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      11-15-2016, 01:20 PM   #1
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Arrow Anyone have any experience with portable power banks?

I need something that's ~10,000mAh and will hold a charge for 4 days without losing much juice.

Climbing Kilimanjaro in February and need something to charge my camera, GoPro, and cellphone. I'll need probably two units, each around 10,000mAh. Preferably waterproof and even more preferable if it could have a solar panel that actually works!

Forgot to mention I'll be carrying this in my pack so weight/size is also important.

Any input appreciated
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I need something that's ~10,000mAh and will hold a charge for 4 days without losing much juice.

Climbing Kilimanjaro in February and need something to charge my camera, GoPro, and cellphone. I'll need probably two units, each around 10,000mAh. Preferably waterproof and even more preferable if it could have a solar panel that actually works!

Forgot to mention I'll be carrying this in my pack so weight/size is also important.

Any input appreciated
Get one from Anker. Their 26800mah battery pack is the largest you can buy right now. I think some other brands make the same but Anker has some safety features in it to make sure you're not carrying a bomb on your back. The only downside is that it'll take a good bit to recharge on just a standard 1amp phone charger. About 13hrs... if you have an high output speed charger like 2.5amp+ it'll charge the pack in 6-8hrs.

Anker says it'll charge a MBP 0-100% 3 times. So this is most likely more than what you need lol


https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...=2CLTU81S5C69W

They'll most definitely have some sort of Black Friday deal going on if you dont want to shell out the cash for full price.
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Get one from Anker. Their 26800mah battery pack is the largest you can buy right now. I think some other brands make the same but Anker has some safety features in it to make sure you're not carrying a bomb on your back. The only downside is that it'll take a good bit to recharge on just a standard 1amp phone charger. About 13hrs... if you have an high output speed charger like 2.5amp+ it'll charge the pack in 6-8hrs.

Anker says it'll charge a MBP 0-100% 3 times. So this is most likely more than what you need lol


https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...=2CLTU81S5C69W

They'll most definitely have some sort of Black Friday deal going on if you dont want to shell out the cash for full price.

Thanks man I couldn't find any from Anker that were waterproof so had to look elsewhere, ended up grabbing this one from Amazon. 20000mAh and waterproof, we'll see how it holds up.

Also got this little Anker unit as a backup for the Mrs. to carry.
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Lol yes I'm very excited!! Been doing a lot of training, hiking at various altitudes with ~40lbs on my back. Fun stuff

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Anker 15k or greater (depending in size requirement)
I picked up a little ~5k mAh Anker unit as a backup for my SO to carry lol. I settled on the massive one I linked above. Been testing it this week, so far not too shabby.
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The ones I have are a tad larger...you know, if you need to power a small city block for about 8 hours. 500 KVA - but do require a small semi to tote around.

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Weather protected? How about one of these

https://no.co/gb20
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https://no.co/gb20
That looks boss. Just got back from my trip, used my power bank once the whole time lol. my GoPro and camera batteries lasted the entire 8 days I was off-grid. Better to be prepared I guess!
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