Custom Portable Phone & Battery Chargers Guide
Posted August 8, 2016

How To Choose Portable Phone & Battery Chargers

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With most people having their phone or tablet on hand 24/7, portable phone and battery chargers are practically a necessity, making them a popular and useful promotional giveaway. They can be used for a variety of occasions – traveling, camping, hiking, long car trips, and much more! However, not all portable chargers are the same and it can be difficult to choose between the abundance of options available. We’ve put this guide together to help you find the right type of portable charger for your intended audience based on the charging capacity and the charging speed required. We’ve also provided details around our UL listed chargers, as well as listed out additional considerations that may be important to your audience, such as price, the number of USB ports, brand, and more.


Below is a list of common terms used to describe portable chargers, which will be found throughout our guide.

Charging Time
Our portable phone and battery chargers take a certain amount of time to charge, some more than others. If you’re constantly on the go, it will be important to choose a charger with a shorter charging time.
Milliamp hours are the amount of energy a battery can store at a time (the capacity of the battery). The amount of mAh that are needed for a full charge is going to differ depending on the device.
Amp Ratings
Amperage is the strength of electricity and is equal to how fast the battery will charge the device. Certain devices require different levels of amperage.
Number of Ports
A charging port is another name for a USB outlet. If there are more than one USB port, multiple devices can be charged simultaneously.


Not all portable chargers have the same charging capacity. Depending on the device, the charging capacity required will differ. The larger the device, such as a tablet, the more mAh (millamp hours) the charger will need. For example, iPhones usually only need between 1,500 and 2,500 mAh to charge fully, while tablets require around 5,000 mAh or more. Keep in mind that the more charging capacity required, the larger and less portable most of the chargers will be.


Each USB port is designed to produce a certain amount of amperage, or strength of electricity. Depending on the device, a specific amperage will be needed. iPhone chargers are usually based on 1 amp since less power is required for a full charge, while iPad chargers are mostly based on 2 amps. Before purchasing, check the battery charging speed to ensure that it will work with your intended device(s).

If you have further questions regarding the charging speed or if the information is not available, you can call our team at 800-554-0127 between 9AM and 8PM ET on Monday through Friday.


UL, a global safety science company, helps to ensure that products are safe before they reach the hands of consumers. UL will certify and test products to determine if they pose any health or environmental risk. We carry portable chargers that are UL listed to guarantee long-term safety of the product.

UL Listed
UL Listed means that UL has tested representative samples of these chargers and determined that it meets requirements based on nationally recognized Standards for Safety.


  1. Price:

    We understand that you have a budget for your portable chargers, and we’re here to help you get the best deal possible. We offer a variety of price options for our chargers, making it easy to find one that will fit within your budget. If you’re on a tight budget, our affordable portable chargers make great options for bulk promotional giveaways!

    We want to help you find the perfect portable charger for an affordable price, so if you have any questions, call our team at 800-554-0127 between 9AM and 8PM ET on Monday through Friday.

  2. Number of Ports:

    Consider if your audience will benefit from having multiple USB outlets. We carry chargers that have up to four USB outlets, allowing up to four devices to be charged simultaneously. If your audience travels frequently, our 4 Port AC Adaptor is a necessary travel piece!

  3. Brand:

    Portable chargers can have a very long shelf life if they are high quality, which is why purchasing a portable charger from a well-known brand is worth the investment, especially for client, employee, or holiday gifts. We carry portable chargers from top electronic and upscale brands like Brookstone, Cutter & Buck, Zoom, and more.

  4. Unique Chargers and Accessories:

    We carry a variety of unique chargers to help your brand stand out.

    1. Custom Car Chargers: Our car chargers are available in different sizes, colors, and shapes. Our classic, On-The-Go Car Charger, is the perfect charger for throwing in your purse or bag due to its portability and small size.
    2. Retractable Chargers: Our retractable chargers are great for travel, since they easily retract and can fit into any small purse, bag, or pocket. Take our Retractable Cell Charger with you on the go!
    3. Media Stations: Our custom media station is a neat giveaway to pair with our portable chargers. It hangs between a wall outlet and a battery charger to hold the device while it’s charging, keeping your phone off the floor or table!
    4. Flashlight Chargers: Need to charge your device in the dark? We carry a variety of flashlight chargers to make it easy! You can easily plug in your device to the flashlight charger, allowing it to fully charge. Our Dynamo Multi-Function Flashlight even comes with a radio and alarm buzzer, making it great for camping trips and outdoor adventures.
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