Portable Charger for backpackers
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:54 am #3756335Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
Anker may not be quite the lightest weight, but they’re pretty good
I have a 10,000 mAh
It wasn’t quite big enough for 5 or 6 nights so I got a 13,000
And a 20,000 which I decided was more than needed, but good back at the car so I can charge everything up before starting, like on the way drivingAug 1, 2022 at 11:57 am #3756341Brad WBPL Member
Never heard of ‘POIYTL’ but the majority of the reviews are fake. I will stick with brand that’s been around, trusted and has fantastic product support.Aug 1, 2022 at 3:36 pm #3756366JCHBPL Member
As @BradW alludes…I don’t think I will attach my $1000 iPhone to an unknown manufacturer’s $15 battery bank that is not MFi certified. But that’s just me. Maybe it’s not such a big deal with an Android phone? Or maybe I’m a scaredy cat?
As an aside, there are quite a few articles on all the internets about the proliferation of bizarre brand names on Amazon. “POIYTL” seems to me to fit that pattern. My point being, there is literally no way to know who actually manufactures these products.Aug 2, 2022 at 11:30 am #3756447Brad WBPL Member
@JCH I am with you. Had plenty of issues with cheap third party cables and low quality-‘gas station chargers’ I like to call them, ruining devices. Not worth it, especially when I rely on my phone while backpacking.Aug 2, 2022 at 12:28 pm #3756453Bruce TolleyBPL Member
@btolleyLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
You have to pay license fees to get the IP to implement mFi products so such products will cost more. But sometimes you get what you pay for.
I bought a Samsung SSD USB nvme (meaning fast memory for high data rates) drive last month and Samsung stated “use only with the supplied cable.” I proceeded to use BlackMagic to test all my USB C and USB A 10Gb cables and found that some of them were not very good in terms of data rates in with the same source (my MacBook) and the same destination (my Samsung ) and threw them away. My Anker cables performed as well as the Samsung.
Seems like there might be an app out there somewhere that would enable me to test the power delivery on USB C PD and USD A cables…
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