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Battery Bank 20000mah+

Looking for a deal for a good quality battery bank, have been looking but don't see anything sticking out
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Curious why you want/need 20,000 mah unless you plan on trying to charge a laptop or something which has a much bigger battery.

Just remember these things periodically die for no reason and you'd be out a lot more $$ by buying 20,000 mah unit. Perhaps two 10,000 mah might be better - easier to charge two devices with two "bricks" as you're not tethered to one "brick". Unless you phone burns batteries, I doubt you need to charge a phone more than once in a day with the backup brick.
Other cons:
>that it might take a long time to charge up a 20,000 mah brick unless you get a good unit.
> heavier brick to lug around
> some airlines restrict higher capacity bricks (you need to research if this is the case for 20000 mah). Beware what is accepted today might change tomorrow.
> if the one brick you have goes wonky you are SOL'd.

eg. $60 for Anker
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LQ81QR0/ref=emc_b_5_t

5 hours to recharge unit below with a QC charger....need to buy a separate wall plug charger
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gr8dlr wrote: Curious why you want/need 20,000 mah unless you plan on trying to charge a laptop or something which has a much bigger battery.
Thank you, It will be used on extended camping trips (7+ days) with no access to power. Would be charging 2 phones and a camera battery. Currently have a 9000mah but its not lasting us long enough.
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THEAVS wrote: Thank you, It will be used on extended camping trips (7+ days) with no access to power. Would be charging 2 phones and a camera battery. Currently have a 9000mah but its not lasting us long enough.
I think two bricks 10000mah might be better...easier to share and if one breaks you still have a 10000 mah brick. Consider buying at Costco but don't open the package (be nice) and when you return, if you don't need it, return it!
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keep an eye out for Ravpower or Anker power banks on Amazon. There have been pretty good deals for powerbank in that capacity before.
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I bought a 20000mah powerbank that has a solar panel on it. Worked great for camping and charges with sunlight. I believe it was an Anker. I'd have to confirm later when I get home. But I def. bought it off of Amazon.

Only drawbacks is that it's heavy and yes, takes a while to charge and thats via usb. I can't imagine how long it would take to charge it in the sun. But I'd think at least a couple of days to get it full. But at the same time you can virtually have endless power supply.
Mine doesn't support Power Delivery for USB-C, so no charging laptops.
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gr8dlr wrote: Curious why you want/need 20,000 mah unless you plan on trying to charge a laptop or something which has a much bigger battery.

Just remember these things periodically die for no reason and you'd be out a lot more $$ by buying 20,000 mah unit. Perhaps two 10,000 mah might be better - easier to charge two devices with two "bricks" as you're not tethered to one "brick". Unless you phone burns batteries, I doubt you need to charge a phone more than once in a day with the backup brick.
Other cons:
>that it might take a long time to charge up a 20,000 mah brick unless you get a good unit.
> heavier brick to lug around
> some airlines restrict higher capacity bricks (you need to research if this is the case for 20000 mah). Beware what is accepted today might change tomorrow.
> if the one brick you have goes wonky you are SOL'd.

eg. $60 for Anker
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LQ81QR0/ref=emc_b_5_t

5 hours to recharge unit below with a QC charger....need to buy a separate wall plug charger
I have this Anker and it's great. At first I thought it was a bit on the big and heavy side but since I carry it in a backpack it's not that bad at all. I bought the Anker Powercore II 10000 for my wife and daughter and it's ok a lot smaller and lighter and easier for them to pack around in a purse. But. I prefer the 20000. I paid $49 for it on Amazon.

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