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    Default New Trent IMP120D External Battery w/Nexus4

    Hi

    I'm looking at buying an external battery which will work with both my phone (Nexus4) and my tablet (Nexus7).

    I know the New Trent IMP120D works fine with the Nexus7 but can't find any info on if it works with the Nexus4? I've read somwhere that it doesn't work with some phones and only charges to 500mAh?

    Any ideas guys? This charger looks ace for the money, just I want to use it with my phone as well as my tablet!
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    Default Re: New Trent IMP120D External Battery w/Nexus4

    500mAh is the bare minimum required to keep the phone alive and will take forever to actually charge your N4. Several people have reported that when connected to a PC (which typically provides 500mA power to USB ports), the N4 will actually discharge if powered on.

    Look for something with a higher output rating if at all possible.

    This iogear unit puts out 600mA IOGEAR - GMP1001B - GearPower - Portable Battery for Mobile Devices

    This one is physically larger but puts out a full 1.0A IOGEAR - GMP6600P - GearPower High Capacity Mobile Power Station for Tablets and Smartphones | Battery Pack for iPhone, iPad, Galaxy, smartphones, cellphone, tablets, PSP, Nintendo DS, MP3 players, and digital cameras
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    This one is especially hefty but puts out 2.1A and will charge anything you can throw at it IOGEAR - GMP10K - GearPower Ultra Capacity Mobile Power Station for Tablets and Smartphones
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    Default Re: New Trent IMP120D External Battery w/Nexus4

    On the other hand, the spec page for the Trent IMP120d says it has two outputs, one at 2.0A and the second at 1.0A. Apple the new iPad Battery Pack - iPhone Battery Extender IMP1000 | NewTrent.com

    It should work fine.
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    Default Re: New Trent IMP120D External Battery w/Nexus4

    You can always give the ravpower unit a try, that I found on slickdeals, its on sale for $30 for a few more days, but the sale only runs a few hours a day. (December 12th through December 31st from 5:00PM - 8:00PM PST (For EST 8:00PM - 11:00PM). RAVPower Dynamo-On-the-Go 10,000mAh External Battery Pack w/ 2x USB Ports (RP-PB07) w/ USB Wall Charger & Pouch $30 + Free Shipping - Amazon.com Deals, Coupons and Promos
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    Default Re: New Trent IMP120D External Battery w/Nexus4

    I got my RAVPower unit yesterday. It came 75% charged and I was able to charge my Nexus 7 from 1% to 100% in a few hours. It left the RAVPower with less than 25% charge left. It tried charging the unit at work today using the 1A plug that it came with. It got to just over 50% in a bit over 6 hours. Here's a couple pictures to give you an idea of its dimensions.

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    I bought an Anker 5600mah battery pack and it charged my phone from 50% to full in 45 min. Super fast. It only used about 25% of the battery too. Highly recommended http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005K7...idcentral00-20

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    Default Re: New Trent IMP120D External Battery w/Nexus4

    Quote Originally Posted by lolage View Post
    Hi

    I'm looking at buying an external battery which will work with both my phone (Nexus4) and my tablet (Nexus7).

    I know the New Trent IMP120D works fine with the Nexus7 but can't find any info on if it works with the Nexus4? I've read somwhere that it doesn't work with some phones and only charges to 500mAh?

    Any ideas guys? This charger looks ace for the money, just I want to use it with my phone as well as my tablet!
    I've been using the IMP120D since shortly after I got my Nexus 7, and it works just as well with the Nexus 4 (which will charge from the 1A output). I also picked up their NT70T (also works with both), and love it for its portability. The IMP120D is still my travel buddy, as it's good for covering just about any travel I might do, but the NT70T is really nice for being reasonably pocketable, and not requiring any wires/wire adapter (it has a short micro-USB cable integrated that snaps into its side). A bit less capacity, but perfectly fine for any need I'll have on one given day.

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