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VITAL High-Density 20,000mAh USB-C™ Power Bank - $26.99 ($21.59 with PSP)

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[The Source] VITAL High-Density 20,000mAh USB-C™ Power Bank - $26.99 ($21.59 with PSP)

Was looking for a power bank for travelling...all Amazon/Costco options were $40+. No experience with this one but it seems cheap enough.

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Pretty decent price but it only seems to have 10w charging which is quite slow for a 20000mah battery.
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It's a good price no doubt but imo it's worth spending more for a quality powerbank.

This one only has max 2A input so it's going to take forever to charge. Output isn't great either.

* Input: 1 x USB-C™ Port (5V/2A)
* Output: 1 x USB (5V/2.4A; 9 V/2A; 12 V/1.5A)
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There are many options with USB C and fast charging as well on amazon. In this price range as well. May not be 20000 Mah but for me, speed and stability is more important than how many times I can charge from it.
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What was the Source in store brand before? They are really pushing this Vital brand. Wonder what OEM they use?
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eelw11 wrote: What was the Source in store brand before? They are really pushing this Vital brand. Wonder what OEM they use?
Their store brand? Nexxtech?
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jackass_ca wrote: There are many options with USB C and fast charging as well on amazon. In this price range as well. May not be 20000 Mah but for me, speed and stability is more important than how many times I can charge from it.
Not any more? Can you point to few?

Same power bank that I bought $20 is now $30. INUI 10k mah ones,
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I Just ordered one, i presume its returnable if its actual hot garbage.

Most of my powerbanks are simple 5v/1A or 5v/2a outputs.

If there are any good recommendations under 50$, which can do insane in/out im all ears. this seems to be the best powerbank in this price range that has usb-c In/out

My ideal powerbank would be one that can do 65W USB-C PD 20V/3A max adaptive under 50$, this seems to be it:

https://www.amazon.ca/Portable-Charger- ... 137&sr=8-5

But it is double the price.
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weedb0y wrote: Not any more? Can you point to few?

Same power bank that I bought $20 is now $30. INUI 10k mah ones,
This one is $24.99 today with clipped coupon and another coupon code of KJRQOA2P
https://www.amazon.ca/INIU-Portable-Cha ... s_li_ss_il
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weedb0y wrote: Perfect, just ordered this one as well. I had ordered the TheSource One as well, will compare both and return that I dont need. I am a fan of INUI though, good tech.
Let us know, I see the iniu doesn't have a charge level indicator, not even a rudimentary one, which is a turn off for me, but I do like the flashlight.

Im also a fan of iniu products! Currently using a few of their cables and chargers and they've been excellent.
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draggonfly wrote: Let us know, I see the iniu doesn't have a charge level indicator, not even a rudimentary one, which is a turn off for me, but I do like the flashlight.

Im also a fan of iniu products! Currently using a few of their cables and chargers and they've been excellent.
I have a 10K version of this, the logo (the paw) acts as an indicator.
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weedb0y wrote: I have a 10K version of this, the logo (the paw) acts as an indicator.
If it does with each paw being 25%, then that's excellent. Reading reviews and product page did not seem to indicate such.
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draggonfly wrote: If it does with each paw being 25%, then that's excellent. Reading reviews and product page did not seem to indicate such.
That's how it is on the 10k version.
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weedb0y wrote: That's how it is on the 10k version.
Bit the bullet and bought one. As was mentioned, it is cheaper and supports fast charging, and has a flashlight as an added bonus.
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They were $18.89 with PSP on Nov. 25th. My son uses it when he goes on his 300-1000km Radonneuer bike rIdes, cause he needs gps on his phone.
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Luyuan20 wrote: Was looking for a power bank for travelling...all Amazon/Costco options were $40+. No experience with this one but it seems cheap enough.
Don't skimp with some unknown power bank when traveling. Also consider the value of traveling light.
BTW, I find it's better to have something smaller like a 10,000 mAh pack, since it's slim and light enough to keep in your trouser pocket and even plug in the phone whilst walking around. I pack a Xiaomi, but I'm sure Anker would support you just fine as well.

A 10,000 mAh pack was enough to save me when I got stranded overnight, and the hotel I stayed at also lost power overnight and I was unable to recharge anything. By morning I had 25% remaining in the battery. But my phone was 100%.

You don't want to get stranded and only then find out your cheap battery crapped out.
The next time I visit Asia, I plan to also get a Xiaomi power bank with Qi charging support.
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Jucius Maximus wrote: Don't skimp with some unknown when traveling. Also consider the value of traveling light.
BTW, I find it's better to have something smaller like a 10,000 mAh pack, since it's slim and light enough to keep in your trouser pocket and even plug in the phone whilst walking around. I pack a Xiaomi, but I'm sure Anker would support you just fine as well.

A 10,000 mAh pack was enough to save me when I got stranded overnight, and the hotel I stayed at also lost power overnight and I was unable to recharge anything. By morning I had 25% remaining in the battery.
I agree with the utility of 10K ones, for size and just enough juice to enable few use cases.

I still keep my 5000mah Mophie (from a deal posted here) handy as my iphone go-to, around.

20K is more for Airtravel and long road trips.
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weedb0y wrote: 20K is more for Airtravel and long road trips.
Yes, if you are traveling by car, then a 20K does seem more utilitarian.
I just charge my phone from the 'cigarette lighter'. And I just keep a lithium ion emergency jumpstarter, which also doubles as a USB charger.
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