We know that buying a power bank can be tricky, so we’ve gathered together our top 5 FAQs to give you a better understanding of the process. Read this before purchasing a power bank!
What is a power bank?
A power bank serves as a portable ‘extra battery’ or an external charger for your phone/other electronic devices. It gives you the power to charge your devices anywhere!
How does it work?
Charge up the power bank using a micro-USB charger or computer USB port. Then, using the charger that came with your phone/device, plug your device into the power bank. Charge on-the-go and off-the-grid!
What is ‘mAh?’
mAh stands for Milli Ampere Hour. It’s a measurement of the amount of energy the battery can store (its capacity). Think of an iPhone 6 for reference; it’s about ~1,810 mAh, meaning, to fully charge a dead iPhone 6, you would need to purchase a power bank with a capacity of at least 1800 mAh.
However, it’s important to note that the mAh is only an indication on how long the device can power itself from the battery. To have an accurate estimate on how many times a power bank will charge your device, you will need to focus on a few different factors like the power bank’s cell quality, the cell’s actual capacity, the cell’s PCB board design and cell’s reliability.
What’s the different between a power bank and a solar power bank?
With a regular power bank, you can recharge it via the wall or a USB port. When you purchase a solar charger, you have those same two options (wall & USB) PLUS the sun!
How do I know if a power bank is right for me?
Have you ever been away from the grid (without power) and been worried about your device dying? In some situations, having a charged cell phone could be a matter of life and death. Or, at the least, you could miss out on some really good snapshots. If you’re a person that likes to be prepared and have your devices charged at all times, buying a power bank is a smart move!
We know there’s lots of variations of external power solutions, but when you get down to it, it’s simple; power banks ensure your device will not die when you are away from the grid.
Have any more questions? Contact us! We’d love to help.