I bought the EC Technology 22400mAh Power Bank for our holiday in Crete. Travelling economy means no movies so we binge watched Ripper Street on the plane. That has an impact on your tablet’s battery life so the power bank was a necessity.
Since returning from the Greek Islands I have found it invaluable when out on walks too. I use a Samsung Galaxy S4 which is working perfectly well but has a battery that is showing its age. When used with the camera (particularly video), GPS and mapping apps the battery runs down quite quickly and on our longer walks can run out of power before we get back to the car. So it’s now become my habit to slip the power bank into a pocket adjacent to my phone when the battery gets to about 1/3 capacity and plug it in to ensure my mobile doesn’t go dead on me.
I thought that I’d put up a quick review because my experience of this product has been really positive, especially bearing in mind the price/capacity/weight ratio.
Here are some stats:
- Capacity: 22,400mAh – so depending on your phone/tablet this can mean typically 3-8 charges for one charge of the power bank.
- Charging (input) Ports: 1 x max 2A USB
- Charging (Output) Ports: 1 x 1A and 2 x 2.1A USB
- Other features: 4 LED Charging indicator, LED Light/”SOS” light
- Price: £22.99 – £29.99 (Varies according to colour, Amazon Prime)
- Weight: 473 grams.
- Dimensions: 160 x 80 x 26mm
- The packaging is cardboard making it 100% recyclable.
- Comes with a USB lead for charging the power bank or one device.
When being charged or charging your devices the four blue LEDs on the largest face of the power bank illuminate to indicate its state of charge (25, 50, 75 or 100%). It takes about 10 hours to charge from empty which is no surprise because of its hug capacity. The input for the charging is accomplished using the supplied USB lead either from a phone charger or from a PC. I’d suggest a phone charger as unless you’re using USB3 ports you limit the charging current to 1 Amp not the maximum 2 Amps so it’s going to take twice as long to charge.
The single high brightness LED on the end where the output connectors are placed is activated with a double click. A single click then cycles through the three modes – low brightness, high brightness and SOS. SOS actually does pulse S-O-S in Morse code.
Oddly the output connectors are labelled up with device names not output currents. So the one marked “iPhone” outputs at 1 amp, the other two, marked up as Samsung Tab and iPad give up to 2.1 Amps. A bit odd!
Summary of EC Technology 22400mAh Power Bank
The high capacity, compact size and relatively low price means that I can’t imagine being without the peace of mind this device offers.
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