10 tips for buying a power bank

10 tips for buying a power bank

Don't you know where to look at when buying a power bank? With these 10 tips you will be able to choose the right power bank that fits your needs!

Tip 1: Capacity of the power bank

How often would you like to charge your electronic devices without charging your power bank? That is a question that the capacity of the power bank is able to tell you. An other important question is, for what device you are going to use your power bank? A laptop needs more power than a smartphone. A smartphone can be charged with a power bank of 3.350 mAh but a laptop needs more power. In need of a laptop power bank? Use a power bank with a capacity of 30.000 mAh or higher. 

 

Tip 2: Input and Output

The power banks of today are so advanced that you don't need to make a choice for this question. Only some of the models that are in stores today might not have the correct input or output for your mobile devices. So always check the specifications for the input and output en what devices are compatible with the power bank.

 

Tip 3: Price and quality

If you are searching for the perfect power bank that fits with your needs, you have to look further than just the pictures. Take a look at the specifications and decide what specifications are important for your usage of the power bank. Sometimes a cheaper model isn't matching your needs and the cheap power bank may not last as long as you wish. An other reason to take a good look at the price/quality ratio is the overload. Some cheap power banks can overload and damage your electronic devices. All of our power banks are tested and meet all European safety demands. 

 

Tip 4: Size

A power bank is very easy to use when there is no wallsocket available and you have to charge your electronic devices on the way to your destination. The size of the power bank is very important to look at because you need to take the power bank with you. A power bank for your smartphone or tablet is able to fit in your pocket but a larger laptop power bank isn't. A laptop power bank does fit in your backpack of handbag.

 

Tip 5: Ampère

Besides the capacity of the power bank is the amperage also very important. The amperage (A) tells you how fast the power bank will charge your electronic devices. A normal power bank has an amperage between 1 and 3.5 A. The higher the amperage, the faster the power bank will charge your devices.

 

Tip 6: What battery does my smartphone have?

The capacity of a battery of each smartpone is different. This is a list of the best sold smartphones and the capacity per model. We don't garantee each model has the exact mAh as shown. 

iPhone 6s - 1.715 mAh
iPhone 6s Plus - 2.750 mAh
iPhone 6 - 1.810 mAh
iPhone 6 Plus - 2.915 mAh
iPhone 5s - 1.570 mAh
iPhone 5 - 1.440 mAh
iPad Air 2 - 7.340 mAh
iPad Air - 8.827 mAh
iPad mini 4 - 5.124 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus - 3.000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge - 2.600 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S6 - 2.550 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S5 - 2.800 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (9,7 inch) - 5.870 mAh
OnePlus 2 - 3.300 mAh
OnePlus One - 3.100 mAh
LG G5 - 2.800 mAh
LG G4 - 3.000 mAh
LG G3 - 3.000 mAh
Google Nexus 6 - 3.220 mAh
Huawei Mate 6 - 2.700 mAh

When you divide the capacity of the power bank by the capacity of the smartphone or tablet you can calculate how many times you can charge your smartphone with a fully charged power bank.

Tip 7: Usage of the power bank

A power bank can be used for more that just one purpose. A student can use a power bank in the bus to school when there is no socket available, a climber can use the power bank to use his smartphone when he needs to send an emergancy signal or a survival specialist can use an outdoor power bank when a storm is raging over him. 

Tip 8: Use the power bank for more than one device

A power bank is very useful for charging your smartphone or tablet at moments when there is no socket available. You can use a power bank for more devices than just your smartphone, tablet and laptop. You can also charge your action camera, portable LED light and any other device with an USB-C or USB input. 

 

Tip 9: Make the most of your power bank

A power bank can lose power when you don't charge it. Even when you don't use the power bank for the next few months or even years you need to charge it once in a while. You should always charge your power bank when you haven't used it for a long time. In this case you will increase the lifespan of your power bank.

Tip 10: Combine a power bank with a portable solar panel

Charge your batteries completely eco-friendly? That is possible when you combine the usage of a power bank with a portable solar panel. You can charge your power bank with the mobile solar panel and charge your devices with the power bank. Or you can charge your electronic devices directly with the portable solar panel. This combination isn't just eco-friendly but also a lot of fun! 

 

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