Portable, secure 3G/4G router runs 8 hours on batteries
By Gizmag Team
August 12, 2009
The ability to be not just unwired, but entirely off the grid is getting far more manageable for the road warrior. Cradlepoint manufactures a range of portable 3G and 4G routers ideal for the mobile workforce, so that within minutes you can set up a secure WiFi network and share access from one cellular data modem with an entire team. Now Tekkeon has released a new compact battery that provides six to eight hours of runtime for CradlePoint portable 3G and 4G mobile broadband routers when no power outlet is available. By combining Tekkeon’s new USD$100 rechargeable lithium polymer MP2250 battery with any of several 3G/4G routers manufactured by CradlePoint, users can power a secure WiFi hotspot for hours – anywhere there’s cellular access.
The battery in question, the TekCharge MP2250, includes an adapter tip to connect directly to a CradlePoint portable router, and brackets to mount the battery to CradlePoint portable routers CBA250, CTR350, CTR500, and PHS300.
“CradlePoint’s routers are meant to be mobile. However, in some instances access to power is limited. The Tekkeon TekCharge MP2250 provides battery power when none is available and extends the run time of our products that have a battery. This gives our customers a great deal of flexibility implementing our routers. It’s a solid solution,” said Steve Wood, VP Hardware Engineering, CradlePoint.
Tekkeon’s battery solutions for portable power needs enable flexibility and extended operation of phones, laptops, portable media players, and many other devices.
Like all Tekkeon batteries, TekCharge MP2250 is lightweight and uses visual indicators to identify the exact power level.