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powermonkey discovery

powermonkey discovery


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Featuring a state-of-the-art 3500mAh lithium polymer battery, the sleek powermonkey discovery offers users real power on the move.

Housed in a stylish full aluminium case with 6 high bright pin point LED lights, the powermonkey discovery will recharge an iPhone twice, standard mobile phones 3-4 times, or give iPods / MP3 players up to an additional 120 hours playtime.  It is also compatible with e-readers, Sat Navs, handheld games consoles, portable GPS systems and more!  Please note, iPhones and iPads will require the USB sync/charge cable supplied by Apple.  The powermonkey discovery portable power bank is supplied with a USB to micro USB charging cable only, but other adaptor tips are available from our website.

The recessed LED lights indicate the power stored in the unit (6 green lights show the unit is fully charged) and when unit needs to be recharged the last LED will turn red. Recharge the powermonkey discovery via your computer's USB port.  Control of the powermonkey discovery is via the metal on/off button located at the top of the unit, whilst the USB port has built-in self-sensing technology which allows the unit to optimise the charging parameters for the iPhone and other smartphones.

Recharge the powermonkey discovery via your computer's USB socket using the included USB to micro USB charging cable.  If you wish to recharge the powermonkey discovery via the mains, you will need to purchase one of our universal travel chargers.

One of the major new features of the powermonkey discovery is the exciting ability to brand the unit for corporate events, promotion and incentive markets by companies supplying a graphic and message of their choice to be printed on the unique cover plate.  This stylish power bank makes a truly useful corporate gift and a refreshing alternative to pens and mugs.  For corporate branding enquiries, please contact sales on +44 (0) 1420 542980.

Works With

Hand-held Cameras/Action Cameras
iPhones/Smart Phones
Mobile Phone
PSP/Hand-held/Games Consoles
Head Torches

Will Also Work With

Hand-held Cameras/Action Cameras
PSP/Hand-held/Games Consoles
Head Torches


Number of Charges

iPhone                               96 hours standby

PSP/Nintendo console   1-2 times

Most mobile phones       120-180 hours additional standby

MP3/MP4/MP5                 Up to 120 hours playing

Click here to download the product datasheet
Milliamps Hour (mAh): 3500
Dimensions (L*H*W cm): 4.6 x 1.3 x 11.4
Battery Type: Lithium Polymer
Voltage: USB 5V

Weight 107g
Dimensions 46 x 13 x 114mm
Battery type Lithium Polymer
Battery capacity 3500 mAh

Input Type: micro USB
Output voltage 5V USB 500 mA
Input 5V 1.2A max


powermonkey discovery portable charger

USB to micro USB connection cable

Travel pouch

Combat & Survival magazine feature powermonkey discovery
Combat & Survival magazine feature powermonkey discovery

Military magazine Combat & Survival reviews the powermonkey discovery portable charger and gives it a big thumbs up.

Equestrian Trade News
Equestrian Trade News

Equestrian Trade News magazine takes a look at our very own powermonkey discovery.

powermonkey discovery wins Editor's Choice Award
powermonkey discovery wins Editor's Choice Award

We've only gone and done it again!  The powermonkey discovery wins an Editor's Choice Award in How It Works magazine!

powermonkey discovery in The Sun on Sunday
powermonkey discovery in The Sun on Sunday

The powermonkey discovery is named as the accessory of the week in The Sun on Sunday's gadgets guide!

powermonkey discovery in iCreate
powermonkey discovery in iCreate

The fabulous powermonkey discovery gets 4 out of 5 stars from the iCreate gadget testers!

"This tiny portable battery charger is around two-thirds of the size of an iPhone 4S, making it seriously pocketable, and gives your iPhone up to 96 extra hours of standby time.  It's not going to power you for the rest of the week but if you're in an emergency and need an extra boost this is a great option.

It's a little expensive but for long trips when you're not sure you'll have power, it's a great back-up choice."

Click here for more press articles

I need an in car-charger for my powermonkey. What do you recommend?

Buy one of our fantastic motormonkeys!  You can charge your powermonkey using the retractable USB cable that comes with both the powermonkey and motormonkey kits.

Will my motormonkey recharge my powermonkey?

Yes, please connect the retractable USB cable to your motormonkey and insert the other end directly into the charge socket of your powermonkey

What will the powermonkey discovery charge?

The powermonkey discovery will charge most 5V devices including Smartphones, standard mobile phones, iPods, Sat Navs, GPS systems, handheld games consoles, e-readers and more.

(Please note, some tablets are 5V but need a much higher amperage, these may only power from the discovery.  Please contact support@powertraveller.com for further information on charging tablets.)

How do I turn my powermonkey discovery on?

To turn the unit on, press and hold the on/off button (located above the LEDs on the top of the unit) for 3 seconds. The LEDs will scroll then flash.

How do I check the level of charge remaining in the powermonkey discovery?

Whilst the unit is off, just click the on/off button once quickly. The LEDs will light up according to the level of charge remaining. If the unit is full, the green light will be on the far left, gradually moving to the right as the battery depletes. If the last LED on the right-hand side (presuming you are holding the unit with the LEDs at the top) is red, the powermonkey discovery requires charging.

Whilst the unit is on, the flashing green LED will be on the right if the unit is full, gradually moving to the left as the battery depletes.  When the far left LED flashes red, the unit requires recharging.

How do I charge my device from the powermonkey discovery?

Plug the USB connector of the included USB cable into the bottom of the powermonkey discovery. Attach the tip you require to the other end of the cable (the DC end) and connect to your device.

If you do not have the correct connector, you can use the USB charging cable that came with the device you are trying to charge directly with the discovery. Alternatively, contact support@powertraveller.com for any additional connectors you may need.

How do I recharge the powermonkey discovery?

Attach the included USB / DC charging cable into any 5v USB output device (e.g. laptop) and the DC end into the DC socket of the powermonkey discovery located above the LEDs on the top of the unit. A full recharge will take approximately 7 hours.

You can also purchase a universal mains charger for the powermonkey discovery HERE

What is the battery type and capacity of the powermonkey discovery?

The powermonkey discovery houses a 3500mAh lithium polymer battery.

What tips are included in the powermonkey discovery pack?

Only a USB to micro USB cable is included in the pack. Extra tips are available to purchase from our website. iPhone and iPods will require the white USB sync/charge cable supplied with your Apple device. Other tips can be found and purchased through our tip selector.

Why is the Apple iPhone/iPod connector not included in the powermonkey discovery kit?

There is no need for us to supply this as you can simply use your white Apple sync/charge cable directly with the powermonkey discovery. If you wish, you can purchase a separate iPhone/iPod adaptor by using our tip selector

Is the powermonkey discovery water-resistant or waterproof?

No, the powermonkey discovery is not water-resistant or waterproof.

What is the difference between the powermonkey discovery and the powermonkey classic or powermonkey explorer?

The powermonkey discovery houses a 3500mAh lithium polymer battery. The powermonkey classic and powermonkey explorer house a 2200mAh lithium-ion battery.

The powermonkey discovery has LEDs to show the level of charge remaining in the unit and whilst the powermonkey classic does not, the powermonkey explorer has a LCD screen to show level of charge remaining.

Both the powermonkey discovery and powermonkey classic are neither water-resistant nor waterproof - the powermonkey explorer is water-resistant.

The powermonkey explorer also comes with a water-resistant, folding solar panel to allow you to recharge the powermonkey explorer unit directly from the sun.

The powermonkey discovery does not come with a universal mains charger, both the powermonkey classic and the powermonkey explorer do.

The powermonkey discovery has a different form-factor to the powermonkey classic and powermonkey explorer. The powermonkey discovery is the same shape as an iPhone and measures about two thirds of the size. The powermonkey classic and powermonkey explorer are bullet-shaped.

How many charges will I get from a fully charged powermonkey discovery?

A fully charged powermonkey discovery will recharge an iPhone 1-5 - 2 times, standard mobiles 3-4 times or gives iPods /MP3 players an additional 120 hours playtime. It can also provide a PSP or similar handheld games console an additional 10 hours playtime or 2 recharges of a Garmin Edge.

I have a solarmonkey solar panel. Can I use this to charge the powermonkey discovery?

Yes, you can use a solarmonkey solar panel to recharge the powermonkey discovery.

If I am using the solarmonkey to charge my powermonkey discovery, can I charge my device simultaneously?

No, you are not able to daisy-chain with the powermonkey discovery. Charge the discovery first, then use the charged discovery to charge your device.

My powermonkey discovery will not turn on, why?

First, check that the powermonkey discovery has charge remaining by clicking the on/off button once quickly whilst the unit is switched off.

If no LEDs light up, attach the powermonkey discovery to a 5v USB output source (e.g. a laptop) and try charging via the included USB/DC cable.

If your powermonkey discovery has been on charge via USB for more than a couple of hours and still will not switch on, please email support@powertraveller.com

My powermonkey discovery has charge but is not charging my device, why?

The powermonkey discovery is only compatible with 5V devices. If your device requires more than 5V, please consider our gorilla range of portable chargers.

(Please note, some tablets are 5V but require a higher amperage and therefore these will only be powered by the powermonkey discovery.  Please contact support@powertraveller.com for futher information on charging tablets.)

If your device is 5V, check that the cable connecting the powermonkey discovery to your device is plugged in properly.

Check that you have the correct adaptor tip attached to the DC end of the cable.

If the powermonkey discovery is still not charging your device, please contact support@powertraveller.com

Can I use my USB charger for my iPhone to charge my powermonkey discovery?

Yes.  You can use any USB charging cable to charge the powermonkey discovery.

If I am not going to use my monkey or gorilla charger for a while, is it best to store it with a charge remaining?

Yes.  If you plan to store your gorilla or monkey portable charger for a long period of time without use, it should be stored with at least 60% charge remaining.  This helps keeps the internal battery in good condition.

Can I charge my device whilst the powermonkey discovery is being charged?

No, you cannot charge your device whilst the powermonkey discovery is being charged.  If you wish to charge your device, you must unplug the discovery from the AC mains / USB before doing so.

Where can I purchase additional powermonkey tips?

Please use our online tip selector to find the appropriate tip for your device. 

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Made for iPod & iPhone