1. music_man185's Avatar
    I've never used a charger or cable to charge any of my cellphones other than the one that came with the phone. I've always read that you shouldn't use third party chargers or cables as they could damage your phone or battery. I've also always stayed clear of car chargers. I live in NC and we are getting ready to be hit by a category 4 hurricane which may cause power outages. We also have bad winter storms that cause outages from time to time. I just ordered an Anker Powercore 26800 that will be here today. It is supposed to have a lot of safety features to ensure safety of the device. Will this be Ok to charge my Note 9 and wife's S7? Possibly my Galaxy Tab S2 and Dell XPS ultrabook?
    09-12-2018 11:45 AM
  2. mhunter6378's Avatar
    Yes, totally fine.
    09-12-2018 11:56 AM
  3. Gary02468's Avatar
    I don't know anything about that particular brand, but in general I don't avoid using third-party chargers as long as they're made and sold by well-regarded companies.

    Good luck and be safe during the hurricane.
    09-12-2018 12:33 PM
  4. guitar_65riff's Avatar
    I've never used a charger or cable to charge any of my cellphones other than the one that came with the phone. I've always read that you shouldn't use third party chargers or cables as they could damage your phone or battery. I've also always stayed clear of car chargers. I live in NC and we are getting ready to be hit by a category 4 hurricane which may cause power outages. We also have bad winter storms that cause outages from time to time. I just ordered an Anker Powercore 26800 that will be here today. It is supposed to have a lot of safety features to ensure safety of the device. Will this be Ok to charge my Note 9 and wife's S7? Possibly my Galaxy Tab S2 and Dell XPS ultrabook?
    Totally safe. I have been charging my Samsung phones with one when out for the day for a couple of years with no problems
    09-12-2018 12:53 PM
  5. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Perfectly safe. I have the Anker 22000. It even fast charges the phone just as fast as Samsungs fast charger.

    The Wireless charger will work as well but it won't fast charge.
    09-12-2018 12:57 PM
  6. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Generator, UPS. A couple 1500VA units to power those new 9W lamps, USB port to power cellphone (won't charger), in addition.

    Chargers and cables have come under scrutiny due to poor quality, not meeting standards. But Anker is trusted name, as are Apple units. I use Apple 29W USBC to USBC adapter and cables. 10' cable is handy.

    Add to that Samsung wireless pad and upright unit you can see sscreen at a glance.

    I'm big on having everything electric on UPS. TV, etc.
    09-12-2018 01:18 PM
  7. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Quality 3rd party chargers are fine, just avoid the cheap $5 no name junk at gas stations.
    09-12-2018 01:21 PM
  8. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    There are some fake units saying OEM only they aren't, and Amazon has been pulling them. Amazon was to begin testing lab even.

    Amazon marketplace has had shady vendors.

    Many top tier phones will alert you that a charger/cable is not charging properly.
    09-12-2018 01:50 PM
  9. bbgpsuser's Avatar
    Yes for the Note 9 and S7.

    Tablet should be OK. Laptop I wouldn't know.
    09-12-2018 02:29 PM
  10. j_hansen's Avatar
    Anker products are as good as oem if not better sometimes so you'll be perfectly ok
    09-12-2018 02:37 PM
  11. music_man185's Avatar
    Thanks for all the replies everyone. I feel much better now. According to what the news is saying now, my area may not be hit as hard by the hurricane. However, we still have rough winters, so I will probably hang on to it.
    09-12-2018 04:44 PM
  12. jnichols16's Avatar
    Anker is a respected name, I'm considering getting one myself.

    I would only note that you have a lot of devices, and the laptop is a major load. Maybe two chargers would be good.
    09-12-2018 09:37 PM
  13. arunma's Avatar
    Most power banks you find on Amazon with 4 stars or above are fine. I personally use my Samsung power bank because I got it with Samsung rewards points and it supports fast charging, but I've used third party chargers in the past with various Samsung phones and they've been perfectly safe. Anker in particular is a good brand and will not damage your phone.

    Stay safe through the storm!
    09-12-2018 10:27 PM
  14. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Thanks for all the replies everyone. I feel much better now. According to what the news is saying now, my area may not be hit as hard by the hurricane. However, we still have rough winters, so I will probably hang on to it.
    I'm far from what will be the affected area but winter is coming and I wanted a battery pack to use for the few times when we lose power here during snow storms.

    When you get yours, it will take a long time to charge. My 20000 took about 7 hrs to charge. I used the Samsung fast charger to charge my Anker and using a fast charger on it will make it charge faster. I bought mine at BestBuy and I learned this by reading the buyer reviews.
    09-13-2018 12:35 AM
  15. music_man185's Avatar
    I'm probably going to show my ignorance with this question, but here it goes. I finally got around to opening my power bank to allow it to charge up. I've also been reading some more reviews on Amazon. I got the regular Powercore model. Many people complain that it doesn't have USB Type C. There is another bank that is the exact same capacity, but supports USB Type C. Is that just to charge the power bank, and not the actual device that your trying to charge? The Note 9 uses type c, but the charging cable is a standard USB on the other end. One reviewer said that he had to use a different cable to charge his Nexus since the battery pack didn't support type c, but I don't understand why he would need to do that.
    09-14-2018 08:30 AM
  16. MomoMilky's Avatar
    I'm probably going to show my ignorance with this question, but here it goes. I finally got around to opening my power bank to allow it to charge up. I've also been reading some more reviews on Amazon. I got the regular Powercore model. Many people complain that it doesn't have USB Type C. There is another bank that is the exact same capacity, but supports USB Type C. Is that just to charge the power bank, and not the actual device that your trying to charge? The Note 9 uses type c, but the charging cable is a standard USB on the other end. One reviewer said that he had to use a different cable to charge his Nexus since the battery pack didn't support type c, but I don't understand why he would need to do that.
    Maybe he was talking about input to charge the power bank itself. Output to your phone is whatever cable you use.
    09-16-2018 09:57 PM
  17. Horace jones's Avatar
    I use Anker 20000mah Powerbank. This is my first and last portable charger I will use for all my electronics. This powerbank holds an amazing charge and charges devices quickly without all the overheating. Anker is the way to go!!
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    09-17-2018 08:37 PM
  18. Mandarita's Avatar
    I like that Anker. I've got the 20100 Powercore on the way. I will enjoy having that on travel for my Note 9, Galaxy Book, and Gear S3. Especially when camping.
    09-17-2018 09:22 PM
  19. MomoMilky's Avatar
    I love my RavPower battery packs. I gave them to my family as gifts, and they work great when we're out without a charger.
    09-18-2018 02:54 PM
  20. CKwik240's Avatar
    I'm probably going to show my ignorance with this question, but here it goes. I finally got around to opening my power bank to allow it to charge up. I've also been reading some more reviews on Amazon. I got the regular Powercore model. Many people complain that it doesn't have USB Type C. There is another bank that is the exact same capacity, but supports USB Type C. Is that just to charge the power bank, and not the actual device that your trying to charge? The Note 9 uses type c, but the charging cable is a standard USB on the other end. One reviewer said that he had to use a different cable to charge his Nexus since the battery pack didn't support type c, but I don't understand why he would need to do that.
    USB c has the capability of charging larger devices (higher wattage) if both the device and the charger are made for it. The charger you posted appears to apply accept a charge through its USB c port (PD = per delivery). Yours probably will not work on your laptop. Even with PD though, make sure it's actually capable of enough power. The PD unit you describe only has 5v@3A, 9v@3A, 12v@2.5A, 15v@2A, and 20V@1.25A. The peak value is 30 Watts. My work computer uses PD and the charger that came with it has a peak value of 20v@3.25A, totalling 65 Watts. The Dell port replicator I use at my desk puts out a peak of 19.5v@9.23A for 180 Watts of power. You need to find one that is designed for the kind of power needed for your laptop. Dell actually makes a couple portable batteries for their laptops. If you really need one for your laptop, of probably go that route as the highest output I see in the product titles on Amazon is 45 Watts. Depends though. The lower power versions may work if you don't need to work on it while trying to charge from a lower SOC on your laptop. It will take longer to charge though.
    09-18-2018 03:47 PM

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