Pronto : Fast-charge battery pack

The Pronto - Fast-Charge Battery's video poster

The fastest charging portable battery pack. In just 5 minutes, you get enough juice to fully charge an iPhone 5 on-the-go!

Pronto (Promtus – Latin) means quick, like LIGHTNING QUICK, and our battery packs live up to their name. The Pronto battery packs are designed to store power fast so you can ditch the wall outlet and recharge your gadgets on-the-go!

We’re not just talking fast, we’re talking INSANELY FAST. Check out how much power the Pronto 12 can store in as little as 5 minutes:

* Recharges based on the iPhone 5
* Recharges based on the iPhone 5

Crazy right?! In just 5 minutes, you get enough juice to fully charge an iPhone 5 on-the-go!

Most universal battery packs give you power on-the-go but take FOREVER to charge. Waiting up to 12 hours to power up these batteries keeps you stuck to the wall and defeats the purpose of portable power.

We made it our mission to fix this problem by creating a battery pack that charges CRAZY fast from a wall outlet. We ended up with a design that allows the Pronto to charge up to 12X faster than other batteries on the market today.

*Recharges based on iPhone 5 (1440 mAh)
*Recharges based on iPhone 5 (1440 mAh)

Both Pronto models charge in an hour and are equipped with a rugged hard-anodized aluminum enclosure. But that’s just the beginning of the Pronto’s awesomeness! The long list of features below comes standard on both battery packs:

The Pronto 5’s sleek design is perfect for your everyday adventures. Equipped with a high-power 2.4 A USB port and enough juice to recharge an iPhone5 3 times (4,500 mAh capacity), it is still small enough to carry with you anywhere you go.

The Pronto 12 has a 13,500 mAh capacity (9 iPhone5 recharges). It has dual high-power 2.4 A USB ports and includes a 12V adapter – allowing you to charge larger devices such as laptops, DSLR cameras, and drone batteries.

At Power Practical we know and love the Kickstarter community and have successfully launched three other campaigns with your help! Because we appreciate your willingness to help us take the Pronto 5 & Pronto 12 into production, we are offering a great price far below retail value. Back our project early to save even more on these great new products.

In order to achieve the Pronto’s fast-charging design, we had to find battery cells capable of safely taking in large amounts of power. We chose a very high quality lithium polymer cell that is much more powerful than battery cells found in other universal battery packs.

Then we developed custom circuit boards that quickly charge up these cells with our dedicated AC wall chargers.

High quality lithium polymer cell paired with custom circuit board
High quality lithium polymer cell paired with custom circuit board

We want the Pronto to keep you charging wherever you go without any worry. With that in mind, we built a virtually indestructible enclosure made of hard-anodized aluminum. It is tough enough to withstand anything Mother Nature throws at it, and still as sleek as your other portable devices.

Die cast Hard-Anodized Aluminum Enclosure will withstand any abuse and accidents without damage.
Die cast Hard-Anodized Aluminum Enclosure will withstand any abuse and accidents without damage.

This durable case wouldn’t be complete without ensuring that the battery ports are also safe from the elements. So we added a lightweight cap with an internal silicone seal to protect the ports from water and dirt. To ensure the cap remains secured in all conditions we added an elastic nylon strap, which can also be used to attach the Pronto to backpacks or other gear. The strap and cap also create a stand for the Pronto while you are charging.

Blue cap with orange silicone seal is held tightly against the ports with the nylon strap.
Blue cap with orange silicone seal is held tightly against the ports with the nylon strap.
Cap protects the ports and doubles as a stand. (Pronto 5 prototype)
Cap protects the ports and doubles as a stand. (Pronto 5 prototype)

We put a lot of energy into making the Pronto so much more than just another universal battery. We now have working prototypes of both the Pronto 5 & Pronto 12, but we need your help to take these designs into production.

The timeline below shows you where we plan to take the Pronto next:

Co-founders, David and Paul, show off their first invention, the PowerPot (Photo credit: University of Utah)
Co-founders, David and Paul, show off their first invention, the PowerPot (Photo credit: University of Utah)

Power Practical is a group of tech-savvy, outdoor lovers who think that charging your gadgets should be convenient and easy. Whether you’re in an airport or backpacking the Appalachian Trail—our goal is to make energy more accessible, more efficient, and easier to understand for people across the world.

We have built our business on Kickstarter – successfully launching both the PowerPot and the Practical Meter which can now be purchased at retail locations worldwide. Our campaigns on Kickstarter even landed us a spot on the TV show Shark Tank.

We landed a deal with Mark Cuban on ABC's Shark Tank (Photo Courtesy of ABC Network).
We landed a deal with Mark Cuban on ABC’s Shark Tank (Photo Courtesy of ABC Network).

Mark Cuban invested with us on Shark Tank because he sees the potential for our products to address the energy needs of people in the developing world. Apart from that initial investment, Cuban has continued to give us advice about how to grow our business both in the U.S. and globally.

Our friend using his new PowerPot to charge up the cellphones of his fellow villagers (Tulear, Madagascar).
Our friend using his new PowerPot to charge up the cellphones of his fellow villagers (Tulear, Madagascar).

Sharing great products with the Kickstarter community is our first step towards increasing worldwide access to power. 2.4 billion people do not have access to reliable electricity. We believe that with the products we’ve launched on Kickstarter we can help people all over the world to access electricity that is reliable, safe, and easy to use.

We have conducted initial testing of the PowerPot and our portable battery packs with promising results in India, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, South Africa, and Peru.
We have conducted initial testing of the PowerPot and our portable battery packs with promising results in India, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, South Africa, and Peru.

As you continue to support us, we will continue to develop products that expand our outreach and solve energy problems worldwide.

Source: Kickstarter, Power Practical

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/powerpractical/the-pronto-fast-charge-battery/widget/video.html

 

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