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[Amazon.ca] $26.99 - Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 Ultra Slim Power Bank

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[Amazon.ca] $26.99 - Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 Ultra Slim Power Bank

Not a red hot deal, but at this price point it can be a consideration for a secret santa gift?

10000mAh
1 Usb type A for output
1 micro usb for input
Thread Summary
Version with USB-C input is on sale for $29.99 for Boxing Day

Model A1229

Costco has the "Metro" version for $27.99

https://www.costco.ca/anker-powercore-m ... 80293.html
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Would have been good if I didn't WFH fulltime
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In for 1 - this was more expensive on black friday
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There is also 11 @$24.99 Used - Like New
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From top Amazon review:
I like to leave my chargers plugged in to keep them topped up and have my device running off of it. The unit can either be charging itself or charging something else, not both. So does not allow for passthrough power. This is written in the supplied user manual but not in the discription.
Confirming if this is true or not???
I purchased a different non-Anker unit last year that was about the same price (nothing fancy) and it was able to both charge itself and the connected device simultaneously. Very strange if Anker doesn't engineer such.
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drew4008 wrote: From top Amazon review:



Confirming if this is true or not???
I purchased a different non-Anker unit last year that was about the same price (nothing fancy) and it was able to both charge itself and the connected device simultaneously. Very strange if Anker doesn't engineer such.
I also own a different Anker and it does allow pass-through. Maybe it's recommended not to do it?
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NabeelS182 wrote: I also own a different Anker and it does allow pass-through. Maybe it's recommended not to do it?
Could you disclose the model please?
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drew4008 wrote: From top Amazon review:



Confirming if this is true or not???
I purchased a different non-Anker unit last year that was about the same price (nothing fancy) and it was able to both charge itself and the connected device simultaneously. Very strange if Anker doesn't engineer such.
This was an intentional decision by Anker

from Anker FAQ: 10 Things You Need to Know About Anker
http://community.Anker.com/t/anker-faq- ... nker/57477

3. Can Anker PowerCore portable chargers recharge themselves and charge my devices at the same time?

No, our portable chargers do not support what’s known as “pass-through” charging. (PowerCore Fusion will charge your device first, and then begin recharging itself, when plugged into a wall outlet.)

This was an intentional decision. When pass-through charging, if there is a difference between the output of the wall charger and the input requirement of the device being recharged, it causes the portable charger to power on and off rapidly. This increases total charging times, and can damage battery cells, decreasing the lifespan of both your device and the portable charger.

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