1. PaulQ's Avatar
    I am going on another international trip and I literally have 3 Power Banks (batteries) but they are all the standard USB, regular charging types. I have been looking for one that is both USB-C and standard USB AND uses fast charging. I need to be able to charge my tablet and my phone.

    I found this one but it's really expensive. Are any of you using that one? Is it worth it? Do you know of any others?
    03-08-2016 11:12 AM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Not that I know of. I have an Anker 15,000 mAh unit with regular USB ports, I think I paid $30 for it. I agree that double that (when you factor the discount) is a bit much when you consider it's only 30% higher capacity.

    Why not just use a USB-A to USB-C cable and get a 1.5A charge rate? Just make sure it's a spec-compliant cable as you don't want that battery melting down.
    03-08-2016 11:49 AM
  3. PaulQ's Avatar
    Why not just use a USB-A to USB-C cable and get a 1.5A charge rate? Just make sure it's a spec-compliant cable as you don't want that battery melting down.
    I have the cables to do that but it would be mighty helpful to have the fast charging when I'm on a 12 hour long haul flight. I've managed pretty much fine with the old school power banks in the past but now I have this option of fast charging and I'd like to use it.

    I wonder why other companies aren't jumping into this? It leaves Anker is a great position - they can charge whatever they want.
    03-08-2016 11:54 AM
  4. kenorian's Avatar
    Anker has 10, 000 and 20,000 ma models. I have the 20K with USB C. It fast charges and I've had zero problems with it on two recent international trips I took.

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    03-08-2016 12:39 PM
  5. jojoe42's Avatar
    XiaoMi just released a new Powerbank Pro that has type-c and quick charging support for $22 http://m.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_announc...blog-17086.php
    03-08-2016 11:05 PM
  6. PaulQ's Avatar
    XiaoMi just released a new Powerbank Pro that has type-c and quick charging support for $22 Xiaomi announces 10,000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro with USB Type-C - GSMArena blog
    Thanks.... but that looks like it's being released in China. Maybe it will come to the US. However, the other XiaoMi power banks on Amazon don't have many reviews and some of them aren't good.
    03-09-2016 01:57 AM
  7. Slow_S10's Avatar
    RAVPower has one too. It's not much cheaper though. Hopefully USB type-C accessories will start coming down in price soon but for now you've gotta pay to play.

    Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 + USB-C Port] RAVPower 20100mAh Portable Charger (Quick Charge Input & Output; Type-C Port)
    http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0156HCJQO



    I also just found this one. It's half the capacity but also half the price. I am not familiar with this company but so far it appears to have good reviews so it might be worth a shot...

    ORICO USB Portable External Battery, 10400mAh Power Bank, Qualcomm Certificated Quick Charger2.0 - Space Gray (Q1) (10400)

    Link: http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B018VK1TAU
    03-09-2016 07:38 AM
  8. LeoRex's Avatar
    I got a 20k RavPower off Amazon... Love it, works great, charges as quick as the stock charger (and charges quick via USB-C, too)

    http://www.amazon.com/Qualcomm-RAVPo...cUvbUpU5045275
    03-09-2016 09:50 AM
  9. PaulQ's Avatar
    Thanks guys. I am going to leave the Anker and RavPower units in my cart and see if they come down in price before May. Otherwise, I may just buy one anyway. LOL!
    03-10-2016 05:42 PM

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