Monthly Archives: May 2015

Safety Testing & Procedures

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Our power banks undergo rigorous testing to ensure that when in use, they function safely and perform as expected every time. They are manufactured under the industry’s most comprehensive power bank safety program, testing overall quality in three categories: Functional, Situational, and Cosmetic and Packaging.

Functional

We conduct a series of tests to ensure that when our products are in use, they function safely and perform as expected every time.
A function test to ensure that the product does not catch fire, explode or short-circuit
A test of the product’s charging and discharging function
Testing whether indicator lights, power switches and other controls function correctly
Testing to ensure that connections with other products (e.g., phones, tablets, laptops) function correctly
Testing to ensure power bank capacity matches our specifications
Checks to ensure that interior components are approved per specification

Situational

 

We test to ensure that our products function safely and perform as expected under specific conditions.

 

Ensure that short-circuit protection and over-current protection functions properly
Full charging and discharging by rated currents to record times and ensure that dangerous malfunctions don’t occur (e.g., catching fire)
Charging by rated current until power bank is full, then charging for another hour
Discharging by rated current until power bank is empty, then discharging for another hour
Abuse test of plugs, switches and controls
Drop testing of product and carton

Cosmetic and Packaging

The Cosmetic and Packaging inspection includes a visual check for dozens of potential flaws, with a focus on these areas:

 

General Appearance
Materials
Logo / Logo Printing Area / Marking
Workmanship / Appearance
Accessories (e.g., pouch or charging cable)