USB power pack

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Nurseandy
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Re: USB power pack

Post by Nurseandy » Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:08 pm

Yes, totally agree, car is primary recharging source. Solar was more a thought for when camping.

Yorkshire Andy
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Re: USB power pack

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:24 pm

Nurseandy wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:08 pm
Yes, totally agree, car is primary recharging source. Solar was more a thought for when camping.
Look at the stand alone folding panels ;) but there's lots of rubbish out there

My new to me folding caravan has a "built in" leisure battery my car has a funky alternator so the generic caravan charging relay just won't work without £150+ throwing at it I already had a 60w 12v solar panel so it's now sporting a Anderson plug so I can just plug in on site and point it at the summer cloud / sun ;)
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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scoobie
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Re: USB power pack

Post by scoobie » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:58 am

Another +1 for Anker. I have two, had them for a few years now and they're both holding up well!
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail - Benjamin Franklin

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Re: USB power pack

Post by tarmactatt » Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:00 pm

Have had an Anker PowerCore 20100 for a number of years- 20,000mAh advertised capacity.

Agree with others that it's best to avoid the gimmicky solar panel power banks - last thing the lithium rechargable cells need is to be cooked in the sun all day!

Lots of companies do small/portable folding panels with USB output, more efficient to charge your device directly, if possible.

For car camping, I'll charge the powerbank and/or devices directly when driving.

When stationary (and in good weather), I've a small 30w panel with a charge controller I use to keep the starter battery charged up while charging phones/batteries from the car.

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