Many travel adaptors on the market are designed with single-use fuses to protect electronics from power surges and overloads, but replacing them and lugging spares around can be a hassle. To combat this annoyance, Zendure launched Passport in 2017, which was the world’s first travel adaptor with an auto-resetting fuse. Thanks to its revolutionary innovation and beautiful industrial design, it won the Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
To continue leading the way in the industry and provide an even better user experience, Zendure dedicated over a year to the Passport upgrade project. This led to the creation of Passport Pro, the world’s first grounded travel adaptor with a push-button resetting fuse.
In the 2017 version Passport with the auto-resetting fuse, you'd have to wait a minute for the adaptor to recover itself if there’s an overload. With the new one-push resetting fuse, when the current flow exceeds safety levels, the power will be interrupted automatically, and with just one push of the fuse button, Passport Pro can be reset immediately. There’s no need to wait, much less carry spares with you, or rush out to buy replacement fuses.
It’s the first time that a resettable circuit breaker has been introduced into a travel adaptor. Why has no other product been able to do this? Because traditional circuit breakers are too big and too expensive for travel adaptors.
In order to find the perfect circuit breaker that’s small enough to fit into Passport Pro, we partnered with a manufacturer from Taiwan to co-develop a solution. This manufacturer has been in the circuit breaker business since 1991. With over 27 years of experience in this field, they were able to manufacture the world’s smallest and most robust circuit breaker for us. This was a key component that enabled us to make Passport Pro so compact.
A top priority in electrical safety is keeping electricity grounded. Passport Pro has four plugs and each is equipped with a ground connection. A ground wire is an essential safety feature for many electrical systems. In the event of high voltage, short, or irregular electrical currents, the grounding wire provides a path for the electricity, transferring energy to the ground rather than the electrical system. This keeps you and your devices safe, reducing the risk of electrical shock, fires and, other dangers.
The ground wire plays such an important role, but surprisingly 99% of travel adaptors on the market do not have a ground connection. So far, only a few brands in the world can manufacture grounded travel adaptors due to the complexity of the design, and Zendure is proud to announce Passport Pro as one of them. Now you can use your beloved electronic devices with peace of mind.
Zendure always keeps safety a priority and ensures safer compatibility for consumers worldwide. Passport Pro is compliant with national and international regulations and standards. It is the first travel adaptor which achieves both IEC60884-2-5 Certification and BS8546 Certification. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and, related technologies. With the increasing complexity of plug and socket designs by different countries worldwide and in order to provide standardization for safe usage, the IEC published the latest version of its standard for plugs and socket in 2017- IEC60884-2-5. The document also applies to travel adaptors with limited scope.
BS8546 is a British Standard introduced specifically for travel adaptors launched in April 2016, and it is now a regulation set in the UK to protect the user from unsafe travel adaptors. In fact, it’s the world’s first national safety standard for travel adaptors, and many more countries will follow. It’s also the most rigid standard for travel adaptors and has laid out stringent specifications for safety and quality.
In order to meet the requirements of the above standards, our engineers have done tremendous work to re-design everything from the inside out, from electronic components, to the selection of raw materials, to the sizes of all the parts, and when it finally came together, we had a true game changer.
Passport Pro features four powerful USB output ports, including one USB-C PD output and three USB-A outputs. Thanks to years of experience and expertise in charging technology, Zendure is the first company to apply industry-leading Power Delivery charging technology into travel adaptors.
USB Power Delivery will charge your device up to 70% faster than a standard 5W charger and provide more power to charge tablets and laptops quicker. Thanks to its 18W maximum output, it can charge iPhone X, iPhone 8/ 8 Plus up to 50% in just 30 minutes. Passport Pro serves as an excellent travel companion with strong compatibilities. You can use it to power and charge mobile phones, laptops, electric shavers, digital cameras, game consoles, and other electrical items.
Passport Pro is a compact and lightweight universal adaptor with UK, EU, AU, and US plugs. The independent World to Europe adaptor provides travelers with a reliable and easy connection in Europe. Thanks to built-in plugs and the universal AC output, this compact 3-pole travel adaptor can work seamlessly in over 200 countries and regions to power 2- and 3-pole devices from almost all over the world.
Passport Pro can accept type A, B, C, E, F, G, I, J, L, N and O plugs. This is related to the devices you want to use, or in other words, where you are from.
Passport Pro can plug into type B, C, D, E, F, G, I, K, and O outlets. This is related to where you want to travel to with Passport Pro. Here’s full list of countries whose outlets are compatible with Passport Pro (more than 200 countries and regions).
Passport Pro includes a detachable World-to-Europe adapter. You can pull the EU portion off from the front of Passport Pro and use it independently to power your AC-powered devices when in Europe. When you don’t need to power any AC-powered devices in EU, you can use Passport Pro as a whole to charge your devices through the four USB ports.
With varying plugs and standards in different regions around the world, well-traveled globetrotters know the value of a versatile travel adaptor. In the past, you’d need to bring different types of travel adaptors if you travel across different countries. But now, you only need to bring one compact Passport Pro. Thanks to its four built-in USB ports and AC outlet, you can charge up to five devices all at once.
Passport Pro has compact size with a simple and streamlined design. The beloved blue gradient colors from the original Passport are applied to the three slider buttons, and the reset button.
Just like the original Passport, Passport Pro also includes the unique “Press and Slide” buttons so you can adjust the prongs for different countries with just one hand.
With all the included features, Passport Pro is surprisingly 16% smaller than the original Passport. This was achieved through a total re-design of the internal structure.
Another unique feature of the Passport Pro is its baby-proof safety mechanism. With a traditional travel adaptor that has wide-open slots, a curious toddler can easily pry open the sockets with any small object and potentially get shocked. We designed this proprietary baby-proof shield to reduce the potential safety hazards. Both sides of the outlet need to be pushed in at the same time in order to bypass the shield.
Risks and challenges
We are really excited and can’t wait to launch the first ever grounded global travel adaptor with a resettable fuse. We devoted our heart, soul, and creativity to designing and manufacturing Passport Pro. Timing is always a big challenge in respect to the production and shipment of a new product. We have padded our timeline to make sure that we can hit the time frames we have laid out. We are committed to keeping you informed of the project progress during our campaign.
We will work with a top-notch courier company to offer reliable and fast international delivery. And our Zendure service team is in place to personally check every backer’s questions and make sure all backers can receive the product without any issues.
We assure you that we are all making great efforts to produce a marvelous product that not only arrives on time, but is of optimum quality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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