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Anker 20100mAh Portable Powerbank 39.99

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[Amazon.ca] Anker 20100mAh Portable Powerbank 39.99

Was browsing for a powerbank for my parents and found this. I have had good experience with anker batteries in the past and the price point is decent.
Currently listed as 45.99, but there is a $6 coupon button that you click to get extra $6 off. Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
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Micro USB input. You will be carrying around extra cable just to charge the battery pack.
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You raise an excellent point, and i'm sure a lot of iphone users have this problem regardless. But for my parents' use case, they won't have the bring a micro usb cable because this will be taken out only when they go out.
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I own this. It’s great. Anker makes solid power banks
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yashgandhi wrote: Micro USB input. You will be carrying around extra cable just to charge the battery pack.
Great point... however... how many people that buys this will use up 20100 mAh in a single trip? O _o
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i used it and it was ok. there was 3 main concerns and i returned it.

1. it is really heavy.
2. it charges very slow - i used it to charge my iphone xr and ipad and both charged extremely slow. i was using the cable that came with the phone/ipad
3. it makes your device warm to hot - my iphone would get extremely warm to the point that i was worried the battery get damaged.

maybe i had a faulty unit. i've had bad experience with 3rd party chargers so i didn't want to risk damaging my devices and returned it.
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yashgandhi wrote: Micro USB input. You will be carrying around extra cable just to charge the battery pack.
You can get those 2-in-1 cables that have USB-C and Microusb on one cable, but I think it would be slightly more expensive yeah
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yashgandhi wrote: Micro USB input. You will be carrying around extra cable just to charge the battery pack.
I'd expect more sales in the future, most including Anker are moving to USB-C (input at least).
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I had this one for about a 9 months and then the charge faded.
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Great bank, but price will go down to $30 every now and then.
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redflags10 wrote: what's the maximum size you should get that can go on most airports and airplanes?
probably around 27000
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Powercore Essential is $5 more if you need a USBC input
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Could one of these charge Microsoft Surface 7? If not could someone please five an example of
Which power bank could do that please? Thanks
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any lightweight powerbank that is fast charging with two ports?
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you need a battery bank that says it does power delivery, or PD. Usually they are usb-c chargers. Amazon has plenty.
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spena wrote: any lightweight powerbank that is fast charging with two ports?
with current technology, lighter weight means lower mAh power bank. so you're looking at 10,000 or 60,000mAh rated power banks.

but honestly the weight of a 20,000mAh rated power bank isn't that bad. just slip it into a back pack or fanny pack.
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dealo'day wrote: dead deal its now showing 45
Did you "Apply CDN$ 6.00 coupon"
Coupon will be applied at checkout
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kingofkingz wrote: i used it and it was ok. there was 3 main concerns and i returned it.

1. it is really heavy.
its 20,100 mah -- its a lot of battery... its going to be heavy
2. it charges very slow - i used it to charge my iphone xr and ipad and both charged extremely slow. i was using the cable that came with the phone/ipad
the charger that apple includes with iphones is 5v1A which "slow" charging
3. it makes your device warm to hot - my iphone would get extremely warm to the point that i was worried the battery get damaged.
the battery outputs 5v2.4A (more than twice as fast as your apple one) so they phone charges faster and gets warm doing it

maybe i had a faulty unit. i've had bad experience with 3rd party chargers so i didn't want to risk damaging my devices and returned it.

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