Launch includes the world’s fastest charger*,
charging up to 4 of its batteries in just 10 minutes**
(Hong Kong, October 12, 2021) As battery experts for over 50 years, GP Batteries has always been committed to providing safe and reliable rechargeable batteries for the market. GP Batteries integrates the inherent sustainable nature of rechargeable batteries into the new Recyko brand image, symbolising the start of a new era of rechargeable batteries with a new logo, product range and visual brand experience. To celebrate this milestone, GP Batteries announces the launch of Recyko Charge 10, the world’s fastest charger*, which charges 4 pieces of its Charge 10 batteries in just 10 minutes**, which is up to three times faster than the fastest chargers of other leading brands*.
As the pioneer of rechargeable batteries, GP Batteries is dedicated towards developing more sustainable sources of power. The Recyko rechargeable batteries range first debuted in 2007 and the product line has now developed to cover batteries, chargers and a Pro range designed for power-intensive equipment. All Recyko batteries are made in GP Batteries manufacturing facilities that have achieved Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) Validation from UL, and 94%+ of the entire battery pack (including the box) for all Recyko battery products can be recycled.
The new brand identity of Recyko is a concept co-developed with Scandinavian branding agency Kontrapunkt/Everland. The brand’s new visual device, the green circle, appears in the logo as well as on products and packaging - representing the circular, more sustainable mindset required to rethink everyday energy.
“As the No.1 battery brand in Hong Kong, GP Batteries has been dedicated in elevating its brand image through concise and direct design, while working towards the goal of a sustainable future. The new Recyko brand marks a new chapter in the journey of the new generation rechargeables.”
Mr. Michael Lam, Director, GP Batteries International Ltd
Andrea Locatelli, Founder and Creative Director at Nonominal and the Designer of Charge 10
“Design can be a powerful tool, and this time we have created a design which makes it easier than ever to make the shift to rechargeables. Our aim was to make the product as visually unobtrusive as possible and be at home in any environment - from inside a backpack to a busy office tabletop.”Learn More
The new logo and brand identity of Recyko will begin to be rolled out across markets.
As part of the new Recyko brand launch, GP Batteries is pleased to introduce the world’s fastest charger*, Recyko Charge 10. It sports an ultra-compact design which is substantially smaller than other fast chargers due to a built-in power adapter, making it easy to carry on the go. Despite its compact size, Charge 10 comes with several significant breakthrough features – Charge 10 uses a unique charging algorithm which optimises the charging current so that the batteries are charged in the fastest possible time, depending on the individual battery type, condition, and temperature. This is done in a safe way and with an innovative cross-flow cooling fan that distributes cool air evenly and quietly to avoid overheating.
The newly launched Charge 10 is the flagship product of the new Recyko range. It is ultra-fast, convenient and sustainable, and can save the environment from thousands of batteries and harmful waste. All Recyko products feature plastic-free, recycled paper packaging to support the concept of a more sustainable lifestyle.
Mr Lam said, “Charge 10 has been in development for over two years. With our decades of experience in enhancing rechargeable batteries, we have overcome multiple design challenges to perfect the user experience. This is the charger the market has longed for and we are very excited to bring this new generation rechargeables solution to the market, allowing users to get rid of the protracted recharge time by recharging four Charge 10 AA batteries in 10 minutes**.”
Mr. Lam added, “Switching to rechargeable batteries is now one of the easiest steps you can take to live a more sustainable lifestyle. What makes our innovation stand out is our team’s deep technical knowledge, together with a thorough understanding of actual use cases and user behaviour. It’s important to not only grasp the technical fundamentals but to keep an open mind on new developments in the industry and in consumers’ lives. We have been working with different engineering teams for mechanical, electrical and software development, thus enabling us to design a highly complex multi-disciplinary product.”
*Based on internal test by GP of the fastest NiMH battery chargers by leading NiMH battery charger brands available in major global markets as of May 2021. Test conditions: Average time required during 5 simultaneous charges of 4pcs of new Charge 10 1700mAh AA batteries to 90%+ of capacity at 20°C followed by battery discharge according to IEC 61951-2.
**Based on internal test by GP of the average percentage of battery capacity charged after a 10-minute charge as of May 2021. Calculated from 5 simultaneous charges of 4pcs of new Charge 10 1700mAh AA batteries to 90%+ of capacity at 20°C, followed by battery discharge according to IEC 61951-2.