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We've all experienced the frustration of getting caught short without any power. Whether you're stuck in traffic and your GPS gives out, half way through a gym session and find yourself iPod-less or there are leaves on the line and you're about to miss a dinner reservation - Proporta has a number of solutions to give you (and your device) that much needed boost.

Because we want you to get the best out of your product, we've written some top tips on how you can look after your charging kit. We know how heavy some battery speak can be so we've tried to keep this as jargon-free as possible. And although we can't ever see you wanting to throw your wonderful power solution away, we've also stuck a bit in there about disposing of your battery safely… nobody wants to find themselves glowing green in a few years time now do they?

Meet the TurboChargers

Gizmo TurboCharger 1000 Mohawk TurboCharger 8000 Stripe TurboCharger 12000
£14.95 £29.95 £39.95

Charging on the go and internationally

Dual USB Car Charger Mohawk TurboCharger 8000 World Pack Stripe TurboCharger 12000 World Pack
£5.95 £29.95 £39.95

Cables, connectors and extras

Fast Travel Charger (AC with USB Socket) Connector Heads Interchangeable Retractable Cable
£12.95 £0.50 £2.95

Butter fingers:

It may sound obvious, but be careful not to drop your battery. Although the Proporta almighties have designed strong casing to help protect the cells from shock, a good fall onto a hard surface could damage the cells and shorten your battery’s life.

Spick and span:

Battery contact points should be cleaned periodically to ensure continued reliable operation. Dirty terminals may cause your battery to lose contact with your charger or device that you are trying to power. Our suggestion is to clean ports and connector heads with a clean pencil eraser or lightly scrape the surface with a blunt instrument to help reduce any residue build-up.

Safe and sound:

We strongly recommend that you store your battery in a clean, dry, protected environment to minimise the risk of any physical damage, and out of the reach of children.


Why recycle?

It’s a sorry tale, but unfortunately most batteries end up in landfills where their hazardous material can leach into the soil and cause a lot of harm to the environment. It is much more environmentally friendly to recycle batteries in a safe, correct manner. Trust us, it’ll make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside (and that’s not because your veggies are contaminated).

Batteries contain a range of metals which, when extracted, can be reused as secondary raw materials.

Collection/recycling services

Some areas have a battery collection/recycling service already set up and it’s likely that many others will adopt this in the future. To find out if you live in an area with such a worthwhile service, contact your local council offices.

Retail outlets: Some retail outlets (particularly mobile phone shops) collect batteries for recycling so it’s well worth keeping an eye out for these whilst shopping.

Local amenity sites: Most local amenity sites have special disposal points for batteries.

Safe disposal

It’s advisable as a minimum, to observe the following precautions when disposing of batteries:

      - Discharge the battery fully prior to disposal
      - Do not incinerate the battery
      - Do not open or puncture cells
      - Observe all national and local rules and regulations for the disposal of rechargeable batteries – your local council offices should be able to advise you.