Festivalgoers will be able to fully charge their smartphones and electronic tablets in 15 minutes for free, courtesy of the
"If you're down here all day and your cellphone runs low on its charge, don't go to your car and start the engine -- come over to the mobile charging station," said spokeswoman
At the charging station, specially designed charging cords and proprietary charging board technology speed up the time it typically takes to charge a phone, officials said.
Dominion is leasing the charging station from NV3, a
Dominion is taking the quick- charging mobile station for a test run this weekend, Roberts said, with the aim of being able to make such stations available to customers during prolonged power outages.
The station -- an 8-foot enclosed trailer -- can recharge up to 70 devices at one time, including Apple devices and those charged by micro-USB connectors.
The quick-charging station is parked at the Folk Festival along the vendor row near the Altria Stage near Second and Byrd streets. The station is staffed by Dominion employees.
While they're using the quick- charging station, Roberts said, "we encourage people to stay with their mobile devices."
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