Why is it better to buy on a monthly plan?
How fast is the charging speed?
Because it’s much better value!! 1. You have certainty about maintenance costs – all plans include replacement cables, postage & circuit board guarantee. 2. You won’t be stuck with an out-of-date product if one of the phone manufacturers (e.g. Apple) changed their cable head (e.g. the new iPhone 5 cable). 3. You can upgrade to a newer model or larger unit if demand increased. x
What is the cable configuration?
Charging speed is dictated by the device manufacturer (e.g. Apple, Samsung). A ‘rapid charge’ is not possible because the device’s operating system will reject it, or significantly throttle (ie slow down) the recharge speed. Depending on the device, you can expect a 10% to 20% recharge in 10 minutes. However, it’s rare for people to recharge to 100%! Most connect for 10 to 20 minutes, giving them sufficient battery power for the rest of the day. x
Do devices get stolen? Are lockers better?
The units comes with your choice of eight (8) charging cables:
- 1 Apple Lightning, Short (iPhone 5)
- 1 Apple Legacy, Short (iPhone 4 or earlier)
- 1 Micro USB, Short (Samsung, HTC & more)
- 1 Mini USB, Short (Blackberries more than 5 years old).
- 1 Apple Lightning, Long (iPad Air)
- 1 Apple Legacy, Long (iPad earlier versions)
- 1 Micro USB, Long (Samsung Galaxy Tab & other tablets)
- 1 Samsung Tablet (earlier versions)
How do you brand the Chargebar?
Chargebars are a ‘self service’ concept, meaning people are required to wait by their device whilst recharging. Phone theft is not an issue. In exchange for a free recharge, people are happy to wait. In any case, there is a disclaimer which states that it is the user’s responsibility to monitor their device whilst charging. Lockers pose several problems. They get ‘hogged’, making it expensive and operationally challenging to provide enough lockers to cater for demand. Secondly, liability transfers to the venue owner. If staff give the wrong device to someone, the venue will be liable for the cost of the device and distribution of any private information. x
What ongoing maintenance is required?
Easy! Once you sign up, you can download the artwork template directly from our website. Then create whatever design you like and send to us via email. Don’t have a designer? No problem! We can do it for you for a one-off fee of only $150+gst. x
How many power outlets are required?
Over time cables will become damaged or frayed, and occasionally vandalised. Some cables will also become outdated (e.g. iPhone 4). If you buy outright, you can purchase replacement and upgrade cables from our website. If you pay monthly, replacement cables, upgrade cables & postage are free. All cables are dispatched to you within 48 hours. x
Does it charge laptops?
Only one! Installing a Chargebar instantly turns a single power point into 4 ready to use charging cables. x
Can you make the cables longer?
No, only mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Research shows that people who carry a laptop usually carry their charger in their laptop bag. Installing a Chargebar will free up other power outlets for use by laptops. x
Can you wall mount the Kippax?
Kippax includes two different cable lengths for each device. The lengths are intentional to minimise cable damage and maintain a clean & presentable appearance. x
Yes! An optional wall mount bracket is available to purchase. x