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Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output and PowerIQ Technology, External Battery Pack for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More (Black)
The Anker Advantage:Join the 50 million+ powered by our leading technology.Ultra-High Capacity:Weighs as little as a can of soup (12.5 oz) yet charges the iPhone 8 almost seven times, the Galaxy S8 five times or the iPad mini 4 twice.High-Speed Charging: PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to deliver the fastest possible charge(does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge). Recharges itself in 10 hours with a 2 amp charger, phone chargers (generally 1 amp) may take up to 20 hours.Certified Safe: Anker's MultiProtect safety system ensures complete protection for you and your devices.What You Get: Anker PowerCore 20100 Portable Charger, Micro USB cable, travel pouch, welcome guide, Lightning cable for iPhone / iPad sold separately.
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u/uski · 78 pointsr/preppers

A few more ideas :

I would suggest having a battery-powered FM radio (and extra batteries if it's battery powered, or get one which charges via USB like the one I linked) to listen to the news and get vital information.

Also (if not too late), order a sawyer mini (best) or lifestraw (not as good). If you don't have access to clean water it can help you stay healthy (beware of chemical contamination which cannot be removed by these).

If you have the money, get a Garmin inReach satellite communicator (requires a (relatively cheap) subscription, down to $15ish a month). You can request SOS (much like 911), and send/receive SMS and e-mails, even without cell coverage. Excellent to keep in touch with relatives and in case of emergency. Can be used year-round when hiking, snow-mobile, skiing, ... Don't tell anyone you have this...

Download the offline map of your area on Google Maps on your phone beforehand. Can be priceless to navigate around and doesn't require internet access. Also get the Maps.Me app and download the map of your area too. Google Maps offline maps will expire and disappear from your phone after 30 days (I believe), Maps.Me maps will not.

If the cell service in your area is out of order, use your phone in airplane mode so that it doesn't continuously and desperately looks for a cell to connect to, which will drain the battery VERY quickly. Also use it on the lowest practical brightness setting to save battery power.

If not too late, get big USB power banks (>=10000mAh such as this one) and fully charge them beforehand. It's good as barter items and it can be nice to recharge your things when you have no access to a generator (on the go, or if you don't want to run the generator to avoid attracting attention). You can also get USB lights (this one for instance) and your powerbank doubles as a flashlight with a very long battery life.

Get a first aid kit, and not just one with bandaids... Get a CAT tourniquet, trauma dressing, Celox (preferred) or QuikClot bandage, triangular bandage, SAM splint, ... and know how to use them. Also get the basic medecines (stomach/diarrhea relief, basic painkillers, anti-allergy, and any prescription medecine if you require any). Remember 911 service may be unavailable for some time and you need to be able to take care of injuries. Tourniquets save lives, everyone should have one readily available.


I am a radio amateur and in these situations I like to have one or two portable radio for two-way communication but I realize it is not for everybody. Still, a pair of FRS/GMRS radio can be helpful. Please note that GMRS requires a (cheap) license in the USA. I would recommend this model which also allows to be used as a scanner and to program the NOAA weather frequencies (do it beforehand) and some local police/EMS/fire frequencies (if allowed in your juridiction).

Please DO NOT use a radio made for amateur radio use, where you can transmit on any frequency, such as the UV-5R; you may interfere with emergency communications, even if you can't hear them, miles away. Please stick to the FRS/GMRS frequencies. The radio above guarantees safe operation and still allows to be used as a scanner.


Take pictures of all your important documents (ID, properties, ...) and store them in a waterproof plastic bag. Try to keep at least your passport and driver license with you during the storm...

If you have a sump pump, try to arrange so that it can be battery powered and/or connected to your generator. If using battery power, get a battery charger and/or a generator connection, if the outage lasts and the battery runs down. Sometimes homes are not affected by the main storm but are flooded due to the lack of power around the storm and are still ruined, and that's totally preventable.

Also, beforehand, depending of the situation you might want to BLOCK your main sewage pipe. This way you might avoid sewage backflow into your home. There are normally valves already installed but in case of serious flooding (high backpressure) they sometimes are not up to the task.


Download a few offline movies on the Netflix app (if you have Netflix). I never lived though a hurricane but I assume after a few days/weeks, you might want some entertainment. You can also download e-books. Bonus if it's survival-related e-books.


Hope this helps... good luck to those affected

PS: oooo, thank you stranger for the gold, I think I never had one before ! Happy prepping :)

u/CapitalQ · 56 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not a deal - this has been the average Amazon price since the item was introduced 2 years ago. Check CamelCamelCamel.

And as others have pointed out, this is the model without USB-C.

u/EpicWolverine · 29 pointsr/pokemongo

I ordered the same one (Anker 20000mAh for $27), but it's not supposed to be here until Friday...


u/raisedbyrobots · 28 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Outputand and PowerIQ Technology, External Battery Pack for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More (Black)

This is the portable charger I purchased. It's $50 and it has worked perfectly fine so far but I haven't owned it for very long. It takes a few hours to fully charge the Switch but it can be used while the Switch is on.

u/MapleSyrupJedi · 27 pointsr/iphone

I have this Anker Power Core that I absolutely fucking love.

It's kinda hefty, but sleek and worth the extra weight. Takes about 10 hours to charge, but it can charge your phone 5-7 times depending on which one you get, and the charge does NOT deplete if you leave it in your car. I had it in my car all summer and winter in Michigan for 8 months, and when i took it out, still showed 4/4 lights of charge.

I use mine a lot in hotels and stuff where the plug is too far from the bed, and I also use it a lot at work and stuff like that.

I've had it for 3 years now and it hasn't lost any battery power, PLUS it comes with two USB ports so you can charge two different things at once.

I've been using it to charge my iPhone X and Apple Watch for the last 3 days to test it out and it still has 2/4 power level bars left. Absolutely amazing.

u/Puntifex_Maximus · 26 pointsr/drumcorps

Electricity is power.

Buy yourself one or two of these and revel in the time you can spend on snapchat the ability to avoid shackling yourself to the power strip warlords. It'll charge your phone 3-4 times so you only have to charge it every other day at worst.

Be careful who knows of your power. Someone will approach you every bus ride to try and mooch if your secret gets out. If you're feeling particularly heartless, you could probably charge snacks for time with your battery. The plight of the common pleb is of no concern to you, after all.

u/tomoffinland · 21 pointsr/apple

This bad boy right here. On the bigger/heavier side, but it's great for travel. 7 iPhone charges!

u/SakamotoHD · 20 pointsr/grandorder


I hope you have a data plan. I keep this in my backpack and keep it charged. Takes a few hours to charge but it lasts for I'd say about a week with casual use.

u/HalifaxSamuels · 19 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

That phone also costs $1000. For $50 I can get a great USB battery and keep mine and someone else's phones charged for that same 6 hours. For the few hundred dollars price difference between that and what I paid for my phone when it was new plus that battery, I'll suffer the inconvenience of having a cable attaching my phone to my pocket.

I do wish I had some sort of nighttime photo mode on my phone, though. The Oneplus community has always been rather upset at the quality of our cameras.

u/PM_ME_Dog_PicsPls · 18 pointsr/buildapcsales

To give you an idea this Anker 20100 is well thought of (TheWirecutter likes it and it has great reviews). I picked it up on Prime Day for $30 and thought that was a great deal.

So basically anything around $30 for a decent charger of this size is a pretty solid deal.

u/macbooklover91 · 18 pointsr/onebag

A lot depends on the style you're looking for. I'll also say that security in a bag is a myth. There are things to discourage certain behavior, but ultimately a bag should never be seen as a secure container. (after all it can always be cut)

What I chose.

I traveled for about a month in Europe staying in hostels. Even though it was only a month I could have traveled for about a year (adding only a tablet) with the bag/things I brought.

Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack - $150 (Discontinued)

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    I love this bag but it might not be the single best option for you. It's low profile, turns into a duffle bag (more about that later) and although it doesn't look like a school backpack, it doesn't standout like this either.

    The reason I love that it turns into a duffle bag is because theres a semi hidden velcro pocket in the bottom where the cover rolls into. This is a great place to sew or velcro a small zippered wallet or bag to store extra money or valuables. It's not secure as much as its hidden. This won't help you if they steal the whole bag, but it will help you if they just ransack the place and steal from the open compartments.

    Other Options

    There are a ton of other options. I suggest watching the VagaBrothers Video - How to Choose the BEST Travel BACKPACK | Pros & Cons Minimalist Backpack Review and Travel Tips: Packing Hacks, Tips & Essentials

    The F Stop bags look great, but are pretty pricy. Depending on what lenses you're bringing (18-55mm kit lens VS 70-200mm VR f2.8) it may or may not be worth it for size and configurability. I personally bought a Sony a6000 and left my big DSLR at home. That was actually a really good choice for the type of trip I did, but if I was going for a year (like you are) I understand needing the big camera. You might want to get camera/lens inserts like this (but not necessarily that one, I just clicked on the first one I saw on amazon) to store and protect those other lenses.

    Hope that helps.

    The following is copy and pasted from an email I sent to family friends traveling abroad. It gives links and ideas for things that help when traveling minimally.


  • 2 Mini cologne bottles - Well worth it if you are doing carry on only, or if you like to bring more than one scent with you. Depending on how much you use I find that a bottle filled up lasts about 1.5-2 weeks if you are using 2-3 sprays a day.

  • World power adapter - Awesome adapter. A lot nicer than the 50 mini adapters you have to piece together like legos.

  • Power strip - I never used this. I wouldn't get it unless you knew you needed it. They are good ways to make friends at airports though, as plugs are always in high demand and few people will say no to letting you free up a plug or two.

  • Battery pack - (updated version) OR While there are cheaper and smaller ones, this is the perfect size and capacity if you are bringing a couple or more devices. This will charge a phone many times over. It's especially handy if you want to leave it charging in the hotel then bring it with you during the day after it's charged.

  • Compressed charcoal deodorizers - Great to throw in shoes or bags that start to get smelly. Useful in hostels.

  • Microfiber towel - Very useful for hostels as most will charge you to use towels

  • Tripod - paired with a phone mount ( this can be used to hold the phone on long flights. Really nice for watching movies on the plane or waiting for a train.

  • Roll up 1L water bottles - Great for airplanes (no longer need to buy water after TSA).

  • I packed all of my clothes into cubes and a flat packer.



    Since I was traveling alone, and in hostels, security was a slightly bigger deal for me. I carried my passport on my person or locked in my hostel (many had lockers or metal lock boxes).

    At all times I had a photo copy of my passport and everything in my wallet, some local currency, and a print out of all the embassies in the area. (Attached to this email.) I printed this double sided and had multiple copies with me.
    I told my mom, "At any time I want to be able to have everything stolen, but still have a way back home.” My credit card will do cash transfers internationally and also includes a continuous travel insurance package.

    I would highly suggest making three copies of your passport and all credit cards and other ID you are taking. One lives on your person when your passport is stored elsewhere (hotel, for example), one lives in your luggage (preferably hidden/tucked away), and one stays with a trusted friend or family member that will be in the States for the duration of your trip. If anything happens they will be able to assist with proving your identity to the State Department, thus speeding the process along. I suggest keeping some cash tucked in your passport (along with that embassy list), your copy of the passport in the luggage, and then the copy of the passport and embassy list in your wallet. At this point you have three possibilities of things to grab to prove your identity/pay for a cab/tell you where to go.

    While this may seem a little overboard, I find it doesn't take that long to set up and helps greatly should anything bad happen. Also consider registering with the State Department. This helps them track Americans abroad should anything happen, and also gives you alerts, should anything happen.


    Tech Tips

    I also used a service called Line2 to give me a US phone number to call from and receive calls to while I was away. I have T-Mobile that gives me included unlimited international data. As long as I had a 4g signal, I also had a phone I could make and receive calls on. Google Voice and Skype would also do this. Do be aware of how much international data costs. Wifi is easy to find, but I suggest using a VPN on your phone or laptop for any web surfing. And even with the VPN I would not suggest logging into any financial (bank, etc) while abroad unless you are on a trusted wifi network (aka, friends).

    For maps you can download parts of Google Maps by searching the city and clicking “Download." This should work on Android and iOS versions of Google Maps.

u/TheAmosMoses · 16 pointsr/EDC
u/Kazan · 15 pointsr/photography

exactly. good third party LP-E6 batteries are 18.72 Watt-hour (a pair for $20), for $40 you can get a 100 Watt-hour USB battery pack.

u/ruthlessrellik · 14 pointsr/funny

Send it back and get the Anker 20100. it's on sale for 40 right now.

u/BrewCityChaser · 14 pointsr/techsupportgore

Or you can get a portable power bank and stash it where your coworkers can't get to it. Then take it home to charge it when it runs low.

u/yllwstn · 13 pointsr/Vive

The Chinese TPCast is getting shipped with a regular Anker battery, specifically this one:

The battery should be worn on belt, not on the head (at least with this bigger one). There's no batter strap to put on the head with this early version of the TPCast.

The weight at the top of the HMD has been described as neglible by several previewers and reviewers

u/mtlyoshi9 · 13 pointsr/nintendo

This was posted here already.

In any case, this story looks sketchy as all hell. It's on Indie-Gogo and supposedly rolling out in four months, yet they have nothing but a few renders and an obviously-empty 3D printed case to show for it.

It's also wickedly expensive, even at the "early backer" prices. $85 for a 12,000 mAh battery? I mean, you can get a 20,100 mAh battery (over 1.5x the capacity) for less than half the price.

u/TheUseOfWords · 13 pointsr/onebag

This Anker Powercore 20100 will charge an iPad mini 4 times, and Anker is very trustworthy, good quality, and good value in my experience.

u/comicsNgames · 12 pointsr/pokemongo

Check out this bad boy on amazon 20000mAh only $27. Mine is arriving Sunday.

Edit: an Amazon deal for an anker same price point and aMh

u/doMinationp · 11 pointsr/FireflyFestival

In the festival: Gold Bond powder for chafing/sunburns/itchiness, hi-fidelity earplugs (I use DownBeats bcecause they're more compact than others), Anker 10000mAh battery pack and a multi-USB charger cable so all your friends can get their charge on w/o having to stop at a charging station

Camping: Mio water enhancer for electrolytes + flavor, Anker 20,100 mAh battery pack

u/IamMountainDewd · 11 pointsr/makemychoice

I've got the 20.000 mAh Anker Powerbank , which I really like.
Portable but with a lot of power.

u/Keric · 10 pointsr/pokemongo

Crazy brick-sized battery backups, my friend. I have the power!

And thanks =)

u/shamwowslapchop · 10 pointsr/bayarea

Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh - (Black)

Will charge a large cell phone at least 5x from 0 to full.

u/pholland167 · 10 pointsr/bonnaroo

If my life depended on my phone always being charged, I would have a plan, a plan B, and a plan C.

Plan: Big portable charger. I'd probably bring 2.

Plan B: Use my car to charge my phone every morning before I head into Centeroo, leave phone on airplane or power saver mode if it has to always have a signal.

Plan C: Jesus tent always has places for chargers, and you know, Jesus, just in case the phone won't hold a charge. (The Jesus tent is a big tent in the campground run by a local church that does exactly 0 prosthelytizing but has outlets and coffee and I think some other stuff available for free)

u/jcpb · 9 pointsr/shittykickstarters

> I said "most of the way" you condescending fuck.

Salty AF

> the Android-isms are directly relevant

We're talking about charging here. The only relevant datapoint about Android phones is they generally have bigger batteries. That is it. Nothing else about them are relevant.

Here's the thing. Even with the expansion module this "keyfob" has all of 2,150mAh for $78. A single-18650-based power bank by a reputable vendor costs just $13. Oh you want more? $78 almost buys you TWO of this.

None of the above has a keychainable Lightning cable, but that costs either $20 by a name brand or $11 for a 6-pack by an off-brand. Either way the total cost still comes in below the $59 asking price for the basic smrtFOB, so how is this project not shitty?

u/Hbd-investor · 8 pointsr/geopolitics

China exporting a lot and importing little is a good thing

This means that chinese made goods are good enough to beat goods made in other countries, and that the goods they are producing are in demand.

If you look at chinese exports, they are no longer making $1 t-shirts , instead china is exporting consumer products with decent price tags, and they are doing well many bestsellers on amazon

When China has a lot of products like this, they would have high exports and low imports.

Both domestic consumers and foreign consumers will purchase the better product.

China is climbing the value chain

u/any_name_left · 8 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Capsule wardrobe. I suggest choosing an accessory color, black / brown / color then making sure your clothes go with those. Enough clothes for ideally 2 weeks, underwear the same. I'd go with 4 bras you're suppose to let your bras rest between wears and wash them, but most of us don't wash our bras with each wear. Every item should be able to be worn with all the other items. 1 nice outfit, dress or something like it. Raincoat or umbrella, hat, scarf, glove set in a color that matches your wardrobe. A pashmina scarf is good because it can double as a blanket or shawl. I use to travel for work 30-90 days. My capsule wardrobe consisted of; 2 black pants, 1 gray or kakhi, 2 jeans, 1 lounge pant, 4 button ups, 2 blouses, 2 sweaters, 2 cardigan, 3 t shirts, 1 hoodie type, 2 sets work out clothes, 2 sets PJs, shorts, bathing suit, 1 casual dress (sometimes), 1 nice dress, 1 belt, ankle boots, flats, converse, running shoes, sandals. Each sweater or cardigan could be worn with the t shirts, button ups for blouse. The button ups could be worn with the slacks or jeans.

Always have a reusable shopping bag / tote. It can be use for shopping, luggage overflow, beach trips, picnics, stuff it and it's a pillow. Pack able clothes line you'll be doing laundry. Having a place to hang stuff helps.

E-readers are amazing.

I pack a pairing knife. It really comes in handy around meal times. You can buy cheese, cured meats, fruit and veg and cut it all your self. This one comes in a ton of colors, has a guard so it's easy to pack, just don't try to carry it on a plane! I also carry a small swiss army knife. The scissors, tweezers and tooth pick are much more useful than I would have thought. If you are going to be staying in apartments or houses, packing spices will save you a lot of money.

Toiletries; don't bother, you can buy them as you run out. All you REALLY need is soap, sunscreen and I go for lotion (or oil). I like argon oil because I can use it on my face, scaly needs and hair.

Electronics; external hard drive / cloud and external battery. Keep the hard drive away from your laptop / phone, back up regularly. External batteries are super useful, maps will drain your phone battery these things are great. This is a good one, there are cheaper ones if you prefer.

Online banking, pill bay, insurance, everything. For this I use LastPass. It is a password service. It will generate and store usernames and passwords for any website. I pay $24 a year. I remember one password and it works on my computer and smart phone (app to install on both).

If you are going international I would suggest a VPN (virtual private network). That way you can get sign in and get to all your accounts, websites and not have to deal with if its available in whatever country. To that end, Netflix, Hulu, HBOGo accounts are good sometimes too. I never had all 3, but sometimes you want to rest.

Edit; Shoe bags! they keep your dirty shoes off your other stuff. Keep gallon ziploc bags, good for stinky or wet clothes to be stored until they are clean and dry.

Sorry for the novel. I use to do this a lot.

u/cwcoleman · 8 pointsr/CaminoDeSantiago

Not Camino specific - but solar chargers are generally advised against for backpackers.

They are too heavy / bulky for the low power they provide. They are really optimized for 'base camp' type scenarios, not on-the-go activity.

You would be better off with a USB battery pack. They come in a wide variety of capacities. One that's relatively small/light/cheap can charge your phone 5+ times. You just need to refill it at the albergue's when it's convenient. Like this:

u/Hasteur · 8 pointsr/Ingress

Or you could pay $10 more and get nearly 2/3 more capacity with the Anker PowerCore 20100

u/virtual_corey · 8 pointsr/sysadmin

Battery for powering USB devices and Bose Headphones [QC 15]

u/Holy_Shit_Snacks · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have a 20,000mAh Anker. Very portable and should provide a bit over 4 charges.

u/Twofu_ · 7 pointsr/pokemongo

> It's good for 2-3 full chargers

Does that mean you'll have to buy a new one after that? I'm currently shopping for one myself and found one over at amazon for sale

u/5p33di3 · 7 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Here's my fav but they recently released an upgraded model with 3 USB ports, I think it's $10 more.


Edit: My boyfriend has this one. It's more compact but has a little more than half of the power of the one I have.

And here is their newer upgraded model.

u/backFromTheBed · 7 pointsr/india
u/murty_the_bearded · 7 pointsr/Ingress

I had a battery case for my old iPhone 5 that I got for Ingress, in my experience I would recommend against getting one and opt for just keeping a regular external battery pack handy if you have the room in your pocket/bag/whatever to carry one.

Several reasons I would recommend against a battery case like this:

  • Weight: It doesn't seem like a lot of weight initially, but if you're putting in some serious Ingress sessions on your phone, your wrists and arms will definitely start to notice the added weight to your phone. At the height of my Ingress addiction I started to develop something similar to tennis elbow due to walking around for extended periods with my phone out in front of me, the added weight of the battery pack made it a lot worse.

  • Capacity: The iPhone 6 battery capacity is 1810 mAh, the capacity of the Mophie pack you linked is 3950. In theory you could get two full phone charges out of this case, though you'll have to account for playing the game while using the charger at the same time which will lower than a bit. Most external battery chargers these days are in the 10k+ range for a fraction of the price of that battery case... which brings us to...

  • Cost: The cost per mAh on a battery case like this is extremely high compared to a standard external battery. For example, you currently get a 20k mAh Anker from Amazon right now for $39.99 ( vs. the $150 Mophie with 3,9450 mAh.

  • Possible blocked ports: It's a little hard to tell from Mophie's website but it would appear as thought it blocks the lightening and headphone ports. If it does in fact block either of these it can be rather annoying to have to take your case on and off again all the time to use them, especially the headphone port.

    All that being said there are a couple reasons to have a battery case:

  • Space/storage: I do miss the convenience of only having to carry my phone/case with me while out about (as opposed to an external battery), especially in the summer time when I'm a lot less likely to have a jacket to stash the battery in while not in use. If you find yourself out playing Ingress a lot in situations where you don't have a bag or extra pocket to keep an external battery in, then a battery case may make more sense.

  • Uninterrupted play/no charge cable (aka the "Ingress Leash"): It's a very minor inconvenience, but stopping for a few moments to take out your battery pack and plug it in when your low on battery is less convenient than simply being able to flip a switch on your case and start receiving a power boost. Also having a cord going from your phone to your pocket (as I like to call it the Ingress Leash) can be annoying and attention drawing.

    Anyways, that's probably way overkill answers to your question, but there you have it.

    tl:dr; I'd say there's more cons than pros to having a battery case, but every now and then I do wish I still had one.
u/fuzzy_iguana · 7 pointsr/Ultralight

> I previously used to bring a battery pack that was sized for my estimated usage


> That being said, solar panels are unnecessarily heavy.

It sounds like you only brought the minimum amount of battery you thought you'd need. You'd have more "freedom" if you took a bigger battery.

How many mAh worth of batteries can you get from the same weight the solar panels are?

This 15W panel weighs 12.5oz:

But for that weight you could get a 20100 mAh battery that'll fully charge an iPhone 7 times.

u/Calmafterastorm · 7 pointsr/backpacking

Anker PowerCore!

Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy and More (Black)

u/Lord_Burrito666 · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The officially licensed Nintendo power bank is made by Anker and is based on a model of theirs already out there. The branding on the power bank, where it says Nintendo Switch on the side, is just an aesthetic. You can buy the regular model it's based off for cheaper than the branded one. The regular model is $44.99 on Amazon, while the branded one is $89.99 often. Here's a link:

Make sure you use the $5 coupon code to lower it to $44.99

u/apestate · 6 pointsr/bicycletouring

don't forget the battery

u/mkd2018 · 6 pointsr/Switch

My phone charges over USB-C and I charge my Switch on it's charger all the time. Same with my Battery pack, I use an older version of this one: Haven't had any problems so far.

u/FlexPointe · 6 pointsr/ElectricForest

Hi! You're in for such an amazing time :) Last year I purchased a cheap solar powered battery/charger off amazon which I failed to test and didn't work...womp womp. This year I have this power bank and I highly recommend it: It can charge your phone 6-7 times.

Last year one of my crew got a glass handle of liquor in, but I think this was only because it was buried under beer. The website does say no liquor so I'd suggest trying to hide it. Curious if others have been able to get past security wit liquor as long as it's not in glass.

As far as what else to bring--you can never have too many wet wipes!!

u/kajagoogoo2 · 6 pointsr/gadgets

Yeah WTF is with the 5000 mah battery? That won't hold much of a charge. It might charge a cell phone once or twice. The 20,000 mah battery from Anker is selling at $41.00 for the black one right now, yet it has dropped as low as $28 in November of last year.

I don't see the difference between this handbag and a bag with a small pocket for a power bank that I can just shove inside and then manually hook up to my phone/laptop, which is what I assume I would have to do anything, sicne the bag doesn't have wireless charging.

u/landmanpgh · 6 pointsr/preppers

This is one of my only prepping areas of expertise. Every time the power goes out, I learn about some new way that I could've been better prepared for the boredom. I've created separate categories.

No Power

If you're woefully unprepared or all of your power is completely gone, you still have a few options:

  • Playing Cards: I see these recommended all the time, and I'm sure everyone knows a few card games. But how many? 3 or 4? How many games can you almost remember, but not quite? That was an issue I realized I faced, so I bought a book of card game rules, like this one.

  • Board Games: For those who didn't know, there was a board game revolution of sorts that began in 1995 with Settlers of Catan. Since then, there have been some REALLY incredible games that have come out. I love board games so much, I go to monthly meet-ups with fellow enthusiasts to play new and different games. Once you play a gateway game like Ticket to Ride, you'll never look back.

    I now have a good 30 board games, and am always looking for more. A typical board game can last for over an hour including setup, so they're a great way to kill time and have fun if there's nothing else to do.

    Check out some of the recommendations over at the board games subreddit

  • Physical Books: Unfortunately, I don't have much of a physical library. But anyone who reads before bed knows how easy it is to get sucked into a good story and suddenly it's 3:00am.

    I like to have several books I love, some books of short stories, and stuff I'm kind of 50/50 on. I figure, if I try something out when there's no power and it can't hold my attention, then it really isn't a good book for me.

    Access to SOME Power

    If you're like me, you have a solar charger for electronics) coupled with a battery pack. With that, you should be able to stay at least sort of powered indefinitely. This setup increases your entertainment tremendously.

  • Kindle: Charge it once and the battery lasts forever. I have a ton of books I've been meaning to read and books I had to put down because life got in the way. They're all there, just waiting for the power to go out. Additionally, a lot of older classics are free to download. And...err...I hear you can find books for free if you are willing to compromise your morals a bit.

    I prefer the original Kindle or the Paperwhite, since I want it solely for books.

  • Tablet: Another prep I still need to make, but one I've researched a ton. Basically, you want some way of streaming movies, shows, and music. An old tablet+connected hard drive can potentially keep you entertained indefinitely, provided you can keep re-charging. And again, I hear there are places you can go to...find movies.

  • Phone: Of course, you should only use your phone if you can reliably keep it charged (and have a backup burner for 911 calls!). If you can do that, and you are still able to get 3G/4G, you should be more than entertained. And you can always download podcasts, movies, music, etc. to your phone in advance in case your cellular access is limited.

    Full Power

    There are only a few situations I can envision where you have access to uninterrupted power, but can't leave your house. If you have a generator, of course, or if you're in some type of Contagion situation. If that's the really don't have an entertainment problem.
u/iGoWumbo · 6 pointsr/pokemongo

I'm just going to leave this here....

It has a huge discount for Prime + it was Deal of the Day yesterday. Picked it up for $26 and saved my life.

u/shypl · 6 pointsr/GalaxyS8

I've used and HIGHLY recommend the Anker PowerCore+ 20100 (20,100mAh). It has a USB-C charging port and a 6A output. It's $66 on Amazon. Another commenter on this thread recommended it.

If you want to spend a little less for (basically) the same product without many trade-offs, you can go with the Anker PowerCore 20100 (20,100mAh). It doesn't have USB-C. It has a 4.8A output. It's basically the same product minus the USB-C port and a little less Amp output. It's $40 on Amazon but Walmart (not sure if Australia has Walmarts) also sells it so you can get them to price match it

I've used both of them and they pack major heat

u/Bilbo_Fraggins · 6 pointsr/loseit

Ingress folks all bought stock in Anker a while back, or should have. ;-)

However the one you pointed out is a bit old and I'd recommend this one if you'll only need one port or this one if you think you'd need more. If you're going to play a lot, 20k is not a bad idea either, and is standard for most serious ingress players. I prefer having a few 10k and just grabbing as many as I think I'd need.

u/SgtBrowncoat · 6 pointsr/nexus6

Turn off Bluetooth and wifi, also reduce your screen brightness.

I have a battery I can plug into my phone that will keep it running all day. If you are playing that much, it would be worth considering. Anker has a 20,000 mAh batter on sale at Amazon for $40. This is twice the rating as my battery so it should keep you going for a long time.

Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More - Black

u/whiran · 6 pointsr/PokemonGoCanada

I just picked up this one (anker 20,000mAh):

I was told good things about it and after having it one day I like it.

u/ToasterP · 5 pointsr/ElectricForest

I used a solare panel to attempt to keep things charged at my last forest. There simply wasn't enough sun/ amperage making it any devices to charge them.

I personally wI'll be steering away from solar and expanding my stash of battery powered devices including fans, lights, and most importantly battery back ups for charging phones.

This power bank was enough to give me 5 daysa of heavy phone and Bluetooth speaker usage in the desert. I'll be grabbingname second and calling that a power experience.

u/hahahoudini · 5 pointsr/bmpcc

Battery solution is a top priority, the cheapest solution i ve found is using a battery marketed to tablets and cell phones; the one i got was around $40 and can power the bmpcc for 10hrs. Edit: This, and recently also picked up this

u/derpcheezus · 5 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

Lasted me all 3 days last year on one charge.

u/OssiansFolly · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Same. I also have this guy that is the best investment I've ever made. Recharge a phone like 15 times with it before it runs out, and recharges quick. Anker has a life long customer as long as they don't start cheaping out.

u/lone0001 · 5 pointsr/3DS

I would highly recommend Anker battery packs. You could get a 10,000 mAh battery pack fairly cheaply and that should give your 3DS a few or more full charges, you could even double the capacity and go with a 20,000 mAh one and it wouldn't cost much more.

I received a 13,000 mAh battery pack about 2 years ago and it's still working quite well. I haven't tested exactly how many times I can charge my 3DS with it but I know it's at least 4 times.

u/Zurevu · 5 pointsr/preppers

I highly recommend this power bank. It’s small and portable but very powerful. As a matter of fact I liked it so much that I bought a second one. But you have to buy the Anker usb power adapter. For some reason the battery wouldn’t charge with my Apple usb wall adapter.

u/VA_Network_Nerd · 5 pointsr/college

Unclear if you are in an apartment or dorm. Since you said neighborhood, I'm thinking you are at home or in an apartment.

Most dorms forbid the use of (or even the possession of) candles.
But a nice, fat medium height candle puts out a fair sum of light, enough warmth to make a difference in a small room and costs next to nothing.

Something like this:

If a candle is a no-go due to fire safety rules, then a USB power bank can be a life-saver:

Something like this:

Anything in the 10,000-25,000mAh range with thousands of reviews and a 4+ star rating.
Reminder: low-quality Lithium batteries can rupture and burst into flames. This is not the product-category to go cheap on. The difference between a cheap and a quality product is just a couple of bucks more.

The iPhone 8 has an 1821 mAh battery. So that 20,000 mAh power bank is going to give you probably 8 or 9 realistic charges. (There is always some loss when moving power around)

Let's call it 8 Charges. If you are using some data to Google some stuff and using your flashlight to read with, you're probably looking at 2 days and change before you need to go and find some power.

You can charge your tablet from the power bank too, and might even be able to charge a laptop if it uses USB-C for input power.
But those things will drain the bank pretty rapidly.


If you lose power longer than overnight, try to get in touch with your professors and communicate your situation with them and see what they can do for you.

It is very important that you start communicating BEFORE the exam dates.

u/carson1108 · 5 pointsr/Vive

I am one of the buyer in US and buy it from TaoBao international, for a little bit overpriced US$360 (Original price was $290). Plus around $50 shipping.
Some of the TaoBao sellers ship overseas, but yllwstn is right they don't ship battery due to the restriction. However In US you can get the alternative battery from Amazon, its the same model of the original one and it works for mine.
So feel free to ask them if they would take out the battery and ship overseas, I believe they appreciate to do that since they can re-sell the battery ...

u/nintendomech · 5 pointsr/AppleWatch

My thought is if I'm already traveling I have a battery pack with me to charge my phone. I can add my watch usb cable into my pack.

For 40 dollars you can buy a decent battery pack. Again assuming you want to charge your phone as well at some point.

This battery pack will charge your watch a lot without needing to charge the pack again for sometime.

u/Leprechorn · 5 pointsr/news

Considering everything else they carry, I think an extra 12 ounce battery the size of a phone - and with a 20,000 mAh capacity - will be more than enough.

u/Goorman · 5 pointsr/pokemon

I've gone down 40% in about 2 hours, and I've got my external battery on me so I can probably last around 5 hours * 8 charges, 40 hours, pretty good. (and that's with me leaving the application open listening to music on my phone at work) Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

edit: external battery I have is this Anker 20000mAh if anyone was wondering, 100% worth the $40 if you can afford it.

u/philsherry · 5 pointsr/AskMen

Study the shit out of Google Maps and star everything that you think you'll want to see. That way, you'll have some kind of idea about what you can cover in a day, distance-wise. Read up on the areas, use Street View and get a feel for any places where you might be walking – every city has places you don't want to stray into by accident.

Sign up on Couchsurfing and get familiar with it. You're more likely to get accepted with zero references in Europe than you are in the US, but having some references is always a good thing – I've been a host in the past, but it's never stopped me accepting guests, whereas I didn't get accepted once in the US (and was told why, several times). Get yourself an Airbnb account as well, just in case.

Get a decent backpack and come to terms with wearing the same things for a couple of days in a row – I can it Festival Mode. Get yourself a portable power source for any devices you might need to charge (e.g. Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger), and pack a reliable socket adapter for when you need to plug things into the mains.

Aim for summer in Europe, for obvious bonus reasons, but also for the benefit of not having to carry around a huge winter jacket. Be prepared to buy something warm instead, which you can then easily jettison if need be; anything to keep the load lighter. On that note, though, investigate lockers at major rail stations in the areas you're considering. It's always good to dump your stuff and walk around without it for a while.

Learn the basics in the languages of the countries you plan to visit: please, thank you, food, beer, toilet, etc. I'm pretty sure there are books that cover such phrases in a bunch of European languages. Scandinavians are better at English than most native English-speakers, and they're only too happy to speak English, whereas France, Germany, Italy… not so keen.

u/Sierrasclimber · 5 pointsr/vandwellers

What are "small devices".
A pair of these for $60 goes pretty far if you're just talking cell phones, cameras, tablets.

u/despoticdanks · 5 pointsr/Nexus6P

This is the one I bought. I got really lucky and it was an Amazon Prime Daily Deal yesterday so I only paid $26.99 for it.

This was the other one I was considering. Note this one has a 5V/3A Type C port for both charging the brick and charging your device (switch input/output with the button on the brick). If it hadn't been for the sweet deal on the other one, I would have much more seriously considered this.

Anker is a very reputable brand for portable battery chargers and, from what I've heard, is the go to brand for most Ingress players.

u/Faux-ID · 5 pointsr/PokemonGOToronto

If you're willing to drop $50 on something, go for this;

Amazing charger because not only does it hold 20,000mah, but it charges your phone very quickly.

Granted, it's unlikely you'll need one that holds 20k, but if you're shelling out $40 or so, might as well go for it. Great buy.

u/nickroberts404 · 4 pointsr/synthesizers

I love using an external battery pack with a USB to 9v/12v converter! I can use it to power volcas, or my circuit and a boutique, or any combo of things. You'll definitely have to crunch the numbers but I have great luck with it as a campfire rig.

External Battery


u/Kiritow · 4 pointsr/bisco

there is like an outlet bank by the lodge people can plug their phones into. i bought 2 portable chargers on amazon and i use them for every fest i go to easily charges a phone 0-100 4-5 times and a go pro a couple times

i have 2 of these

u/Epsilon748 · 4 pointsr/Vive

So you'll still want to double check your batteries, but these were the ones that were drop in replacements for the tpcast one. They specifically don't support QC and I have 4 of them I think, so that's a bummer.

I've only had the adapter up and running for a few hours now but here are the few notes I've got compared to the TPCast:

  • It's far more streamlined. Other than the antenna/receiver the plugs in to the card there is nothing "new" to set up. No extra router, no need to have WiFi, nothing. Even the adapter is simpler - the TPCast had the "brains" inside the box the battery went into while everything for this one goes on your head for about the same size and weight
  • Battery life is meh. The stock battery is tiny 10000mah I think on the htc wireless adapter. I just swapped it out right away for the 30000mah one I had lying around. Thankfully both systems are a wash here in that you can just use any battery pack you've got laying around (but as you and I have found out, the vive wireless adapter needs QC 3.0).
  • PCI-E sucks, but it's an even trade for inconvenience compared to the separate router needed for TPCast
  • Compared to the third option, my Odyssey - Vive is still infinitely more comfortable.

    Other than that I haven't noticed anything worth mentioning. The kit for my Pro won't be here until tomorrow, so I just swapped out the tpcast for this one to test it. The biggest downside is the first thing I listed as a positive. The PCI-E card is a huge bummer because I normally use my laptop or tiny mITX build to run demos. Next up on my test list putting the whole thing into my thunderbolt enclosure to make it mobile again.

    If you've already got original vives running with the TPCast I just wouldn't recommend changing. There's just no benefit to it. If however you have Pros then you don't have a choice with the TPCast not working on it. Visual quality is the same to me, I never noticed any green bars on my TPCast and OpenTPCast fixed the mic and camera.
u/Ryanrealestate · 4 pointsr/backpacking

How much luggage does he travel with and how many countries is he going to? That will determine what’s a good choice.

My fave travel gadgets have been

  1. battery charger, a large one that can go multiple days without charging. And also your friends will like to use.

  2. micro towel. (It’s a game changer) I got the one at rei in a large. Just big enough to wrap around your waist.

  3. cabeau travel pillow, eye mask, ear plugs (if he’s flying a lot or going to a lot of places. This is my sleep anywhere kit and essential if traveling multiple countries)

  4. collapsable water bottle(spending money on bottled water adds up and you can get water after you pass through security for the plane when the air gets dry. I get dry throat on planes)

  5. a collapsable travel day back pack (man purse or if you buy things. I keep my water bottle and battery in there. Extra clothes, selfie stick etc and if you’re over your luggage limit you can take stuff out and put it in there. When not in use it fold up into a small bag.

u/agitokazu · 4 pointsr/OculusQuest

This one should be just fine:

I use it to charge my iPad pro, note 9, Nintendo switch, etc

Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, External Battery Pack for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More (Black)

u/tkim91321 · 4 pointsr/apple

I have 2.

My everyday bank that goes into my work briefcase is a 3350mAh.

If I'm on the road or I'm expecting multiple charges for phones, I carry the behemoth that has 20100mAh.

As the site says, the everyday one is as big as a lipstick tube. The monster is still very small; however, i was surprised at how relatively heavy it is (it really isn't).

Anker's build quality is top notch. Battery banks come with a mesh carrying case. Their customer service is A+, as I've had a battery refuse to charge under warranty that was replaced by next day air.

u/crosscreative · 4 pointsr/Coachella

If I was to fly in and looking to camp, I think I'd either look into those Jucy vans, or rent a car and pick up supplies at walmart before driving in. Most the small stuff you could already bring with you or take back home and I guarantee there are plenty of folk who will gladly take a barely used canopy/cooler/tent/whatever off your hands at the end of the weekend. Just search "car camping" on this sub as well and you'll find a ton of helpful info

as far as charging devices, I use this and not only does it keep my phone completely charged all weekend long, but it usually has some juice left over at the end.

u/tommy_418 · 4 pointsr/pokemongo

6 700 mah dont worth this price this one : as 20000 so more than 3x for the same price ...that's the one i use and i can play an entire day with this and my Samsung s7 edge...when i get home i'm still at 100 %...the only cons is that it is a little big and doesn't have any attach to help carry it

u/Fireproofjeans · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

>Third, not every has a battery bank.

Considering a good quality one from Anker is like $40, and the console is going to be several hundred, this is an optional problem.

>Fourth, most people's battery banks aren't going to be nearly enough to something as power hungry as a console, especially if you mean to still charge your phone from it.

Again, this is a personal issue that can be easily resolved for a fraction of the price of a game for the console.

u/lengau · 4 pointsr/GooglePixel

I can second getting an Anker PowerCore. It depends what you're willing to spend and how you want to use it what you should get, but:

  • The 13000 will get you probably 3.5ish charges.
  • The 20100 will get you 5-6 charges. This is the one I have.
  • If you want to spend an extra $20 on it, the 20100 USB-C version (the one /u/Kr0m100 has, I think) also has USB-PD for faster charging. If I hadn't got mine on sale for under $30, this is the one I'd have got.
u/yaminokaabii · 4 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Yo, I dunno if it's Prime members only or something, but his is on sale for over 50% off!! Anker is an awesome brand as well, maybe the best.

u/invinoveritas10 · 4 pointsr/travel

I bought the Anker PowerCore 20100. My phone was the only "camera" I took on the Inca Trail and not only did it keep my phone completely charged, I was able to help my tent-mate charge her phone on the 3rd night. She had brought a charger but it couldn't keep up.

Since then, I've taken in on any trip. I don't have to worry about finding a plug in airports, having a full charge on train adventures. It's brilliant and would highly suggest.

u/MasterKwan · 4 pointsr/nintendo

I did see Anker as a more reputable brand. Any specific model you would suggest?

I noticed pretty good reviews for the Anker PowerCore 20100.

u/Fruhbolk · 3 pointsr/pokemongo

Prime required. Great deal.

u/MogusMaximus · 3 pointsr/oculus

The directions say not to do this. They say not to use any charger that's not the one provided. I have a big external battery I'd love to use for long flights:
Is there really any good reason not to use it?

u/SweetBoson · 3 pointsr/pokemongo

Greeting Sir, do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Savior Anker?

Anyway, their powerbanks are very common among ingressers, as they have a nice quality/price.. And I suggest a 20k mAh power bank like [this] ( if you plan to travel a lot, and forget to recharge it sometimes (tried it, 4+ full charges, even while playing at anomalies).

Don't spend more than 50$, it's not worth it :D

u/blahblahrasputan · 3 pointsr/onebag


Anker PowerCore 20100mAh because they are so so cheap and reliable!


Anker PowerCore+ 20100mAh if you have an item that needs more amperage. USB-C phones or Nintendo Switch, something that wants a little more oomf. Not that more exp.

We own two of each for our camper. We live on these things for a long trips. They're also under regulation size for all flights. Both not too bad for (mens) jeans or a jacket pocket for their capacity, kinda bulky but you aren't going to get slimmer for that size. Definitely comfortable to throw in your backpack for a hike. Durable so far (2 years of many many camping trips and flights home)

u/Rover16 · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Any of the anker ones on Amazon are good. The 20k one is best value, but they aren't small. I've been using a 15k anker one for about 2 years and it works great.

u/ForteSP33 · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

This is the one I have

I haven't had it for super long but it's working phenomenally. Not too heavy, hasn't even died on me and it's been a week or two, so far. I would recommend it, especially since it's $20 less than the one you're looking at!

u/armond114 · 3 pointsr/pokemongo
u/delbin · 3 pointsr/PokemonGOBoulder

One of the best reviewed and recommended batteries is $40 on Amazon

u/JorgTheElder · 3 pointsr/OculusGo

We have very different definitions of cheap.

This one is much more my speed. I would not trust any of them if Amazon did not have such a good return policy.

u/chickenpadty · 3 pointsr/festivals

Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, External Battery Pack for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More (Black)

I use this portable charger. It charges my iPhone 6s+ at least 5 times. I take it backpacking with me, to festivals, and any time I’m traveling. Brought it to forest last year and only used about half of it! Definitely worth the $43!

u/alwaysgototheleft · 3 pointsr/WaltDisneyWorld

Amen. These are my old reliables:

Lip Stick


You pay for what you get and I love the quality.

u/hashinclude · 3 pointsr/flying
  • A DroidEFB subscription, if you're flying a lot + build a /r/stratux, or buy a pre-built one from iFlyGPS.
  • Alternatively, if you're staying with GP, get an ADS-B device that's compatible with Garmin Pilot
  • A good USB powerbank with 2 or 3 USB output ports. I would recommend the Anker PowerCore series (e.g. this one). This lets you charge phone/tablet + power the stratux.
u/forth_floor · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada
u/swordo · 3 pointsr/bicycletouring

get a battery bank for your phone. it's cheaper and and easier to use than any dedicated gps unit. put orux or locus maps on it for cyclocomputer stats and offline maps.

I use one of these and get a full day usage (screen always on at max brightness).

u/konagona · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi

This might be overkill in a car.

Instead, consider a combination of an Android tablet +Two-Way Mirror + Power Bank.

Here's a video to get some creative juices flowing

u/pap3r_boy · 3 pointsr/toronto

I've never actually used a power bank but have used lots of other products from Anker and was very happy with the quality. I think the RAVpower units are good as well but personally to consider Aukey a step below Anker in terms of quality.

I'd recommend this if you just want a cute lil wee one that you can carry around with you and will still charge your phone a couple times:

But you can get ones with much higher capacity and faster charging speeds if you spend $10-20 more - depends how portable you need it to be. Just search "Anker power bank" if you don't mind spending another $10 if you want to go all out

u/TemptedTemplar · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yes you can, regular USB packs with a USB-C cable is a cheaper alternative.

The recommended USB-C packs would be this one from RAVpower or this one from Anker.

26800 mAh is about the limit you can take on a plane per TSA guidelines without a lithium transit permit. PD is Power Delivery and is the safest means of delivering the most power to your switch without entering dangerous territory. Both go on sale pretty frequently, so despite the high prices you can snag them for 50 to 70 dollars every other week or so.

u/colmmcsky · 3 pointsr/oculus

A 5W panel isn't enough though. The wireless transceivers need power too. The TPCast, for example, uses about 25W. (4.8A 5V) Here's the TPCast battery:

To replace a battery like that requires a 25W panel, like this:

The 25W solar panel weighs about 5 lb, which is about six times as much as a TPCast battery. And it's dimensions are about one foot by two feet, which is a bit big to mount on the HMD.

But even if you got the power consumption down to 5W (I'm sure the TPCast is far from optimal), you'd still need the 5W-rated panel to actually deliver 5 Watts. And for the solar panel to deliver its rated power, it has to be getting direct sunlight. So, your VR room would have to have the equivalent of direct sunlight coming from (at least) the four corners of the room. And sunlight is a
lot* brighter than typical lights. You'd need the sort of lights that aren't safe to look directly at (just like the sun). And of course, if you tried to use lasers intead, they'd be even less eye-safe.

u/wizardmage · 3 pointsr/Switch

Generally, a power bank is just a block roughly the size of a wallet. On the bank are USB ports, like the ones you'd find on a computer.

Pretty much anything will plug into those, so all you would need is a cable that goes from the bank to the switch. Your current iPhone charger should plug into the same block.

When the other commenter says 'give enough juice', he means if the power bank holds enough charge to charge the switch fully, since it has a pretty big battery. You don't need to worry about voltage or anything like that.

Here's an example of a generic power block, and here's the cable you would need to connect it to the switch. Hope this helps!

u/b3rticus · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have an anker (I think it's the 20100mah one?). I use it frequently when traveling and it's more than fine. Doesn't charge super fast but definitely can charge the switch once or twice fully.

edit: found it on Amazon

u/Galaxy91122 · 3 pointsr/hockey

Never tried before but I would hold the GoPro in your hand as you walk in, basically have it in plain sight so you aren't doing anything wrong. If you are that worried/serious maybe hide it under your phone (hide it in plain sight) I would have multiple SD cards and a battery pack if possible. I have a standard GoPro from a couple years ago and it lasts a good amount of time but the newer ones may die quicker if you have them at 1080p (not sure on that) I honestly have no idea about battery life on the session so I would get a power bank, I have this one and I love it

As for mount chest or hat mount is probably your best bet, maybe the head mount but that may bother the people behind you

u/The_Real_DirtyDan · 3 pointsr/ElectricForest

I got a $30 portable charger on Amazon, I've been able to get 4-5 full charges out of it for my HTC m10.

u/EastyUK · 3 pointsr/Vive

> I paid him around 270-300 usd (but in Swedish currency) a month ago and got it yesterday, so I really cant tell how

I'd recommend ytaopal mate. You just order on taobao with their address and your userid(you create when you register on their site) Then it gets shipped to them. They'll just add a small percentage and either remove the battery or you can send it via dhl with the battery. Battery is only $40 on amazon so make your own mind up on that.

u/revenantae · 3 pointsr/vita

I bring the USB cord with me. For stable situations like hotel rooms, I use an Anker USB charger. For mobile situations, like on an airplane, I use an Anker PowerCore battery.

u/Tsunami436 · 3 pointsr/minimalism

Yeah, I have an Anker one I got for $35 on amazon on Black Friday. It's not too big and it keeps my camera, GoPro, and phone juiced up and doesn't have to be recharged too often.

Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy and More (Black)

EDIT: I may have messed up how much it actually charges. 4.8 amps, however many mAh that is


u/thomas533 · 3 pointsr/preppers

What is it that you need to power with that? I just carry one of the smaller power packs in my work bag which can keep my phone charged for at least a week. I also have a headlamp that can be recharged via USB. Other than those two things I don't have any need for portable energy although I could technically power my laptop off of the power pack also. But in the event of an emergency where I can't drive home, I will be walking, and I won't need to power on my laptop.

Once I am home, I have a large 12 volt deep cycle battery that is constantly connected to a smart charger. In the event the power goes out I can connect my 2000 watt inverter that will run a few lights and my chest freezer as well as charge all my portable USBN powered devices. If I need to re-charge that battery while the power is still out, I can hook it up to one of my vehicles (there is always at least one car at home).

u/Soupah_Nyntendo · 3 pointsr/pokemongo

This is the one I have and highly recommend it. It goes on sale pretty often for $40. I have charged my phone and a friends off of it from 5% up to 100% and still had plenty of battery left over. I keep it in my backpack everyday for a quick charge.

Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A

u/Jaivez · 3 pointsr/violinist

For an individual user, most non-collapsible stands should hold the ipad plus an external battery bank like this pretty securely as well.

u/LockwoodE3 · 3 pointsr/Breath_of_the_Wild

I have a NYKO charger and the officially licensed one

u/noreallyitsme · 3 pointsr/wayhome

[Most Compact 20000mAh Portable Charger] Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ult...

Something like this should get both your phones through the weekend :)

u/Smoes42 · 3 pointsr/Coachella

Your guess is probably as good as anyone's here. I'd say it's probably likely because of incredible demand.

Alternatively I picked up this bad boy to bring in: which is probably overkill but whatevs.

u/number_1_swimfan · 3 pointsr/gencon

Might I recommend this?

I have the 20000 model and it lets me recharge several times before having to recharge the battery.

*Edit: I can't format or spell correctly the first time around.

u/jokeres · 3 pointsr/nexus5x

Anker 20100, USB Micro charger. Always seems to be on sale at Amazon

The 10000 if you don't want to spend 40-some dollars on it (I've seen it on constant sale and it's dipped down to $32 for the one I showed)

u/Henry_Yopp · 3 pointsr/Vive

I use Anker IQ 40W/8A 5-Port USB Quick Charger with this charging dock.

Note that this is for my Anker Powerbanks for my TPCast. My banks are Anker PowerCores 20100mAh and they last about 5 hours and take about 8-8.5 hours to fully charge back from dead. I have two batteries that I keep in the charging dock at all times, to ensure I never run out of power.

u/the_resident_skeptic · 3 pointsr/askanelectrician

FYI, those chinesium power banks would struggle to charge at 20mA, which could optimistically recover about 2-5% of your battery over 8 hours of direct sun. Don't buy one.

Assuming the phone's 3500mAh

2x2400mAh = 4800mAh

0.5x3500mAh = 1750mAh

You'll need >6550mAh or 25 watt-hours per day.

If you want the option of solar charging I'd recommend buying a solar mat instead, and a battery at least double your daily power requirement.

Here's one option:

This 21w solar mat should be able to recharge all your devices in a couple of hours of direct sun. Pair that with a 20,000mAh power bank and you're pretty well set.

Note: The math works here because all your batteries and the power banks are 3.7v nominal. Power is being up and down converted to 5v, so that cancels itself, apart from entropic loss. If you're trying to figure out power requirements you must use watt-hours instead of amp-hours when comparing different voltages. VxA=W W/A=V W/V=A

u/misteryub · 3 pointsr/Showerthoughts
u/jbuschini18 · 3 pointsr/pokemongo

Anker 20000mah power bank...#1 on Amazon, usually $50-80, on sale today only $26.99...recommended by Ingress players. I just bought one, charges iPhone 6s 7 times and weighs the amount of a soda can...def recommend .

u/ghostofpennwast · 3 pointsr/Military

Would a solar charger or USB battery brick thing be useful?

My buddy isn't a military linguist, but I figured I could throw in a few Dari/Pashtun CD instructionals so at least he knows how to say hello, as well as some seasoning (great idea btw).

I don't know if humvees have USB ports, so I figured one of those charger units might be handy, even if it was just for an ipod or something.

Would a big hard drive with tv shows on it be okay to ship?

u/Shepherd7X · 3 pointsr/pokemongo

Got this for 27 bucks on a Prime deal, but it's well worth 40

Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100

Can not say enough about the Anker brand, own multiple products, fantastic customer service. I've never had a faulty product, but anyone who does gets a free replacement in a very timely manner.

This charger lasts forever. I'd recommend it.

u/seanhodgins · 3 pointsr/Hamilton

Anker is a good brand, but I don't think you can find it locally.

People tend to love these:
They're big though.

Is this for Pokemon GO? :)

u/Mercarcher · 3 pointsr/pokemongo
u/killebrew · 3 pointsr/dragoncon

Anker makes great products. I will be carrying this bad boy in my backpack throughout the con.

u/Rachel53461 · 3 pointsr/PokemonGoBflo

I got my Anker 20k for $25 on Amazon when it was the deal of the day. Normal sticker price is $70, or standard Amazon price seems to be $40. Not sure how much your charge cables are though.

u/IvanKnez · 3 pointsr/AskEngineers

I think you should split the project should split into 2 parts.

  1. follow your interest into the field and build the charger
  2. buy [this battery pack ](Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy and More (Black) and start with it as your source battery.
u/rutherne · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I’ve been using this for the past month and it’s been working wonderfully. I bought it because I’m also going on a trip next month for a month and need a big battery to keep me powered up. Its also powerful enough to charge my MacBook Pro couple times Per charge. It’s not that heavy also and is very sleek imo. Good price and anker is a reputable brand for power bricks.

u/angelspirit · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I use an anker power bank and it works well.

and my pixelxl states it "quickly charge" when hooked up to it.

u/boxedmilk · 2 pointsr/EDC

Leatherbound notebook

Fujifilm pen

Square reader

Anker 20000mAh powerbank

Anker 3ft PowerLine Lightning cable

Knife for boxes

Sigma microfibre cloth

Diesel watch

Car and house keys. Tab to attach to backpack, all held by some keychain I bought from Amazon

Guess wallet

Apple magic mouse

Mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15"

All held by a 20L Everyday Backpack in Charcoal by Peak Design

Not pictured is my iPhone 6S Plus 64GB Space Grey

u/pauloavelar123 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have this one and it's pretty good. Sturdy, easy to carry around both in your hands or a backpack without fearing it might be damaged. My only complaint is that removing the Switch from the case is kind of hard, but that is because it fits way too well, especially with the space for the shoulder buttons.

The top half is pretty big too and it can fit a USB-c cable, the joycon straps, a 8bitdo controller easily and a fabric for cleaning the screen, for example. You won't fit a grip, dock or charger, but those don't necessarily need to be that portable. You can fit a Power Bank though, such as this one.

u/oren88 · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest
u/allhailkircules · 2 pointsr/VanLife

Depending on your needs (looks a little more in-depth than mine), but I use this guy when I travel

I use it to charge my tablet, phone, and Kindle and I've never had a problem. If you do take it all the way down, it will take a while to recharge, but I think I've used it to fully charge my phone 5x on a charge and had no complaints

u/Rand0mtask · 2 pointsr/Vive

It's gonna run around $300. No issues at all powering it. I had to ship it without the battery due to restrictions, but the battery is commercially available:

u/RigidTaco · 2 pointsr/canadients

I'm quite frugal myself and like things that serve a multiple purpose. That being said have you tried or heard of a small backup battery source? I've been looking into them for hiking and you might like it as your into photography. Having power is a nice bonus for basic things. This is one I've been eyeing

u/rem1473 · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

I use an Anker USB battery and a small up converter that bumps it to 12v. The USB up converter also allows me to run the FT-817 from a USB port on my MacBook, using the MacBook battery. I also have the windcamp battery that I leave internal and use from time to time.

u/Tracks30 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've had this one for a few months now. It's worked great for my 3DS and phone, and I intend to use it for my Switch. So far, the only downside has been trying to discharge it all the way once a month (recommended in the manual) through regular use; I have to actively find things to charge with it to get that to happen.

u/PettaFile · 2 pointsr/preppers

Yea the Kindle has a rather tough screen and with tons of capacity. Coupled with the insane battery life and ease of charging it's really a no brainer. On sale they can go for like 50 bucks and everyone in the family gets books they like along with the essentials young ones won't really care about....but redundancy...

On the subject we have an Anker PowerPort 21w Solar Charger and Anker PowerCore 20100. These two items will charge the Kindle (paper white and fire variety), Nintendo DS, Galaxy 7 Edge, tablets etc. The PowerCore will charge the Galaxy 7 almost 6 times before needing recharged.

u/browserz · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

This one was the deal of the day two days ago.. just look on amazon. You'll probably find some really nice ones. Just make sure you get alot of storage on the battery since you'll never get a 1/1 ratio of charge, so this battery won't be able to charge my iphone 10 times despite the iphone having a 1800 mAH battery.

u/rinzeefurippo · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

[Here is a really great deal on an Anker external battery!] (

Thanks Amazon Black Friday! This battery is a beast, 6.5 full charges for an iPhone 7, about 5 or 6 for a Samsung, and you can charge multiple devices at once.

u/RainyDay247 · 2 pointsr/GalaxyNote8

I got One of These when they were on sale (and they have smaller ones that are less expensive now, too).

I have had it for over a year and I love it. I actually have two because my wife never used hers so I just rotate them.

I've been using Anker since I had an S3 and would definitely recommend them.

u/GreyVR · 2 pointsr/Vive is the battery that comes with it. is the mounting hardware I bought. It's smaller then it looks like in the photo.

You might also want a better belt for the battery. Theirs is okay, but you can do better.

u/StormKing00 · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

Got this coming tuesday. Everyone reccomends Anker even a group of ingress players I ran in to

u/SiL3nTOne · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

Check out this bad boy right here, just ordered one.

~5 full charges for Samsung devices depending on capacity, 20,000 mAh.

u/inssein · 2 pointsr/Surface


Really good, it lives in my backpack and charges my phone and surface daily.

u/Avarro · 2 pointsr/oneplus
u/Sindroome24 · 2 pointsr/wec

I have this one. Bigger / a little more expensive, but almost double the capacity for under double the cost.

u/DJHeroMasta · 2 pointsr/oculus

Just pick up a battery bank from Amazon for like $45. The white one's like $50 and it more so matches the Go than the black one obviously. They have a smaller more compact battery as well as a larger battery too but it's substantially larger than this.

u/intrepid-onion · 2 pointsr/onebag

My anker power brick is charged with a micro USB port, so it doesn’t really matter which charger you use. The wall charger I have is this one.

Two ports are enough for me and I mostly travel in Europe. If needs be, I’ll just add an adapter to my pack.

u/bountyman34 · 2 pointsr/teenagers

Hey thanks for warning me.

But no, I'm not getting totally ripped off

$30 Anker 20100 Pack

Plus I'm buying a USB Cable pack from them as well


EDIT 2: It sold out, sorry :(

u/zanep0 · 2 pointsr/Cyberpunk

By mistake it's 20K

Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output,

u/badokami · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

I ran my PI3b on one of these - the 2 USB output ports deliver 2.5amps each, which easily powered the PI

u/MapleSyrupisLife · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

You don't even need the alternate battery, actually. A rechargeable fan or two and a power bank and a usb port in your car. This does require the vehicle to be running/driving to charge the powerbank, but if you're already driving everyday, shouldn't be a problem.

Someone on this sub recommended this, can't remember who.

u/kanaeshiki · 2 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

Try to make a schedule but don't pack it too tight, prioritize what you want to do/see the most and make sure to get their early (lots of waiting in lines), don't be afraid to talk to strangers in line (I lost track of how many impromptu games started with random people in line!), if you're bringing your 3DS/Vita make sure you have a reliable battery pack (my Anker one served me well ), bring water/snacks with you and if you do go to a restaurant try to go at non meal times like 3pm, 9pm etc. I really liked the sushi place connected to my hotel (blue c sushi), if you're up for a little walk Kizuki has amazing ramen (320 E pine st)... go to some panels, or autograph signing if that interests you, if you're into pin trading that's a whole thing on its own, same goes for cosplaying. A lot of booths give away freebies so be on the lookout for that - same goes for contests and scavenger hunts. If you play one of the indie games the developers are usually close by and you can give them valuable input or just tell them what you thought of their game. There really is so much in such a short time window so if you get pooped out make sure to take a break and #1 most important rule, have fun!! :)

u/theproftw · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

They're quite expensive

Another option is getting a regular phone charger, charging one of these phone battery packs and then plugging the Street Guardian there, since it is 5v.

u/Vandyyy · 2 pointsr/Android

With Quick Charge comes a price tag, but there are plenty of others that can deliver high amperage. Power conversion ratios are a real thing, and reputable power banks should get 75% or more in real-world usage. Shitty cells can lose half their capacity to conversion, which is how you get 3000mAh cells dying after charging an iPhone once.

Anker 10000 mAh w/ QC2.0 ($25):

Anker 15000 mAh NO QC ($35):

Anker 20000 mAh NO QC ($40):

Aukey 10000 mAh w/ QC2.0 ($20):

u/Smooth_Talkin_Chron · 2 pointsr/EDC

Information on my EDC:

u/kliface · 2 pointsr/Disneyland

Yeah, that may be too much... $120? Sheesh.

I use this Anker:

It charges 2 phones at once and will easily last on a 3-day trip.

u/eLCeenor · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Anything by Anker is fantastic. I have one and it works great!

This one is probably the best.

u/gunnbr · 2 pointsr/PokemongoSanDiego

Definitely Anker. I use their 20,100 mAh battery pack and love it! 2 USB ports so my wife and I can both charge at the same time and it's got enough juice to easily keep both of us going all day.

u/destraudo · 2 pointsr/Vive

'xl battery pricing yet to be determined. '

i dunno i have a pretty good idea what it SHOULD cost.

Would be hilarious if they randomly decide to sell ankers battery with a 100 percent mark up.

u/Junstar · 2 pointsr/Alienware

Unfortunately it doesn't charge the laptop. That's why I opted for the 99Wh battery 👍
It's just for other portable electronics.

But I carry these two

u/allanrmf · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You are showing a different model. The one you are showing is an older model that doesn’t have usb c PD.

In Amazon US that older model is also $49

The newer model is this one:

You can also check the price history in pages like camelcamelcamel to see that the price drop is real:

u/greggorievich · 2 pointsr/preppers

You said in a comment that you just want to keep a cell phone charged for a week, and instead ended up dreaming about what you could run off of a generator and got off track. If that's the case, for just a cell phone:

A big cell phone battery is ~3500 mAh.

This bad boy is about 20,000 mAh. That's about five and a half full charges. Buy two, total cost so far is $100 CAD. This gets you 11 full phone charges, which should be plenty for a full week of moderate use.

If you want more, keep one of those packs attached to this guy during any sunny time, and you should be able to keep both of them topped up indefinitely. (Or if your phone happens to need to charge while it's sunny, attach the phone to it directly and don't use power from a battery bank in the first place.) total cost is now $180 CAD for effectively infinite power at the cell-phone-charging scale. Heck with the solar panel you could most likely get away with just one of the above power banks.

The Wirecutter has reviews of battery packs and solar chargers. While Anker isn't always the top notch option, they're reliable and I've never had an issue with any of their products (to date, six battery banks, two plug-in chargers, and probably 20 USB cables).


If you want to scale up a little bit more, I have experience making really big USB chargers and also solar power packs and could elaborate on that if you'd like.

It'll be hard to run a fridge without house-scale solar or running a generator, but I could probably size a system for hanging solar panels out the window and keeping a couple of LED lights going and your phone charged. Biolite (that company known mostly for the weird-but-awesome USB charging wood burning stoves) has a solution for this as well. That's $150 US.

u/209xCannanerd · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

As of yet nothing, can a script monitor battery live or would I need a chip between the power source and pis or would I need to physically modify the chip?? I was powering the Pi Zero from this and 3 B+ from this

u/omair94 · 2 pointsr/oculus

It seems like they are just using this Anker power bank

u/Brewmd · 2 pointsr/Disneyland

Both the wife and I have purchased Anker power banks (hers is 12kmah, mine is 20k. They're substantially heavier than the fuel rods or the other brands of chargers that are essentially enough to recharge your phone once or twice.

But they really pack a punch, and can definitely be worth bringing to the park - especially if you're playing pokemon go, or reading a kindle in lines, or looking to recharge camera batteries, etc.

It might be worth having one power bank that can get you and your family through a day at the park, especially if you plan on using it at other amusement parks, days at the mall, or for more versatile use outside of a Disney Resort.

this is the model I recently purchased...

u/dimwell · 2 pointsr/HuntsvilleAlabama

If you just need to charge your phone, grab one of these:

It'll charge your phone several times before needing to be recharged itself.

u/grrrwoofwoof · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

If you could manage to bring Power Bank (something like this) and appropriate charging USB cables and pull them out at the right moment, you will be loved till end of the world. Make sure to label them with your name though. :D

u/_Muckle · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

How about the Anker 20100, but the non USB-C version? What kind of performance would we see with USB-A to USB-C charging?

this one

edit: it outputs 2.4amp per port

edit2: you can get one for $35 shipped from Anker with a coupon by registering on their site.

u/RingoFreakingStarr · 2 pointsr/Vive

Do you have the QC 3.0 version? Because they have a QC 3.0 version and a non QC 3.0 version.

E: The 20100 versions are not QC 3.0 battery banks.. The wireless adapter needs a powersource that delivers QC 3.0 standards of power.

u/usedmyrealnamefirst · 2 pointsr/iphone

this one charges my phone faster than when it’s plugged into the wall. At full charge it can recharge the phone 3-4 times

u/Ellman12 · 2 pointsr/nintendo

I am in the market for a portable charger for my devices. I want to get one that will safely charge my Switch. I've found a few so far through some research. Which should I get? Help is greatly appreciated!

!st power bank

2nd power bank

3rd power bank

4th power bank

u/drunkbackpacker · 2 pointsr/camping
u/mudo2000 · 2 pointsr/PixelBook

I am no electrician, but I don't think you can build one that works that way.

Something like this though....

u/PM-ME-YOUR-SHOULDER · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Also get one of these. You can charge anywhere while traveling.

It'll charge a phone about 6 times.

u/rfleason · 2 pointsr/VanLife

So the device you linked vs harbor freight.. First off, harbor freight stuff is designed and manufactured with price in mind, not longevity. So, right off the bat, assume it has a shorter life, it might not, lots of people have been pleasantly surprised by harbor freight stuff, but I wouldn't assume quality from them. Second, I would always look at their claims with a skeptical eye, 17Ah, might really be 15Ah. Third, safety. Harbor freight might use less quality connectors, smaller gauge and lower quality wire etc, most stuff fails cold but this has a lot of energy stored in it and if it fails hot, well, you might burn your van down. Probably an edge case but IMHO, less likely with a device made from somebody like goal zero than something made by harbor freight. Last and least significant are some features, the nicer device you linked has an inverter built in, a nicer power meter and several ways to charge it. The harbor freight one probably only charges from a 120v - 12v transformer, so to recharge this device you'll have to run your inverter.

Will it work? Probably. You could probably save the money and be just fine for a long time to come in my opinion.

Are you just looking for rechargeable usb power? If so, I would suggest something like these, I have two in my van, they charge from the cigarette lighter or 12v from my solar and last a long time. I have one for a little security camera I have and it lasts 2.5 days!

u/gamefreak027 · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

Ok this has been discussed a few times already but it's reasonable.

I personally have this Anker Battery. It can charge a phone from dead to full about 6 times.

Since I share it with my girlfriend we usually go through it + have other people camped with us so we received an Anker Solar Charger for Christmas. It works slowly but gets the job done.

There are also locker rentals available inside the forest. In addition to a place to store things in the festival grounds (Things can be left overnight) They give you a little battery and a charger dongle. When it is dead you bring it back and they give you a new one all weekend. Locker rentals are $50.

The cheapest way however is to charge it in your car XD

u/I_LIKE_FAT_LADIES · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

google anker 20100 and you'll find it pretty quickly

u/fl3urdelis · 2 pointsr/Coachella

I bought this Anker power block for Coachella last year and it lasted me all weekend! I believe it charges an iPhone 6 5-6 times, and it's portable enough to bring in your backpack:

Also, someone in my camp brought a camping shower. Soooo much better than waiting in that female shower line...

u/PlayMp1 · 2 pointsr/Games

There's a USB-C port on the bottom, you can charge it without the dock quite easily. This means that if you want to play the Switch while powering it with a cigarette lighter socket USB charger in the car, you can. And if you're on a plane with a regular power outlet or USB port, you can. And if you pick up a battery bank with USB charging (like this one) you can charge it with that on the go (which would give you about 4 to 5 charges with the Switch's ~4300mAh battery, giving you a minimum battery life while playing of about 10 hours, and a maximum of about 24).

u/Eurynom0s · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles

I have a 20,000 mAh battery like this for traveling, and as a side benefit if you keep it charged you can still charge your phone if the power goes out. To give you an idea it can keep my phone going on a redeye to New York, and then still last me an additional day or so before I recharge it if I run it down to empty by solely charging off of it instead of digging out my wall charger.

u/travelingAllTheTime · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Anker is a good place to start

That's the one I have, and while I haven't used it to charge my Switch yet, others here have.

As far as a USB-C cable... those are everywhere.

u/neko_whippet · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Looking into buying accesories for portable switch so somequeistions

  1. Is this battery pack good for the switch?

  2. I suppose i need a USB normal to USB-C to plug into the battery pack?

  3. This thing is good enough to charge the switch in the car?
u/cycle4life · 2 pointsr/solotravel

This seems really really overpriced for what it is... instead get Anker 20,000mAh power bank for a third of its price

u/tokerjoe · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

This, I've been super impressed with Anker, not your usual shitty third party accessories company.

u/LeChat42 · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

Anker is well-known for their power banks. If you're out a lot, you can get a 20,000 mAh one. It'll provide about 5 full charges (depending on your phone).

u/Bell_Biv_WillemDafoe · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

I don't know about the UK, but in the U.S. they have this one that's currently their deal of the day.

u/noydbshield · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

Anyone looking for a portable battery, Amazon has one on sale today for a good price

u/Flucks · 2 pointsr/pokemongo
u/sxooz · 2 pointsr/urbancarliving

Great info so far. Start paring down stuff now so you're more mobile, I linked the power bank that worked best for me. A small rice cooker is a great way to cook (nearly every park has a plug). You can cook rice, noodles, eggs, etc. If you really embrace this it doesn't have to be horrible. I really loved spending my evenings hiking, reading, hanging with friends, attending free events at the library, etc. What kind of vehicle will you be in? Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Outputand and PowerIQ Technology, External Battery Pack for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More (Black)

u/Dzmagoon · 2 pointsr/GalaxyS6

Airplane mode and one of these

u/revvupthosefryers · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

pay 1/3 of the price for a standard Anker. they're still the best at making most accessories.

u/SativaSammy · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Which of these 2 powerbanks is best for the Switch?

Anker Powercore 20000

Anker Powercore+ 20100

u/thesnarkytokki2 · 2 pointsr/AskElectronics

Thanks for the link! That's kind of what I was imagining, but more along the lines of having a power bank kind of like this and connecting to terminals in something like this . My idea was to be able to put a rechargeable power bank inside the battery area to keep the portability.

u/loki8481 · 2 pointsr/ProjectFi

I took this battery with me on vacation to France last month and it worked great.

my boyfriend (Galaxy S8+) and I (Google Pixel 2 XL) were taking tons of pictures all day every day, and the power bank was able to give us each an extra charge on our phones without running out of juice.

u/PleasePardonThePun · 2 pointsr/askwomenadvice

I keep a (hopefully fully charged) portable battery/powerbank so I can charge my phone wherever I am. First got one for a hiking trip, now I think it's the single best purchase I've ever made.

u/dabear04 · 2 pointsr/iphone

I have two iPhones (work and personal) and have Pokémon Go on both for more time (because I'm that cool lol). For my personal phone I have this for in my bag and want to charge it while I'm going. It's probably larger than what you need but Anker has many smaller ones as well and just make great products in general. For my work phone I have this battery case since I am on my phone quite often and sometimes not near a charger. They both work great so it depends on which format you would prefer.

u/Farseli · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

I know what you mean. Got one of these on Amazon yesterday for like $27

u/Mii753 · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

As I am writing this, the Anker 20,000 mAH(Yes you read that number right) is an Amazon Prime Deal of the Day at $26.99, instead of $39.99. This lasts for another 11 hours as of 12:44 PM PST

u/PUSSY_MASTER · 2 pointsr/pokemongo


USA or this


20000mAh battery for super cheap compared to stores that charge like $50 for 6000mAh.
Fast charge also

u/johnjust · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

Just picked up an Anker PowerCore 20100 from Amazon for $40 - that's 50% off the regular price, it will give a phone 4-7 full charges. Seems like a steal.

I may also look at a solar charger - I've heard they're junk, but for $20, it seems fairly low-risk.

u/Radlyfe · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

Check these out and buy them depending on how much you'd like to charge your phone. 1st link is good for about ~10 charges. 2nd link is good for ~5. 3rd link is good for ~2 and a bit more. They come with free shipping (over $25). Personally, I'm going to soon buy the 1st link because that's enough to keep me catching Pokemon for the whole day.

As for your side note... Train your Pokemon to max CP before evolving. When you're lower level, focus on collecting Pokemon to stock up on stardust and candies. Don't train/evolve anything just yet, unless you've caught a Pokemon with high CP (e.g. Pidgey with 80 or so).

u/jmnugent · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

Any experienced Ingress player will tell you ..... games like this pretty much universally require an additional battery pack. Go get yourself an Anker and you'll be fine. This is the one I have,.. it kicks serious ass:

With regards to gameplay... .Yup.. it's a new game. Ingress had issues like this for years as it grew and expanded and the player-base constantly put strains on the system. I'm not sure Niantic could have predicted the massive interest this game would spawn.

Patience grasshopper.

u/Bjandthekatz · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

It'll last me 4+ charges of my phone, and realistically with my brightness high I can get 5-6 hrs of gaming on a battery. So I'd say at the minimum 20 hrs of screen time. I have the model before the one I linked and I would highly recommend this portable charger. They have an amazing warranty and make great products.

u/nugdown · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

Anker brand power banks are very popular. I picked up a 20,000 mah one on Amazon for $26 on sale.

u/BeBenNova · 2 pointsr/pokemongo
u/Barefootpookie8 · 2 pointsr/AskTechnology

That's 6,600mAh for 70 bucks... This one is 20,000mAh for 40 and charges two devices at once at 2.4 amps a piece (iPad and bigger)

Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More - Black

u/TheLonelyLumen · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

Phone detects the power bank the same way it does any other charger so yes you can keep your phone charging and play.

I have this one for heavy use when my gf and I grind out several heavy 6+ hr sessions that stays in the zip up pocket of my mochi bag.

26800mah RAVPower

Though this is overkill and could last a week of heavy use. Maybe you want something a little smaller and lighter then I would recommend..

Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100

And if you want something really light that isn't for heavy use I'd recommend..

Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger, Ultra-Compact

Beyond this the smaller options will only give you a charge or two max and for what you are doing I wouldn't recommend anything smaller.

u/hiacbanks · 2 pointsr/overlanding

I use a gamin etrex, not UI friendly but no battery issue (i can take additional AA battery), I also turn on recording mode so I can track my route once get home.

when you use iphone for navigation in a 8-day backpack, you took battery pack? do you think this is sufficent:
And can I also assume you turn off iphone when not actively use it (definitely at night, but I am talking about daytime while hike), and only turn it on when necessary?

thank you!

u/Rhymenoceros850 · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

I'm not sure something like this exists. Generally dash cams focus on recording the events of driving accidents with parking modes being an extra perk. Without knowing your budget it is difficult to recommend any cams with good parking modes.

For the battery, dash cams usually have small batteries or capacitors because it is not a good idea to have large batteries from a reliability standpoint. When the camera is constantly running and sitting in extreme temperatures all day, then a large battery is not going to last very long and can potentially be a hazard.

There are a couple options for parked recording though, the most common being hard wiring. You can buy hard wiring kits like the Vicocation power plus and control the voltage cutoff of your battery to make sure you never fully drain it and leave it with enough power to start the engine.

Another option is using something like a cellink b which will charge as you drive the car. It takes ~1 hour 20 min to fully charge so if you do not drive the car often it is probably not the best option.

The last option I can think of is using power banks. Something like this will let you run the cameras for ~ 2 days. You will have to swap it out with another bank to recharge and it can be tedious, but it might be the best option if you are against hard wiring.

As for the wires/installation there are plenty of good videos that show how to run the wires and make them neat and invisible.

u/Opjunkie · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Personally I would go with something like this

Anker is a good inexpensive brand.

They also sell this 26800mAh bank for $59.99

u/--Squidoo-- · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

I've used a Shimano dynamo and a Goal Zero solar panel and neither of them worked very well. For my next tour (Thursday!) I'll be using a pair of Anker batteries like these:

u/myfishisbad · 1 pointr/vita

I've had this issue with a kmashi powerbank. Ordered a different one from Amazon and it works.

The "power iq" thing seems to work well. My old bank wouldn't charge certain items (Bluetooth headphones, I mean wtf?) But this new one does with ease.

u/pantsmessiah · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but how is this different than this unit?

Other than branding, they look to be about the same. Any risks using that pack with the switch?

u/ChristyKouts · 1 pointr/peacecorps

i currently have a 2010 macbook pro with a 2tb external hard drive for movies photos and music. i'm in the process of purchasing this Kingston device so i can travel and transfer photos to my external hard drive without the need of my laptop. it also serves for other purposes too. i use this [Anker battery]( ( so i can charge my iphone and gopro while traveling or when the power goes out. a camera would also be awesome to bring.

u/DpwnShift · 1 pointr/3DS

Way late reply, but here's my adapter

and my battery.

u/ItsAccrualWorld6 · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

I ended up going with this one
But out of paranoia, I may end up buying another one too haha

u/giorgioisright · 1 pointr/AskTechnology
u/damadfatter · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Ill second to say I have that same cable and the Anker 20000

and it will charge the switch even while playing BOTW, as long as brightness is under 80%.

u/toadfury · 1 pointr/GH5

I wish I could find information on power draw of 1 or 2 phantom powered microphones on the GH5, and for the XLR1 adapter itself. No clue. 10 more days until my XLR1 adapter arrives, though I'm probably not going to fret testing this stuff as I think I'll be ok.

I went for the mentioned Rode NTG4+ shotgun mic with the built in USB chargeable battery (150 hours) that can also be switched to phantom power. This way I have some flexibility if I somehow deplete the microphone battery. It weighs a little more and is slightly longer than the NTG4 but I'd rather deal with those flaws than even be concerned with trying to find out the phantom power draw and having additional battery drain concerns.

Another thought, is I wonder how well attaching a power bank to the panasonic battery charger? I'm not sure if you can charge an active battery over USB-C, but I assume you can charge your offline battery which you can charge in a power bank inside your bags.

I don't have the battery grip but think that if I carry 2-3 charged batteries I should be reasonably covered for what I do. I can always get the grip if it turns into a problem. Sorry if its not terribly helpful that I have rationalized my way around the core questions you are seeking answers to. :)

u/Gunboat_Willie · 1 pointr/ottawa

And FYI, this is the Power Bank I picked up. Works great and charges fast...Anker

u/jpflathead · 1 pointr/flying

Interesting, I am glad to see that it is so "inexpensive".

Is a power bank okay to fly with? (

u/Keyai · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Hey guys, so it looks like I'm going to finally be getting a Switch. How important do current Switch owners find a portable battery pack. Do you prefer something separate that you can plug in and charge it, or a power pack that you can sort of "charge on the go." Is there one you particularly like?

edit: I currently have Anker PowerCore 20100 that the wife and I use for our phones. Would it be safe to charge a Switch on this?

u/RaccoonNightmare · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I own this charger bank and was wondering if it would work fine with the switch?

Also I know pretty much nothing about USB C cables, so could you recommend me one to use with that bank and the switch? Thanks

u/SpicerJones · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Case - Oculus has their own and it looks solid (albeit mixed reviews so far)

Portable charger - Aukey/Anker make great products, need 2.1 output, depends on your budget

Lens cover - VRCover makes a generic lens/headset cover, have it for the vive, it's really nice

Headphones - do you like in-ears, over the ears - do you know the difference between open back or closed headphones? It's hard to recommend those without knowing how much you want to spend and what you like

Additional cables - probably want to grab some velcro straps to use to tidy up cables if you are playing with a battery pack and/or headphones

As far as my setup goes, I'll be using the following:

Case -

Portable Charger -

Lens Cover -

Headphones -

u/SleepyGii · 1 pointr/supremeclothing
u/Ivan_Only · 1 pointr/motorcycles

If you can use a tank bag on your bike, you could hide the battery in there to better protect it from the weather. Then run the charging cable to your GPS unit.

EDIT: I use this in my tank bag for phone charging, which I use for GPS:

u/GoldenLink · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I'm not really too knowledgeable when it comes to all of this stuff, but I picked up this powerbank right around when GO came out. Will it have any problems connecting to the Switch? I understand it charges with micro usb but I've used my type-c for my Oneplus 3 and never had a problem getting a good charge from it.

u/DTown_Hero · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

I recommend one of these four panel chargers.

And one of these battery packs.

u/untar614 · 1 pointr/FFBraveExvius

Buy a portable battery charger. You can carry that (and a usb cord) around with you and let your phone charge off of it. The largest phone battery I'm aware of it about 5000 mAh (though most are in the 3-4k range), so something like this is at least another 4x battery life:

u/MacintoshEddie · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

I can recommend this solar panel and power bank. I have them and they work fairly well for a decent price. It should work fine to charge a kindle, or phone, or other USB powered electronics. The only real potential drawback is the amount of time it takes to charge the power bank from the sun, which means in some cases you have to leave it somewhere visible where it might get stolen.

I broke my kindle, and these days I mostly just use the Kindle app on my phone, but it's a pretty impressive device. You can easily fit hundreds of books into a large pocket and the battery lasts for days at a time.

u/sundermunich · 1 pointr/gadgets

I just took this to Iceland last month on my carry on with no problems at all.

u/rleonar5 · 1 pointr/oculus

This is the one I have (from my Amazon purchase history):

It is identical to the one that came with the tpcast (Infact, I don't even know which one came with the tpcast verse the one I bought.)

There are no settings that need to be changed; it should just work. If you have the same battery, and it's cutting out, I would contact the seller and request an RMA.

u/Hammerhil · 1 pointr/PokemonGoCalgary

if you can pay for shipping and wait a few days, this is a much better deal

Anker battery with twice the charge power and power IQ which will match the optimum charging voltage for your phone. The Memex one will charge your phone but at a snail's pace. It probably won't keep up with PoGo's power drain.

u/MrGrieves- · 1 pointr/PembertonFestival

Those stations will never have enough power with that many outlets and them going cheap on it.

What you need is something like this

Will charge yours and few friends devices all weekend.

u/UncleJungleGeorge · 1 pointr/pokemongo

Someone mentioned the anker brand in a thread yesterday, and they happened to be on an Amazon prime flash sale. It looks like they're a bit more now, but the last one I owned worked for over two years of every day use outdoors before the connections crapped out.

u/BanditBadger · 1 pointr/pokemongo

There was a sale for Amazon prime yesterday, $30 for a 20,000 mah battery pack (60% off). Picked one up myself, unsure if it's still going on. Will check when I get to my computer.

Edit: Here it is. Seems the sale price has gone up but it's still pretty reasonable (40% off).

u/Anjz · 1 pointr/pokemongo

I'd suggest an Anker, I got one a couple months back and it's saved me so many times from going low bat.

u/CombustibLemons · 1 pointr/pokemongo

As a veteran Ingress player, I can say that multiple battery banks are the best way to keep your battery up if you're going to be playing seriously. They are so cheap. I would recommend something like this to carry in your pocket to keep your phone charged. It adds about 6.6 Galaxy s7 batteries worth of power or about 11.7 iPhone 6s batteries worth of power. You can play for a lot longer that way.

u/mysticportal · 1 pointr/GalaxyS7

I would go for the first one for convenience purposes. The S7 only supports QC 2.0 anyways. Are they both about the same size & weight?

Edit: looks like the second one is lighter. Does weight matter to you?

There's also this one. From the description, it states it holds more than the 2nd one in your post. Also, it's the lightest and cheapest of the 3.

u/BatskyStarman · 1 pointr/pokemongo

I didnt get anything! As the decently priced ones were all gone. I am going to pick up an anker amazon though, heard excellent reviews

u/mrwhitewalker · 1 pointr/Nexus6P

Using this. No USB C. But works amazingly. Charges phone about 5-6 times. Was on sale last week for $27 so I jumped on it.

u/PerodisCS · 1 pointr/pokemongo

"This one" It can keep you charged for hours

u/Bilbo_Swaggins16 · 1 pointr/pokemongo

it seems the same, try this one

u/XytL · 1 pointr/videos

I picked this up

The Anker 20000mAh one, last week it was on sale for 27 bucks.

u/Rafi89 · 1 pointr/pokemongo

I bought an Anker 20000mAh. It's kind of ridiculous. Was PoGo-ing for around 8 hours on Saturday and for 7 of those hours was plugged into the battery pack. Got home with 100% phone battery and 75% on the battery pack.

E: Oh, and I also bought some new compression shorts.

u/Sterling-Archer · 1 pointr/videos

This one is pretty highly rated. It was on sale for 19.99 a week or two ago.

u/jenkins_009 · 1 pointr/techsupport

It's hard to gauge how many charges you'd get from any power bank because your phone draws power while it charges. It's easy to look up your phone model and see the battery's capacity in mAh. You can get an estimate by dividing the bank's capacity by your phone's capacity.

If price and size aren't too big a concern, Anker has another power bank with more than double that capacity for just double the money here. That's the one I have my eye on for my Droid Turbo.

u/FuckedUpFingernails · 1 pointr/onebag

Completely forgot about the sim, thanks so much. Looking into Express VPN, seems nice. Yeah good point about a nice outfit, studying at university and there is a graduation at some point I think. I think I'm going to order one of these. Whoops! Forgot the sunglasses. I'll throw some in. Thanks so much for the help! How long did you go for?

u/theoquinc · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I use this one

Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, External Battery Pack for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More (Black)

u/erier2003 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Thanks! Is that this one?

u/Redditaspropaganda · 1 pointr/China

if you're in china, go to your nearest electronics mart and look around or use alibaba

if you're not in china just buy it off amazon

u/TheJuicePunk · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Hi Streetwalker!


12W Apple charger would be okay, however I wouldn't recommend keeping the MYLE plugged in for longer than 40 minutes on that thing, as it's a constant power output.


The Battery pack I was referring to (Although this applies to all juice-packs) is this one.


As for the information regarding the battery and pod versions, The Juice Punk is the Canadian distributor for the MYLE, so this information is passed on to us through MYLE HQ. Hope that was helpful, and let me know if there's anything else I can help clarify for you. :)

u/kaihatsusha · 1 pointr/arduino

Specifically look for ones that promise a certain current output.

I drove two separate strings of 144+16 RGB pixels from this bad boy for several hours.

There is virtually no reason to run things at full current, they're blindingly bright in most cases. I wrote my code so it was easy to tune the final brightness from a potentiometer.

You really only need to worry about separate power tie-ins every couple meters of pixels. If you had one string going 4 meters long, then tie the +5VDC and GND in at the middle and both ends.

u/samili · 1 pointr/led

Can I go with this one? It's cheaper, same mAh. I need to buy several, so I don't need any bells or whistles, just need value. Thanks

u/Charwinger21 · 1 pointr/photography

Potentially grab a battery pack if you have enough time (might need same day shipping to make it work).

Something like this can recharge your camera a bunch of times if you have USB charging.

u/xCurlyxTopx · 1 pointr/PS4

I've done this since day 1 with my Anker Portable Charger
Battery is a beast. Charges in 1 night and can charge my phone + more to full capacity a few times before needing another overnight charge.

HIGHLY Recommend to anyone looking for a GOOD backup battery!! I love it!

u/--cheese-- · 1 pointr/me_irl

two five-inch dildos + some duct tape

or, like, put it towards this beast for charging your phone on the go so you can browse /r/me_irl for longer

u/asimovwasright · 1 pointr/EDC

Anker 20000

Anker 21W solar panel

$95 for top products with insane specs.

u/jplayer01 · 1 pointr/Games

It doesn't matter. If you assume the device has something like a 10k mAh battery (which would be very generous considering the size), this would triple the capacity (and battery life for whatever usage pattern):

u/popquiznos · 1 pointr/GalaxyS8

Anker makes some good ones. Here's one of the higher capacity ones:

Some of them support different types of quick charging so you'll have to look around

u/waffles420 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

Yep, this is the battery pack I have. The battery is easy to hang if you are inside your tent. Especially if it's a smaller battery. Their straps are actually pretty nice. I also do have their 10ft white Luminoodle but it's not dimmable but works well for larger areas

edit: forgot to mention the bag it comes with. you can stick the battery in there and just hang it inside or hang it off a tree or whatever when not inside your tent

u/qwertylerqw · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Anker is a great brand. I have this one and it works great. The USB-C port is nice to have because it charges it faster

u/basedpraetorian · 1 pointr/Twitch

Hey there! Personally, I use this Anker PowerCore 20100mAh power bank, and it definitely gets the job done. I personally use an S9+, and while I usually do IRL streams for 2-4 hours I don't run into power problems. The charge on the bank could easily charge my phone completely 3-4 times over. As for the mic, I can't help you there as I don't use one, but I'm very curious to see what kind of recommendations you get for that so I'll stay tuned. Good luck!

u/Tooch10 · 1 pointr/tablets

I have this one, same brand and capacity, but with 2 USB ports. It's a must for travel.

u/cirk2 · 1 pointr/Vive

Going by the back side of the box it appears to be a Anker PowerCore 20100. You'll most likely be able to use alternatives that full fill those specs (esp. PowerIQ compatibility and output current).

u/holasoyoivan · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Will this work with my switch?
Its a great power bank.

u/imthelate · 1 pointr/gadgets

I bought an Anker power bank a year ago that can charge my laptop twice.

Anker Powercore 20100

u/_JBW_ · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I have a question, cause I already own a Powerbank from Anker and I would like to ask you, if it also works:

It is a USB-A Powerbank, and It has 5V=4.8A

Thanks for your help!

EDIT: It supports PowerIQ

u/amadafoca · 1 pointr/brasil

Tenho um Anker, é excelente e não muito caro. Esse que tenho carrega um iPhone 7 vezes ou um iPad mini 4 vezes. Mas demora 24 horas pra carregar.

u/papermoonboy · 1 pointr/JapanTravel

I'm in Okinawa right now and I was able to rent a pocket wifi for ~$10 a day. Big bonus's for over using my phone was the pocket wifi has unlimited data so I can watch YouTube/Netflix etc with having to worry about blasting past my phone plans data caps. ( In about two weeks I've gone through almost 50gigs)

I also got a portable charger :

Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy and More (Black)

Mine has two USB ports so I can walk around with both the wifi and my phone plugged in. The battery pack has enough juice to last a few days.

Pretty happy with this set-up.

u/OatmealDome · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Assuming you're in the US, you paid a $20 markup. Generally, branded products like these are just the regular product but with the desired logos and such slapped onto it, though Anker does seem to have optimized this model in some way.

You should look up which of your devices supports USB-PD and plug those into the USB-C port if possible. For example, the iPhone 8 and later supports it over a USB-C to Lightning cable.

I don't have experience with that specific model, sorry.

u/bookfancier69 · 1 pointr/gopro

Work gave me a RYU daily duffle as a gift and it's perfect. So many zipper compartments inside.

I would say the staples of my bag are:

u/cwalsh35 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

So you're looking at about 4-5 hours of hiking a day depending on pace which means you'll have a lot of time in camp to charge your electronics via a solar panel. If you want the solar panel way I'd suggest the Goal Zero Nomad 7 combined with the Flip 20 or you can go the cheaper way and order a an Anker external battery such as this Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy and More (Black)

u/manualdidact · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Previous one was a Astro E3, nearly bulletproof. My current one (a 20Ah Powercore is a bit less comfortable in the pocket, but can easily charge my 12" tablet and have plenty left for my phone. I can see why they switched to cylinder cells, though I still think a broader, thinner pouch-cell-based product would be better at this capacity.

FWIW, these are best paired with a short charging-only cable like these, so you can get through the charge quickly and put the battery back in your pocket, and look a little less nerdy in the meantime.

u/Skepticism4all · 1 pointr/PS4

Is anyone else intelligent enough to just use those portable anker battery packs like this? You set it on the couch or table next to you and you literally have endless amounts of power and you retain as much wireless as you need.

u/Sam5253 · 1 pointr/RetroPie

I found this Anker on with 20100 mAh. Looks really good. It has two outputs, so one for the Pi, and I would like to power a monitor with the other one. Any idea how I might power a small monitor with something like this?

u/Travmhid · 1 pointr/Ultralight

This is probably your best bet, but it'll only charge your phone 4~ times or so; you'll have to check the capacity of your phone battery to be sure as larger screens/more powerful phones will naturally get less full charges. I use a 20000 mAh external battery which gives me roughly 8 charges. You can find 20k batteries from Anker for $40.

They're the lightest, best quality external batteries you'll find imho.

u/doglobster-face · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Anker make really high quality portable battery products. Try this one :

u/juicygranny · 1 pointr/EDC


according to the details it say 6.3 charges for a Iphone 6s

u/MapleLettuce · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

That's good to know, I bought an Anker battery with the same capacity a while back that doesn't get used much, It'll definitely start traveling with me when I show friends.

u/Incognito2010115 · 1 pointr/nebulaprojectors

I have an anker powercore 20100mAh, so it doesn't have usb-c nor PD.

Is it safe to charge and watch? Will it charge so slowly that it makes no difference when watching and charging in terms of battery life of the capsule II?

u/paulohotline · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

I have a magnetic USB-C connector here -> that worked great with the GO in use, but it actually crashes my Quest if I disconnect abruptly when playing with it connected. This has happened 3 times already so I have stopped using it. This causes a hard lock, the screen turns green and I need to reset the Quest. I am using it with an Anker PowerCore here -

Anyone else experience this with the Quest and magnetic connection with powercore?

u/Tonyhawkproskater · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Generally yeah, but I also have a pixel and an anker powercore so I have usbc to standard outlet too.. This thing is a godsend.

u/trizzbeatzz · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I found one one amazon. Is this the same one? If not, which is the better buy? amazon

u/pdilme92 · 1 pointr/stratux

This one is slightly longer than what you said but is double the power of the one you have now (20,000mAh):

Or this one fits in the dimensions you said and is the same power capacity as the one you have now (10,000mAh)


But these are literally just two of them. There are ALOT of them. I would recommend Anker but just get on amazon and search for "Anker Portable Charger" and find one that has the power capacity you want, the physical size you want and in your price range. Any Anker will be fine just make sure to say above 10,000mAh or so as we talked about.


Edit: Also the 20,000mAh one I linked has two usb ports. That is a MUST for me to have 2-3 ports on it so I can power my Stratux and iPad. Just something to keep in mind to look out for when looking at them.

u/Lyssa_Ray · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I just wanted to add that I got the Nintendo Joy-Con Charging Grip and that comes with a USB C to USB A cable that actually charges pretty rapidly - enough that I can play and still have the battery increase. I would say roughly 3 or 4 hours to full charge if asleep, but I have never actually timed it.

I also use this Anker power bank.
This past weekend I was in LA with my family and it fully charged our phones (all iPhone 8’s) 5 times and partially charged my sister’s switch before I took it to fully charge my own. After all of that the power bank is still at 50% power.

I fully recommend the official Nintendo USB C to USB A cord (although I am not sure if it is available to purchase independent of the Joy-Con Charging Grip) and the Anker Power Bank (I know they make larger ones with even more charge but the one I linked is honestly more than enough and is the perfect size).

Just my two cents since I was really surprised to read that the OP said it takes 1 hr to charge 10% with USB (and asleep at that) when my switch fully charged in the length of a football game.

Edit: I see now that graphic I was looking at was for in flight outlets, with my Anker I didn’t need those at all.

u/OniKyanAE86 · 1 pointr/RetroPie

The items you linked are cheap, but won't really work for you, they could, but you will have to tinker and take a chance with those Items. The power bank you linked does not have enough amps output to run the Rasperry Pi correctly and the LCD might not work for the Retropie OS. I would go with something that can output enough amps for the Raspberry Pi to run without any issues, it needs 2.5Amps. If not, the Pi will be complaining about power or being throttled because it does not have enough power to run the Raspberry Pi without any issues, specially if you are running Retropie and doing emulation:

Anker PowerCore 20100 with has 20,000mah and outputs 2.4Amps per port

Anker PowerCore II 20000 Portable Charger it has 20000mah and outputs 3Amps per port


As for the screen, I would go with something more compatible. The screen you linked only works a a custom built Raspian OS. Not sure it would work on the Retropie OS/img. It does come with drivers which you might need to compile within your Retropie OS to get the screen to work. I would go with a screen that can run off of the display port or HDMI port of the Raspberry Pi natively. Check out the specs and the compatability of the screen to the OS you will be using it for. One good example of a really compatible A LCD is the official 7" LCD/touchscreen that plugs into the display port and works with most all OS' on the Pi. You only need to change one small setting in the boot/config file for it to boot with the LCD screen attached. I think there is an official 5" LCD available, but I could be wrong. Looks like you want to use a smaller screen, check the Retropie forums or check to see what other people have used.

Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display

u/Vagrant_Charlatan · 1 pointr/oculus

This is the battery they send you, so you can easily get a replacement for under $45. I'm sure there are higher capacity versions that will be compatible as well.

u/LostReaction · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

So the next meetup I go to I would really like to show off my backlit keyboards.Is it safe to plug a keyboard into one of these powerbanks?

I don't want to fry them or anything... but there has to be a way to light them up without lugging my laptop to the meet and having it run for 3 hours.

u/screamtillitworks · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch


I purchased this portable charger:

Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger

I also bought these cables that are Benson approved:

1ft USB C to A

6.6ft USB C to A

And this wall charger:

Anker 2-Port 24W USB Wall Charger

BTW, if that Powerbank capacity is too large for your needs, try the Anker 20100

It'll get you about 3 charges on your Switch.

u/Kapazza · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I'm looking for a yes or no I safe charging the Switch with this combo?

u/uymai · 1 pointr/predaddit

in addition to chargers:

power bar(s) -- basically, your hospital room will have plugs all over the place, and rather than charging all your devices all over the room, get a bar.

power bank -- not specifically this one, but something like it... if you're using anything electronic that can be charged via usb, it'll run low on power, and you can shove that in your pocket and not be tethered to an outlet

u/SmugPineapples · 1 pointr/apple

You are absolutely right, I left out a 0! 20K not 2K

u/Porkpants81 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Amazon also has it for $39.99 (might be a different model but has the same 20100 #)

u/pugwonk · 1 pointr/GPDPocket

This was the travel pouch that came with Anker's 20k mAh battery pack ( There are probably other similar sized packs that come with things it will fit in.

u/iggy_koopa · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

You can use a battery pack and ethernet. With Cat6 cable you can do a 100 meter run. This battery should get you about 40 hours of run time. Still way more expensive than the pi itself, but should work.

(the battery estimate is for a zero without wifi, using a usb ethernet adapter, and pi camera)

u/David949 · 1 pointr/msp

We gave our clients a Anker portable battery for xmas a few years ago. We branded it with our logo
Amazon Link

u/Mete_KE · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

This helped a lot thank you! I'm thinking this will be the charger I get, your thoughts?

u/gphillips5 · 1 pointr/TechnologyProTips

Have had a great Anker, a great PowerGorilla, and I'm currently rocking a LifePower. Anker is a good choice for your requirements. This: is currently on sale if you're US based.

u/kawiku · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I have [this] ( one and it charged my Switch while I was playing Zelda once I bought a USB-A to USB-C cable. I think I got it on sale for like $30 about a year ago

u/purplemikey · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Anker 27000 mah but 15 would be more than enough... 27 is heavy. Make sure you have a fast charging port.

This one could do the job
Anker Portable Charger PowerCore 20100mAh-Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output for iPhone,Samsung Galaxy

u/HardlySerious · 1 pointr/gadgets

> Sure, if they allow it and their AP supports it.

No it's a feature of iPhones. I mean someone else has to have an iPhone with the password but if they do it works every time.

>There are plenty of Android phones with easily replaceable batteries

Super fast charging and battery packs really killed this use case for me.

You can get a 20K mAh charging brick for $50.

If you're already carrying a second battery it's not any less convenient. And that's the equivalent of like ~6 full phone charges.

From 0% you can get to 50% in 30 minutes.

I've never run into any situation where I had to drain my phone to 0%, but then instantly needed it back to 100% but I couldn't stand it plugged in for even a few minutes.

If I'm on the go and my phone gets low I just plug it into my brick in my backpack. And unlike your one replacement battery, I could charge a ton of things with my brick it's not just extra juice for one phone. My friends phones, a Bluetooth speaker, anything.

I kept my old Samsung forever because I liked swapping batteries too but bricks and fast charge mooted that use case for me.

u/AnonymousHermit · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

Battery Pack:
The Anker 20100 takes the pressure of the headset off my cheeks by balancing out the weight. It has enough power to charge the Quest 5.5 times. I ordered a 90° up/down USB C cable which I'll shorten later -- I couldn't find anything the right size.

On-Ear Koss PortaPro Headphones:
I used the same drivers as the Rift CV1 which sound fantastic compared to the headstrap speakers. I tore up an old earbud cable and soldered the wires to replacement drivers. I discovered that headphone wires are coated in acrylic and wrapped around a nylon cord (for tensile strength, I'd assume). Cut the cord and soak the exposed wires in acetone to prep them for soldering.

Magnetic Lens Adapters:
These lenses were originally made by VR Lens Lab for the Rift CV1. I adapted them to the Quest and made them magnetic to swap with a Valve Index.

Silicone Fasegasket Cover:
Comfy and hygenic.

u/xxTheGoDxx · 1 pointr/gaming

> I doubt there would be enough usb ports and a sufficient power supply to maintain hours of use with a higher end keyboard and mouse

Why would a keyboard use up much power at all? It shouldn't, no matter how high end it is. Same with the mouse.

All the devices you mentioned should run easily half a day with heavy usage as a minimum by just using a small battery pack made with phones and tablets in mind. For example this Anker power back is enough to power a VR headset (Rift / Vive) with its dual OLED screens, the tracking tech (in case of Rift multiple independent IR LED) and a high quality sound output on top of two independent wireless transceiver (2.4/5ghz and 60ghz) in form of the TPcast wireless solution for around five hours:

Now look at the amount of space in that couch thingy is. You could easily put a few of those batteries in there.

u/moco64 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Hey, I did a search but posts were all the way from 4 months to 2 years old, and I know how technology can grow quickly. I'm wondering if anyone has information on a good battery pack for the Nintendo Switch? One that I can plug in and play my switch while it's powered on and working (Sorry I don't really know how they work). Any suggestions?

What do you think of this one?

Thanks in advance.

u/NormanPride · 1 pointr/oneplus

At the moment, no, I suggest getting this, yes it's a battery pack, but it's small and holds a tone of charges

u/shaggorama · 1 pointr/geek

Instead of directly charging your phone, have you considered charging an external battery instead? I carry one of these everywhere. At full charge, it can fully recharge my phone several times.

u/Chaaqoti · 1 pointr/pokemongo

This is one I plan on getting
Or any other PowerBar, but has to have at least 10000 mah. A normal phone battery is between 1500-3000 mah

u/BGaf · 1 pointr/pokemongo

If you have Amazon Prime, this is a really good deal today.

$27 for a 20,000 mAh battery.

u/ggKevin · 1 pointr/pokemongo

Also, the deal of the day has this one if you aren't in a hurry! It is much larger, though. You may want to hold this one in a bag.

u/JustAddBlu · 1 pointr/gadgets

Anker's Powercore 20100 is pretty great. I use it all the time and always comes in handy.

u/1basicperson · 1 pointr/PokemonGoKW

Honestly, In my experience going for cheap power banks are not a good idea. If I where you I would invest into something like this it will only cost you 50$ and last you a life time, Alternitivly you get get something less exspenive however it won't be as good... if you choose that route I would suggest this anything less wouldn't really be investing into for long term use.

u/Acedevilman · 1 pointr/pokemongo

Amazon's got great prices. I personally went a little extra and paid $40 for an Anker 20,100mAh. Though, you can easily find a 10,000mAh one for $20.

edit: I was talking about USD though. Here's the Amazon Canada link for the one I got.

u/ImageFreedom · 1 pointr/pokemongo

This is the one I use. It's fantastic.

u/YellowishWhite · 1 pointr/bartenders

You want

>I keep one of these, an iPhone cable, and a micro-usb cable in my bag

see source.

u/See_Em · 1 pointr/bartenders

I keep one of these, an iPhone cable, and a micro-usb cable in my bag

...because everyone has needed their phone charged at some point, and most people don’t want to be with out it.

Edit: fixed link cause /u/YellowishWhite is boss

u/anparks · 1 pointr/bonnaroo

I have an Anker 20,000mAh and it was about $40.

I have successfully kept my S5 Active alive for a whole week with it on a cross country trip. The Anker was fully charged before I left and never recharged during the trip.

Anker has cheaper models with less capacity.

u/C0ckPitt · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

You could use a powerbank like I did with mine ( I used the Anker PowerCore 20100 ( it can output up to 2.4A per port (2 ports) and has quite high capacity. It powers my RPi Laptop depending on what I'm doing for 8-12 hours. The only disadvantages are that the ouput can't be used while charging and it takes about 8 hours to fully charge it. I'm using an 10.1 inch display.

u/Ghigs · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

This one seems to be popular on Amazon, and it costs less.

u/-TheDoctor · 1 pointr/samsung


Also a USB-C one:

Not bashing the Samsung one, just wanted to provide an alternative that had a higher capacity and similar price.

u/DrinkMoreCodeMore · 1 pointr/Louisiana

A portable battery pack will recharge your phone 3-4x times before it's exhausted.

Anker 20,000mAh is around ~$35 and only weighs 0.78lbs. Easily can be thrown into your backpack or bag and takes up little space. It's almost 2018, you need to step your tech game up.

>charges the iPhone 7 almost seven times, the Galaxy S6 five times or the iPad mini 4 twice.

u/brebearr · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

I used this one last year :) it lasted the whole weekend! It's pretty big but it has so much power it was worth it! Just remember to charge the portable battery pack beforehand haha

u/Plz_PM_Steam_Keys · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

What type of USB cable do i need for this power bank? It's on sale for $31 and heard it's pretty good for the switch. Do I need USB 3.0 to USB C or something?

u/epandrsn · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I have this Anker 20000mah bank: Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More – Black

It doesn’t have USB-c and things I’ve read said it shouldn’t raise the battery level will plugged in and playing Zelda. But, in my experience it does. It raises it by about 1% every 15-20 minutes while playing Zelda. Much faster with the console asleep. Glad I didn’t drop twice as much on the other one people recommended.

u/originalityescapesme · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

The larger second one is the one I’ve got and it’s faaaaaan fucking tastic

I had no idea they had specific switch branded models. It looks like I got randomly lucky. My mom got it me it for Christmas, haha. She’s normally bad with purchases like this.

Edit: fuck I’m a tiny bit jealous! The switch model charges over usb c. Mine uses a standard micro port.

It appears the trade off is that my device has two USB ports so it can power or charge two things at once.

The cheaper one can be found on amazon without their branding and without native usb support. I use use the cord that came with the pro controller for mine for the Switch. Mine comes with two regular USB ports and one micro. The fancy one has one USB port and one USB-C port. I imagine it charges itself slightly faster. It might even charge other appliances faster with the C to C port situation. I’m sure it does, really.

I still love mine though. It’s totally worth it if you don’t want to drop $150ish. Mines like $40 these days.

u/blueper01 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

I use this one, last for hours. but not sure if it would be a good counterweight. Tried it as counterweight once, it seems too heavy so I strap it on my back instead on a back support strap normally. link

u/almobar1998 · 1 pointr/iphone

what about this one?

its a big one?or i can sit with one near bench?

u/jas330 · 1 pointr/pokemongo

I would honestly spend $10 more and get this anker one. link Been using 2 of these since I started playing ingress and they have been perfect. Its not insanely thin but its thin and light enough to where I can put it in my pocket and just forget about it until I need it.

Anker is a really good brand and everyone I know has never had a problem with one of their products. They aren't one of those chinese companies that will just leave you fucked if it breaks. Dropped one of mine once and anker was great about helping me out

u/GokuMoto · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts
u/Xerao · 1 pointr/pokemongo

Holy shitt, you seem to know alott about PowerBanks, what would you recommend then? i've looked into a few.






Those are a few i've looked into but no idea if they are any good, and i'm still unsure about these since i'm not an expert at powerbanks and electricity stuff

u/Fatandmean · 1 pointr/pokemongo

I bought an Anker charger. It has been great.

u/madcapLimey91 · 1 pointr/pokemongo
u/nithos · 1 pointr/pokemongo

Portable Battery Charger - playing will destroy your battery. Tons available at all price points.


Insulated water bottle, jerky or another travel friendly snack.

u/rhonage · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

I'm currently tossing up between the Powercore 20100 (link) and the Powercore 20000 (link) (same thing, but QuickCharge 3.0). Is there any reason I shouldn't get the 20000?

u/A-Shitty-Engineer · 1 pointr/pokemongo

I just got the Anker 20000mah portable charger. That one holds around 7 full charges.

u/odorous · 1 pointr/pokemongo

With this, you can be that guy walking around charging yours and your friends phones.

u/Gearhead31 · 1 pointr/pokemongo

Anker is the best charging brand in America

Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More - Black

u/flixxx2 · 1 pointr/AmazonTopRated

As others mentioned, better stick to quality name brands that will back up their product.

Anker has a 20 000 Mah battery for 42.99$ with usb-C (4.8 A):

You can't go wrong with Ravpower or Anker

u/Nirvans · 1 pointr/pokemongo

this one is 20000mAh and it charges as it normally would with a wall charger, I highly recommend it

Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacit...

u/karltee · 1 pointr/funny

Can anyone tell me why there's a difference of price ranges for these Anker chargers? They all look similar but costs differently.

This one is $44

This one is $79

Then this one is $65.

Can anyone explain?

u/Melhelix · 1 pointr/pokemongo

Pick up a battery charger for it. Anker makes a wonderful one that's 40 bucks on Amazon right now.

u/nacho_balls · 1 pointr/Sprint

I got this monster 20,000mAh for 30$ (now $40) 4k reviews at 4.5 stars. I cant justify anything the sprint post in this thread is offering when compared to this beast even if its on sale only for a short while. I think the highest morphie offers is 12,000mAh

u/xTimelined · 1 pointr/pokemongo

Decently rated for $10~12

Decently rated for $40

Common device internal battery requirements:

  • iPhone 4 battery 1,420 mAh battery capacity
  • iPhone 4S battery 1,432 mAh battery capacity
  • iPhone 5 battery 1440 mAh battery capacity
  • iPhone 5S battery 1560 mAh battery capacity
  • iPhone 6 battery 1810 mAh battery capacity
  • iPhone 6 Plus battery 2915 mAh battery capacity
  • iPad 2 battery 6,944 mAh battery capacity
  • iPad 3 battery 11,560 mAh battery capacity
  • Kindle Fire battery 4400 mAh capacity
  • Kindle Keyboard battery 1750 mAh capacity
  • iPad 4 battery is 11,486 mAh 3.7 VDC at 42.5 Wh
  • iPad Mini battery is 4490 mAh at 3.72 VDC 16.7 Wh
  • iPad Air battery is 8820 mAh capacity
  • iPad Air 2 battery is 7340 mAh capacity
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 - 8 inch Tablet 4,450 mAh
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 battery 2550 mAh capacity
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 is 2,800 mAh capacity
u/bender0877 · 1 pointr/pokemongo

Yeah, I will link it, one sec.

Edit: I use this one, and it's been great.

u/TrainerFPS · 1 pointr/pokemongo
u/JankClonk · 1 pointr/pokemongo

Something like this?

u/LinK1029 · 1 pointr/pokemongo

I have also seen this one that people like. Do you have it, and if so how long have you had it and do you like? What rating would you give it out of 10 being the highest and 0 being the lowest. Also would it be easily portable and would I be able to carry it in my pocket?

u/GrantRSmith · 1 pointr/pokemongo

I have recently bought this power bank:

I really like it, it's always convenient to have around and it's not too bulky. It can charge my iPhone 6 around 7 times. I've had it for about a month and I recommend it to anyone looking to buy a power bank.

u/monk3yboy305 · 1 pointr/Android

Thanks to having a removable battery, I have a great set up. I have a second battery, a battery cradle, and a power bank.

When my phone's battery runs out, I swap out for the second one, putting me back at 100%. Then, I put the empty battery in the cradle, connect the cradle to the power bank, and I have 100% on my phone while the empty battery is charging in my backpack.

I can continue this cycle and play Pokemon Go for well over a day straight.

u/EpicMadness52 · 1 pointr/PokemongoSanDiego

I recommend the anker battery bank

u/Rangizingo · 1 pointr/pokemongo

Hmm, well a portable charger like this one (I just picked the first one I saw, though I've worked with Anker before for giveaways on my YouTube channel and they make good products) is a must have. If I find one of these companies that I can buy stock in I will cause the must be selling like crazy about now. As far as network and gps , I don't have much advice as it's device specific. I can say if you're in an area with wifi networks around that your phone will try to ping to, just turn wifi off cause that's a sure fire way to make the game lag/crash.

u/Aghanims · 1 pointr/pokemongoNYC

There's absolutely 0 item specifications on the page...

# of charging ports
Total battery size (2K-30K? mA?)

For nearly the same price you can just buy this:

Which can charge an i6s/s7 5-6 times, and donate 0.40c to a charity at the same time.

u/sunsmoon · 1 pointr/pokemongo

Boyfriend and I are sharing this with our squad. With two people charging off it the entire time we're out (~5-7 hours) it barely dips below half.

u/j_talbain-WSA · 1 pointr/vandwellers

May or may not be useful to you, Harbor freight has these fold-able solar panels that charge via usb @ 5V. I have one of these and they work pretty well. I wouldn't use it to directly charge my phone though unless it was an emergency. Rather I use it to charge battery banks. Mostly due to paranoia and the desire to protect my phone from fluctuating voltage. I'd prefer to kill that cheap battery bank if there's an issue.

Something like this would keep your phone powered for a day or three:

Or they make little chargers that use 2 AA batteries. Fair warning they get hotter than hell if you use them for a long time.

u/kambeix · 1 pointr/nexus5x

Something worth mentioning is that because of the high RAM usage, as soon as you open another app, Pokémon GO will get closed and you will have to reopen it again. This has been my biggest issue so far. Other than that, battery issues are the same for every other phone. Got this charger (no referral) @$24 deal of the day and it even does "charge rapidly"

u/RichLather · 1 pointr/WaltDisneyWorld

Anker all day, every day. I love my 20K mAh beast.

u/robeschi · 1 pointr/kindle

I agree, get an external battery. Here's a tiny one that I like and works well. This one is even better. I really like the Anker brand.

u/asshatclowns · 1 pointr/Pokemongo_DC

I use this one it is a bit weighty, but can charge my phone from dead to full like 7 times.

u/PriceKnight · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

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u/Chosen_Fighter · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Ok wait, maybe I’m looking at something else.

I was looking at Nintendo edition vs this:

Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh -

u/Frodojj · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

Also check out this one, which seems similar:

Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, External Battery Pack for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More (Black)

I can't guarantee anything but you'll probably get at least 4 hours from that if you max both ports.

u/imdandman · 1 pointr/Android


I don't think I need quite that much capacity, but I may go for it since it's only a few extra dollars.

Does it come with an adapter to charge the bank?

u/tomgabriele · 1 pointr/Smartphones

The Zenfone 3 Max would be worth considering as well - here is a comparison of the two. Smaller, lower-res screen should save some power, but it is LCD instead of AMOLED on the Blu, so it might be a wash. Smaller battery on the Zenfone too...

Would you consider buying an external battery pack for the phone? Then you can get whatever phone you want without the hard battery restriction, then add a 20,000mAh external battery for $40 or less.

u/pasta4u · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

power banks are nice and anker makes great ones. It depends on the size capcity you want. We don't know what sized battery is in the switch yet so tis hard to know how much tehse can charge.

However the power core 20100 is now smaller. It can charge an ipad air 2 1.5 times

They have them in all sizes and shapes . I wouldn't go to high in costs. $20-$40 is what I would spend. Also you may want to look into 2 smaller batteries instead of one larger one . The one I linked you too will take 10 hours to charge. So it may be a good idea to have 2 and alternate the stress on them and allow for slower charging.   Heck you may want to get a 20,000 mah battery pack like I listed and something like a 10,000mah or 8,000 mah . They would be smaller and easier to carry. They wouldn't charge the switch as much but for shorter trips it could be better. Then on really long trips you can take both

u/sdonaghy · 1 pointr/publictransit

Exactly. If you focus on running on time and efficient buses you won't need a USB port because you won't be on the bus long enough to use it.

Also by now I just assume we all have one of these.

u/seven_seven · 1 pointr/gadgets

Can they run off the power of a rechargeable battery like this?

Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy and More (Black)

u/tow66 · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

Thanks, I'll check that out.

Question - Regarding the wattage. I believe I will need 36 Watts since each meter pulls 18. Would a power bank give me enough power?

I looked at this power bank as an example.

Each port supplies 2.4 amps, assuming I'm only using one, whit would only provide 12 Watts. I have to be missing something or not understanding. Can you help me out?

u/thatnachoguy · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Wrong, mine is not it.

Homework was done before purchase SEVERAL months ago... excellent bank! A bit on the heavier side but 9/10!

u/8bitcerberus · 0 pointsr/nintendo

I bring both because I have different games on both and I may have an itch to play a particular game that may not be available on one or the other.

> Short Battery Life (somewhat irrelevant since I'll have a battery charger)

At worst it's about 1 hour shorter than the 3DS battery life, and that's if you're talking 3DS XL. It's about 1 hour longer than regular 3DS.

> Cons to taking both:
> Takes up a lot of space
> Potential to lose both if bag is stolen

Unfortunately only thing you can do to prevent the latter is to not take both (or any), but you can mitigate it by not advertising what you have. I use a messenger bag style case that's non-descript (no Nintendo or Switch logos on it, just gray/black with a zipper flap), and it's large enough to hold my Switch, 3DS XL, all my game carts for both, chargers for both, an Anker battery pack, the Switch's dock, and a Switch Pro controller. It's not a huge, bulky bag either, just carry it with the strap going across your chest instead of over the same shoulder you're carrying it under. If someone is really determined to steal it they can probably break the clips with enough force and struggle, but it's not going to be an easy snatch 'n grab. That's usually enough deterrent to prevent the attempt in the first place.

It's also small enough to fit into my 17" laptop backpack or my carry-on suitcase with plenty of room to spare for several changes of clothes (or a couple of changes of clothes if I'm also bringing along my DSLR). If I'm going somewhere for longer than a week, I'm planning on washing clothes while I'm gone, I never pack more than a week of clothes, less if I'm staying in one place the whole time. I can either carry it in the backpack/suitcase, or if I'm staying at a hotel and don't want to tote the backpack/suitcase around all the time while I'm out, I can just carry the messenger bag case. That mitigates the former issue.

Edit: Immadumb.

u/CydeWeys · 0 pointsr/Cyberpunk

Yeah, the first batteries that come up on a Google search for "M18" are 1.5 and 3 AH. Pretty pathetic. For charging an arm you'd do better with something like this, which is 20 AH and cheaper than M18 batteries. Those M18s are designed for high current draw, which isn't needed in a recharging scenario.

I suspect the robotic arm is more of a nice-to-have for her than an absolute necessity. So in the event of a prolonged blackout, she's one-armed.

u/eskay8 · 0 pointsr/ottawa

For your phone? Me and some others I know have this one. I bring it on 3-4 day camping trips.

u/VitorOfHyrule · -4 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I found another option for 49.99. It’s here .

u/Christian_Gheighbar · -10 pointsr/Android

So put one of these in your bag and charge your phone/headphones/etc. like fifty times.