USB power pack

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Nurseandy
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USB power pack

Post by Nurseandy » Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:12 am

Hello all, my ancient USB power pack has packed in. Does anyone have any recommendations for a new one? Ideally with solar panels but that's not a deal breaker.
Cheers.

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Re: USB power pack

Post by GillyBee » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:55 am

We bought 2 from Lidl with solar panels a year or so back. Neither charged properly using solar so I advise buying from somewhere it is easy to return faulty goods and testing carefully when you get them.

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Re: USB power pack

Post by jansman » Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:25 pm

Don’t know about solar, but anything ANKER branded is is top gear.
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Re: USB power pack

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:31 pm

I got one from aldi the other month you could probably bludgeon someone with it it's that robust .. not exactly compact but well err it's solid also charges at the higher ampage using that new anyway round usb plug that's on most new mobile phones c type ?



https://www.aldi.co.uk/rugged-20%2C100- ... 9431368600
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Re: USB power pack

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:34 pm

As for solar get a standalone panel to charge it those ones with a panel built in just about keep on top of loss during storage

I've got one like this probably not the best but it works

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ZHITING-Waterp ... 5498&psc=1
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Re: USB power pack

Post by Arzosah » Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:18 pm

That solar charger looks good. And Aldi ... I never even knew that they sell online these days :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: USB power pack

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:30 pm

Arzosah wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:18 pm
That solar charger looks good. And Aldi ... I never even knew that they sell online these days :oops: :oops: :oops:
Free postage on orders over £30 too ... It's not hard to spend £30 in the middle isle :lol: you also get first dibs on next week's special buys which is good if something you "must have" is coming up
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Re: USB power pack

Post by Nurseandy » Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:22 am

Thanks all, probably going to go for the, er, "robust" aldi one.
And particular thanks for the steer away from the integral solar panel idea.

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Re: USB power pack

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:09 am

Nurseandy wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:22 am
Thanks all, probably going to go for the, er, "robust" aldi one.
And particular thanks for the steer away from the integral solar panel idea.

Get a 2a usb car charger and mains charger if the lights go out at home and it needs a top up use the car to charge it ...

If the manure hits the fan big time the mobile network won't last long anyways..


I'd avoid those ones that offer a jump start facility too mine was supposed to be able to jump a 1.8l petrol engine..... Wife's last car was a 1.0l super mini tried it and all the smoke escaped from the jump lead magic black box ..... :evil:

So I invested in one of these beasts

https://www.sipuk.co.uk/sip-03936-rescu ... MjEALw_wcB

We have one at work and it easy spins the big 6l industrial yanmar / Perkins diesel engines in the cold
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Re: USB power pack

Post by hobo » Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:31 am

jansman wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:25 pm
Don’t know about solar, but anything ANKER branded is is top gear.
Agree with you there. I’ve a few Ravpower too which have proved reliable. Rather than a combined solar panel/power pack, I use separate folding panel and pack as the panel on the combined version isn’t very powerful.

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