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Post by Paulmold on Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:52 am

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Re: Useful at Aldi

Post by Greyhound on Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:13 am

Hope this doesn't come across as "watering" your bonfire, but that's not a lot of power for the money.

For a little more on Amazon you can get over twice the power storage for a couple of quid extra, and for 19.99 there's the EC Technology power bank (very well built and reliable) which is over 20,000mAh - I have one and it will keep mine and the wife's phone and tablets fully charged for a weeks travelling no problem.

Not a bad buy I guess though if you're in Aldi anyway, looks worth it for the ruggedness if you're likely to be smashing it around though.
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Re: Useful at Aldi

Post by meanchris on Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:26 am

They've also got the extending clothes poles:

https://www.aldi.co.uk/washing-line-prop/p/059601005859600

Aren't these what people use for their awning shades?

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Re: Useful at Aldi

Post by Paulmold on Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:39 am

How long do these high power ones take to recharge? I have a 5200 one and that takes about 4 hours through a USB so I can recharge it as driving.

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Re: Useful at Aldi

Post by boxerman on Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:02 am

Don't know if this is a good one but its cheaper and twice the capacity [allegedly]
https://www.7dayshop.com/products/sumvision-10400-mah-power-bank-SUM10400POWERBANK

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Re: Useful at Aldi

Post by meanchris on Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:16 am

I've bought stuff from 7dayshop and been happy with it, but I think that it might pay to buy something like a large capacity powerbank from a reliable and accountable source.

A badly designed/manufactured 10000+ mAh powerbank will make one hell of a bonfire if something goes wrong.

'bigclive' investigates some of them:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bigclivedotcom+powerbank

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Re: Useful at Aldi

Post by boxerman on Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:18 am

Another Big Clive fan? smile!

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Re: Useful at Aldi

Post by meanchris on Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:24 am

Oh yes, not so sure about his "millamps" though.  hugegrins

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Re: Useful at Aldi

Post by Greyhound on Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:59 am

Paulmold wrote:How long do these high power ones take to recharge? I have a 5200 one and that takes about 4 hours through a USB so I can recharge it as driving.

It's a fair point, the charging time is pretty relative, so you'll be looking at a full days charge for the big ones.  I usually plug it in and leave overnight, but it lasts so long it's not an issue, and being Lithium you can 'top up' while driving during the trip.

Big Clive is great for his tear downs, I also like Julian Illet, he looks at the CE Technology one here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P97rHkZpb9o

He was impressed with it and it prompted me to buy one and I'm not disappointed with it.  Been away loads with it and when 'proper' camping when touring on the motorbike is great to have that amount of power stored for the phone etc.

To be fair, most of the power banks will be ok these days, but as above I'd avoid the really cheap chinese versions that may have suspect QC.
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Re: Useful at Aldi

Post by daisy mae on Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:44 pm

I have the Anker 16,000, if using USB Adapter 8-9 hours, I charged from the  mains so was a lot quicker.will charge two devices at the same time then the  total output current will not exceed 3 amps. I paid £23.plus
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Re: Useful at Aldi

Post by boxerman on Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:57 pm

Noggin wrote:
Big Clive is great for his tear downs, I also like Julian Illet, he looks at the CE Technology one here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P97rHkZpb9o
I'm quite happy to take your word that this is a good powerbank, but I'm afraid that watching his review made me decide not to watch any more of his. Takes a reading off one powerbank to calculate the capacity of another one. divide by this, multiply by that etc.etc.. went right over my head.
I'll stick with Big Clive allthumbz

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Re: Useful at Aldi

Post by bikeralw on Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:37 pm

I dropped one into the trolley today, nice robust looking thing, and the torch is super bright on the high setting, almost worth it for that alone. I'm off on a motorbike rally in a few weeks time so will pop it in a pannier and find out how it performs.
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