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Offline pistolpete

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mobile phone power bank/charger thing
on: April 27, 2015, 09:40:57 AM
Anybody have one of these and does it actually work, i'm away to Scotland camping at Fort William at the end of the month and am considering buying one of these power bank things that you charge before you go and it will charge you phone. Do they work any experiences?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/External-2600mAh-Power-Bank-Pack-Portable-USB-Battery-Charger-For-Mobile-Phone-/171432777735?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item27ea309807

Or are they as I expect pure sh#te  :027:

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Re: mobile phone power bank/charger thing
Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 11:45:54 AM
As they are only £4, just buy one and give it a go !

If it only lasts the duration of your trip, it'll be well worth it.

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Re: mobile phone power bank/charger thing
Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 12:51:23 PM
It will charge your phone - once - then the power bank  will need to be recharged. EE have been giving them away - they work fine.
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Re: mobile phone power bank/charger thing
Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 01:07:09 PM
*Originally Posted by MotoGpNick [+]
EE have been giving them away - they work fine.

Yep. I got one.

If you are an EE customer, you can get one and use it, then take it back to the shop and exchange it for a charged one - useful if you are touring.  If you're not a customer, you can still get one (and do the exchange thing) for £20.

My wife has a different type in her car, it runs off AA batteries, which is probably a little more useful if you've no power and only a small shop to get supplies from.

I've tried some of the solar power banks to, the cheap ones aren't up to much, not sure about the expensive ones.

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Re: mobile phone power bank/charger thing
Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 03:07:57 PM
Cheers guys
might as well get one and give it a try