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"Now we’re introducing our newest backup battery, designed specifically for BlackBerry and any smartphone using
a mini- or micro-USB charging port: the rechargeable RichardSolo 1800 Battery — just connect it to your phone and it
begins to charge instantly.
There’s nothing quite like it. It has 1800 mAh of capacity, which is enough to completely charge your BlackBerry or
smartphone, with power to spare!
In the kit, you get a complimentary 100-240V, 50-60Hz AC wall charger, dual-port USB car charger, retractable USB cable, and
mini/micro-USB connector cables. You can charge your phone at the wall, in your car, from your computer, or connect the
RichardSolo to the BlackBerry/smartphone and charge both in tandem together overnight. You’ll wake up in the morning
with both fully charged.
It's compatible with every BlackBerry — all models — and nearly all smartphones, including the new Palm Pre.
This is a great accessory to keep with you all the time. There are three color LED lights to show you the status of the charge.
And if all that were not enough, enjoy a built-in ultra-bright LED flashlight that lasts for over 100 hours per charge; or the
built-in laser pointer — your cat will be entertained for hours!" — Richard
Plug the RicardSolo 1800 directly into any phone
with a mini-USB port — no cable needed, or if you prefer use the included mini-USB connector cable.
Examiner : "It works great, is well made, and has lots of extras. Best of all, we don’t have to worry about losing the use of our iPhone or BlackBerry."
- Compatible with all BlackBerrys and any phone with a mini- or micro-USB charging port, including T-Mobile G1 with Google
- Gives you more than double the battery time
- Small and lightweight for pocket, purse or briefcase
- High-quality plastic case is light and durable
- Direct "plug-in" connection to any phone with a mini-USB port —
no cable needed — or if you prefer, use the included mini-USB connector cable
- For micro-USB phones, use the micro-USB connector cable (no direct "plug-in" connection available)
- Snaps on to BlackBerry or phone instantly or use the included cable
- Ultra-bright LED white flashlight built-in, with on/off switch
(flashlight lasts over 100 hours when battery is fully charged!)
- Red laser pointer built-in, with on/off switch
- Fits easily to any BlackBerry case
- Environmentally sensitive packaging
- Begins to charge your device immediately
- Complete kit includes:
- Mini-USB and micro-USB connector cables
- USB retractable charging cable
- Dual-port USB car charger
- USB wall charger (USA)
- 100-240V, 50-60Hz AC wall charger works with any international plug adapter —
click here to see adapters
- USB retractable cable connects Smart Backup Battery directly to computer's
car charger, or AC wall adapter for convenient charging
- Charge the Smart Backup Battery and BlackBerry together. The BlackBerry will
then the backup battery the next morning both are completely charged
- Lithium-ion technology does not develop "memory" so you can charge often
- Smart, automatic on/off charging technology protects the battery from overcharging
- Advanced circuitry keeps battery cool to touch
- Blue, green, red LEDs indicate charging status
- One-year warranty from RichardSolo.com
- 1800mAh polymerized lithium-ion battery
- RS007 Richard Solo Battery itself is charged to 100%
in about 5 hours or less
- Voltage: 5V nominal (will change according to current)
- Current: 550mA max.
- Battery weighs: 2.3 oz. [67.6 gm]
- Battery measures: 2" x 7/16" x 4 3/8" [5.3 x 1.3 x 11.2 cm]
- Mini- and micro-USB connector cables measure: 29" [73 cm]
- Operating temperature: 32 to 95ºF [0 to 35ºC]
- Storage temperature: 14 to 113ºF [-10 to 45ºC]
- 1800 mAh battery
- Mini USB cable
- Micro USB cable
- USB retractable charging cable
- USB dual-port car charger
- USA AC adapter [100-240V, 50-60Hz] wall charger
- Instruction Manual
Summary of tips for longer battery life
Lithium-ion batteries, including the RichardSolo 1800 for BlackBerry are good for approximately 300 charge/discharge
cycles. A "charge/discharge" cycle generally consists of an extended charging period, and an extended discharging period.
A quick charge, listening to your BlackBerry for 30 minutes, and charging again, for example, does not constitute a full
"charge/discharge cycle", but is a portion of one complete cycle which means you will have more than 300 total
Also, many, many factors affect how much you get out of each charge, as well as how long the battery will last overall.
The main factors include charging patterns, the routine amount of discharge (i.e., Do you use it until it dies? Use it for
an hour or two and recharge?), temperature, storage, usage frequency, etc. Lithium-ion batteries do not take kindly to
frequent complete discharges. When possible, the optimal usage pattern for any lithium ion battery is a
partial discharge, followed by recharging. A partial discharge can be anything less than a full discharge. However,
an occasional full discharge is desirable (e.g., once every 30 charges) to calibrate the battery.
Lithium-ion batteries do not significantly degrade, or develop "memory", even if charged at irregular intervals;
irregular charging is acceptable. A RichardSolo 1800 for BlackBerry can also safely be attached to external power for
extended periods of time. (For extremely extended periods of time, such as months, the battery will essentially be the
same as if it were not in use. Lithium-ion batteries do not store well for extended periods of time at full charge.
However, there is no way around this under these circumstances.) When possible, use the AC wall adapter for extended
charging, rather than the USB cable attached to your computer.
Frequently Asked Questions
What size is this battery? How does it compare to other compact competitors?
The Backup Battery is 1800 mAh. There are other compact units, but rarely do they have this much capacity,
and they do not allow tandem, or simultaneous charging of the BlackBerry and the backup together.
How many hours do I get out of the RichardSolo battery?
The answer to that question is not a specific number of hours, but rather the fact that it is more than double the
usage time because battery life is dependent on so many factors; screen brightness setting, Bluetooth and wireless use,
the strength or weakness of the cell signal, how much Internet browsing you do that day, etc. So the conclusion of all
that is that whatever pattern of usage a person has, 1800 mAh will give more than double. So if the BlackBerry battery
is down to about 15 to 20% remaining battery life showing in the BlackBerry battery icon, then connecting a fully-charged
Smart Backup Battery will bring the BlackBerry back to full in about an hour or so, with quite a bit of reserve backup
power left over.
Will you just tell me how many hours of talk time that is?
There is no right answer to that question, other than that you will get easily more than double your normal talk time.
Can I use the BlackBerry while it is charging?
You can plug the Backup Battery into a power source, and charge the BlackBerry and battery at the same time
(it is smart enough to fully charge the BlackBerry, and only then will it charge up the Backup Battery), and use
the BlackBerry while it is charging. So it is like getting a free charger for your BlackBerry, which is a nice
benefit, and it comes with both a wall plug and a USB plug charger and a car charger.
Can I get a copy of the instruction manual?
Yes, click here to download the PDF.
10/7/2012 9:25 AM
I have used this for 3 years now. I have bought one for every family member and a few friends. This is one of the most reliable backup batteries available. Yes, only 1800mAh so some of the newest smartphones, but this will raise it over half easily. Also, fits easily in purse or pocket so you can charge on the go. 10* ratiing from me
An indispensable accessory for my BlackBerry Curve
12/5/2009 2:41 PM
I have had this product for almost a year now and I can say without hesitation that this is an essential and indispensable accessory for my BlackBerry Curve.
With multiple apps loaded on the phone for social networking and news downloads the power just doesn't last until the end of the day. On countless occasions this product (1800) has saved me from having a dead phone in the middle of the afternoon. As an indy consultant a dead phone is not an option.
Sure, I could carry my phone's power charging cable with me during the day, but there isn't always an AC power source available. With the 1800 you don't need to be anywhere near a power source to use it. It is a power source! I often charge my Curve while in a meeting. By the time the meeting is over I'm all powered up and ready to go.
Having the car charger adapter is also super convenient since it's not an accessory that comes stock with a new phone.
I can't recommend this item more highly. Get it for someone you love (including yourself!) as a gift and you will be appreciated over and over.
5/16/2009 8:51 PM
This is really a great battery. Charges the phone quickly and the flashlight is nice touch. I make a lot of short overnight trips and this avoids the need to carry cords. Charge the phone on a plane, and even during a movie!! Fits in my coat pocket quite nicely.