Behind the Scenes (A3)
Powerbanks, unlike apples, don’t grow on trees.
We thought we’d give you some insight as to how the A3 actually came to be, from the bottom up!
The product development cycle starts with our team of engineers dedicating weeks of planning, research, calculating, drawing, and testing. When the concept and prototypes are in their final stage and conformity tests are passed, we can move forward to the manufacturing stage.
Here’s a brief overview of the steps we go through before we can deliver a LIFEPOWR A3 into your hands:
Many core components are made by a range of handpicked suppliers who excel within their niche.
The outer cases are first extruded from aluminium sheets and further moved to a CNC-milling plant.
Afterwards, they get their surface-finishing steps: anodization and final brushing. The inner plastic housings are made out of fireproof ABS in an injection moulding plant.
The battery cells are first tested one by one for a full cycle to confirm their capacity and subsequently soldered together into a pack.
A specialized company supplies the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB), after which our Surface Mounting Technology machines together components onto the board. The final larger components are soldered by hand onto the PCB.
All of these components are then brought together to be assembled together in the final stage.
When completed, the A3 goes to the Quality Control section: all functions are individually tested, and if approved they move to an ageing room. Here they get a full discharge and charge cycle. Afterwards, they again receive a full functionality test and, if approved, they move towards the packing line together with the charger, cable, manual etc., which then are packed, boxed and shipped to our warehouses in the USA and Belgium, and eventually shipped to customers worldwide!