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 #78101  by Mark
 Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:49 am
scubadoo wrote: I have a $20 external battery pack that can recharge the phone 8 times or run it for a week with the screen on and my favourite navigation app (GPS) running.
Got a link for that Neville? Currently phone GPS no use at all on tramps after day one :(
 #78103  by scubadoo
 Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:15 pm

I purchased two of these about six months ago here in NZ from Firstin. Ignore the Chinese 50000mAh claim. ;) A pure guess - perhaps 10Ah (10000mAh). I'm sure they won't object to the advertising. Faultless so far.
I will search the interweb later tonight for a equivalent product link if you haven't already found and ordered one.
There are HUNDREDS of differing models.

Your hungry phone may only last 4 or 5 days. :D

A partial image from my PDF capture of the original online daily deal offer:
 #78105  by Mark
 Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:48 pm
Thanks Neville
Output 1.5A?
Is that enough? I think my phone expects 2.1A?
Will have a look online. Never heard of FirstIn... Maybe Neddy's DX have them as well?
May have to wait a bit for the excitement about purchasing gadgets to die down a bit :? :D
 #78106  by MG366
 Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:59 pm
Gee Neville - you are not exaggerating when you say there are hundreds... the firstin site doesn't seem to have them in stock currently - I see they are a TM store, but went searching and found this selection on Aliexpress ... but just how do you chose?? :o
Mind you with the price of some of them it probably doesn't matter? ... 0719175235

 #78107  by Neddy
 Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:11 pm market many different models. Most are between 2600mAh and 20,000 mAh with prices ranging from NZ$8 to NZ$35.

They also offer Qi versions giving wireless charging if you have a suitable Qi enabled phone.
 #78110  by Mark
 Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:10 pm
Grant, AliExpress has some beautiful looking units.
Lots of pretty pictures but very light on printed specs eg what is the maximum output?

Will have another look when the dust has settled ;)
 #78111  by MG366
 Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:24 pm
Lots of pretty pictures but very light on printed specs eg what is the maximum output?

Exactly :roll: - how to read real figures into claimed - after Scubadoo's note in output variation...
 #78116  by Mark
 Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:40 pm
Grant, I was thinking more specifically about max current output: this is a question of will it work at all? rather than how many times will it charge my device? :shock:
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