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Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Jboyossai(m): 10:49pm On May 23, 2015
For the new generation of mobile users, staying online and connected is a priority. With mobiles and tablets becoming feature heavy and app loaded, they tend to draw more juice out of the battery, draining out faster.
Portable battery backup devices are trending as the obvious solution to the problem of draining batteries.

While purchasing a portable charger is as easy as shipping it on one of the popular shopping portals, buying a correctly priced portable charger is going to take an additional research from you before you make that purchase.
Most battery backup manufacturers keep their products competitively priced, but you will find quite a few power banks that are way above their market value.

Here are 7 things you should know before buying a portable charger -

1. Power Capacity: A battery backup bank's price primarily depends on the number of mAh capacity it holds. The price of a portable charger increases as the capacity of the unit increases. Higher capacity portable chargers of 12000 mAh or more are capable to charging tablets as well, apart from charging mobile phones multiple times. Portable power banks of capacity between 3200 mAh to 6000 mAh cost lesser, up to #5,000 per unit, and are smaller in size.

2. Batteries: The type of battery used also determines the price. Few manufacturers use premium Li-Ion batteries that increase the lifespan and number of charge cycles. Premium batteries increase the price slightly. Other battery types like Nickel Cadmium and Nickel Metal Hydride cost lesser in comparison to Lithium Ion batteries.

3. Frame and Casing: The pricing of portable chargers increases as the quality of the frame improves. Aluminum cases are light and easy to carry and cost more. Durable and industry grade frames increase manufacturing cost which in turn reflects on the MSRP of the power bank.

4. Add-on Features: Additional features like current charge LCD display, LED flashlights, built in hotspot, stickiness that allows the power bank to stick to the mobile device while you are talking, etc. are good to have, but these add to the price of the portable power bank.

5. Number of output Ports: The lower capacity battery banks have a single port. All portable chargers with 10000 mAh or more have at the least 2 output ports which allows you to charge multiple devices parallelly. The numerous ports also increase the price of a portable charger. You will notice that the price of a power bank with a single USB port is lesser than a power bank with 2 USB ports.

6. AC Adapter: Most battery banks do not come with an AC Adapter in the kit. Manufacturers exclude the adapter to make the power bank prices more competitive. If you don't already have an AC adapter, you will need to purchase it separately.

7. Accessories: Generally, accessories like charging cable, Apple lightning adapters and travel pouches come along with the battery banks and you will not need to spend more on these accessories.
Make a well balanced decision based on the features that you prefer the portable charger to have and it's price.


Research and compare the prices of portable chargers of similar mAh capacities before you purchase one.

Source=>> http://www.maxnaija.com/2015/05/7-things-you-should-know-before-buying.html

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Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Jboyossai(m): 10:51pm On May 23, 2015
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Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Tundeiab(m): 5:43am On May 24, 2015
30,000 Mah power banks for sale.I am based in Abuja

Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Justice28(m): 7:48am On May 24, 2015
Nice write up.
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by indiraserv: 8:13am On May 24, 2015
Thanks for the info

Indiraserv
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by naijalodge(m): 8:16am On May 24, 2015
space booked

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Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by whatis1god(m): 9:24am On May 24, 2015
Tundeiab:
30,000 Mah power banks for sale @ 7,000 naira...
Contact me on 08069754545... I am based in Abuja

Your location?
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Tundeiab(m): 10:31am On May 24, 2015
whatis1god:


Your location?

I am in Kubwa, Abuja
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by damatolnew: 11:20am On May 24, 2015
Tundeiab:


I am in Kubwa, Abuja

This same power bank goes for 3 , 500naira on jumia, y inflate the price??

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Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Tundeiab(m): 11:35am On May 24, 2015
damatolnew:


This same power bank goes for 3 , 500naira on jumia, y inflate the price??
bring it and I will buy it no questions asked.

Better still post a snap shot here. I AM WAITING PLEASE.
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by jcflex(m): 12:08pm On May 24, 2015
Tundeiab:
30,000 Mah power banks for sale @ 7,000 naira...
Contact me on 08069754545... I am based in Abuja


Do u av for 10000Mah and at wat price
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by youngwiz(m): 12:34pm On May 24, 2015
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Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Tundeiab(m): 2:02pm On May 24, 2015
jcflex:



Do u av for 10000Mah and at wat price
No for now. I only deal on this for the main time.
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by TRADELYN: 2:24pm On May 24, 2015
Gurus here,

I think this device will make sense this time.

Thus, my questions:
1. How long does it take to be fully charged?
2. What's its lifespan?
3. Can it charge a laptop (for how long?) or what other functions can it do?
4. Is 30,000mAh the biggest size?
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Chanchit: 3:28pm On May 24, 2015
My 4,400mah is really helping out in this no water,no light no electricity regime.

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Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by ellahzy(f): 3:28pm On May 24, 2015
Nice writeup
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by CR77(f): 5:38pm On May 24, 2015
cheesy
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Thespecialone(m): 5:38pm On May 24, 2015
I manufacture original power banks from China and I have a few things to say.
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Thespecialone(m): 5:39pm On May 24, 2015
Having seen the problem of fake power banks abound, I decided to do my own investigation.

In one of my visits to Shenzhen, China were these power banks are made, I sat down with different manufacturers and discovered the following.

Most power banks sold in Nigeria are fake.

There is what is called the label Capacity and the real capacity.

The label Capacity is what the manufacturer wants you to believe, the real capacity is actually lower.

The highest commercially available capacity is 16000mAh and so far I only know of one company that manufactures it. Xiaomi.

Any other power bank claiming to be 20000mah or higher is fake.

You are free to argue with me but I have been to where these things are made so I know whats up.

You chances of getting a real capacity Power bank are very slim unless you buy from a reputable brand or the person selling it to you was involved in the manufacturing process and the person is honest.

One thing they kept telling me is that your people from Nigerian ask us to produce 5000mah but write 20000mah on it, that kind of stuff.


Others out rightly write fake capacity on it to catch the gullible ones.

The higher capacity Power Banks are only available as custom made orders and usually very heavy.

That said I only know of two people here who are personally involved in manufacturing real capacity Power Banks, my humble self and mayorall.

This is the real story about power banks.

Comments are welcome

If you have a differing opinion, it's welcome but do so with facts. I stated mine.

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Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Dahmum(f): 5:41pm On May 24, 2015
:Pguy for certification, send one power bank to each Nairalanders. : guy for certification, send one power bank to each Nairalanders.

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Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by ThisMeansWAR: 5:44pm On May 24, 2015
youngwiz:
How come urz is #7000? The same is sold here for #3,500 except im mistaken. http://www.j u m i a.com.ng/power-bank-30000mah-external-battery-pack-black-200480.html
jumia agents... Can someone order this for me?
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Khaytunechi: 5:45pm On May 24, 2015
Oh well
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by maryhaam(f): 5:45pm On May 24, 2015
Tundeiab:
30,000 Mah power banks for sale @ 7,000 naira...
Contact me on 08069754545... I am based in Abuja
bought this exact on konga fr 4500
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Mckandre(m): 5:48pm On May 24, 2015
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Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by hamaworld(m): 5:49pm On May 24, 2015
Power bank..... grin grin grin

No comment...

grin cheesy grin cheesy
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by ebubey(f): 5:49pm On May 24, 2015
ok
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by d33types: 5:50pm On May 24, 2015
Chinko power banks everywhere..you can't get an original 30000mah for even 10k.don't expect the full capacity..

You ppl think things on Amazon is that cheap when a 15000 mah power bank that can charge a laptop is 12k without shipping?

I repeat..you get what you pay for..
I've been using an 15000mah anker powerbank for 3yrs without any drop in output ever since

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Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by Eeser: 5:51pm On May 24, 2015
Hmmmm...
Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by toluxa1(m): 5:53pm On May 24, 2015
Lol. Alot of people don't know alot of things.
It's funny when someone says, "I bought a 30,000mah powerbank for 3500". Really funny. I no get time to do write up on powerbanks jare.

In the meanwhile, I have a limited quantity of Brand New/Sealed Blackberry Q10 with OutterBox defender Case (worth 3k). Also available is a Brand New LG G2.

The HTC is sold.

Contacts on my signature.

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Re: Seven Things You Should Know Before Buying A Power Bank #fullpost by frebor(m): 5:55pm On May 24, 2015
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