Battery Pack Charger for Backpacking

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Battery Pack Charger for Backpacking

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Post by ADVStrom14 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:37 am

I bought a solar charger and it works OK...as long as I have direct sunlight...so I'm looking for an actual battery pack or rechargeable station that I can charge at home and bring with me. What rugged and lite charging station do you use to charge your electronics on the trail?


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Post by rhjanes » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:07 pm

I have a KMASHI brand, 11200mAh one. It charged my IPHONE 5 4 times. Plus my IPOD (which was not below about 50 percent). And I ran the light on it one night for about 2 hours. It dropped it's charge like 50 percent is all!

Here is a Youtube of it.
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Post by Scuba » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:30 pm

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Post by rhjanes » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:51 pm

any idea what those Anker units weigh? Do they have a built in light? I found the light on my KMASHi REALLY great when my headlamp decided to not work one night!

Nevermind...found answers (Thanks Captain Google!)

Both have a LED light.
The E7 weighs 17.1 ounce is 26800 mAh
the E5 weighs 10.4 is 16000 mAh
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Post by ADVStrom14 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:05 pm

Awesome! I will have to check these out!
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Post by Scuba » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:13 pm

And the Ankers work very well also. The Butt Bake was from Wednesday-Sunday in July, and I used both of these for charging phones, gopro batteries, and other assorted electronics. I paired it with my Anker Solar panel HERE
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Post by rhjanes » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:53 pm

That Kmashi I have, weight is 9 ounces. One downside is that there is only one output. So I can only recharge one item at a time. Last trip, I would stop at camp, Click the "I'm stopping here" on my InReach. Shut off the MapMyHike on the phone and plug it in. By the time I'd eaten, set up camp, hydrated and such, the phone would be charged. I'd shut down the phone and then charge up the Inreach (didn't really need to, it would run for days) and power it down. Finally, I'd charge the IPOD (I only did that one night out of 4). I believe the battery back up, thru all that, was only discharged around 50 percent. So it might last for a week long trip.

Those Ankur, can charge several devices at once. Pretty nice!
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Post by ADVStrom14 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:30 pm

OK so I finally bought this one - well, the updated version of this one. It's a freaking brick! Anyway. I put it on the charger because it had only 3 of the 10 LED indicator lights lit showing that it had about a third of the charge. The 3 lights would steady on and then the other ones would like up in a wave around the power button circle...continuously. And that hasn't changed in a couple hours on the charger. Does yours look the same as this and how long should I realistically expect for it to charge? Is there any other indication than this? Thanks.
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Post by Scuba » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:14 pm

they take a while to charge
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Post by iamyendor » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:11 am

I bought this one. Just over 10oz. Works great. I like the solar panel AND power bank all in one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01HWRGB ... ref=plSrch

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Post by ADVStrom14 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:39 pm

Scuba wrote:they take a while to charge
No doubt! I am so instant gratification I got frustrated when I couldn't see the power indicator progressing. But I did some quick research and read some in depth reviews that talked about taking 8.5-9 hours to charge which makes sense for something that large. When I got up this morning it was completely charged. :)
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Post by ADVStrom14 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:41 pm

iamyendor wrote:I bought this one. Just over 10oz. Works great. I like the solar panel AND power bank all in one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01HWRGB ... ref=plSrch

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That one looks good but I've just not really had good success with solar chargers. The only time I really need them is when I am in the woods and I can't seem to get enough consistent light to make a difference.
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