How to Charge Your Cell Phone and Power Your VOIP Phone with the Power Dome EX 2454*
Cell Phones and VOIP Phones are undoubtedly technological marvels of telecommunications and much more.
With your Cell Phone, not only can you make and receive wireless calls, you can also send and receive text messages, pictures, watch videos, chat virtually, play games, browse the internet, bank online, get direction (GPS), pay your bills, etc.
With your VOIP Phone, not only can you make and receive cheap calls (thanks to modem/router and internet access), but also you can make and receive VOIP calls on your Cell Phone, using a VOIP Application (if your VOIP company so provides).
But, despite Cell Phone’s and VOIP Phone’s technological wizardry, both devices have one drawback in common: without a source of power (electricity), they are both useless, which is why we embark on a crusade (mission) to show you How to Charge Your Cell Phone and Power Your VOIP Phone in the event of a power outage.
To do so, we need an emergency power source. For illustrative purpose, we are using the Power Dome EX 2454 by Wagan Tech to power Cell and VOIP Phones, should a blackout occur.
The Power Dome EX 2454 is a Compact Multipurpose Emergency Power Unit with, among other things, features such as:
- Inverter with 2-115 Volts AC Outlets (400 Watts – Peak Power 800 Watts)
- 12Volt Accessory Outlet (11 Amps max)
- USB Power Port (5V 500mA)
The above features are powered by a 12V 18 Amp/hr Sealed and Rechargeable lead-acid Battery, the heart and backbone of the system.
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Charge Your Cell Phone through USB Power Port
Before using the Power Dome EX 2454 to charge your Cell Phone, read the User’s Manual for important safety warnings, and check the Internal Battery Status by pressing and holding the Battery Status Button: if the DC Voltmeter Gauge reads 12.6V and above, the unit is ready for use; 12.0V and below, recharge as soon as possible. The unit can be recharged through either a home AC Outlet with the AC Recharging Adapter or in your car through the cigarette lighter socket with the DC Recharging Adapter, or with a Solar Panel (sold separately).
- Insert one end of the Micro USB Cable into the Cell Phone’s Micro USB Port, and the other end into the USB Power Port. Turn ON the USB Power Port via the Inverter Power Switch in the “I” Position. Watch the Cell Phone charging magic show live (in real time).
Charge Your Cell Phone through 12V DC Socket
If your Cell Phone’s charging specifications exceed the USB Power Port’s (5V 500mA), it’s better, to save time, to use the 12V DC Socket Port to charge your Cell Phone. To do so:
- Connect one end of the Micro USB Cable into the Cell Phone’s Micro USB Port, the other into a 12V DC Cell Phone Charging Adapter (sold separately).
- Connect the Adapter into the 12V DC Socket.
- Finally, turn ON the 12V DC Socket via the Inverter Power Switch in the “I” Position. Voila! Your Cell Phone is charging.
Charge Your Cell Phone through either AC Outlet
- Plug one end of the Micro USB Cable into the Cell Phone’s Micro USB Port, the other end into the Cell Phone’s original AC Charging Adapter.
- Plug the Adapter into the Inverter’s either AC Outlet.
- And last, turn ON the Inverter’s Power Switch in the “II” Position.
Watch the Power Dome EX 2454 charge your Cell Phone!
Power Your VOIP Phone
Powering a VOIP Phone with the Power Dome EX 2454 is a bit more complicated: a challenge we relish. We’ll show you, step-by-step, how to take on the challenge and prevail (watch the above video). To do so, we need:
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Corded or Cordless Phone VOIP Telephonic Dongle Multi-Outlet Surge Protector Power Source (Power Dome EX 2454)
Once again, before you use the Power Dome EX 2454 to power your VOIP Phone, read the accompanied User’s Manual.
First, test the Internal Battery Status (state of charge) by pressing and holding the Battery Status Button: if the DC Voltmeter Gauge displays 12.6V or above, the unit is ready for use; 12.0V or below, recharge the unit. Let’s proceed with the methodical hookup.
- Plug the Surge Protector into the Inverter’s either 3-prong AC Outlet. Surge Protector and Inverter are OFF.
- Connect the VOIP Telephonic Dongle (netTALK DUO) to its peripheral components (Mini USB Cable, AC Adapter, Ethernet Cable, and Phone Line).
- Connect the other end of the netTALK DUO‘s Ethernet Cable into the Modem/Router‘s ETH Port.
- Connect the DSL Line into the Modem/Router DSL Port.
- Plug the Cordless Phone‘s AC Adapter, the netTALK DUO’s AC Adapter, and the Modem/Router’s AC Adapter into the Surge Protector’s respective AC Outlets.
- Turn ON the Inverter by flipping the Inverter Power Switch in the “II” Position.
- Turn ON the Surge Protector: Cordless Phone, netTALK DUO, and Modem/Router are powered up. Wait for the DSL Line to sync with its network and to access Internet, and for netTALK DUO to sync with its respective network. Once in sync (red LED light turns green), the phone will ring once, indicating that netTALK DUO is ready to make and receive phone calls.
- At last, savor the fruit of your hard labor by placing and receiving VOIP phone calls.
Congratulations! You’ve just learned How to Charge Your Cell Phone and Power Your VOIP Phone, using the Power Dome EX 2454. Enjoy!*