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Why it’s better to “refresh” a car battery than to jump start it

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Till Schadde CEO equinux

Interview with CEO Till Schadde about the new tizi Kraftprotz Powerstart

equinux introduces the tizi Kraftprotz Powerstart, with a so called “refreshing” function for weak car batteries. 

Till Schadde: The normal jump start function stresses the external battery so much that cells “die”. Therefore, on average, external jumper batteries only last for between 20 and 30 jumps before the battery cells become so strongly degenerated that the battery is no longer useable for this purpose. You can compare a jumper battery to an ink cartridge from a printer. At some point, the ink is simply all used up and the cartridge no longer works.

For a long time, we have been studying user commentaries from competing products in order to comprehend the market. Many users don’t understand how the external battery works and expect that it will maintain a similar operating life as a regular battery.  We took this opportunity to find an alternative way to “refresh” the car battery without having to jump start. We basically decided on a similar approach to charging iPhones. We gently recharge the car battery with the tizi Kraftprotz in order to preserve the battery. That means, you’ll need to wait 10-15 minutes to give the the car battery enough juice to start. This “refreshing” is very effective and is gentle to the Kraftprotz. This way, it’s also possible to charge a diesel which could not be jump started.

Does the Kraftprotz fully charge my car battery in 10 to 15 minutes?

Till Schadde: No, the car battery clearly can’t completely charge in such a short time. We’re talking about “refreshing”. The Kraftprotz charges the car battery enough that it has a chance to start. 

Does this mean that the tizi Kraftprotz Powerstart doesn’t support the “stressful” jump start you mentioned before?

Till Schadde: On the contrary. It does, and degenerates each time it is used to jump start a car. As I said before, any jumper battery can only be used somewhere from 20 to 30 times to jump start a car. So if you jump a car 5 times in a row, the external battery degenerates by 5 jump start possibilities. Both methods of battery help are clearly explained in the included manual. Those who are in a rush and need to leave immediately, use the jump start. Those who can wait 10 to 15 minutes, use the “refresh” function and recharge their car’s battery.

Can I use the “refresh” function with a diesel car as well as an unleaded?

Till Schadde: Yes. The “refresh” function can be used for all car types. For diesels, we suggest at least 20 minutes.

There are already similar batteries on the market for jump starting cars. Why should  someone choose the tizi Kraftprotz Powerstart over others?

Till Schadde: The Kraftprotz is versatile and can be used for multiple purposes. For example, to charge an iPad: we have a lawyer on his way to to the courthouse. While exiting his vehicle, he reales he forgot to charge his iPad, where all of his files are located. What should he do? With the Powerstart in his glovebox, he can easily charge his iPad. The Kraftprotz has a high quality aluminium design instead of the typical boxy, electrician’s cube look. Because of its stylish look, you can take the Kraftprotz with you without having to hide it.This was really important to us ;-)

How do I re-charge my Kraftprotz and how long does it take?

Till Schadde: It’s best to charge the Kraftprotz overnight for at least 10 hours. If you plan on storing the Kraftprotz for a longer period of time, we suggest withdrawing a bit of capacity by possibly hooking up and charging your iPhone for 10 minutes. This is good for the Kraftprotz since batteries don’t like to be stored on a full stomach.

Find out more power facts regarding the brand new mobile battery “mothership” tizi Kraftprotz Powerstart and the mighty brother tizi Kraftprotz on tizi.tv.  

Roadside assistance is a thing of the past – tizi Kraftprotz Powerstart is here!

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A mighty mobile battery for those “Doh!” moments in your life

We asked ourselves: What makes a perfect mobile battery? It has to be strong and transportable – Check! It must charge multiple USB gadgets simultaneously – Check! But what would Q, the James Bond inventor, include in such a device? Eureeka! Ready for the secret, special function?

The new tizi Kraftprotz Powerstart, with the help of the included jumper leads, can recharge or jump-start your car’s battery (your Aston Martin is waiting)! And that’s not all – You’ll never be caught in the dark again because this brilliant life-hack also has a powerful built-in LED torch to help you on your next mission in the dark!

The new tizi Kraftprotz Powerstart is one of the coolest new portable gadgets with a sleek aluminium body: ideal for grilling, camping, or any other outdoor festivities. This elegant cylinder comes with its very own travel bag and can easily be carried in a glove box, car door, or a rucksack.

With 44.4 Wh, the tizi Kraftprotz Powerstart is without a doubt the most powerful mobile battery equinux has to offer. Simultaneously charge two USB devices while on the go. Quickly charge an iPad or iPhone on the High Power USB port (max. 2.4A). The second USB Standard Port delivers up to 1A and is ideal for Android smartphones.

Stylish jumper help straight out of the glove box – here’s how…

In emergency situations, this life-hack battery can pep-up your car’s battery with the included jumper leads (watch the video here). The Powerstart comes with a jumper cable wit the typical red and black jumper clips. First attach the red clip to the positive pole of the car’s battery, then attach the black clip to the negative pole of the car’s battery. Refreshing the battery takes only 15 minutes. Why it’s much better to “refresh” can you read here.

The integrated torch makes the tizi Kraftprotz Powerstart the MacGyver of all external batteries. Stay safe and never be left in the dark again with the handy torch (ChipLED) and its SOS function.

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The flashlight can be turned on and off by a longer push on the status button

Price and availability

The new tizi Kraftprotz Powerstart is now available for an introductory price of only 79.99 Euros (regular 89.99 Euros) online at Amazon. equinux also offers the tizi Kraftprotz (37 Wh, without jumper help) for 49.99 EUR.

How much power is possible? The tizi Turbolader 5x MEGA is currently the most powerful USB adapter on the market

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Engineering at its best: Okay, a flux capacitor and a talking K.I.T.T. car still don’t exist, but this one-of-a-kind, futuristic charging device is indeed available to buy!

Our equinux engineers show what’s possible by snagging up to 60 watts of power out of your regular cigarette lighter socket with the tizi Turbolader 5x MEGA. Each port delivers up to 2.4A, which adds up to a total of 12A. Really unbelievable!

Testing the limits of performance and power: “We wanted to know”.
The power provided by the tizi Turbolader is enough to charge up to 5 iPads simultaneously, just as fast as if they were plugged into the wall socket at home. “Why a car USB charger for 5 devices? Simple. We wanted to know if it would work”, explains the equinux CEO Till Schadde. “The tizi Turbolader 5x MEGA is a feasibility study. Our Development Team wanted to take it to the technical limit. This Turbolader is a clear mark of a higher end product as part of the tizi Turbolader family”.

Performs to the limit
Even if your car doesn’t have the most horse power under the hood, you can still put the pedal to the metal with the tizi Turbolader 5x MEGA , the most powerful USB car charger currently available on the market,  and you get first dibs!

Despite the amazing power and speed delivered by the tizi Turbolader 5x MEGA, safety is still number one! The solid aluminum head cools the device and the Turbolader meets all of the stringent regulations and requirements in Germany.

The tizi Turbolader 5x MEGA is available immediately at an introductory price of only 49.99 EUR ($49.99) online at www.tizi.tv/en/tiziturbolader and on Amazon.
Learn more about the entire tizi Turbolader Family here.

NEW tizi Turbolader 2x MEGA – Our stylish two-seater in Rose Gold

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„I’m dreaming of a white Christmas“…still looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart? The new shiny tizi Turbolader 2x MEGA is here!

It’s a super elegant two-seater with a high quality, aluminum head in Rose Gold with a white, varnished finish. It’s guaranteed to make a powerful impression. Plus with 2 high power USB ports, you and your darling can charge your gadgets at the same time!

The tizi Turbolader 2x MEGA charges smartphones and tablets up to 3x faster than integrated USB ports in cars. Not only does it look good on the outside, but on the inside, the tizi Turbolader 2x MEGA comes equipped with our Auto Max Power™ technology for intelligent recognition of what amount of power is needed for the connected devices.

So get your reindeer in gear, and fly on over to Amazon to grab the tizi Turbolader 2x MEGA for the introductory price of only 19.99 Euros! Here you’ll also see the extended Turbolader family.

tizi Tankstelle mini: So little, that it’s ready for the big trips

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The new tizi Tankstelle mini weighs next to nothing and is perfect to keep in your handbag or backpack. As soon as the tizi Tankstelle mini is plugged in, it delivers 1A power to your iPhone, iPad, and other devices.

This little fellow is a looker as well with its sleek black shine and quadratic symmetry, it promises to look charming in any plug. Add the tizi Flip Lightning cable in the limited edition color and you’re sure to brighten up any dark corner.

Never forget an adapter again! The tizi Tankstelle mini is available immediately for only 14.99 Euros at Amazon.

The world is full of colors – which one do you plug into your iPhone?

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The brand new tizi Flip cables, now available in the limited edition colors, red, blue, and pink, bring more color into your life.

20 inches – is the optimal length for typical docking use: The 20 inch (50 cm) Lightning cable is just the right size for any lifestyle. Whether charging on the desk, in the car, or on the tizi Tankstation, it’s super convenient and looks really cool.

Flippin’ easy to plug in: The 20 inch versions of tizi Flip are also equipped with a reversible USB plug which always fits, without having to figure out which way is up.

Color Code – Find the right cable for your needs: The biggest disadvantage of the Apple cables is that they are all white. With the new colorful tizi Flip cables, you can easily keep track of which device is plugged in.

Do you need more freedom and leeway?
The 10 foot (300 cm) tizi Cable is the longest one yet! Now you’re free to surf in bed or on the couch while always remaining connected. Take your pick
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The new limited edition 20 inch MFI certified tizi Flip Cable is now available starting at 19.99 Euros at Amazon. Have a look at our complete tizi Flip family here tizi Flip Family overview.

SAVE up to 50% – Huge saving on gadgets & apps – The equinux Black Friday SALE 2015 is online

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Great gift ideas. Unbelievable savings. Stuff that turkey and fill your shopping basket with the deals of the year.  There’s something for everyone at the annual equinux Black Friday SALE 2015. Only Through Sunday, November 29 – 2015…you’ll save big on cool apps and gadgets for, friends and family.

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Our  Black Friday Sale is an avalanche of savings

Tis the season to be jolly & of course more productive: Maybe Santa doesn’t exist, but this incredible sale does! Grab the newest version of Mail Designer (now only $14.99 instead of $29.99) and Mail Designer Pro (now $24.99). Why not send cool, personalized Holiday greetings by email this year and even include your Aunt in Germany. Get Season’s Greetings 7 for just $5.99, 50% of the regular price!

Get your batteries loaded wherever you go! Check out all the TURBO deals of the tizi Turbolader family – USB chargers for fast, high power, simultaneous charging of your favorite USB gadgets. And always stay connected with the super smart tizi flip lightning cables.

Keep your accessories safe and looking good in our this sturdy, little, protective “suitcase” tizi Köfferchen. Only until Sunday, get the tizi Köfferchen for 50% off the regular price! Take this little beauty home for the Holidays for only $9.99 (regular price $19.99).

There’s so much more to see and even more to save. PS…let your friends know!

Save now at the equinux Black Friday Sale!

tizi Tankstation is now available as installation kit for furniture

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Ikea-hackers, desk hunters, crafts enthusiasts, and design lovers get ready! Are your charging cables all over the place? In the hall, in the kitchen, and of course on the desk. The new tizi Tankstelle 4x Mega, now available as a Toploader, puts an end to the cable chaos.

Discover the DIY built-in possibilities
The tizi Tankstelle is now available as a built-in installation kit for your furniture. The powerful 4x USB charging station with Auto Max Power™ technology fits seamlessly into surfaces, transforming your desk and countertop into DIY designer furniture. The incredible result: a functional, charging station integrated perfectly into almost any surface.

Make it your project…
…and friends and family will be amazed – that’s a guarantee! Have no fear, with a minimal amount of craftmanship and manual skills, you’ll turn your furniture into a lifestyle piece. Included in your tizi Tankstelle 4x Mega Toploader kit are 2 adapter rings (2 inches, and 2 3/8 inches) making installation easy. You’ll need an electric drill with a hole saw adapter (for example this model) in order to drill a hole in your surface. Here’s a video on how to install your Toploader…

tizi knows the deal…
And with our Toploader tips and tricks, you can’t go wrong. Here’s a Step-by-step guide to download.

Can you do it? Yes you can!
Let’s do this! Just find the right spot for your tizi Tankstelle 4x Mega, and thanks to Auto Max Power™ technology, you can charge up to 4 devices simultaneously and at top speed, manufacturer independent. That’s up to 2.4A per port, enough power to quickly charge your power hungry iPads and Galaxy Tabs.

Available now at Amazon. Limited time introductory price: $39.99 (originally $49.99)

MEGA SPEED-Update for the tizi Tankstelle

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Plug it in once, charge it up four times! With the tizi Tankstelle every outlet becomes a powerful charging station for multiple devices – for home, office, or in a hotel.

Our newest generation offers even more SPEED with Auto Max Power™ technology,  delivering the optimal charging power for every gadget.  Before the charging process begins, the current tizi Tankstelle communicates with the USB device in order to determine the perfect level of charging power needed to ensure a fast and gentle charge.

The intuitive tizi Tankstelle knows to fuel your iPad with 2.1A and takes care to fuel your Kindle Fire with 1.8A. You’ll never have to wait in line again for the right pump.

Solve your outlet traffic jam by charging up to four USB devices at the same time with only one charger. The tizi Tankstelle is now available for an introductory price of only 29.99 EUR. Order directly at Amazon and give it a try. With the tizi guarantee, you can give the tizi Tankstelle a try, and if you are unhappy for any reason, you can send it back within 4 weeks for a full refund.