Trusted power bank brand

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Devices' started by Maverick5, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Maverick5

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    Hey guys :)

    I've been looking around for a power bank for a while now and I am not sure what brand to get

    I am looking for 10k plus mah and a dc out would be great but not needed :)

    Any recommendations? Thanks

    Maverick
     
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    http://powercartel.com/teardowns/tomo-v8-4-soshine-e3-diy-usb-power-bank-teardown/

    while not the best available, the major plus for me is, the ability to swap in new cells.
    and considering you can rip apart old laptop battery packs and amass quite a collection of cells pretty damn cheaply, I find it damn handy.

    it'll run with 1,2,3 or four cells too.

    I've charged all manor of phones and run usb fans and lights off it without issue.

    I'm a fan of this thing even if it doesn't output exactly as advertised.

    you can get them off aliexpress from $25 deliverd, if on special (without cells)
     
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  3. Stooge007

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    xiaomi are good for the price

    but beware, there are a lot of fakes
     
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    I like the look of these :) will be getting one from kogan :)
     
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    they're a bit cheaper off banggood, and are genuine

    that's where i got mine from

    http://www.banggood.com/Original-XIAOMI-5V-2A-10400mAh-Power-Bank-For-Smartphone-p-923637.html

    but will take longer for postage

    does anyone in Australia stock these?
     
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    Yes,

    http://www.mushtato.com.au/genuine-...-power-bank-usb-charger-231.html#.Vna2TfkrIwE

    They have sales from time to time - check Ozbargain. But otherwise the prices are still quite reasonable and very fast postage. Def. recommended.

    Oh, and the 10400mAh model linked to from banggood is the older model. The 10000mAh linked to at Mushtato is the newest model.
     
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    really happy with xiaomi from mushtato.

    have purchased 20+ units, gave them out to customers & staff as xmas gifts, loved by all. :thumbup:
     
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    I've used a slimline Sony 7000mah power bank over the last two years. Doesn't seem to have lost capacity. Works very well, sleek aluminium case. Two USB ports, 2.1a total. Slightly slow charge rate of the bank itself. I use it to charge two phones when camping.

    The Xiaomi 10000mah are also very good. Excellent value. I grabbed one from banggood. Make sure its genuine, lots of fakes. It only has one USB port and is a little chunky however.

    I've heard good things about the Anker but never tried them myself.

    I'd stay away from the no-name power banks or the cheap fakes. They invariably massively overstate their capacity and tend to fail in short order. They can also be dangerous if poorly designed.

    Most of the powerbanks in retail stores tend to be overpriced.
     
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    i was asking if anyone in Aus stocked the Anker products
     
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    Have you bought from there?
     
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    I have a 5000mAh Tronix, which I bought after seeing the review here. Very happy with it!

    :Pirate:
     
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    +1 for sony. The things are super reliable. Not the cheapest around though. They also have a 10000mah now.
     

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