Choose the Right Power Bank

In this day and age wherein mobile phones are necessity and laptops and gadgets are extension of our life, it would be practical for us to buy accessories which can ease our troubles in bringing big gadgets and bulk chargers.

The existence of power banks helped a lot during the times when we are looking around for electric outlets. Finding the right power bank may still be challenging. A lot of it depends on your personal requirements. If you don’t carry too many devices when you travel, then you can buy a small and low capacity one just to charge your smart phone. If you need to charge iPad, tablet, etc., then you will need a one that has a higher capacity.

The Peterson Group, distributor of mobile phone accessories and laptop paraphernalia based in Taiwan and delivers to Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Singapore and other parts of Asia, has these guides for you to choose the right power bank for your specific needs:

1. Capacity

The main attribute associated to a power bank is its capacity. This capacity is measured in milli Ampere Hour or maH. You can’t exactly calculate how many times a specific power bank can charge your device, but the rule of thumb is more mAH rating mean more capacity. So if you have a phone with a 1500mAH battery, ideally a capacity of 1500mAH can fully charge it once. And when you buy a portable power bank, make sure that it can charge the battery of a specific device.

2. USB Charging

Some power banks contain a built in USB charging capability. Some of the older models don’t have this feature. They had a separate cable which one had to carry along with the device. This added to the number of things that could go wrong in its usage. People were not able to charge their cell phones if they lost or forgot the cable at their home. Once the device is charged the cable can be easily folded into the device. To charge the device all one has to do is to unfold the adapter and plug into the required slot.

3. Price & Quality

Apart from battery strength, one other thing which can help you decide which power bank charger is best for you is the price. But you should not buy a portable power bank which either uses refurbished batteries or which doesn’t contain the basic features e.g. short circuit, over charging protection and temperature protection. Cases of fake products are already reported in Jakarta, Indonesia, New Delhi, India and Beijing China so you should be cautious of buying products from these places.

4. Portability

Several reasons of buying a power bank is that it is portable and will charge your device. You can buy cheap ones with big capacity, but they usually will not charge your gadgets properly, or break down on you. Cheap power banks are mostly fraudulent ones and are mostly defected so you should keep an eye on the warning signs of manufacture and product built.

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