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Portable Charger

In previous posts I spent time talking about the importance of thorough Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP), in summary here are the main functions of each. The Jackery 6700mAh Portable Charger with Dual USB Wall Charger (discontinued) had USB-C and USB-A output, but it measured about a half-inch wider than the PowerCore Fusion 5000 It also offered only AC input, whereas the Fusion 5000 has a Micro-USB input port in addition to AC input.
Keep your portable devices charged on the move with the Belkin 15000mAh Pocket Power, which allows you to recharge your phone up to 5 times to let you power on through your day. Charge your smartphone or various other portable PD power bank device on the go. As some of the most popular and best selling portable chargers in the world, the PowerCore range is fast to charge up. You can have a fully charged power bank in 4 to 10 hours, depending on the cable speed.

It takes around three hours to charge from empty (considerably less time than the Juice Power Station), and once charged, Belkin says its tests show that charge will not diminish by more than 50pc even after a year's time left dormant - all very impressive, and useful.
These items are also often referred to as portable chargers, as they can charge items like mobile phones without the need to be connected to the mains during charging, although they will need to be charged, and this normally requires a mains charger.
As well as a 2-year limited warranty on the power bank itself, Belkin also offers a connected equipment warranty, which is reassuring: it means that if your device is damaged by an electrical charge while properly connected to the portable charger, Belkin will repair or replace it up to a value of £1,500.

The power bank came in handy when trying to locate a friend to meet for a swim on Hampstead Heath (my phone was on its last legs - isn't it always?), and during last ditch attempts to keep my nieces and nephews entertained with games on long journeys (there's only so much I Spy any sane adult can handle).
For most people, wireless charging is a convenient but significantly slower alternative to wired charging, and that's exactly what you're going to get here: it doesn't matter at what speed your phone can wirelessly charge, the most it will get from the Aukey is 5W. And that's slow.

If one of those attached devices is a fitness tracker, wireless earbuds or another low-power gadget, the Aukey has a handy Low-Current Charging mode (USB-A only) that you can switch to by pressing and holding the power button for a couple of seconds.
The EasyAcc 6000mAh Ultra-Slim Power Bank (Lightning) and EasyAcc 6000mAh Ultra-Slim Power Bank (Micro-USB) are lightweight (4 ounces) and as high-capacity (6,000 mAh) as the Jackery Bolt But we think the Bolt's smaller size (in terms of height and width) make it easier to hold in your hand and fit into a pocket.
We're still not entirely convinced by wireless charging on power banks, given that most people will carry the bank in a pocket or bag (and that's simply not going to work), but for some gadgets such as wireless earbuds and smartwatches Qi is the best way to charge them.

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