‘Flash Pack’ Is A Portable Power Bank That Charges in 14 Minutes

Tired of your phone running out of battery just before an important phone call or Skype meeting? Abdullah Soomro, a 23 year old entrepreneur from Pakistan, has invented a power bank called ‘Flash Pack’, which charges up completely in just 14 minutes from any standard laptop charger. Just in under quarter of an hour, this charger packs up enough power to last for one and half charge of an iPhone 6S, making your Mobile devices truly Mobile. Flash Pack is currently under development with a fully functional prototype and will be shipping to early backers by June 2016.

Flash Pack addresses a very important issue when it comes to charging devices directly from a wall socket or from power packs – the amount of time consumed. Battery banks charge at the same speed as your phone would take to charge, adding convenience but killing the purpose of saving time. Flash Pack’s Patent pending technology overcomes that problem by making charging fast, efficient and convenient for people who rely on heavy smartphone usage and are always on the go.

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Abdullah Soomro, the founder of Micropower Labs, graduated from one of the Best Engineering Institutes in Pakistan, GIKI and is also the designer of Pakistan’s First Gravitational Water vortex turbine. He has won several awards to date, including the National Young Innovators award from Pakistan Innovation Foundation and National Technical Speaker Award (SoFE) from IMechE Pakistan.

Talking about the inspiration behind this idea, Abdullah said that even in this modern age of technology, one has to plug in devices for hours to charge fully, which means productivity is limited to the distance from a wall socket. Abdullah first started working on this as a hobby, but when he discovered that no such product existed in the market, he decided to turn it into a full time development project.

“Flash Pack is small, it’s handy and easy to carry around and charges in a flash – just under quarter of an hour.” Says Abdullah. “The product has been designed keeping in mind our hectic and happening life these days. This is no ordinary power bank – it can be used to charge anything that comes with a charging cord – your smartphones, tablets, flashlights and more. We have an experienced team already working on adding more enhancements and features to Flash Pack.”

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Abdullah is part of the third cycle of incubation at The Nest i/o, a project of [email protected] with global partners Samsung and Google for Entrepreneurs and a supporting grant from the US State Department. Earlier last year, he was invited to Chile for a program called Start-Up Chile, where he received seed grant to fund the development of Flash Pack.

After 6 months of intense testing, development and several prototypes, he is ready to launch the product through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Abdullah is looking to raise about 30,000 USD to fund the initial tooling and manufacturing for the first batch of Flash Pack, and with manufacturers in China already up to speed on the manufacturing plan, Flash Pack will reach all early backers in June 2016.

You can pledge your support for Flash Pack through Indiegogo.


  • Shuja Siddiqui

    charging with usb charger alongwith laptop charger would make it more usable.

    • FlashPack can also be charged with standard USB charger although the charging speed will be less compared to laptop charger.

  • Fahad J

    Flashpacks like these and other power adapters ruin the battery life. Even quick charge technologies do the same……i think a battery should be built that should charge in 1.5 hrs and last at-least 3 days on moderate use. There is no need of quick charge crap or flashpacks because if i can carry this crap i can also carry a simple mobile whose battery lasts for 20 days. I want my smart phone to help me and not the other way around.

    • M Waseem Akhtar

      Agree to Mr. Fahad J but we should support the project since we don’t have much to celebrate here specially in case of R & D.

      • Fahad J

        Sure but efforts going to waste, because OPPO has already introduced cell phones that charge to 100 percent in 15 minutes and i am pretty sure that other organizations are also working towards same.

        • Fahad J

          A revolutionary idea is unique, its not building the same wheel with more power… just my thinking

        • Taha Najam

          Oppo haven’t introduced one yet. Just demonstrated a prototype of the tech in action. As for other organizations, there’s Qualcomm with its Quick Charge technology that you just dissed in your earlier comment.

    • Muhammad Abrar Naeem

      I think you got it wrong . Here is the actually working of this Flashpack

      “Here is how it works, you would charge Flash Pack from your laptop
      charger for 7 minutes, and then you can use it to charge your iPhone 5
      from 0 to 100%, the charging speed of phone would be the same as if it
      was connected to a wall charger.”

      His uniqueness is in charging the Power Bank in 7 or 14 minutes. The mobile will be charged as per regular charger. So it is not going to harm mobile battery.

      • Fahad J

        Brother Alhumdulillah without offending anyone, i have quite a lot of knowledge about technologies and how they work. You did not understand my notion regarding the Flashpack. I said why would i carry a flashpack around with me??? Oppo is offering a phone that charges battery to full in 15 minutes. Other competitors in the business are also trying to achieve a powerful phone battery capacity. Plus all these flash packs and quick charge options reduce battery life. I am saying that invent a battery that charges in an hour or even 1.5 hours but offers minimum 3 days of moderate use. When i am paying 1000 dollars for a smart phone, why do i need to carry supporting devices with me to keep it breathing. It should do it on its own as a single unit without external aid.

        • Fahad J

          Plus i have nothing against the FlashPacks invention, its just that i am not buying the notion of it… as it will not be revolutionary at all. there are battery packs available in the US that cost 35 dollars by Zero Lemon and provides 10000 to 20000 mAh power, its means you can charge your iphone almost 6 to 10 times with it on one single charge of the powerbank which takes 2 hours.

        • Faizan Ul Haq

          oppo’s 15 minute charging phone is still a prototype , it is not going to be released for atleast a year from now

          • Fahad J

            brother this flashpack is not even a prototype , the person is still working on it, its just an idea.

            • Fahad J

              Plus this flashpack does not charge the phone in 14 minutes, it charges itself in 14 minutes, phone ka pata nahi..

              • Fahad J

                Plus this is only good for iphones and that only for charging 1.5 times not even 2 times, it would fail on other smartphones that have 3000 to 4000 mAh batteries

              • Faizan Ul Haq

                han g yeh to article main saaf saaf likha huwa :P

                • Fahad J

                  dude i have given you example that Zero Lemon is offer powerbanks that charge in 2 hours and give you around 10000 to 20000 mAh of power which means you can charge your iphone 10 to 20 times, why would i go for this Flashpack then, plus i told you before as well that powerbanks and quick charge technologies reduce battery life.

                • Fahad J

                  Plus i think you are an iphone user so pay 1000 dollars for a phone and then pay an extra 100 dollars to keep it alive thats a big LOL and NO for me.

            • Faizan Ul Haq

              You should read article again .

              “After 6 months of intense testing, development and several prototypes, he is ready to launch the product through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Abdullah is looking to raise about 30,000 USD to fund the initial tooling and manufacturing for the first batch of Flash Pack, and with manufacturers in China already up to speed on the manufacturing plan, Flash Pack will reach all early backers in June 2016.”

              • Fahad J

                This flashpack is as useless as the Prime Minister and Chief Minister and Parliamentarians of Pakistan.

              • Fahad J

                Not in a million years you can convince someone with brains to aid this project… But china makes everything for people with and without brains so the Flashpack.

            • Danyal Manzar

              I have used it.

            • @fahadj:disqus :We have a completely working and tested prototype. The design and initial prototyping was done at GIK Institute and was further improved and produced at Startup Chile in Santiago last fall. Right now we are in process of getting FCC , CE and UL certifications and all units will be shipped with certified stamps and one year guaranty. We have already acquired a provisional patent from USPTO.

        • ImranG

          Mr. Fahad J. Now when you see it and ignore to mention about how you have been proved wrong about battery destruction or something. Kindly also try to read the article carefully upto this para.

          “After 6 months of intense testing, development and several prototypes, he is ready to launch the product through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.”

          So the product is ready and he only need money for large scale manufacturing. Now, you may be very knowledgeable about technologies and works, Alhamdulillah, but however good anybody may be, he needs to put away his hatred to see the truth. So don’t criticize for hatred sake.

          • Fahad J

            Mr. Imran please use your words sensibly, i dont have any hatred towards anyone, i am talking from technology standpoint, plus China would manufacture anything that would even make them a one dollar profit. Plus, a flashpack that is not applicable to not even low end phones from Samsung, HTC, Google, LG and other competitors is not worth putting your money in. Anyways you will not understand my notion because you are a lover and i am hater, so you keep loving and ill keep hating. bye

            • Ahsan

              Mr. Fahad J, as per your comments above “You did not understand my notion regarding the Flashpack. I said why would i carry a flashpack around with me???”, If you do not like to carry power bank, it surely doesn’t mean that no body in this world likes to carry it. If this had been the case then the market would not have been flooded with hundreds of expensive and cheap power banks. I am unable to understand what you are trying to say that the power banks are a useless product itself or this one is a useless product? It is just a better product in the power bank product line. If people
              using the available power banks then they will definitely use this one as well. Lastly, If you don’t like it, you are welcome not to use it but don’t pull the legs of a person who is trying to do something innovative regardless if it is a successful product or a flop idea because he needs appreciation at this moment and not negative criticism.

        • Muhammad Abrar Naeem

          I agree and support you on your comment. We should have bigger efficient batteries instead of charging them faster.

    • Atif

      quick charge doesn’t ruin battery, come out of the past.
      check how oppo is doing with their vooc technology, for the start it didn’t even get hot while charging (major reason)… rest do some research.

      [my reply is not for this product but your comment about fast charging tech]

    • Danyal Manzar

      I think you misunderstand. The flashpack itself charges in 14 mins. The charge to the phone is done at normal speed else the phone battery will blow up

  • Agha

    well atleast Itz a PakistaNi tryng to do somethng…everyoNe Should appreciate hiM

  • Rafi nj

    How he make the phone to charge faster than the suspossed charging rate? I don’t think it is possible without software hack to overwrite the charging current input of any device. If he just invented the power bank which charges itself faster, then it is I think something new but the author of this article didnt mention the capacity of the flash pack so I don’t think it is a miracle to charge 1000 mah battery in 15 minutes.

    This guy just want to start this business by manipulating people, which I am sure will get failed miserably.