PDA

View Full Version : PowerBank recommendation



wratterus
18-03-2015, 10:29 AM
Looking to buy one, but there are so many to choose from... would like it to be able to charge an average smartphone 2 - 4 times, and have at least a 2amp output.

Anyone use one in particular and really like it? Any to stay away from?

Was looking at something like the following.

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=BAPVLR1513&name=Valore-vPower-VL-PB151-7800mAh-Power-Bank-Gun

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=BAPAPA1120&name=Apacer-6600mAh-B120-Mobile-Power-Bank

Thanks.

gary67
18-03-2015, 10:39 AM
Interesting I'm looking into solar rechargeable ones for tramping.

pcuser42
18-03-2015, 01:07 PM
I've got the cheap Apacer two port one from PB Tech. Only does 1.5A out but it charges my phone about 3-4 times. :thumbs:

wratterus
18-03-2015, 01:29 PM
Is that the one I linked to? What phone do you have and how long does it take to charge? I generally like Apacer stuff...

Chilling_Silence
18-03-2015, 02:35 PM
As an Ingress player, I'm more than happy to call myself a bit of an expert on the subject of battery packs.
The Apacer is pretty good, overall. It'd be my second choice.

#1 choice would hands-down be the MiBanks by Xiaomi. Get them from PBTech also. They are reputable, incredibly good quality, and a good price too.

wratterus
18-03-2015, 03:02 PM
Haha, thanks Chill.

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=BAPMIX10400&name=MI-Power-Bank-10400mAh-Vibrant-Alumimum-Casing-Dua

That one?

wratterus
18-03-2015, 03:23 PM
Ah well I was so impressed with that one I bought it, seems to be the same one you were talking about. Got it off eBay for $32.

pcuser42
18-03-2015, 05:51 PM
Is that the one I linked to? What phone do you have and how long does it take to charge? I generally like Apacer stuff...Yup it was that one :p charges my Lumia 920 just fine. Never really paid much attention to how long it takes though...

Chilling_Silence
19-03-2015, 05:18 PM
$32 from Ebay? Score! :D

Ninjabear
20-03-2015, 08:13 AM
I prefer anker power banks because cheap and unbranded ones usually have poor quality batteries in them

wratterus
20-03-2015, 08:59 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301558562559?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Chilling_Silence
20-03-2015, 12:50 PM
If you by direct from Xiaomi, they're something like 11 USD

wratterus
20-03-2015, 02:08 PM
Crikey.