Power Banks

Power banks come in different shapes and sizes and with a few different features so heres a quick guide on whats to look out for when choosing your power bank.

Firstly what do you want to charge with it? Make sure the power bank has the charging port you need, they all have usb ports so thats most devices covered but if you like keeping up with all the latest tech then a usb c port would be a good idea. You may want to charge more than one thing at the same time so the correct amount of ports is also important. 

Maybe the most important aspect of a power bank is capacity, the greater the capacity the more charges for your phone or tablet, obviously the price can creep up a little bit but I think its ultimately worth it. A low capacity power bank would be 5,000 - 10,000mAh and a good larger capacity power bank maybe 26,800mAh.

Some power banks have solar panels which can be used to top up the amount of charge in the power bank which is great if your going off grid for several days in a row. Some even have more than one solar panel and the ability to be hung on your backpack so it can soak up that lovely sunshine while your out on the move

Other great little features some power banks have are LED torch lights which can be incredibly handy if your camping and your torch battery runs out or maybe a night time roadside breakdown. Smart identify USB output ports make using the power banks more user friendly as they mean you don’t have to manually turn the power bank on when plugging in a device to be charged.

power banks

Capacity: 24000 mAh

Number of USB ports: 2

USB C port: No

Solar: No

power banks

Capacity: 26800 mAh

Number of USB ports: 3

USB C port: No

Solar: No

power banks

Capacity: 26800 mAh

Number of USB ports: 3

USB C port: Yes

Solar: No

power banks

Capacity: 26800 mAh

Number of USB ports: 3

USB C port: Yes

Solar: No

power banks

Capacity: 30000 mAh

Number of USB ports: 2

USB C port: Yes

Solar: No

power banks

Capacity: 24000 mAh

Number of USB ports: 3

USB C port: No

Solar: Yes

power banks

Capacity: 24000 mAh

Number of USB ports: 2

USB C port: No

Solar: Yes

power banks

Capacity: 20000 mAh

Number of USB ports: 2

USB C port: Yes

Solar: Yes

power banks

Capacity: 12500 mAh

Number of USB ports: 2

USB C port: No

Solar: No

ANKER Astro power bank

Capacity: 5200 mAh

Number of USB ports: 1

USB C port: No

Solar: No

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