June 24, 2014

Legion Meter - Charge your smartphone 92% faster

What is Legion Meter?
Legion Meter is a device that can safely accelerate your smartphone/tablet's charging speed up to 92%. It also features a built-in multimeter for displaying voltage, current, power, and milliwatt hours on the integrated OLED display. Legion Meter installs in seconds and is fully plug and play. 

Prototype shown

Multimeter:


*Due to continuous product improvements screen shots may differ slightly from actual product.  
Specifications:

Legion Meter is patent pending. 
*Due to continuous product improvements specifications may differ slightly from actual product.
Technology
The intelligent OLED display was derived from two other PLX successfully funded Kickstarter projects called Legion and Luxor.

Legion - The world's most intelligent battery for all of your electronic devices.

Legion Meter's intelligent algorithms learn how you're using your devices and calculates your energy usage at roughly 500 times/second giving you ultra accurate power metering. Legion Meter's high contrast OLED display shows you precisely your USB port's voltage, current, power and also includes a precise mAh capacity meter counter for you to diagnose the batteries of all of your portable electric devices. 
Legion Meter also employs many additional advanced features such as automatic screen saver mode, a double buffering graphics processor for seamless OLED transitions and intelligent battery monitoring algorithms. 
Battery Diagnostics:
Legion Meter's Watt Hour (mWh) mode is useful for analyzing the storage capacity of batteries. Much like how a gas pump counts the amount of volume of gas that gets pumped into a vehicle's gasoline tank, the watt hour meter measures the amount of energy or (Watt Hours) that gets charged into any battery. This is useful for discovering the true storage capacity of batteries. Press and hold the button to reset the counter to 0. 

Calculation used to determine milliwatt hours is:
Volts x ampere hour (Ah) = watt hours
Watt hours x 1000 = Milliwatt hours (mWh)
Charge Accelerator:
The charge accelerator circuit has two modes of operation. Apple mode and Android mode. The user selectable mode dynamically converts any USB port to optimize the charge speed by signaling your mobile device to safely draw the maximum amount of charge possible. The PLX Charge Accelerator circuit is patent pending. 


*Table is based on averaged 2014 real experimental data. Individual results may vary depending on device's OS version, hardware revision, age of battery, cable selection, test temperature or the like. Android smartphone data is based on averages taken from popular 2014 Android smartphone models. Individual results may vary depending on make and model of your device. PC data is based on averages from popular 2012-2014 desktop computers. Individual results may vary depending on make and model of your PC. 
**For BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Nokia, GoPro, and other devices. Use Android mode to accelerate charge speed.
***Unlisted test conditions and devices have either been untested or have negligible performance gain. 
****Charge rates can range drastically based on the amount of charge that your device currently has. Charge rates were measured based on approximately 20-60% charge remaining in the device with averages taken from standard use conditions such as screen on/off, bluetooth/wifi is on/off, screen brightness at 50%, etc.
*****Update: A slide switch will now be installed to select between data pass though and charge acceleration. In charge accelerated mode, the data lines are physically disconnected blocking any data from being sent providing data safety while accelerating your charge speed. In pass through mode, data lines are connected and Legion Meter simply performs as a multimeter. See update #1 for details.
Charge Safely:
Move the integrated slide switch to Charge Accelerated mode physically disconnects the USB port's data lines (D+ and D-). This prevents any data from being transferred or synced providing ultimate safety for your data while accelerating your charge speed at the same time.