You can use the 5V USB Port on the battery to charge cellular phone, MP3 player or other small electronics that can be charged from a 5V USB port. However, the battery pack does not come with any cable for connector tips for this USB port. Our optional Z4 cable and connector tips will work with this 5V USB port.
If your device DC power input requirement is 11V ~ 13V or 18V ~ 21V, you can use the output cable to power your device directly from the battery Out port like this:
Included with your battery is a output cable with more than 10 different connector plug tips.
The output cable (Z6 Power Cable) one end connect to the battery output port, another end has a 5.5mm/2.5mm connector which will fit a lot laptop notebook computers and other devices.
If the Z6 cable connector does not fit your laptop notebook computers, you can use one of following connector plug tips that work with most laptop notebook computers. With the plug tips not connected to Z6 output cord, locate the correct tip by fitting the tip into your laptop notebook computer or other device DC Jack. The tip should fit snugly in the DC jack. The plug the tip to the Z6 output power cable.
If your notebook internal battery is a working battery and has been fully charged, you can leave it in your notebook. Otherwise, we recommend you removing the internal battery from your notebook to maximize the external battery running time.The external battery will still work fine if you leave non-charged internal battery in the notebook, but it may not reach the maximum running time since it needs to charge the internal battery at same time when it is powering the computer.
How long can this external battery run ?
This battery's capacity is about 159Wh(Watt-hour):
you can compare this battery's capacity with your internal battery capacity to figure out how long this battery can run your notebook. For example, if your notebook internal battery output is: 10.8V & 4000 mAh, then, your notebook internal battery capacity is:
11.1V x 4400 mAh = = 49 Wh (Watt-hour).
This external battery capacity is about 150/49=3 times of your internal battery capacity.
If your internal notebook battery can run 2 ~ 3 hours, then the external battery pack can theoretically run about : 6 ~ 9 hours.
This is a rough estimate. Actual running time varies, depending on notebook computer's configurations and what kind of applications running . For example, screen brightness, the use of the CPU, the hard drive, the CD drive, and other peripherals results in an additional drain upon the battery, effectively reducing the battery's run-time. The total run-time of the battery is also heavily dependent upon the design of the notebook. To ensure maximum performance of the battery, optimize the computer's power management features. Refer to the computer manual for further instructions.
Combine 2 ( or more) batteries together to provide more running time
If you need more running time, you may connect 2 batteries together in parallel with BiXPower Y25 Split Connector
Y25 Split Connector Not Included
To link two batteries in this way, please make sure:1. The output voltage of two batteries is set at same.
2. Any single battery has ability to power the powered device by itself.The purpose of link two or more batteries together is to provide longer running time without interruption.
There this no balance control between two batteries . One battery may output more power than another battery and run out of power earlier than another battery. This will not be a problem if a single battery output power is enough to run powered device. However, if the powered device power demand is more than a single battery capability, it may run to problem when one battery run out of power earlier.Notes: Only a few BiXPower batteries ( such as BP90, BP100, BP160 and BP220 batteries) have been specially designed to allow multi batteries to connect in this way. Other batteries may not be allowed to be connected together in this way (unless specially mentioned).
You may also use multi Y25 Split Connectors to Daisy Chain more batteries to provide even more power. Please make sure all batteries output voltages are set at same. Fully charge each battery separately before connect them together.
The battery regular Z6 output cable can fit Y25 connector female end, which will be combined output port in this case. You may use BiXPower Special Cable with On/Off Switch
: which can be used power output cable directly without battery regular Z6 output cable.
This battery will work for devices that requires 12V or 19V DC power. If your device power adapter output voltage is 11V~13V or 18V ~ 20V, this battery should work for you as long as one of the connector tips fits the DC power input jack. If your device power adapter output voltage is not within the range, this battery may not work for you.
Here is the part of compatibility list for Laptop /Notebook /Netbook /Ultra Book /Tablet computers:Acer:
Most models use connector tips: #7, #31. Some models may the battery power output cable directly without any connector tip. Most models need to set battery output voltage at 19V.Asus:
Most Asus laptop computers can use the battery power output cable directly without any connector tip. Some new may use connector tips #26, #31. Most models need to set battery output voltage at 19V. Asus models that comes with 12V power adapters need to set battery output voltage at 12V.Compaq:
Most models use connector tips: #1, #24. Some models may the battery power output cable directly without any connector tip. Most models need to set battery output voltage at 19V.
Some newer Compaq computers/tablets may need connector CNT-C33, CNT-C34, CNT-C35, which may not be included in the package and need to purchase separatelyDell:
Most models use connector tips: #27. Some models may the battery power output cable directly without any connector tip. Most models need to set battery output voltage at 19V.
Some new Dell computers may need connector CNT-C31, CNT-C32, which may not be included in the package and need to purchase separatelyGateway:
Most models use connector tips: #3, #7, #31. Some models may the battery power output cable directly without any connector tips. Most models need to set battery output voltage at 19V.HP:
Most models use connector tips: #1 and #24. Some models may the battery power output cable directly without any connector tips. Most models need to set battery output voltage at 19V.
Some newer HP computers/tablets may need connector CNT-C33, CNT-C34, CNT-C35, which may not be included in the package and need to purchase separatelyIBM:
Most models use connector tips: #15. Some models may the battery power output cable directly without any connector tip. Most models need to set battery output voltage at 19V.Lenovo:
Most models use connector tip: #15. Some models may the battery power output cable directly without any connector tip. Some newer Lenovo computers may need #36 connector tips, which may not included in the standard package and may need to purchase separately. Most models need to set battery output voltage at 19V.
Most models use connector tip: #2. Some models may the battery power output cable directly without any connector tip. Most models need to set battery output voltage at 19V.Sony:
Most models use connector tip: #6. Some models may the battery power output cable directly without any connector tips. Most models need to set battery output voltage at 19V.
This battery is not compatible with Sony computers that comes with 16V power adapters.Toshiba:
This battery is not compatible with some old Toshiba models that come with 15V power adapters. It is compatible with most Toshiba new models that come with 19V power adapters. Most of these models may use the battery power output cable directly without any connector tip.
Models come with 19V/19.5V/20V power adapters need to set battery output voltage at 19V.Others:
This battery should work for your computer if:
1. Your computer original power adapter output voltage is between 12V or 18V~ 20V.
2. The power adapter connector is a regular round shape barrel connector, not a special shape.
3. Your computer original power adapter maximum output current is less than 5A
Above list is just a partial list. Even you can not find your laptop or other device listed in our web site, the battery may still work for you. If your device needs 11V ~ 13V or 18V ~ 20V DC power ( it is same as your device AC power adapter DC output voltage), the DC plug is round shape and looks similar to one of connector tips shows on the following picture, then this battery should work for your device.
(Click on each tip image to see details for this tip)
* We may discontinue some old tips and add some new tips according to the market without notice. Actual connector tips come with the battery may not be exactly same as the pictures show.
One Year limited warranty.
One year limited warranty covers manufacturing and quality defects only. Please note that rechargeable battery is a wear out product. As the rechargeable battery has been used for a while, the user will notice a decline in the running time of the battery. After use a few months, when press power level check button, the 4th or even the 3rd power lever LED may not light up anymore. This is normal and does not mean the battery is defective. The life of a rechargeable battery operating under normal conditions is generally around 500 charge-discharge cycles.
We ship this battery through UPS only. Not available to APO/FPO addresses.
AIRLINE TRAVEL FAQ
WHAT KINDS OF BATTERIES ARE ALLOWED IN CARRY-ON BAGGAGE (in the aircraft cabin)?
Most US domestic airlines allow passengers bring two (2) larger lithium ion batteries ( capacity from 100 Watt-hour to 300 Watt-hour) in their carry-on. However, some international airlines may only allow 2 lithium ion batteries with maximum 160 Watt-hour capacity. Please check with your airline company to see whether this 153 Watt-hour battery is allowed to carry on if you plan to bring this battery with you.
AIRLINE TRAVEL FAQ
WHAT KINDS OF BATTERIES ARE ALLOWED IN CARRY-ON BAGGAGE (in the aircraft cabin)?
Passengers can carry most consumer batteries and personal battery-powered devices. Spare batteries must be protected from damage and short circuit. Passengers can bring two (2) larger lithium ion batteries (more than 8 grams, up to 25 grams of equivalent lithium content per battery) in their carry-on. This size covers larger extended-life batteries such as the BP160 battery.
WHAT IS THE LITHIUM CONTENT (grams) PER BP160 PACK?
WHAT KINDS OF BATTERIES ARE ALLOWED IN CHECKED BAGGAGE?
Spare lithium batteries are prohibited in checked baggage.
WHAT DOES "PROTECTED FROM SHORT CIRCUIT" MEAN?
Protected from short circuit means that a battery terminals are protected from being touched by metal. When metal such as keys, coins, or other batteries come in contact with both terminals of a battery, it can create a circuit or path for electricity to flow through. This can cause extreme heat and sparks and even start a fire. To prevent short circuits, keep spare batteries in their original packaging, a battery case, or separate pouch or pocket.
ARE BP160 BATTERY PACKS PROTECTED FROM SHORT CIRCUIT?
YES, the BP160 Battery is built within a protective solid shell. Built in circuitry protection also protects against short circuts, thermal run-away and overheating.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IN INTENDED AS INFORMAL GUIDANCE MATERIAL ONLY. For further information, please go to http://SafeTravel.DOT.Gov
For TSA security restrictions, please go to http://www.tsa.gov
This battery can stand vertically with the optional Vertical Base.
Vertical Base is optional, not included.
We also offer optional VESA Mount Kit to mount this battery to the back of LCD monitors:
VESA Mount Kit is available as an option.
If you have a car charger for your device, you can use this battery together with your car charger to power your device. To do so, set the battery output voltage at 12V, use an optional Cigarette Lighter Socket Adapter
to convert the battery output port to a cigarette lighter socket like this:
The cigarette lighter adapter is optional, not included in the battery pack.
Although the BP160 is called external lithium-ion battery pack, it may be more accurate to consider it as a smart power supply that powers from lithium battery cells. Unlike a traditional battery pack, which may just simply connect battery cells together in serial or parallel with simple protection, the BP160 has following unique features:
1. Strong, impact resistant outer casing.
2. Fully functional electronic board inside to control the input voltage and current that actually applied to battery cells when in charging mode.
3. Built-in DC to DC converter to supply regulated stable power at different user selectable voltages.
4. On/off switch. The power pack will only turn on when both output cable is plugged in the output port and the on/off switch is turned on. This will effectively prevent the power pack to be activated accidentally.
5. Many safety protection functions such as Over-charge protection, Over-discharge protection, Over current protection, Over temperature protection, Short circuit protection