVOLTA rechargeable batteries (HHR-3MWS)
*14: Model with integrated output cable
*15: When using one port: DC 5V 1.5 A
*16: For use outside Japan, please purchase a separate plug adapter for the country or region concerned.
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