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The Crank Juice Box is lightweight power bank that charges your computers, USB devices, cameras, and can even jumpstart your car.
The Crank Juice Box is lightweight power bank that charges your computers, USB devices, cameras, and can even jumpstart your car.
434 backers pledged $63,421 to help bring this project to life.

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Never Run Out Of Juice With Crank

The Crank Juice Box is a lightweight power bank for our most used devices. We've designed a compact unit with a huge battery to keep all of your USB devices, 3 generations Apple Mac books, iPads, iPhones, Kindles, Android Phones, Google Phones, PC Laptops, camera support, professional cameras, and also new generation computers with USB C. 

Our Kickstarter is offering discounts 52-70% off during our Kickstarter to put these prototypes into production. Huge savings, especially when you bundle and pick up Cranks for family and friends. Be a hero this holiday season and hookup your loved ones.

The Crank Juice Box
The Crank Juice Box

The Crank Juice Box Kit Comes With:

  • Your Choice Of Black or Orange Crank Juice Box
  • Jumper Cables For Your Car
  • USB Wall Charger
  • USB Cigarette Lighter Charger
  • 3 Generations Of Apple Chargers For Apple Laptops
  • Charger Cable For The Crank
  • 8 Adapters For Various PC and Electronic Inputs
  • The 4 Cables Squid. Thunderbolt, Micro USB, Mini USB, & Apple iPhone & iPad 30 Pin Connector (Old School)
  • Hard Travel Case For Crank & Accessories (see Below)
  • Crank Battery Size is 18000 mAh
  • Flashlight Built Into Crank - 

TECH SPECS

  • 3 Settings Continous, SOS, Strobe
  • Capacity 18000MAH 
  • Applicable Engine Type: <6.0 L Gasoline & <2.5L Diesel
  • Output Voltage At Auto Start End: 12V 
  • Output Voltages: 8.4V9.4V (Canon C100) 2.8A 12V/2A; 16V/3.5A; 19V/3.5A 
  • Dual USB Outputs: 5V 2.8A • Start Current: 600A 
  • Peak Current: 750A(<3S)
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion Polymer Battery
  • Charge Mode: CC/CV 15V/1A
  • LED Power: 1W (White) 
  • LED Light Modes: 3 (Steady-SOS-Strobe) 
  • Cycle Life: > 1000 Times 
  • Operation Temperature Range: -20 Degrees C to 80 Degrees C\ 
  • Product Size: 180x86x43 mm 
  • N.W: 1.5 Lbs or .68 KGS 
  • Certificate: CE ROHS FCC 
  • UL Listed Battery Jumper Clamps
Comes In Matte Black or Crank Orange
Comes In Matte Black or Crank Orange

The Crank Case - Included With Every Crank

The Hard Case Included With Every Crank - All Cables not show here*
The Hard Case Included With Every Crank - All Cables not show here*

 

Hard Case For Storage And Travel
Hard Case For Storage And Travel

Backer Reward The Magnetic LED Pocket Light 

The Crank LED pocket light is powerful and bright. At 5500 Kelvin this daylight balanced light is a great little helper to illuminate where you need to see. The light is small enough to clip onto your shirt, your belt, or pocket and comes with a magnetic back, which allows you to attach the light inside cars, on-set, and anywhere with a metal surface that works with magnets. This comes free with the Early Bird special and can also be purchased separately to help us fund our goal.

Magnetic LED Pocket Light
Magnetic LED Pocket Light

Backer Reward - The Soft Case 

The Custom Soft Travel Case
The Custom Soft Travel Case

The soft case is an additional product perfect for keeping your cables and accessories organized while you travel. The soft case is malleable and fits in most gloves boxes and center consoles. It is a great additional option to keep your most important accessories with you while you travel. The soft case interior is great for a variety of technology products, cables, and accessories. The elastic interior keeps your cables and accessories in place while you are on the go.

Available For $15
Available For $15

Backer Reward - Squid + Wall Charger  

Backer Reward - Squid + Wall Charger
Backer Reward - Squid + Wall Charger

The charger combo for 4 devices. The USB wall charger + Squid can charge 4 devices. The 4 connections on this cable are Lighting (iPhone), 30 Pin Apple Charger (gen 1 iPhones & iPads), Micro-USB B, USB Mini-b (5-pin). This combo allows for a variety of devices from all types of manufacturers.

Device Overview

This will give you an idea of the power included in the Crank and how this translates into your devices staying charged. It's AWESOME!

 

Capability Overview
Capability Overview

Message From The Director Of Design

For The Mac User - Comes Ready For Apple

Charges All Mac Book Pros
Charges All Mac Book Pros

 We've included all 3 lightweight Apple Mabook cables for 3 generations of Mac. Leave your bulky power adapter at home and travel light with they dynamic Crank Juice Box for all of your devices. Whether you are a photographer looking to shoot tethered all day long or a working professional that lives off your laptop, the Crank is a perfect lightweight solution that packs a huge charge.

The Crank Cables For Mac
The Crank Cables For Mac

You will notice that these cables for Apple computers are designed for Crank. The connection starts in the "output" outlet on the Crank and not from USB ports. On the other end of each cable, it includes a Mag Safe adapter, L style tip and USB-C. This allows you to leave your bulky Apple Charging Brick at home and carry a lightweight cable for your Mac. Please note the USB-C cable (not shown above) encompasses the same output cable. 

FOR THE PC USER

For The PC and Android User
For The PC and Android User

The Crank goes both ways. Great for PC's and comes with a variety of adapters to work with older models and also the USB-C. The Crank comes with adapters for______________. 

For Safety & Jumpstarting

Jumpstart Your Vehicles
Jumpstart Your Vehicles

 The Crank is powerful enough to jumpstart your car, your vintage Sunday ride, your golf cart, your motorcycle, your moped, and even your boat. Make sure you have a Crank in your car or in your loved ones car so they never get stranded. With Crank, you can stay prepared and connected.

For Your Kids

Never let your children be powerless
Never let your children be powerless

 The Crank is the perfect accessory for your kids and their tablets. The Crank can charge multiple devices at once so your iPhone, iPad, Kindle, or Tablet can stay charged and the Apps and Learning can keep them going.

For The Outdoors 

Essential Tool For The Adventurer In All Of Us
Essential Tool For The Adventurer In All Of Us

 The Crank will power your USB flashlight, your headlamp, and even strong lights for your tent. Light up your camping experience and never run out of juice.

For Photographers & Videographers

Charge Your GoPro & 360 Camera ALL DAY Long
Charge Your GoPro & 360 Camera ALL DAY Long

 Your Go Pro and other USB chargeable cameras will last all day with Crank. Add the Crank to your mobile camera kit and never miss a shot.

For The Travelers

For The Explorer In All Of Us
For The Explorer In All Of Us

Keep your iPhone charged during your travels. In the testing phases we left our international adapters at home for 3 day trips to Europe and stayed charged for 4 days with our Phones on just one charge on the Crank.

For The Music Lovers

Keep The Music Going
Keep The Music Going

 The Crank is the perfect gift or tool for those that live off of mobile speakers. Keep your Bluetooth speakers charged so your work or party can continue throughout the day and into the night.

For The Active Athlete

For The Athlete
For The Athlete

 We get it, you're active! We want you to stay active with bluetooth headphones, your smart watch, and your activity trackers. The Crank charges it!

For The Artist

For The Artist
For The Artist

The iPad Pro is the perfect tool to create. The Crank allows you to work all day and into the night. Never look for another wall socket again and travel knowing the Crank will keep you creativity going.

Compact Yet Powerful 

The Connections
The Connections

The Crank Juice Box has 2 USB ports for all of your USB connections. In addition, there is an output plug that is used to charge directly to your Apple Laptop, PCs, camera support like Red Rock One Make Crew, and everything that takes an adapter included in the Crank Juice Box pack.

For The Production Crews

For The Filmmaker
For The Filmmaker

 The Crank Juice Box has helped companies like RGG EDU stay cable free on film shoots and run their camera setups all day long. The Crank is a great companion for small crews that need to keep their equipment charged. The Crank Cage with 1/4 20 mounts is expected for production in early 2018. As a stretch goal, the Crank Cage will be put into production if backers help us exceed $125,000 in initial funding. Tooling costs and the initial factory run for these cages will cost us approximately $20,000 in additional funds. They are expected in mass production in early 2018.

CRANK CAGE
CRANK CAGE

The CRANK CAGE is the perfect companion for the crank & professional cameras. Allows for creatives to attach the battery to any number of camera support with 1/4 20 screws all over and a Swiss cheese plate bottom.

Crank Cage Bottom
Crank Cage Bottom

For Audio Nuts

Great For Your Audio Gear
Great For Your Audio Gear

 Power your audio gear like the Zoom H6 or Rode Filmmaker Lav kits and say goodbye to spending all of your money on AA batteries.

 Team Overview 

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter but not our first Rodeo. Crank Tools for decades has been a tool manufacturer, inventor, and successful business working and traveling to China.

Our first battery design with Crank has sold over 20,000 units over the past few years but was lacking the additional features that we have packed into this design.

To build a battery suitable for creatives and professionals, Crank partnered with the production studio RGG EDU to improve the build quality that allows the battery to charge devices like Sony FS5's and Canon C100's. In addition to that, we have added the technology inside the device to charge any Apple Laptop, a feature that we previously didn't have in place. Big improvement!

We have already negotiated and met with the factory and manufacturer in China and everything is ready to go. There won't be any additional design changes needed to meet our delivery. We anticipate delivery of our products 4-6 weeks after the Kickstarter funding.

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    The Squid + Wall Charger

    Thanks for supporting us. With a $10 donation, we will send you the classic 4 cable squid and a spare USB wall charger. Bring 1 cable with you to charge 4 classic hookups and get a spare wall charger from Crank.

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    The Soft Case | Travel Kit

    With a $15 donation you will also get a travel case designed to organize all of your cables, batteries, and accessories. Please note that all of the Crank Juice Box's already come with a hard case. The travel case is great for most glove boxes or middle consoles in cars.

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    Early Bird Matte Black + Light - 55% Off

    The early bird special! Get a Matte Black Crank Juice Pack loaded with all of the accessories. Comes with USB wall charger, USB Cigarettle Lighter Charger, 3 Apple Mac Book Cables for all 3 editions, the 4 cable squid, and the adapters for your USB & PC computer hookups. Plus as a bonus get the magnetic CRANK flashlight. A 5500 Kelvin flashlight small enough to put in your pocket and bright enough to light up your workspace.

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    Early Bird- Crank Orange+ Light-55% Off

    The early bird special! Get the Crank Orange Crank Juice Pack loaded with all of the accessories. Comes with USB wall charger, USB Cigarettle Lighter Charger, 3 Apple Mac Book Cables for all 3 editions, the 4 cable squid, and the adapters for your USB & PC computer hookups. Plus as a bonus get the magnetic CRANK flashlight. A 5500 Kelvin flashlight small enough to put in your pocket and bright enough to light up your workspace.

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    Crank Juice Box Classic Orange - 52% OFF

    The early bird special! Get the Crank Orange Crank Juice Pack loaded with all of the accessories. Comes with USB wall charger, USB Cigarettle Lighter Charger, 3 Apple Mac Book Cables for all 3 editions, the 4 cable squid, and the adapters for your USB & PC computer hookups.

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    Crank Juice Box Matte Black - 52% OFF

    Get the Matte Black Crank Juice Box loaded with all of the accessories. Comes with USB wall charger, USB Cigarettle Lighter Charger, 3 Apple Mac Book Cables for all 3 editions, the 4 cable squid, and the adapters for your USB & PC computer hookups.

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    2 Pack- 2 Matte Black - 59% Off

    Get one for you and one for a loved one with the Crank Juice Bar 2-Pack.

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    Get a Crank for the whole family and give as stocking stuffers this holiday season! Comes with 5 Matte Juice Bars.

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    Get a set of 20 Matte Black Cranks for your entire production studio, your crew, and have a Crank for every occasion and in every location.

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    Get 100 Cranks for $79 each for your camera rental house. You pick the color combo.

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