Super high capacity, long run time, external rechargeable universal battery pack for laptop notebook computers and other devices. Made with high quality Panasonic
Li-ion battery cells.It has up to 2-3 times longer battery run time (188 Watt-Hour capacity, compared to 40~60 Watt-Hour capacity of most notebook computer batteries) Battery capacity may change from time to time. It was 153Wh, 159Wh before Oct. 2018. Starts from Oct. 2018, it has larger capacity: 188WhIts universal platform works for most of the notebook computers on the marketplace.Its compact size can easily fit into a laptop/notebook carry bag.
The connector size on battery output cable is 5.5 x 2.5mm barrel connector. If this size does not fit your device, you may plug a C series connector tip to form a different size connector. Battery Package with connector tips:
|Capacity:||188 Watt-Hour *|
|Input Charging Voltage:||DC 12 - 19V|
|Output Voltage:||12V/19V + 5V USB Port|
|Operation Current:||12V/19V Port: Max. 5A; USB Port: Max. 2.1A|
|Charging time:||4-6 hours|
|Size:||270.00 x 145.00 x 32.55mm|
|Power Indicator:||4 level LED indicator|
|Built-in Protection Circuit:||- Over-charge|
- Over current
- Over temperature
- Short circuit protection
|Included in Standard Package:||- Battery x 1|
- AC Charging Adapter x 1
- Adapter Power Cord x 1
- DC Car Charging Adapter x 1
- Power Cable x 1
- Plug Tips x 12 or more **
Battery capacity may change from time to time. It was 153Wh, 159Wh before Oct 2018. Starts from Oct. 2018, it is larger capacity: 188Wh.* * We may discontinue some old tips and add some new tips without notice. Actual connector tips may not be exactly same as the pictures show.
There are many different ways to rate a battery capacity on market. For your information, a typical 6-cell internal notebook battery capacity is about 49 Watt-hour, a typical 12-cell internal notebook battery capacity is about 98 Watt-hour.
IN -- Battery input port for connecting to battery charger
OUT -- Battery power output port, connect to output cord.
ON/OFF -- This On/Off switch controls output port power.
USB -- 5V USB port with a cover
You can use the 5V USB Port on the battery to charge cellular phones, 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.
We also offer a VESA Mount Kit
to mount this battery to the back of LCD monitors:
Comparisons of External Battery and Internal Battery
BP160 External Battery
Traditional Internal Battery
|How to Charge battery||Has its own charger. Battery can be charged anytime without the laptop/notebook computer. Very convenient||Must put battery into laptop/notebook computer or use expensive proprietary charger to charge battery|
|How to use battery||Plug to the laptop/notebook computer's DC power input plug, plug and play.||Insert the battery into the laptop/notebook computer's battery bay.|
|Compatibility||Can be used for 90% of laptop/notebook computers on the market. When you upgrade your laptop/notebook computer, you may still be able to use the battery for new laptop/notebook computer.||Every internal battery is proprietary. Different laptop/notebook computer needs different battery.|
|Other usage||Can provide 12V and 19V DC power for other electronic devices also.||Can only be used for designed laptop/notebook computers.|
How this battery works:
1. Charge the battery:
This battery has its own AC battery charger and 12V car charger. You can charge it from any 110V or 220V AC power source or from a car 12V cigarette lighter socket with the 12V car charger. Both the AC charger and the 12V car charger need to connect to the In port of the battery pack.
To quickly charge the battery, we recommend to charge the battery fully while it is not in use.
The BP160 is specially designed to be able to charge and discharge at same time. However, since each lithium battery has limited charge/discharge cycles (around 500 cycles), it is not recommended to use the battery when AC power is available.LED lights:
Press to check battery power level2. Set correct output voltage:
After the battery has been fully charged, set the voltage output of the battery close to your notebook DC power input requirement (which is same as your notebook AC power adapter's DC output voltage).
This battery has a switch to set the voltage output at 12V or 19V. 12V is compatible with 11V~13V, 19V is compatible with 18V~21V.
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:
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 and use a Cigarette Lighter Socket Adapter
to convert the battery output port to a cigarette lighter socket like this:
3. Select right tip:
The cigarette lighter adapter is optional, not included in the battery pack.
Included with your battery is a output cable with more than 18 different connector plug tips.
One end of the cable(Z6 cable connector) will connect to the battery output port. The other end has a 5.5 x 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 any of the included connector plug tips that work with most laptop notebook computers. With the plug tips not connected to the output cord, locate the correct one by fitting it into your device's DC Jack. The tip should fit snugly in the DC jack. Then, plug the tip into the Z6 output power cable.3. Plug the connector and output cord
After selecting right connector, plug it into the Z6 output cord, then plug the output cord to the battery output port:
Just that simple. Now you are ready to use it !
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 the non-charged internal battery in the notebook, but it may not reach the maximum running time. This is because it charges the internal battery at the same time it is powering the computer.How long can this external battery run ?
This battery's capacity is about 188Wh(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).
If your internal notebook battery can run 2 ~ 3 hours, then the external battery pack can theoretically run about : 7 ~ 10 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.