Normally the fastest way to charge you phone is through its original charger. A lot more convenient but slower way is charging the phone by using the USB port on a computer. Thats where Legion Meter comes in. The Legion Meter can help you charge your devices much faster when using the USB port on a computer.
The Legion Meter is a nice little device that comes with its own OLED screen which displays a lot of different information. This information includes:
- Watts delivered to the device
- Amps delivered to the device
- Voltage of the USB port
- Battery capacity in Milliwatt-hour
The Legion Meter has its own multimeter which can tell how much power is being transferred. Legion Meter has a mode for Android devices and another for Apple devices. There is a switch that can be used to change between Android and Apple charging mode.
It allows the phone to charge faster by letting the phone draw as much power as possible. This way the device charges as fast as it can. This technology allows Legion Meter to charge devices in much less time than it would normally take to charge them.
A test was conducted using Android phones which could only draw in 2.4 watts of power. After attaching Legion Meter the device was able to draw 4.5 watts. This made it charge 88 percent faster.
When connected to the wall USB charger, the Legion Meter still increases output. When connected to a 2A wall USB charger, it showed a gain of about 17% for most Android devices.
- Voltage Rating: 2.0 – 6.0 volts
- Current Range: 0 – 3.7 amps
- Power Range: 0 – 22.2 watts
- Operating Temperature: 0 – 85 degrees Celsius
- Connector Type: 1 USB Male A, 1 USB Female A
- Display: OLED 128×32 pixels
- Dimensions: 6.1cm x 2.2cm x 1.3cm
- Meters: Voltage, Current, Power, mWh counter
- Intellectual Properties: PLX Intelligent Battery Monitoring and Metering, PLX USB Charge Accelerator
- Material: ABS Plastic
- Modes: Power Metering, Current counter, Charge accelerator
The Kickstarter Campaign for Legion Meter is currently underway. The goal is to reach $10,000 and with 20 days left right now. Every $39 you pledge gives you one Legion Meter unit which is to be shipped on October.