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Zolt set to Jolt Adapter makers with SiC-based 70W Design

April 05, 2015 by Jeff Shepard

Zolt, Inc. is offering a 70W adapter capable of charging up to 3 devices at once including one laptop plus two other USB devices simultaneously. Zolt uses patented efficient resonant control (ERC) technology that automatically regulates power to each connected device, to ensure fastest charging and longest battery life. The new Zolt device is scheduled to ship this Spring and is expected to be based on SiC power semiconductor technology. The charger will be 3" long, 1.3" in diameter and weigh 3 ounces, four-times smaller and three-times lighter than competitive designs.

Zolt's laptop cable and interchangeable tips fit most popular PC laptops. Zolt ERC technology determines and delivers exactly the charging power each device needs while always staying within the manufacturer's specifications to preserve battery life. It includes a 6-foot PC charging cord and 7 universal PC tips. It is designed to rotate up to 90 degrees to squeeze into tight spots. And operates from 110- to 240-Vac inputs.

Zolt is expected to be compatible with most major PC laptops including: Acer, Asus, Compaq, Dell, Gateway, HP, IBM/Lenovo, MSI, Samsung, Toshiba, and others. The Zolt charger has built-in over-voltage, short circuit and over-temperature protection.

“Consumers today carry multiple devices to stay connected and informed. This forces us to carry multiple bulky and heavy chargers to ensure that these devices are powered at home, at work or while travelling.” said Dinesh Ramanathan, CEO of Zolt, “That’s why we created the Zolt Laptop Charger Plus, a lightweight, easy to transport multi-device charger that allows users to charge their laptops plus two other devices simultaneously, all with a single, compact solution.”

Zolt is backed by Khosla Ventures and Intel Capital, who actively advocate the need for transformative power technology to meet the needs of today’s highly mobile consumers. Zolt is building its reseller network and is working with leading PC manufacturers on business engagements and future products.