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PowerzAll is a power adapters that transforms power tool batteries into the best portable charger.

ABC 10 News SAN DIEGO: "One San Diego man's passion project could help you power up a lifeline in an emergency."

http://www.10news.com/news/local-inventors-new-device-could-help-keep-up-communication-during-emergencies-10182013

1.What is it?

The PowerzALL is a high-performance power adapter that transforms a power tool battery into a high-capacity portable charger.

 It is equipped with total of 20 Watt power source (4Ah max) of two USB ports that are compatible with Apple, Android and all USB devices.

What is it used for? It's used as a very high capacity back up power source for phones and tablets during power outage and outdoor use.

    2. How PowerzALL is better than other portable chargers?

Powerzall solves many of the most fundamental limitations of portable chargers.


Advantage #1: The PowerzALL uses power tool batteries that take only 30 - 60 minutes to fully recharge versus a typical power pack which may take 8 - 15 hours to fully recharge.

For example, the PowerzALL D20 (which fits on the Dewalt DCB 204 battery) can fully charge an iPhone 4 almost ten times, and yet the Dewalt DCB 204 battery takes only 60 minutes to fully recharge. Most other portable power packs need 8 - 15 hours to recharge; that's longer than the time needed to charge an electric car !

Advantage #2: The PowerzALL works with multiple interchangeable, high-capacity batteries, versus typical portable chargers that are limited by the capacity of the built-in battery. The PowerzALL’s ability to accommodate multiple batteries makes it virtually unlimited in capacity. 

For example, one PowerzALL can fit the entire Dewalt DCB 20 Volt battery line.

Advantage #3, The PowerzALL is powerful: 

It produces a whooping 20 Watt 4 Amp output capable of charging up to two iPads at the same time - other portable chargers produce less than a 3 Amp output, capable of charging only one iPhone or one iPad

 

Advantage #4: The PowerzALL simplifies and optimizes charging with any cable.  

The PowerzALL has a special technology that automatically detects the type of device being charged and selects the optimized charging mode for that specific device without the need for special charging tips or connectors.


3.How does it work?
 

Our Kickstarter project features several PowerzALL models:

  • D20 fits the Dewalt 20 Volt Max battery
  • R18 fits the Ryobi One battery line.
  • MA18 fits the Makita Lithium Ion 18V battery
  • B18 fits the Bosch Lithium Ion 18V battery

Each PowerzALL model is a compact unit containing a circuit board and a plastic housing that is specifically designed to fit several common types of batteries including the Dewalt DCB 20 Volt series and the Ryobi One 18 Volt series.

PowerzALL Model #1, The PowerzALL D20 for the Dewalt 20 Volt battery line

 The PowerzALL D20 model is designed to fit all Dewalt 20 Volt batteries including the DCB 200, DCB 201, DCB 203 and DCB 204.

#2 PowerzALL R18 for the Ryobi One batteries

The PowerzALL R18 model is designed to fit all Ryobi One 18 Volt batteries including the  Lithium P108, P107, P105, P104, P103, P102 and the NiCa P100.

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#2 PowerzALL M18 fits the Makita Lithium ion 18V batteries

 #4: PowerzALL B18 fits the Bosch Lithium-ion 18V battery

The PowerzALL housing can be quickly attached to the top of the battery and easily removed.

The circuit board converts the battery voltage source, typically between 16 - 22 volts, into a 5 volt DC source for two USB outputs.  Each of the USB outputs is capable of supplying a maximum of 2.5 amps which is capable of charging a wide range of devices including the iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Kindle reader, cameras, camcorders.

The PowerzALL has a special technology that automatically detects the type of device being charged and selects the optimized charging mode for that specific device without the need for special charging tips or connectors. 

The PowerzALL circuit board has many built-in features designed to protect it against short circuiting, overheating and battery overdraw.

Prototype circuit board
Prototype circuit board

PowerzALL’s prototypes are 100% functional requiring only a small amount of cosmetic design work to complete and enhance its appeal understanding that the PowerzALL will be positioned   as a high-end consumer product that the owner will want to use everyday.   Designed to maximize charging performance the PowerzALL even exceeds many wall AC outlet chargers. 

The high performance prototype achieves more than 85% efficiency in converting a high voltage battery source into 5 volt 4 amp output capable of charging two ten watt devices, or any combination of two phones or tablets.

The PowerzALL delivers unparallel performance and a rapid-charge time saving advantage that no other charger can.

Compatible USB Devices:

  • Apple: iPhone, iPad, iPod
  •  Android: Samsung, Nexus, HTC, LG, Sony, Blackberry, Kindle, Nokia, MP3 music player 
  • All Standard 5V/2.5A max USB devices.

Technical Specification

 

4.Inspiration

          The idea for the PowerzALL originated as a DIY project to fill a personal need for which no other commercial product existed.After the 2012 Superstorm Sandy it became very apparent that my simple idea could really help millions of victims, first responders and emergency personnel by keeping their vital communication devices alive in an emergency situation.

Many experts believe that the increase in number and intensity of storms such as Superstorm Sandy portend the coming era when millions of Americans will regularly struggle to survive extreme weather.  Remember

·Aug 2011 when Hurricane Irene left seven million people without power. 

·Oct 2012, Hurricane Sandy left an estimated eight million people without power. More than sixty million people in the east coast were affected.

·Feb 2013, some 650,000 homes in New England lost power as the result of hurricane-force wind gusts and more than two feet of snow. 

The millions of people affected by just these few recent storms alone would benefit greatly from a portable, quick and abundant power source for their critical mobile devices. 

            These powerful images have kept me motivated enough to bring to you the PowerzALL.  With your help, we will have the best portable charger to prepare for the next storm and keep you and your loved ones connected at the moment you need it most.

5. Our KickStarter goals

Our goal is raise a minimum of $60,000 to pay for final prototype testing and production tooling.

You as our valuable backer can choose to get one or both of the PowerzALL models.

6. Our progress

We've been iterating the PowerzALL for more than six months.  We obtained a provisional patent and filing for a utility and design patent.

Design Progress

The design and prototype progress has gone through three iterations.  The latest prototypes are ready for producing a small number of test units.

In design Iteration 1, we focused on mechanical concept design; part selection and bench testing the selected parts.

In design Iteration 2, we made prototype boards and 3D printed the case. We carried out a lot of functional and performance tests on this first generation prototype.

In design Iteration 3, we applied the lessons learned from Iteration 2 to enhanced the electronic to maximize performance and redesign the mechanical housings.

After the successful Kickstarter campaign, we will go forward with the injection molding production designs that are suitable for the large quantity production

Testing Plan

All engineering and testing work has been performed by the engineers located in San Diego, CA.  The current prototype has been thoroughly tested re: load performance, high and low tolerance, functional performance and basic environmental testing.

After the successful Kickstarter campaign, we will produce more test units and perform extensive stress tests including shake-and-bake, dust and moisture exposure, impact and electrostatic tolerance, and more functional testing.

We will continuously monitor and test throughout the production process.  We want the PowerzALL to consistently deliver the best quality and performance for our customers.

Manufacture Plan

PowerzALL products will be proudly Made in the USA. As some may know, the injection molding tooling process is the fairly expensive. As soon as our primary goal is met, we will start the injection molding design.

Designing and producing precision molds takes 6 - 8 weeks.  Once the tooling is done, we will begin test production and should be able to move to full production by early of 2014.  Our production timeline looks like this:

·November 2013Final prototypes testing.

·December 2013: Produce a limited number of units to test out the production design. We will distribute some of these units to the backers to get early feedback.

·January/February 2014: Begin the tooling process. 

·March 2014: Injection mold tooling complete and test production. We will distribute some of these units to the backers to further improve the final product.

·April 2014: Finalize the production and packaging design. Produce, assembly.

·May/Jun 2014:Product transfers from factory to fulfillment center for labeling and shipping to your doors!

Fulfillment Plan

The end product will be fully assembled and enclosed in a retail package. We will use a fulfillment center in San Diego to efficiently pack and ship the product.

Reward PowerzALL Models

  • D20, M18, B18 will be in black color
  • R18 will be in dark charcoal color
PowerzALL Product Line
PowerzALL Product Line

Our Team

We currently have a small team of experienced engineers.We are in the process of recruiting talented business and marketing professionals..

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Ship Date: Our production timeline is based on what we believe to be reasonable time estimates for completion of the various phases of this project. While we will do everything possible to get the final product to you on time, our first priority is product quality and performance. Either way, we promise to keep all of our Kickstarter backers informed and involved as we go on this journey to bring you the ultimate charger.

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