Energizer XP8000 External Rechargable Battery Review

Posted: Oct 20 2010, 1:35pm CDT | by , in Reviews | I4U Gadget Reviews

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The Energizer XP8000 has an internal lithium polymer battery with 8000mAh of juice. It has a max input of 19V DC and the rated output is 5V, 10.5V, and 19V depending on the output you use. It takes about four hours to charge the battery and the extra runtime offered varies depending on what you plug in. It ships with a ton of connectors for phones and netbooks. The Energizer XP8000 is available now for about $70.

In Use

The Energizer XP8000 is a very neat little battery pack. It is larger than some of the smartphone and gadget only charging battery packs I have seen and it weighs more than some. The big benefit of the Energizer XP8000 though is that the thing has enough power to charge your netbook as well as devices that use a USB port.

Energizer claims that the battery will provide an extra 3 hours of run time for a netbook, up to 50 hours more for a phone, 240 more hours of music, and up to 3000 extra photos when used. I have no reason to doubt the specifications that Energizer offers. I can't talk on my phone for 50 hours at a go, but the thing worked all day for my normal calling when I plugged in my iPhone and worked fine for charging my netbook. You can opt to take your factory USB charging cable for your gadgets with you and use the USB port of the Energizer XP8000.

You can also charge many common smartphones including the iPhone, Nokia devices, Blackberry, LKG phones, and Samsung phones using an included cable that accepts one of the multiple device specific tips included with the battery pack. If you go this route, you can leave your factory cable at home. The battery is small considering how much power is include. It comes pre-charged and ready to use and has a LED indicator on top activated by a button that shows how much power is left in the battery.

The end of the Energizer XP8000 with the connectivity options has the port that is used to charge the battery and the three outputs. The blue output is DC 16V to 20V for netbooks, the USB port has the standard power output, and the green output is DC9V to 12V for charging your phone without your factory cable.

It's very nice to see that Energizer includes all of these tips and adapters with the Energizer XP8000 rather than offering just a USB cable and forcing you to purchase device specific tips separately as some other battery packs do. Energizer will even give you two free tips per year for the life of the battery pack if you register the product. That will ensure that no matter what smartphones or gadgets come in the future, you will be able to continue using this battery pack.



  • Works with just about everything
  • Charges netbooks
  • Includes all the tips


  • Expensive


The only thing I can say is a downside to the Energizer XP8000 is that the thing is about $70. Other than the price, this fantastic little battery pack can replace battery packs for just about any gadget, netbook, or USB device you own.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
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