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Why We Built the Rayovac Power Protect

by rayovac3, August 2016

Rayovac Power Protect portable charger with a personal alarmAt Rayovac, we want to be a source of power in your life. And sometimes that means empowering you, your friends or your loved ones to avoid being the victim of a violent crime or robbery. Our headquarters is in Madison, Wisconsin, a bustling college town, and within the last few years we’ve been deeply troubled by the news of people—particularly women—who have been attacked late at night when they are out jogging or walking alone. These crimes must stop. To help our fellow Madisonians—and people everywhere—create a sense of personal security, Rayovac has developed the Power Protect, a portable phone charger with a built-in personal safety alarm.

The Rayovac Power Protect is a small cylindrical phone charger that includes a flashlight and a 100 decibel emergency siren (the loudest sound level the ear can handle before creating damage). The device looks a bit like a small can of pepper spray, but it has a ring at the top that acts like a panic button.  Pulling the ring free of the charger causes an ear-piercing alarm to erupt and should scare off attackers, give you enough of a distraction to escape or beckon aid from people passing nearby. The safety siren is audible from 200 yards away*. To deactivate the safety alarm, press the power button or snap the ring back to its original setting.

The device has a 2,200 mAh battery that will offer most phones between half and two-thirds to a full charge. And you’ll never need to worry about monitoring your discharge percentage to preserve the safety siren because the Power Protect automatically stops distributing electricity at 20 percent capacity. That amount is permanently set aside in reserve to operate the alarm so it’s always usable.

The Power Protect comes in three colors, and is small enough to easily fit inside a backpack, purse or clip onto your person. Visit Rayovac.com to order a Power Protect, and take peace of mind—for your phone battery and yourself—with you on your next evening adventure. 

*varies by geography and environmental conditions. 

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