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Old 08-23-17, 01:04 PM
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Looking for a portable phone charger

I've never had a portable phone charger, ever, and am looking to purchase one for camping trips.


Are there any you'd recommend, or any to avoid?


It would be just for one phone only. The quicker the charging time, the better, but I can live with a slow charge as long as the thing is reliable, perhaps weather resistant, etc. Weight is of no real concern, either, as this is for car camping.


Thanks in advance.
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Look for one that converts 12v (used to be the 'cigarette lighter', but now I think its just a 12v DC power source), you can plug into, that steps down to regulated 5v , typical USB standard.
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Originally Posted by Dirt Farmer View Post
I've never had a portable phone charger, ever, and am looking to purchase one for camping trips.


Are there any you'd recommend, or any to avoid?


It would be just for one phone only. The quicker the charging time, the better, but I can live with a slow charge as long as the thing is reliable, perhaps weather resistant, etc. Weight is of no real concern, either, as this is for car camping.


Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Look for one that converts 12v (used to be the 'cigarette lighter', but now I think its just a 12v DC power source), you can plug into, that steps down to regulated 5v , typical USB standard.
+1 also you can get cigarette lighter adapters that do the qualcomm turbo charge thing if your phone supports it. For like $12 on amazon.
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Old 08-23-17, 11:33 PM
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Are you looking for a portable USB battery to recharge other devices? Try a Jackery. They're very reasonably priced, available on Amazon and elsewhere. I have several USB batteries but the Jackery has lasted the longest per charge and been very durable -- I've dropped it several times on bike rides.

I've used this one for over a year to recharge my phones, lights and video camera throughout a long ride. The larger, higher capacity dual port version would be better for longer rides, camping and touring.
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Old 08-24-17, 04:22 AM
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There are a ton of cheap battery pack top off units on the market that work really well. Make sure to make a "reality" comparison between the phone you are charging battery size and output and the pack.

Another awesome item that has only gotten better are portable solar packs.
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Old 08-24-17, 06:17 AM
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The Mi battery packs made by Xiaomi are probably the best value on the market. They have decent control circuitry with separate voltage controls for each outlet, cell balancing, proper charge regulation, pass through charging and contain quality cells from Samsung and LG. Review, Teardown: Xiaomi (Mi) NDY-02-AL 16000mAh Power Bank | Gough's Tech Zone
https://www.banggood.com/Original-Xi...-p-953908.html
You can check that the pack is genuine on the Xiaomi website- yep, there are people making fake $28 power packs
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I have a 20vmax Dewalt USB adapter. Definitely a great unit if you already have Dewalt batteries. As with everything made by Dewalt, extremely durable and reliable.
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