Fast charging has become a standard feature in smartphones and battery packs, but it hasn’t yet been adopted for the devices that keep our gadgets charged while we’re on the go.
For what purpose is a battery pack that requires hours of charging before it runs out in just a few uses? Elecjet joins the Apollo Ultra graphene battery pack discussion at this point.
Elecjet, which recently sold to Alpine 4 holdings, has returned to Indiegogo with a product that sets the standard for portable battery packs. We’re not sure if this includes this battery pack.
The Elecjet Apollo Ultra has been my go-to printer for the past few months. Never again will I use the battery packs I had previously. In terms of capacity, the Elecjet Apollo Ultra has a 37Wh (10,000 mAh) capacity and can be charged at 100W. Aside from the lightning-fast input charging, the digital display showing the % is by far my favorite feature. Even so, as you’re charging, the percentage to the nearest tenth helps you know how fast it’s charging. Passthrough charging allows you to charge your gadgets while the power bank is being recharged.
For the past two months, I’ve been printing using the Elecjet Apollo Ultra. Utilizing the battery packs I was previously using is not an option for me in the future. There are two USB-A and USB-C connectors on the Elecjet Apollo Ultra, so you may charge it at 100W or use it at 87W depending on your preference. Aside from the super-fast charging, the digital display that shows you the percentage is my favorite feature. It shows the percentage to one decimal place while charging, so you can see how fast it’s charging. Passthrough charging allows you to charge other devices while the power bank is being charged.
Elements to watch out for in the Elecjet Apollo Ultra
While the USB-A port can deliver 18W, the USB-C port can deliver 65W. It’s possible to generate 68.25W if your device satisfies the PPS power specification, but it doesn’t quite add up to the 87W that Elecjet promises.
The Elecjet Apollo Ultra’s battery capacity is also lower than we’d like it to be at 10,000 mAh. Even though I would have liked the battery to be slightly larger, it would have provided enough power to run all of the devices that we use today, even if it had been a little larger. Apollo Ultra can barely charge my MacBook Air approximately two-thirds of the way, and charging at full 65W speed will drain the battery in 35-40 minutes. You can recharge it quickly, and I haven’t yet found myself in a situation where I needed to use the charger and it was empty. However, as we all return to our regular travel schedules, this is an issue we should keep in mind.
That being said, Elecjet doesn’t have a stellar reputation among crowdfunding backers. In the past, backers had questions unanswered, and there had been some issues with quality assurance in previous campaigns. However, the Elecjet Apollo Ultra has beyond my expectations, and I have no qualms about the company’s ability to fulfill its Kickstarter campaign promises. Apollo Ultra is now unavailable in the company’s Amazon store, however you can always wait for the product to be offered there if you choose.
Elecjet Apollo Ultra: Setting a new standard for portable chargers
My expectations for a portable charger have been completely upended by the Elecjet Apollo Ultra. Rather of relying just on four or five LED lights and praying that the battery will charge quickly, I’ve started using these two’specs’ as part of my evaluation of any portable charger. Additionally, each portable charger I recommend or purchase today has these features: simple battery level indication and fast charging.
When it comes to portable chargers, the Elecjet Apollo Ultra costs $65 for Indiegogo backers, which makes it one of the priciest models on the market. Take, for example, my Samsung’s wireless portable charger, which charges in a few hours, has two USB-C connections and a wireless charging pad, and costs under $50. In spite of that, I would recommend this to anyone who needs a new portable charger and has the money to buy one.