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Meh. I use one of their 10k power banks. It's a much more reasonable size, a third of the price, and extends the Switch battery life by ~5 hours for BotW.
Don't bother with anything else, this is what most hikers are using. Lightest power to weight ratio for a contained battery like this. They have different models, but this one is the best if you need it go to in a pack
Sure, it was this device.
It charges fine in the US. It has lit up but failed to charge in a couple of different countries, using exactly the same cable and plug (plus a prong adapter) as in the US.
You might be able to get over of those battery packs like this
Have the solar panel charge the battery pack and have the battery pack power the pi.
I haven't done the math, I don't know how long the battery pack without solar charging.
I think this Anker pack would be good for 4 hours or more on the Go. As you said, not enough info on the Quest yet.
The smaller "lipstick" ones from Anker are good for 2 hours on the go, but the are 1/3 the capacity for more than 1/2 of the price most of the time.
Well, now... this is where I deviated from the build instructions. I went with the "more is better" line of thinking and got the Anker PowerCore 10000 battery. It comes with a relatively short (maybe 12") power cable that I have been using.
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I have the Spectre x360 15" 2018 with the Geforce MX 150 in it and this power bank (only one I have really). It does detect that there is power connected at least, even if it only outputs about 14W, but it does have the HP popup stating that I need more power from it for full performance.
Edit: Further testing has shown that the battery pack I own charges my Spectre x360 15-ch011dx 28% over the course of about 4 1/2 hours while the laptop is powered off
This is awesome to hear, if anyone is looking for recommendations I love my Anker Battery. I've been using it almost daily for a year now and it still works great.
It extends my iphone battery from 2 hours to ??? hours (??? because after fully charging my battery I've never had my iphone's battery run out until I get home at night to charge it, even when playing pokemon go for 5+ hours. And when I get home my battery is still at like 2/4 bars it's insane)
I'll have to test it on Oculus Go tonight and see how long my battery life is with it
Skyrim lasts right around 3 hours. The Switch can be connected to just about any USB power bank to charge/extend the battery life. Personally I use this power bank, which would extend the batter life for Skyrim to ~8 hours.
The Anker 10000 is the standard backpacking recommendation, and is also the lightest in its class. These things are not perfectly efficient, but I would expect around 4 full charges of an iPhone 7/6.
This would essentially allow you to use your phone at will. You could probably get by with a smaller one if you charge it every 48 hours.
Anker PowerCore 10000, One of the Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact, High-speed Charging Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More [link]
I have this one and it says it "Rapidly Charging" on the screen when plugged in. I am currently looking for a good USB to USB C short cable as the one I use is the one that came with The phone and it's a little too long.
I would highly, highly recommend getting good shoes with inserts. Buy a new pair and break them in with your training. I reused my pair for a second camino and had to buy a new pair within a couple days—that was an excessively painful experience.
Also, consider bringing along a battery pack to charge your phone. I have this one and it works really well for life in general.
There is a lot of weird conversions to consider with a product like this because the battery isn't deep cycle and isn't meant for deep discharge (like a car battery, the more you discharge it between full charges the shorter its life gets). Also when charging something like a phone there is a lot of loss, about 25% can be expected. The phone charging circuit isn't 100% efficient, and the conversions from DC to AC and back (depending how you charge) cause more loss each time.
So if you plug a USB adapter into the DC cigarette lighter you may be able to charge a phone (for example the iPhone 7 has a 1960 mah battery) about 4 times between charges, but keep in mind that that will almost completely discharge the battery, meaning it will lose some capacity and 'life' if you do this too many times. If you use an AC charge plug (like the kind you would plug into a wall then plug the USB charge cable into) you may get less.
These kinds of batteries are meant to put out lots of amps for a short time (to start a car) rather than a small number of amps for a longer time. For instance you can discharge batteries like this (and a car battery) to 90% thousands of times, but if you do full discharges it will die after a few dozen.
If you are looking for a preparedness solution for keeping one or several phones charged for an extended period of time I would recommend something like this that will charge your phone 4 or 5 times and won't be damaged from deep discharges. Depending what model phones you plan on charging keep in mind that most phones are in the 2000 to 2500 mah range, and a battery like the one linked will have much better efficiency, so a 10000 mah battery should translate pretty well to 4 or 5 charges.
I keep my phone on Airplane mode as much as possible.
Plus I have a few Anker battery packs if I'll be out more than 2 days and really need/want my phone charged.
I've come to rely really heavily on my battery packs when I travel. I use my phone for so many apps at this point - train apps, map apps, social media, photos. It all kills the battery like crazy, so I've invested in a couple of battery packs and I take them both with me.
Anker is known for theirs and this is the one I most recently purchased.
For hikes under a week getting power banks are going to be your optimal option. Works rain or shine, less expensive, less risk of breaking, lighter, more power for the weight, and less expensive. I've had a lot of luck with my anker so I would recommend it to someone else. At less than half a pound you'd still 3+ cell phone charges per unit which I can attest to. Anker 10k mAh
Anker Powercore 10,000 is on sale on Amazon prime tonight also
I bought this battery. It's small, light, cheap, and you'll get an additional ~5 hours of playtime.
I've got two Anker Powercore 1000s ([link]) that I've been using for months and each is good for about three fills of my iPhone 7s.
Is this mayhaps a Canadian link for the Anker Powercore 10,000mAh one? Item model numbers are slightly different (not that I know anything about that) but it appears to be the same one. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Not sure if it's related, but I don't quite understand how the output works. Are there different types, more powerful outputs? And/Or is it dependent on the actual product we're charging?
I was thinking of getting this.
even if you could find one under $10, i don't think it's a good idea. go w/ this one: [link]
I recently upgraded from the Hero2 to Hero5 Black and I'm prepping for my own trip to Tokyo. The thing to consider is the final form of what you want to show people and figure out your kit from there. Do you want to make a video, still images or both? I would not get a gimbal unless you have a plan for the subsequent video and plan to edit them together. Otherwise, even if you only shoot a few videos, just having them handheld, or braced on something, will suffice.
I think having the camera taking shots on its own is perfect to end up with a bunch of great pictures without having to worry about it.
The big issue I'm thinking about is battery life. I will have a Peak Design Everyday Sling and purchased an Anker 10000mAh battery that I can keep in the bag and run a power cord should I choose to.
There are some amazing battery packs out there right now. I just got this one and it would absolutely charge the Switch while playing
From my experience, these small batteries are pretty well useless. If you need battery power to make it through the day since you are a heavy user. I suggest getting something like this. I have had good success. Battery
Here's a nice battery pack. Great price too.
The Anker PowerCore 10000 is the charger I bought for this game. It's a little bit smaller than your average bi-fold wallet and fits comfortably in your back pocket. It can easily charge your battery faster than PoGo drains it. There is a more expensive QuickCharge 3.0 version as well if you have a phone that can draw that much power.
Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger. I did this weight off of memory. Just rechecked it and it's actually 6.1 ounces. Thanks for the heads up - I'll update my gear weight on lighterpack. Still extremely light and works great. Would be a nice upgrade for you.
May I ask if you heard anything about this one?
I was thinking of grabbing 2 of these for the same price of $40 total since their both $20 each. That way, while one charges, I can use the other one. If that makes sense
I read a bunch of best of lists and reviews all over the place and decided to order the Anker 10000mAh here
Won't be in stock til the 29th as of this posting, but when I started comparing them it was due august 4th, so it may be even sooner.
good and cheap are two words that dont go together very well in this situation. this is the best quality for the money right now
I like Anker stuff too, but I don't have one of their Powerbanks yet. I would probably go for the 10,000 if I was going to carry it around without a backpack. Its thick, but should fit in a back pocket or something.
However, the one you linked doesn't ship to canada. This one does: [link] but its $15 more than the 20,000mAh and doesn't have free shipping.
The important thing is the charge current. I have a crappy one not made by Anker and the battery of the phone drops even when its charging with it if I'm using the phone. That won't happen with the high current anker ones.
I tend to always have a backpack or camera bag on me at all times though.
On a budget so I'm trying to stay under $30.
I did find an Anker powerbank with 10,000 mah that looks promising, so I'm leaning towards getting that one.
Honestly just bring a battery charger like this. Charge it at night and you'll be fine. I mostly used my phone on the bus to listen to music on tour and I was fine this way.
Just because Amazon might be acting up:
Just wrote this as a comment on another sub and thought it might be useful to someone here.
Rundown of my experience with the power banks I own:
Anker Powercore 10k
Anker Powercore 10k PD
Bonus item: Lixada “10W” Solar Panel
There's some sort of "techy" advice that would probably be beneficial too.
I'd reccommend either one with a higher capacity like this Anker, or the FuelRod System, that allows you to switch out a battery as often as you'd like in the parks. I lean more towards the FuelRod, but that's because I head to the parks pretty often.
Anker PowerCore 10000, $32, 6.4oz
I passed this along when we were having power outages from ice, but it's a good time to buy a battery cell phone charger or even a solar powered one.
is it safe to use this Anker Powercore 10000 ( https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-Compact-High-Speed-Technology/dp/B0194WDVHI/ref=sxin_1_ac_d_pm?ac_md=1-0-VW5kZXIgJDMw-ac_d_pm&keywords=anker+10000&pd_rd_i=B0194WDVHI&pd_rd_r=1fd8611b-0b11-4e22-8650-81937672d08a&pd_rd_w=cnRwS&pd_rd_wg=WpNcj&pf_rd_p=02e79b16-eab7-4369-852f-d04a58a4d9b5&pf_rd_r=1590J4VR0GTNSW161KTR&psc=1&qid=1569583954 ) with the switch?
Damnit! Ordered this one yesterday based on Mike's recommendation (VR Oasis) and it's 2.4A. Am I SOL?
Edit: Would this one be better?
I have both the Anker, an done from Solbana from Ikea
Anker PowerCore 10000, One of The Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact, High-Speed Charging Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More [link]
Not on sale but worth considering cause it has two usb outlets. Depends on your needs (opted for this model before my last trip)
Anker PowerCore 13000, Compact 13000mAh 2-Port Ultra-Portable Phone Charger Power Bank with PowerIQ and VoltageBoost Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy (Black) [link]
Thank you much! Now if I can just find that one on American Amazon....
edit: I think it's the same as this one?
Just get an anker yo.
Unless this post is low-key about a second account.
It's just a 510 vape pen charging on this powerbank:
I wouldn’t. A previous build of that model was found by some USB-C engineers to have a problem. RAVPower supposedly fixed the issue, though it hasn’t been retested. I couldn’t tell you how to check which version a used model would be.
Batteries are also consumable devices, they wear down over time and how much they wear down depends on how they are used.
Fast charging is needed if you plan to play a lot away from a charger and need to charge at the same time. A slower power bank will keep you playing for longer, while not necessarily increasing the charge on the Switch. If money is more of a concern than time consider a cheaper USB-A option. For those case I like this one:
Anker PowerCore 10000
Most any big power bank will fit in the accessory pocket of a Switch case, but the USB-C models take up 2/3 of that space. This USB-A model will only take a few inches. It gives a slower charge, but is the very travel friendly. You’ll also need to get a USB-C to USB-A cable.
I recommend the Anker Powercore 10000 it can charge to 100% plus more. and it is light and small.
Budget/Fit in Case: Anker PowerCore 10000 + USB-A to USB-C Cable
Smaller, lighter, and cheaper than USB-C options, but it isn't a fast charger. Will work okay while playing, best for charging when idle. Will recharge Switch at least 2 times.
Good Value USB-C: RAVPower 20100 + USB-C to USB-C Cable
Lower cost USB-C power bank, fast recharge under most conditions. Will recharge Switch at least 4 times.
Fastest Charger: RAVPower 26800 PD (USB-C cable included)
Best power bank for Switch you can get, fast recharge under any condition. Will recharge Switch at least 6 times.
I’d recommend the Anker PowerCore 10000
It is much more smaller than other battery banks so very portable and charges pretty fast. Digital Foundry made a video about this and other portable chargers too if you wanna give that a look at.
Amazon Canada btw
Or just not buy some random shit and stick to the well-known stuff, especially when it's the almost the same price
Tire pressure gauge...not only to check whether you're at the right pressure, but checking your tires before you ride also lets you know whether your tires are f^&*ked up in any way (piece of mind).
Anker USB battery. If you run out of gas or have a problem, your cell is your life line....unlike a car, you can't just charge your cell off your bike (most bikes dont have USB ports). [link]
Bicycle tool kit/thing. Bicycle tool kits are WAY cheaper than moto tool kits. I carry this around, [link]
For daily riding, just make sure you have AAA Roadside Assistance...if you go out yonder, then bring all your gear with you (tire repair kit, tire pump).
If I use one of the approved USB-A/C cables + an old anker powerpack like this am I safe on the pixel 2?
highly recommend these things:
You mean just like one of thesehooked up like that schematic I provided and I don't need a boot converter?
I kinda already bought three of them, and the leds aren't the only thing that it's going to be powering. I have those leds, a couple bar leds, little lights andwhatnot, and then a speaker system (also bought a sound board and a stereo amplifier board so when the switches are flipped it'll get some cool loud sounds out of it as well.
And then I gotta make 4 of them. lol, and here I am trying to figure out if I should go with Neopixel or FastLED. I have a lot of trouble ahead of me!
This 10,000 mah battery isn't quite pocketable, but pretty close. And cheap enough you don't have to baby it.
This one will get you about 5 hours:
Anker PowerCore 10000
This one will get you about 12 hours:
USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD
This one is in between those two:
USB C Portable Charger RAVPower 20100 Power Bank
Videos where I found these:
I have this one, it's fantastic and small also. charges the phone at least 3 times
This one is pretty good I have two, but the second has a solar panel on it.
Small enough that I don't even notice I'm carrying it.
Anker makes some great chargers, can't go wrong with one of those.
Depending on how much you're willing to spend, this one will charge your phone about 3-4 times and cost less than $25 while this one is $70 but will keep you charged all weekend.
I think this one might suit your needs since its incredibly small and light
Your Switch will last for around 7.5 hours. It was tested by Digital Foundry
Have you considered just taking batteries? This Anker model is pretty popular with backpackers, and many find that it provides enough power for a week. You can find similar batteries for just about any capacity.
It's good to read a story with a relatively happy ending
A battery pack should prevent further phone dying problems
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Will this also work?
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This is probably your best bet, but it'll only charge your phone 4~ times or so; you'll have to check the capacity of your phone battery to be sure as larger screens/more powerful phones will naturally get less full charges. I use a 20000 mAh external battery which gives me roughly 8 charges. You can find 20k batteries from Anker for $40.
They're the lightest, best quality external batteries you'll find imho.
In the mean time, you can get this.
Smallest one I've found and it charges super fast. Then you can find a micro-USB keychain mini cable. Done.
No, it's this one: [link]
You mean something like this? I have that specific one, and it works like a charm to power the Pi.
From what little I'm finding it looks like the output possible is 100mAh @ 3.3, as mentioned here: [link]
You wouldn't be able to charge anything with this kind of output. As an example I have a phone with a 3200 mAh battery
A little further down it says the cable, or whatever you plug into the lightning port, has to identify itself to iOS before power would be output. Apart from that fan you linked I don't know of any other cable that could do this; anything else would be a single purpose peripheral (headphones, for example, that require power).
I'm not sure what else you would want to try and power from the phone but I would bet you'd save time by just buying something a little more purpose built for your needs. Need a light? Use the flash-light in the phone. Need to charge another device? Use a portable battery/charger like this: [link]
I haven't used that particular model of Anker battery, but I have the 10,000 mAh battery and really like it. [link]
I got this recently - [link]
Been very happy with it.
Just add a USB-C cable and you'll be set. Charges my 5x rapidly too.
Not OP but this looks like it, [link]
OP said 30k but it's 10k it looks like. Still a good deal IMO
I have the black one and it is perfect. Not much larger than a stack of playing cards.
This is the one he's talking about. While it doesn't have USB C and doesn't support the Nexus' USB C Rapid Charge protocol, it does output up to 2.4Amps. You're 5x will display "Charging Rapidly" so it is taking more than 1.5 Amps, but not the full 3 Amps the charger your phone came with. So it will charge your phone faster than a regular 5v1A charger, but not as fast as the charger your phone came with, but honestly, the difference in charge speed is minimal.
See the comments here with a little discussion about charging amps vs time.
Dude just get one of these: [link]
It weighs about as much as another cell phone and should give you 3 or 4 full charges. IMO it would be worth the weight.
Love this for my 6p. About the size of your standard wallet, and perfect with the short USB a to c cable that came with the phone.
Anker PowerCore 10000
I just ordered this: [link]
Should work good for my S6 and fast charging.
Got this a few days ago and it's working great. Charges the 6P almost exactly twice and it's a nice size. [link]
It will. Just make sure the portable battery charger has enough power to drive it. Something like Anker's PowerCore.
Here's a good small one: [link]
I think this's way better, just because this sub love this brand so much.
I got mine on amazon too
I chose it because of the 5 stars, and portable size.
I'm not actually sure it's better than other options though, I didn't get too deep into the comparisons, but now it looks like i'm in the market for a new one... Do you have any suggestions?
Assuming you're streaming it over network that'd drain a fair bit of battery. I'll watch an hour every once and a while over wifi at the shop and get home with battery still but not a lot. I'd recommend an external battery though. I got one of those for long days and love it. Slips right in the side of my bag, and if I need a charge I just plug it in and slip my phone in my bag.
But I've truly never had a problem of not making it from 8 to 6 off of one charge, unless it was a slow day and I sat in my chair playing an emulator for a few hours.
I have one similar to this but it's a 15mAh instead of a 10 but is still more than enough for me.