Just like the previously reviewed Soshine E4 drive, the Soshine SC-SAA combines the functions of a Powerbank and a battery charger. But it doesn’t work on 18650 batteries like the Soshine E4, but on common and ubiquitous AA batteries or batteries.
Powerbank Soshine SC-SAA with AA Battery Charger Function Overview.
The Soshine SC-SAA device can serve as a backup source of energy for recharging any electronic devices that have a miniUSB or microUSB input port for charging:
And so on.
The advantage of this device is that, in addition to nickel-metal hydride Ni-MH AA batteries, it is possible to use widely used AA batteries in it as power sources.
Key Features of Powerbank and Soshine SC-SAA Charger.
Length: 87 mm
Width: 65 mm
Height: 23 mm
Weight without batteries: 41 grams
Completeness: miniUSB-USB wire
Advantages of Soshine SC-SAA over Powerbank with built-in constant capacity battery.
When using Powerbank with a built-in battery of constant capacity, you can only rely on this capacity.
In Soshine SAA you can independently determine the capacity of the used batteries.
Common, affordable and cheap AA batteries are used as a power source. Or Ni-MH AA batteries.
AA batteries or batteries can be removed from the Soshine SC-SAA and used separately in another device.
Soshine SC-SAA can be used as a charger for two or four AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.
Using Soshine SC-SAA as a Powerbank to charge other devices.
The Soshine SC-SAA can accommodate up to four AA batteries or rechargeable batteries, but since the device has only two channels, they will only work in return on energy in pairs. That is, if you put one battery, then Soshine SAA will not work. If you put three, then only two AA batteries will give energy.
Soshine AA has a color indication; when charging other devices, the LED lights up in blue. At the end of charging, the LED turns off. At the same time, it is advisable to look at all the information about the time and amount of battery charge of a specific external device by its indication, it will indicate when its charge is over. Soshine SAA USB output voltage and current for charging other 5.0 V, 500 mA devices. For many modern mobile devices, this current may not be enough, they may require 1000 mA, and sometimes 2000 mA, to charge their internal batteries. For such devices, Soshine SC-SAA as a Powerbank is not suitable.
Charge AA Ni-MH batteries with the Soshine SC-SAA.
As mentioned above, in Soshine SAA there are only two channels for four battery slots. Therefore, at the same time it will be possible to charge either two or four Ni-MH AA batteries. While AA batteries are charging, the device LED blinks blue. At the end of charging, it constantly lights up in blue.
The Soshine AA controller protects AA rechargeable Ni-MH batteries. Thus preventing their damage. Input voltage and supply current: DC 5.0 V, 1000 mA, output voltage and current for charging AA batteries inside the device: 2.8 V, 1000 mA. AA batteries can be charged via Soshine from any suitable external source with a standard USB output port. This can be an adapter with a power supply of 220 Volts, or a car socket for 12 Volts. Or any compatible solar charger with a USB output. If you need to recharge AA Ni-MH batteries in the field.