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Postby Woodsy Boy » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:09 pm

Can anyone recommend a good lightweight powerbank that charges phones ,Go Pro etc...
There are so many out there but i wanted to take a bit of advice before buying.

Thanks
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby DavidShepherd » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:48 pm

Woodsy Boy wrote:Can anyone recommend a good lightweight powerbank that charges phones ,Go Pro etc...
There are so many out there but i wanted to take a bit of advice before buying.

Thanks


I use Anker products. Specifically i have this one: https://www.anker.com/uk/products/variant/powercore-10000/A1263011
but they have a good range for specific needs. They are rated against iphone's a few years older but I find that it charges my phone (a google pixel 3 from 2018) twice fully and then a wee bit more.
It's light enough that it's in my pack all the time and i never notice it, only comes out to charge it back up.
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby maremalin » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:36 pm

I second Anker.
They do quality batteries.
I'm using two depending on occasion
Portable: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QXV6N1B
Basecamp: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N0X3NL5

Both charge pretty much anything with USB connectors. I'm using it for phone, torch, Garmin watch, cycling lights..
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby Mal Grey » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:20 pm

Another vote for Anker. I have two (around 13000 mAh I think), which are now at least 5 years old. They work faultlessly still.

Any battery will way a certain amount, so not sure I could describe them as light. It would be useful to know how many mAh your phone/camera/whatever needs to charge so you can estimate how many charges you'll get out of a given powerbank.

My 13000 charged my original phone around 6 x, but newer phones use more power and the current one is only about twice (the block doesn't seem to have deteriorated as other devices remain as the were when I first got it).
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby WalkWithWallace » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:14 am

I've got an Anker 10,000 mAh for 1 or 2 nights away and RavPower 23,000 mAh for longer trips. Both Anker and RavPower units work well.
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby rgf101 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:15 pm

It might be worth looking for one that charges (itself) up via USB C, which will be much faster. My latest purchase has both USB C and the usual little USB port, alongside the two normal USB ports for plugging devices in.

Not had it long, but seems to be fine - 10,000 mAh, Jonkuu branded, £11, about the size of a packet of cigarettes, if anyone remembers what those were.

There's a size / capacity payoff. You can get lipstick sized ones, but you'll get fewer charges.
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby jacob » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:46 am

Not the lightest, not bomb- nor waterproof, but price/quality unbeatable as far as I'm concerned are Xiaomi powerbanks.
24 Euros for 20.000 mAh is quite ok I think.
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby nick70 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:02 am

I'm another in the Anker camp. Some kind member posted a link a while back and I was able to get one at reduced price, kudos to them for posting :clap: :clap:

Been more than happy with it.
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby Marty_JG » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:45 pm

Anker has a great rep, as do Aukey.

But others do too, my EC Technology 22400mAh battery pack purchased Nov 2016 is still going strong. They're £20.
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby madprof » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:27 pm

Marty_JG wrote:Anker has a great rep, as do Aukey.

But others do too, my EC Technology 22400mAh battery pack purchased Nov 2016 is still going strong. They're £20.


I have two of these EC Technology ones and they've lasted years although I doubt they still have the original capacity.

One is older than the other and has 3 different currents for the 3 ports: 1A, 2A and 2.4A. The other just has all three ports at 3.4A.
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby rgf101 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:26 pm

Quite a small capacity at 5200mAh, but thought it worth mentioning for the extra handwarming function
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zippo-Heatbank-Rechargeable-Lithium-5200mAh/dp/B07KKQN5X7/

I'd be too nervous about using all my power up keeping my hands warm though
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby Woodsy Boy » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:05 pm

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to reply and gave me some good advice.
Very much appreciated :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby Woodsy Boy » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:21 pm

Hi thanks again everyone who took the time to reply.
I've just ordered this one from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B082ZVBTG6/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item
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Re: Powerbanks

Postby Snike » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:01 pm

Woodsy Boy wrote:Can anyone recommend a good lightweight powerbank that charges phones ,Go Pro etc...
There are so many out there but i wanted to take a bit of advice before buying.

Thanks


Zendure make some of the best powerbanks available, not the cheapest but certainly high quality and have the best efficiecy level. Also retain 95% of charge after 6 months.
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