Review 6: IROAD Power Pack Pro 6 & Pro 12 - Dash Camera External Battery Pack Review
IROAD Singapore offers 2 different model of power pack pro (also known as the dash cam external battery pack):
1) IROAD Power Pack Pro 6 - 6,000mAh ( Price: S$298 )
2) IROAD Power Pack Pro 12 - 12,000mAh ( Price: S$358 )
Battery storage capacity
Parking surveillance recording hours (engine off) with 1) IROAD Power Pack and 2) IROAD Power Pack Plus
While driving / vehicle engine switched on, the power pack is:
being charged (driving / engine switched on) and
also provides the dash camera with power supply
With 45 minutes of charge time (driving / vehicle engine switched on), the IROAD Power Pack Pro 6 will be almost fully charged and is capable to supply power for most of the 2-channel (front & rear) dash camera models for at least 24 hours of parking surveillance recording (while vehicle engine switched off).
On the other hand, with twice the battery capacity, the IROAD Power Pack Pro 6 would need twice the charge time (90 minutes of driving / vehicle engine switched on), to be almost fully charged. And it is capable to supply power for most of the 2-channel (front & rear) dash camera models for at least 48 hours of parking surveillance recording (while vehicle engine switched off).
For user that want extended hours of parking surveillance recording (vehicle engine switched off), the IROAD PowerPack Pro 12 is definitely a better choice and has a low premium over IROAD PowerPack Pro 6. For only $60 more, the IROAD Power Pack Pro 12 ($358) (12,000mA, 153Wh) offers twice the battery storage capacity of what the IROAD Power Pack Pro 6 ($298) (6,000mA, 76Wh) offers.
IROAD Power Pack 's review conclusion
In most cases, the IROAD Power Pack should be enough for that drives their beloved ride on a daily basis. However, the hours of power supply for the parking surveillance recording (engine switched off) would varies base on the dash camera power consumption.Hence, in conclusion which battery should the user get, would really depends on the user's need (car usage rate and dash camera power consumption). Furthermore, if the user wants super-extended hours of parking surveillance recording duration, they can get 2 or 3 units of these power pack to double or triple up the duration.
Highlights of IROAD PowerPack Pro6 / Pro12 -features
Rapid charging & Sustainability
IROAD distinguishes itself from the competitors, by offering the LiFePO4 battery types. LiFePO4 is one of the most safest battery in the market, it is designed to safely contained the activities of:
2. Fast charging
IROAD Power Pack Pro allows rapid charging ( quick charging ), without affecting the lifespan of the battery.
Safety System- protection system for high temperature, overcharge and short-circuit
LiFePo4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery, has a 3X longer lifespan than Lithium-ion and nickel-based batteries. LiFePo4 battery has excellent stability against fire and explosion, and can be charged more than 2000 times.
Robust, slim and premium-looking aluminium case
Apart, from the premium-looking exterior case that most of all will fall in love with at the first glance, the aluminium case is also designed to allow better heat dissipation.
Furthermore, the slim design allows to the IROAD Power Pack Pro to be easily allocated in the interior of the vehicle (for example: under driver's / first row's car seats).
Built-in lcd display at the left corner of the external power pack
This user-friendly design, eases user to check the real-time battery's information and charging status.