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Power Bank?

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by DCBman, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. turbo6

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    I bought a $5 6600 mah power bank at a Five Below store the other day. Judging by the reviews I'm reading it will either work OK or burn my house down...
     
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  2. reppans

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    Here's my rig - includes the ability to charge to, and powerbank from, Eneloops and flashlight Li-ion cells.

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  3. Mrbushhog

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    just bought an "stanley" small jump bow from same. will be testing it soon.
     
  4. Desertratt1322

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    I EDC the 16000 Anker Battery Bank for my Samsung Note 5 and my daughters Samsung S5, it has the fast charge capability and can charge mine about 5 times Or my daughters 5 1/2 times. Small enough to fit in a pack and not much weight. Works great for when we are at concerts taking video. I'm looking into a solar power bank by Anker just to see how they work. You can find them on Amazon for around $30 to $50 bucks. Have not had any issue with charging either one, I bought this when I had the Samsung S5 then switch to the Note 5.
     
  5. Kristina Cay

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    I have about 6 different sizes of power banks by Anker, and they are all great
     
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  6. trfkcop

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    Ravpower XTREME 26800mAh, model#RP-PB41
     
  7. F-Bobby

    F-Bobby EDC Junkie

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    I personally have 3 ankers (one is dying slowly so it's being replaced but after 3 years of constant use and abuse im not surprised) And a Goal Zero Thumb Stick battery that will give me one full charge on my Galaxy S6.
    All of Anker's products have been top notch and have worked brilliantly for me. I also have a bunch of their cables which are really nice quality.
     
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  8. dml24

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    You cannot go wrong with an Anker battery.
     
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  9. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Their Solar Panels are great too!
     
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  10. Peruvian

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    I really recommend the Jackery battery packs. You can find them at Amazon for reasonable prices.

    Good luck
     
  11. DeepBlue

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    I recently bought an Anker Powerbank+ 26800. I bought it for intermittent off grid travel and it will charge a MacBook 12". It gives about two additional charges which is impressive. Plus phones or tablets. It's a very well made bit of kit but I'd say it's too much for daily EDC for me as it weighs in at about 600g which is 2/3 the weight of the computer!

    BTW, it turns out that USB-C powered devices like the MacBook 12" will charge from 5V USB supplies (really needs 2.5A) as well as their normal (new standard) 12V chargers so I never carry a specific laptop charger for these days, just a couple of light Anker cables.
     
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  12. F-Bobby

    F-Bobby EDC Junkie

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    Just wanted to let you guys know that the Anker PowerCore 10000 Is on sale on amazon right now for 18$. That's a :censored: good price and if you were thinking of picking one up this is as good a time as any.
     
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  13. E.D.C

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    hey cool power bank can you charge your powerbank and use the powerbank to charge other things at the same time?

    like solarpower--to feed the powerbank- to charge other things at the same time.
     
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  14. ThreeWulfMoon

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    Not to be resurrecting old threads, but I found a heck of a deal on a power bank that others might be able to get in on. I was looking for some power banks for an upcoming trip to Florida (both boys have iPad minis that will likely save our sanity on the trip). I noticed Walmart has a lot of electronics on some decent clearance and they had a 12000 Blackweb power bank (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Blackweb-Portable-AC-Adapter-Black/44931471) that hass a USB port that outputs at 2.4 A, and an AC outlet that is supposed to handle low output up to 65 W. It was originally marked $56.95, marked down clearance to $25.00, and rang up for $15.00. I was so surprised I actually went back and bought the other one they had in stock. Not a bad deal for what appears to be a well-built power bank.
     
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  15. derfyled

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    Have a look at Xiaomi, AKA as the Chinese Apple. Great product, very affordable.
     
  16. DaiwaNut

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    You can't go wrong with Anker.
     
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  17. FateOne

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    I love my various Ankers. I have different sizes depending on use. Watch the Lifehacker daily deals. They regularly post deals on Ankers when Amazon has a price drop on them.
     
  18. dml24

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    Have to agree with those having good experiences with Anker power banks. My wife uses the Anker Astro E1 5100 mAh power bank. It contains enough of a charge to keep her Galaxy S5 going for several days. I use an Anker Astro E5 16750mAh 2nd Gen power bank. Both can be charged from an Anker 21 watt 2 port solar panel.

    All items work well. The Astro E5 has been in use one year and holds a charge for months when not used. When heavily used it charges fully overnight.
     
  19. sjoerger

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    I went with the Ravpower 16750 battery (#RP-PB19(B)) and the Ravpower 15W foldable solar charger (#RP-SC02). Been very happy with both. I typically charge the battery with the solar panel, then carry the battery in my work EDC. The battery is small enough that I would be perfectly fine carrying it in my normal EDC bag (maxped jumbo).
     
  20. Dog Off Leash

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    I've been using a Dark Energy "Poseidon" for almost a year now. It's almost indestructible. A very, very tough powerbank.