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[Amazon.ca] Anker 20100mAh Portable Powerbank 39.99

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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
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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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MicroUSB input, no USB-C output, no USB PD support.

This is their older, outdated model.

I'd hold out until one of the PD versions goes on sale again for around the same price.
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yashgandhi wrote: Micro USB input. You will be carrying around extra cable just to charge the battery pack.
My current power bank is a micro USB and it annoys the f outta me. Carrying 2 cables lol
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pca1987 wrote: probably around 27000
This is accurate:
Lithium ion battery nominal voltage is typically 3.7V.

27000 mAh / 1000 * 3.7V ≈ 100Wh, TSA limit.

Good blog post: link
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cluie29 wrote: 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.
Nah, get the one with the Lightning input to charge and only carry one cable for both
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too many free power banks on facebook,, all you have to do is buy and test first.. i have 3 of them now
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If you want PD and USB-C, their current model is this one but not on sale right now. Of course, there are other brands too.

https://www.amazon.ca/Anker-PowerCore-E ... ics&sr=1-3

There are so many damn charger models even among one brand....hard to keep track of them all. IQ1.0, IQ2.0, IQ3.0, Some with PD 2.0, 3.0 etc.
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