1. hal1's Avatar
    Not exactly Turbo related but I couldn't find a thread for recommendations on external portable battery chargers? The kind that has 600 to 10000 mAh or so. Several on 10000 to 15000 on amazon for less than $30. - or help finding an existing thread on it.
    01-04-2015 11:30 PM
  2. dragonsamus's Avatar
    I have an Anker 10,000 mAh portable charger and I used it a lot and loved it. Recently bought a 20,000 mAh Lime Fuel portable charger since it was on sale.
    Just make sure you're aware that these chargers are not 100% efficient so they'll lose power while charging your devices. I was reading they can lose up to 30% (don't quote me) while charging your devices. So a 10,000 mAh is actually only like a 7,000 mAh battery.
    01-04-2015 11:52 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    A 15 Amp (that's 15,000mA) charger for $30? That's a Rollecks watch. (IOW, a piece of junk.) The standard Samsung 2,000mA charger is a little less than half that price. There are 15,000mA batteries, but I haven't seen any charger with a 15,000mA output. (The battery doesn't put out 15 Amps, it stores 15 Amp hours, which you can draw, in a phone, at about 500mA per hour [which is about what a phone uses], which means 30 hoursa of use if you don't want the battery to last very long (you don't discharge lithium batteries to less than 40% if you want them to last.). A charger that puts out 15,000mA couldn't deliver it through a microUSB connector - the microUSB connector is rated at about 2,000mA maximum. So delivering more than 2,000mA (2 Amps) requires something other than a microUSB charging port.

    As far as external batteries, the concensus seems to be that Anker is among the best. ZeroLemon is also supposed to be good.

    @dragonsamus:
    They're batteries, not chargers. They have to be charged. Chargers don't have to be charged, they do the charging.
    01-04-2015 11:58 PM
  4. dungoyle's Avatar
    Anker is a good name and you'll hear it thrown around a lot. I have a 6000mah and 10,000 mah, and just gave away the 10,000 to my daughter in law that didn't have one. I'm currently on the lookout for a god deal on something in the 20,000 range. I'll probably never need that much, but I'll probably never need more either. I have found several for $35-$40, but I'm holding out for a sale.

    If you're not in a hurry, go to slickdeals and set up an alert for a 10,000 mah battery (that's what I'd consider as a minimum). Within 2-3 weeks you'll find a bargain almost guaranteed. If you are in a hurry, here's a real nice slim Anker for $30. It's one of their newer ones with the PowerIQ technology, and $30, sold by Anker through Amazon. You can definitely find cheaper, but that's also a fair price for a good battery, and I didn't have time for an exhaustive search this morning. Best of luck to you.

    Anker Ultra Compact 10000 mah
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    01-05-2015 06:19 AM
  5. dungoyle's Avatar
    I have an Anker 10,000 mAh portable charger and I used it a lot and loved it. Recently bought a 20,000 mAh Lime Fuel portable charger since it was on sale.
    Just make sure you're aware that these chargers are not 100% efficient so they'll lose power while charging your devices. I was reading they can lose up to 30% (don't quote me) while charging your devices. So a 10,000 mAh is actually only like a 7,000 mAh battery.
    I've heard similar information, but not that dramatic. It probably varies on who manufactures it and luck of the draw (ya know, like our Turbos!). This is a very good reason to set 10,000 as your baseline.
    01-05-2015 06:24 AM
  6. hal1's Avatar
    I'll probably go with something like the 15000 or 20000 lime fuel. I guess it's like televisions. Nobody ever got their television home from Best Buy and said "gee I wish I had gotten a smaller one"

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    01-05-2015 12:02 PM
  7. hal1's Avatar
    Hmm. Anker 2nd Gen Astro E5 16000 and limefuel 15600 both 39.99 on Amazon. Decisions decisions. I suppose I can't go wrong with either one. But I'd love to have a consensus before I order tonight.

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    01-05-2015 02:27 PM
  8. dungoyle's Avatar
    Hmm. Anker 16000 and limefuel 15600 both 39.99 on Amazon. Decisions decisions. I suppose I can't go wrong with either one. But I'd love to have a consensus before I order tonight.

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    As additional considerations (and I know you want something large), these are three 20,000mah units that I have on my wish list on Amazon for under $40. No, they aren't Anker. But they are 20,000mah under $40. Actually, one is only 18,000, but has a uniquely slim form factor that allowed it to make the cut for my wish list.

    22,400mah $34.99
    EC Technology 2nd Gen Deluxe 22400mAh Ultra High Capacity 3 USB Output External Battery With 3-modes LED Flashlight

    18,000mah $36.99
    EC Technology® 18000mAh Premium PU Leather Cover External Battery Ultra Slim

    20,800mah $39.99
    BiG DIGITAL 20800mAh Dual-Port Ultra Compact External Battery Portable USB Charger Power Bank
    01-05-2015 02:54 PM
  9. mobrules's Avatar
    I have been using a couple of different ones from monoprice. Wife has a small one for her purse. I also buy cables from them as they are the cheapest Ive ever found.

    Battery Backup and LED Flashlight for iPhone®, iPod®, and other USB Mobile Devices (2600mAh) - White - Monoprice.com
    Battery Backup for iPad®, iPhone®, iPod®, and other USB Mobile Devices (15600mAh, 3.1A) - Black - Monoprice.com
    01-05-2015 05:33 PM
  10. dungoyle's Avatar
    I have been using a couple of different ones from monoprice. Wife has a small one for her purse. I also buy cables from them as they are the cheapest Ive ever found.

    Battery Backup and LED Flashlight for iPhone®, iPod®, and other USB Mobile Devices (2600mAh) - White - Monoprice.com
    Battery Backup for iPad®, iPhone®, iPod®, and other USB Mobile Devices (15600mAh, 3.1A) - Black - Monoprice.com
    I'm a big fan of monoprice as well, and have bought a lot cabling from them. Not sure how I'd feel about using them for this kind of purchase, personally, but glad to hear of your positive experience. Actually, I didn't even know they carried these
    01-05-2015 05:57 PM
  11. hal1's Avatar
    Anker is a good name and you'll hear it thrown around a lot. I have a 6000mah and 10,000 mah, and just gave away the 10,000 to my daughter in law that didn't have one. I'm currently on the lookout for a god deal on something in the 20,000 range. I'll probably never need that much, but I'll probably never need more either. I have found several for $35-$40, but I'm holding out for a sale.
    Anker Ultra Compact 10000 mah
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    I wanted one for this weekend. Picked up the Anker E5 16000 for $39.xx. - Next day free shiipping /Amazon Prime Figured can't go wrong and I wasn't going to beat myself up deciding between the Anker and the Limefuel
    01-05-2015 10:27 PM
  12. dungoyle's Avatar
    Lookie what I got for $26.99 today on Amazon! An EC Technology branded power pack weighing in at 22400mAh. Regular price is $34.99, but use promo code 8WDXMVRO for a $8 discount. One of my rare AMazon purchses where tax was not applicable, and free shipping if you're Prime of course. I have no idea how long the promo code is good for, but I wanted to let anyone interested know it may be an option for them.

    http://www.amazon.com/EC-Technology%...cUvbUpU4182923
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    01-16-2015 05:45 PM
  13. ChuckG73's Avatar
    I can not remember where I saw it...I think CES. I want the camping fuel one that is a kick starter project. It can charge an iPhone 11 times with one fill up.

    http://www.androidauthority.com/kraf...harger-579189/


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    01-16-2015 09:23 PM
  14. mobrules's Avatar
    I'm a big fan of monoprice as well, and have bought a lot cabling from them. Not sure how I'd feel about using them for this kind of purchase, personally, but glad to hear of your positive experience. Actually, I didn't even know they carried these
    I am a huge cable buyer from them. The battery packs are good. We have 3 of them for about 2 years now and never had an issue. But man you can't beat the cable prices.
    01-16-2015 09:26 PM
  15. Hgouck's Avatar
    What are people's thoughts on RavPower brand?

    JMHO
    01-17-2015 01:33 PM
  16. KSDroid01's Avatar
    What are people's thoughts on RavPower brand?

    JMHO
    I have a couple of 5000's and I really like them. Very cleanly made, compact, I get a couple of charges for my phone out of one. I take them with me when I go hiking and want to use my phone as my GPS. Mine also have a little flashlight on them.

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    01-17-2015 03:44 PM
  17. dungoyle's Avatar
    What are people's thoughts on RavPower brand?

    JMHO
    Excellent brand. Would not hesitate to purchase.
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    01-19-2015 12:06 PM
  18. mobrules's Avatar
    What are people's thoughts on RavPower brand?

    JMHO
    Haven't heard anything bad about them. Popular brand on Amazon. Wouldn't be a bad choice. I have been using batteries like this for a couple years. Keep one in each car and one in the house. Very convient to have around.
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    01-19-2015 10:41 PM
  19. IrekJanek's Avatar
    What are people's thoughts on RavPower brand?

    JMHO
    I own a mini version for my pocket. good brand with good reputation, In my opinion one of the top 10 portable charger makers.
    02-24-2015 01:06 PM
  20. IrekJanek's Avatar
    Anker is a good name and you'll hear it thrown around a lot. I have a 6000mah and 10,000 mah, and just gave away the 10,000 to my daughter in law that didn't have one. I'm currently on the lookout for a god deal on something in the 20,000 range. I'll probably never need that much, but I'll probably never need more either. I have found several for $35-$40, but I'm holding out for a sale.

    If you're not in a hurry, go to slickdeals and set up an alert for a 10,000 mah battery (that's what I'd consider as a minimum). Within 2-3 weeks you'll find a bargain almost guaranteed. If you are in a hurry, here's a real nice slim Anker for $30. It's one of their newer ones with the PowerIQ technology, and $30, sold by Anker through Amazon. You can definitely find cheaper, but that's also a fair price for a good battery, and I didn't have time for an exhaustive search this morning. Best of luck to you.


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    Anker anything is a great choice. Considering a quality and performance they are reasonably priced.
    02-24-2015 01:10 PM
  21. donmarkon's Avatar
    If you consider a quality and performance i will always go with Xiaomi ... Its cheap and good quality , new model ZMI PB810 have 10 000 mAh and 2A output . I have older model with 1A autput and it was great buy , now with bigger bateries 2A is a must
    10-06-2015 10:45 AM
  22. beeztrain's Avatar
    I have been happy with my aukey 15,000mah pack that has one quick charge 2.0 and one regular outlet. I got the coupon code from Android Central and I believe it was $16.99

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-13-2016 12:35 AM

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