I have two daughters who live in Florida. One resides in Longwood, a suburb of Orlando, the other lives in Melbourne Beach. As I write this it’s been three days since Hurricane Irma swept through their area. Both have been without power. My mother lives in Homosassa, FL north of Tampa, but she headed north to Alabama last week. This made me happy. The girls and their families are fine, except for a few tree limbs and no power.

Until it’s Not There

We take power for granted. There are parts of the world where they don’t, where power is rationed only a few hours a day, or where the system may crash at any time. For more than one year my younger brother lived on St. Johns in the Virgin Islands where he experienced power outages almost daily. It was part of the culture. If you’ve been without power for any length of time you know how challenging it is to complete everyday tasks. My youngest daughter bemoaned she had no way to brew coffee.

Both girls have their phones on Airplane mode and are limiting the use of their devices. I wish I could communicate more with them, but what I really wish was that I had sent them both power banks. We have some right here in the office. What is it they say about hindsight?

Power banks are a practical promotional product for many of your customers. Anyone who travels, anyone who owns smartphones, and anyone who occasionally losses electricity will appreciate a power bank.

What is a Power Bank?

A power bank is an encased battery that can be charged and then used to recharge devices. Power banks are available in different levels of mAh (Milliamp hours) which is how battery life is measured and in various levels of (V) Voltage. For example an I phone six charges at a mAh level of 2915 mAh,  therefore a power bank to fully change the phone would need to be 2915 mAh or above.

Banks come in standard voltage from 5V to 20V. To charge a larger device, such as a laptop, check the voltage rating on the adapter. Be sure to choose a power bank that fits the needs of the device.

Power banks can be used to charge phones, tablets, laptops, portable speakers, cameras, MP3 players, and more. They’re versatile, useful, and appreciated, and that makes a power bank a great choice for an advertising specialty product. If you’d like to check out a few power banks and their cost go here, Power Banks , I promise you’ll get a charge out of it.

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